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Old 03-31-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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who's that knocking at my door?

been wanting to do this for a long time, and on our last trip when we had a night time knock at the door, I was reminded of why I wanted to do it,......I removed the frosted glass on the door and replaced it with a Lexan piece(not plexiglass), .......Lexan because tempered glass can not be cut to size, so I would have to order to size(and hope it arrived correctly sized) and a two week delivery time, ........ my first thought was to use a pull down shade, but believe the blinds have a nicer look, .... we like what it adds to the safety and comfort of the trailer, .......
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:49 PM   #2
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Nice work!

BTW... acrylic and plexiglass are one in the same.
Plexiglass is just a brand name for acrylic plastic sheet.

Lexan (polycarbonate) is different and slightly more break resistant than acrylic and may be a slightly better choice for safety.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:00 PM   #3
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Nice work!

BTW... acrylic and plexiglass are one in the same.
Plexiglass is just a brand name for acrylic plastic sheet.

Lexan (polycarbonate) is different and slightly more break resistant than acrylic and may be a slightly better choice for safety.
it is Lexan, I called it acrylic, because I thought acrylic was better than plexaglass, anyway, its Lexan, used on boats
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Looks great! Who was knocking at your door?
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:08 PM   #5
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Looks great! Who was knocking at your door? Did you meet them with a shot gun?
it was a guy we had met when we first arrived at the cg, he wasn't camping just bird watching and begin to make a pest of himself before we left four days later..........
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I have also installed mirrored limo tint on to clear 5/32 laminated safety glass and it
works well, as nobody can see in during the day and is limited at night as long as there is
no light directly above the door. Then you can let the shade down for more privacy.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:36 PM   #7
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I was thinking this thread was going to go South as to who was knocking and you post pictures of a pretty lady outside the door.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:52 PM   #8
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I had our windows blacked out with limo tinting.
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I had our windows blacked out with limo tinting.
our "15" Micro Lite 25KS came with all dark windows except for the two frosted windows on the two doors, and on this clear window I have already put limo tint also, but at night when it is lighter inside than outside, those tints don't give privacy at all,....we use the Reflectic on all the windows at night for privacy and I have cut a piece to fit inside the top half of the screen door frame to block that clear door window also, because, even though it looks nice, at night time the blinds don't do a good job of providing privacy,.......I looked and discovered someone could stand on our steps and see very well thru the cracks of the blinds at night, but the Reflectic has eliminated that completely,......so our privacy is secured and we still have the benefit of the clear window for day time and also night time if needed,...very pleased with how it has turned out, ...had intended to do both doors, but that lady standing outside banging on the door convinced me people don't come to our bathroom/back door,......
she is right sometimes...................
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been wanting to do this for a long time, and on our last trip when we had a night time knock at the door, I was reminded of why I wanted to do it,......I removed the frosted glass on the door and replaced it with a Lexan piece(not plexiglass), .......Lexan because tempered glass can not be cut to size, so I would have to order to size(and hope it arrived correctly sized) and a two week delivery time, ........ my first thought was to use a pull down shade, but believe the blinds have a nicer look, .... we like what it adds to the safety and comfort of the trailer, .......
looks nice but...

I was a glass cutter in a glass tempering factory. I cut custom sizes all day, 6 days a week.

Raw glass is cut to size and then tempered. There should not be much of a problem getting the size needed. The only issue is that during the tempering process the glass can change in dimensions a bit depending on how the glass is transported through the oven. Those making the glass will allow for any expected changes in dimension so that the end user will have the correct size of glass.

HOWEVER, tempered glass can break if one of the corners is hit so you have to be careful.

The Lexan, plexiglass etc. will scratch over time so be careful when cleaning it.

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