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Old 03-23-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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Would there be any issues with using gray or smoked Lexan instead of tempered glass. The wife and I hate not being able to see out of the frosted door glass.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #12
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I selected the-------

I selected the tempered glass because it does not scratch. The glass I removed is (no see through) also tempered. And you can not apply the tint material to plastic or lexan. The tint material (GILA) instructions said not to use it on lexan or plastic for it will bubble. I didn't believe them, so I tried it anyway. Well they were right, it bubbled like crazy.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #13
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To answer the question about the tint breaking the windows, I know on double pain windows putting tint can cause them to break because the heat is reflected from the inside glass and gets trapped between it and the outer pain.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:23 AM   #14
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Thanks for this info, I'm going to do this on my rig this summer.

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Does get hot-----------

The tint I applied to the skylight in the bath causes the glass to get pretty hot. I guess you can consider it a double! The grey glass I installed is not far from the bubble dome on the top of the RV. The reflected heat, I guess is trapped between the tint and dome. I may have to remove the Tint in the bath.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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Speaking of window glass, I got a real education on what is available from the industry here: GrayGlass - Home

While I think they are wholesalers only, a local glass shop should be able to order and cut what you need.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
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Applying tint

I have applied tint to cars before and the best thing I found was to use a hair dryer to remove any wrinkles. That and make sure to remove the backing of the tint...did that once and had it bubble like crazy, lesson learned. Man, the more I read this forum the larger my to-do-list gets.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:50 AM   #18
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It is an "art" to install aftermarket window tint. I hate clear glass and have had my auto windows tinted on every car I've owned. I have it professionally done just because of the results. Curved and rounded glass are very difficult to put a flat sheet of tint on without bubbles and wrinkles. My TT has all flat glass so it's easier. The easiest ways to shrink tint and prefit it is to use a wet bounce dryer sheets to smooth and flatten bubbles while using a hair dryer. Do this on the outside of the window and leave the backing film on until your ready to install tint. Start from the inside and work out. This has yielded me the best results. Search YouTube for videos on how to.
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The tint I applied to the skylight in the bath causes the glass to get pretty hot. I guess you can consider it a double! The grey glass I installed is not far from the bubble dome on the top of the RV. The reflected heat, I guess is trapped between the tint and dome. I may have to remove the Tint in the bath.
When I mentioned your mod to my DH, he said the very same thing.
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