VHT as window tinting?

harmless

Original poster
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Nov 21, 2011
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Guys (& Gals),

Just wanna run a theory off you guys.

VHT. Yeah, that lense shit.

How do you think it would fare as window tinting? I was thinking on applying it to the inside of the windows instead of using that plastic tinting stuff.

1- Do you think it would work?

2- Do you think it would be effective?

3- Would it last?

4- Has anyone ever tried it?

If it's not a plausible use for it, I'll use regular window tinting, no biggie.

Just wondering. :undecided:
 

munkae

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Apr 17, 2012
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ive never seen it done but i have heard of people using it on the inside of the windows on a jeep soft top. it just dont sound right to me just get your windows tinted and call it a day
 

BO TIE SS

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Nov 18, 2011
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By the time you put enough coats of clear on and sand it down, it would be much easier to install the tint. (you don't want orange peel windows)

harmless said:
3- Would it last?
I'm thinking that it would only last on the windows that don't go up and down.
 

Spyw

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Apr 23, 2012
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I'd be concerned with over spray inside the car. Can't really add anything else but to echo the others saying it wouldn't be worth the risk to me.
 

Black_tb

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Dec 6, 2011
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imo it sounds like a bad thing just go get windows tinted get a warranty sounds like less work to me :yes:
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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If you have an old piece of glass it would be a good experiment to spray a few coat and then see how looks prior to doing anything on a vehicle.
 

navigator

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Dec 3, 2011
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HARDTRAILZ said:
If you have an old piece of glass it would be a good experiment to spray a few coat and then see how looks prior to doing anything on a vehicle.

And could you get a nice even coat that would still be street legal?
Here in NC if you have aftermarket tint they have to do an additional step in vehicle inspection which costs more.
I'd go with the tried and true method.
 

CdnGMan

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Nov 22, 2011
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Toronto
HARDTRAILZ said:
If you have an old piece of glass it would be a good experiment to spray a few coat and then see how looks prior to doing anything on a vehicle.

:iagree: In theory, it could work... but how even would it be? When applying it to tail lights, etc you tend to notice the unevenness of the coats, would you be willing to do that to Harmless?? Methinks not.

Personally, I'd rather a nice limo dark tint and be done with it - when I come up there in May, I'll show you what I had done to Canyonaro and you can be the judge.
It only cost me $225 to have her look like me - dark & sexy... :rotfl:
 

harmless

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Nov 21, 2011
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And this is why I love this place.


Thanks for all the input guys!

I forgot about the up/down motion of the windows... that would definately shorten the lifespan of the stuff.

I'm not too worried about overspray... a good tape job can mitigate that. A steady hand also helps prevent some of that orange peel.

Ok, so tinting is still the best way to go.

I still like the idea of testing it on an old peice of glass just to see how it turns out... :undecided:
 

killallblue

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Dec 14, 2011
82
i did it in a soft top jeep it works but its red when u try to look out of it
it smells it took 2 months to go away
 

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