Amid your eagerness to invest in the right window film for your desired application, it can be easy to overlook the importance of how the film is to be removed from your glass when it is no longer required. You may need to remove your window film for all manner of sometimes unexpected reasons, so it is helpful to keep this guide to one side to consult whenever you need it in future.
If you are looking to remove a particular window film right now, the good news is that this is a generally straightforward process. However, the ease of the task will depend on such factors as the exact type of film that you would like to remove, as well as the length of time for which it has been applied to your window.
What will I need to oversee my film’s removal?
There are certain items that you will need to have to hand when you come to remove your window film. These include the likes of a 6” razor scraper, razor scraper replacements, newspaper, window cleaning squeegee, window cloth and soapy water solution, consisting of one teaspoon of soap to one pint of water.
If you would like to try the alternative method detailed on the Stockfilms website, you will also require Rapid Remover adhesive remover, which – like many of the aforementioned products – can be found in our well-stocked range of tools and accessories.
The steps to follow for stress-free window film removal
While the actual removal of your window film is as straightforward as simply peeling the film off the glass – which may happen neatly or if you are slightly less fortunate, small pieces – there are other steps that you will need to take to also remove the adhesive left on your window.
First, you will need to spray the adhesive with the soapy water solution, ensuring a good level of coverage so that it is easier to remove. This can be followed by applying sheets of newspaper to the adhesive and leaving for about 20 minutes, or for as long as it takes for the adhesive to soften.
Once the adhesive is soft enough, you will be able to scrape it off with the razor scrapers, which should be done carefully to prevent the glass from being scratched. Then, with the adhesive having been removed, you will be able to clean the glass with the soapy solution and cleaning squeegee, before finally drying it with the window cloth.
As we have mentioned above, this is not the only potential way to remove your window film; the alternative method involves applying Rapid Remover neat to the adhesive after the film has been peeled off, before scraping it all off with the razor scraper.
Trust Stockfilms as your go-to window film supplier
More details about how to remove your window film can be found on the dedicated page of our website. In the meantime, if you are yet to order window film from us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and professional team, on 020 8441 0449, to request a competitive quote.