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Old 07-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by glemo81540 View Post
Should tinting be on the inside or exterior of the glass. Have been told that applying on the interior could destroy the insulating gas on dual layered glass.
You put the film on the inside.

It is my understanding you never tint dual pane windows as it will overheat the inside and cause the seals to leak.

IIRC some home dual panes have the film on the inside of the first pane, not the second. If that works it might be clever to have the dual panes tinted like that if you ever had to get your windows redone due to fogging from leaky seals.

Yet, also IIRC, while I think the film has a lifetime warranty, my installer said "realistically, it will probably have to be redone in 10-12 years. Not a problem normally, but you're probably not getting free labour for a film sandwiched between another layer of glass.

I have the Crystalline "clear" film. It works well. Keep in mind that high-end tints like Crystalline will not keep the temp of your vehicle lower when it is sitting with no A/C running. It will slow the warming of the vehicle. Or, if you are running your A/C, it will slow the heating of the inside so that your A/C is more effective and doesn't have to work as hard. Hope this explanation makes sense.

Moreover, there is a UV protection factor as well which should reduce fading and deterioration of certain inside surfaces.

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:58 PM   #16
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Great stuff but my luck would be that as soon as I got it installed the windshield would get a rock crack. I had a quote for this a few years ago on my west facing patio door. I believe it was $1200 back then. I went with the tint at a much lower price as I did not need the clear at that price.

I have all my cars side windows tinted as dark as possible according to my states law. I can tell you when I ride in a car without the side tint it is unbearable. In az we always try to stay out of the sun. On my last rv I was able to have the upper side window above the driver/pass window done with limo tint as it was not in my side view. Huge difference in heating up the rv but more importantly my body when the sun would shine in.

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