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Old 06-07-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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Tinting windows?

Hello. Has anyone tinted there front side windows? All my other windows are factory tinted. I had read years ago that you shouldnít tint thermal pane windows because the heat radiated back out can raise the pressure in between the 2 lanes and break the seal! All my cars have tinted windows and iíde like the TV to also. Just donít want to risk an expensive glass replacement.

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Old 06-07-2019, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Wolfpaq. But I didn’t see anything in their regarding tinting thermal pane windows and the potential issue I mentioned.
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I have not heard of thermal pain issues. One option would be to apply the tint to the outside, not sure how long it will hold up but I suspect it would not be to hard to remove if needed
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We bought our 2016 FR3 used and the fronts were tinted. I'm in the process of redoing them since I didn't like the quality of the job but they don't have any issues and they have been tinted for a while now.
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Good to know everyone. I did verify from thermal pane manuf that they are not supposed to be tinted. However they also said they haven’t had anyone complaints of failures. It may be a CYA note so they have themselves covered. I may do it since the MH will be stored indoors.
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Good to know everyone. I did verify from thermal pane manuf that they are not supposed to be tinted. However they also said they havenít had anyone complaints of failures. It may be a CYA note so they have themselves covered. I may do it since the MH will be stored indoors.
The tint will have minimal effect. There are tons of residential windows out there with a low-e metallic coating on the inside of the interior lite reflecting outward with no problems. The RV window manufacturer should be more concerned about a sealed IG unit traveling from sea level to 11,000 feet. They do nothing to compensate for that.
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Good to know everyone. I did verify from thermal pane manuf that they are not supposed to be tinted. However they also said they havenít had anyone complaints of failures. It may be a CYA note so they have themselves covered. I may do it since the MH will be stored indoors.
Yes I keep ours stored in our shop as well so no all day sun beating on the glass but there were previous owners so not sure how they kept it? A lot of people do it though. I'm up in Wisconsin and our climate isn't that harsh.
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