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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Removing sun-block film

June 11, 2009
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Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can I take plastic sun-block film off a window?
The answer:
If the sun-block is an adhesive film, it can be removed by pulling it slightly loose at the top right corner and while keeping pressure on the film by pulling it away from the glass with your fingers, spray a mist of Dawn dish detergent and water behind the film (1/2 ounce of detergent to gallon of water).
While continuing to pull the film away from the glass, (keep the film tight) take a sharp single-edge razor blade and slice along the glass where the film is still in contact with the glass (you are not cutting the film, only slicing the adhesive free from the glass), work small strokes from the top ...Bill Griffin,
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