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Old 03-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #21
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Our fifth came with the dark tinted windows, and we haven't seen a need for anything more.
I remember all of the crappy driveway tint jobs that everyone did back in the 70's, it was all the rage. Every one of them looked terrible!
But no doubt the materials are better today, although I would probably let someone else do it that had the expertise. I used to tackle every single job myself, but have learned that there are some jobs best left to the experts!
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #22
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I wanted to cover the inside shower dome, but the instructions state not to apply directly to plastic.. Is that due to it not sticking to the plastic or could it then be impossible to remove? I guess I could call them directly, that dome should be smoke tinted though by the MFR.
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I agree it should be tinted

I did tint the plastic, it bubbled like crazy after about two weeks. Simply take the skylight down, pull off the thin clear plastic (very easy), replace with 1/8" grey tinted tempered glass. You can glue it on with silicone clear glue.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #24
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replace with 1/8" grey tinted tempered glass. You can glue it on with silicone clear glue.
Sid,

Not crazy about glass in the shower. Yea, I know they do it in home bathrooms. Just not crazy about the idea in a bathroom that moves and flexes all the time.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
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Update on bath skylight tint!

Today I measured the temperature in the bath skylight as I mentioned on a early post. Outside temp was 88, skylight temperature was 128, yes that is right 128. The grey tinted tempered glass with the Gila solar film was trapping the generated heat between the skylight dome and the skylight. I could not believe how hot the glass was with only 88 outside temp.

It took me just about a nanosecond to pull the solar film off the grey glass. Now, how is this possible for the temp to be more than the outside temp of 88.

I used two digital thermometers to measure the temp, both read the same! I guess the reflection of the sun in the closed space of about 3 1/2" works like the magnifying glass with the sun. It just simply concentrates the heat by reflecting the heat from the solar film back against the dome in the trapped space.

I guess I will just have to put up with a little more heat in the shower. The grey tinted glass is warm but not hot to the touch.

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this is the reason I could not installed the window film on my house thermopanes. Called the manufacturer before going ahead with this projet and he said that the warranty will be invalid if window film is installed. He said that the pane could crack because of the high heat.
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Thank you both.
Hopefully you will have saved someone (maybe me) some heartache.
This is another reason why...


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While in FL, an elderly lady by herself in a Class C had made a stained glass (plastic) insert to install in her shower area. I had her cut it down so there was about 1/4" clearance all around and we anchored it with small pcs of 3/4" x 3/4" alum angle to let the air out, but block the sun. After 2 wks, she came over and said that it made all the difference in the world as to the heat in the shower stall. She was a "Happy Camper"
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