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ICAN/ATEX: How can I take plastic sun block film off a window?

October 25, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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How can I take plastic sun block film off a window?

Friday’s Answer:

If the sunblock 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 to bottom of the area, repeat this process, while continuing to pull the film from the glass.

If the window is too large to do remove all the film at one time, work in one-foot sections top ... Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.

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