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If the top line of rear window is the antenna,it doesn't defrost?

My top two lines in the rear window do defrost. As far as I know it is an antenna. Does it work as defrost as well?

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Yes some of the lines are an electrical circuit for the rear window de froster as far as i know

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Window tint Glue Removal

  • Warm sunny day
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The difficult thing about removing tint is that most film is constructed of two layers of tinted polyester. When you try to peel the film off the glass, the top layer will usually pull right off leaving the second layer behind. This second layer will not peel off, it will just flake and tear like a price tag.

Step 1:
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