Customs: How can I get the tint off of Alt Skids?

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  1. Alucard77

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    I know this a 2006 question, but what is the easiest way to get the tint off of Alt. Skids windows?

    I took off the flames with a little elbow grease and alchol wipes you use to clean before you do a shot. Worked well. But wasn't sure the same would work on the windows.

    Will it? If not, what is recommended?

    Thanks for the help. I am trying to make a more G1ish looking skids. I keep going back and forth on removing the tint, since G1 Skids technically had black tinted windows.
     
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    I was in the same boat. Got the flames off pretty easily, but when it came to the tint, I couldn't get anything to work well. I was using 90% alcohol and it didnt have any effect. I was afraid of using anything stronger since I didn't want it to haze the plastic.
    I ended up just keeping the tint since it really didin't take that much away from the overall look once I had the reprolabel stickers on there.

    Randy!
     
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    are you sure its a layer of clear paint or is the plastic molded in that colour?
     
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    It has to be painted. it's a gradient tint, and i'm not aware of that being possible (repeatedly) with injection molding. It's probably more bonded to the clear plastic than the body since they are different.

    R!
     
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