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Old 07-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Question Temporary Window Tint Film

I’d like to apply some temporary window tint film to the top of the driver’s side window of my MH, on days where the summer sun is intense. Home Depot sells a static cling film, but I’m just wondering how durable it is if I apply and remove it on a regular basis. Anybody have any experience with the static cling film? If so, can you recommend a good one?

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Why not do it permanent? I tinted all the windows in my motorhome with cling tine from Lowe's, Gila brand. It has held up well for two years, but not if you remove it.
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Iíd like to apply some temporary window tint film to the top of the driverís side window of my MH, on days where the summer sun is intense. Home Depot sells a static cling film, but Iím just wondering how durable it is if I apply and remove it on a regular basis. Anybody have any experience with the static cling film? If so, can you recommend a good one?
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Do some research!
I've read that inside tint film is NOT reccommended on/for dual-pane, (insulated), glass.
I use pull down shades.
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Try searching for sunshades with the word "cling" in the search. They are more like a tinted vinyl sheet that clings to glass rather than a film that would/could tear when removed. I saw some on Amazon, don't know if I can post a link. I used them about 5 years ago in an auto....worked great for temporary tinting.
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I installed this on my coach windows a couple years ago, static cling, not glue, and absolutely love them.

Now I installed it myself, so there are definitely some signs it was NOT a pro job.

I recommend this stuff, just make sure you cut it to fit before putting it up because it's impossible to cut after it is up.....

Amazon.com: Gila JS246 Peel and Cling Super Limo Black 20% VLT Static Cling Glare Control Automotive Window Tint: Automotive

Before and after pics attached. I got tired of the foil inserts. I wanted to see out when I was in the coach in the heat, not feel like I was in a cave, and this did the trick.
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Agree my limo black has been on 8 plus years
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Temporary Window Tint Film

Thanks for the replies. There's a reason I used the word "temporary" in my post. The windows in the living areas of my coach are already tinted. The only un-tinted side windows are the ones next the the driver and passenger seats. Tinting those windows is illegal here as in most states, so I want something I can remove when it's not needed. I felt the static cling type seemed most appropriate, so I was hoping someone could recommend a specific brand of film.

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Thanks for the replies. There's a reason I used the word "temporary" in my post. The windows in the living areas of my coach are already tinted. The only un-tinted side windows are the ones next the the driver and passenger seats. Tinting those windows is illegal here as in most states, so I want something I can remove when it's not needed. I felt the static cling type seemed most appropriate, so I was hoping someone could recommend a specific brand of film.

Thanks the recommendations.

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You can look on ebay

"Kwikshade window shade, 72"X 61.5" Car,Sun Shade,RV,Camper"

Then just cut it to the size you needed.
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Just bought a pair of baby window shades at WalMart last week. $8 for the pair. They are held in place by suction cups. I use both at the same time since they only extend about 16". Check them out on the WalMart site, or any other big box/baby store.
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Thanks for the replies. There's a reason I used the word "temporary" in my post. The windows in the living areas of my coach are already tinted. The only un-tinted side windows are the ones next the the driver and passenger seats. Tinting those windows is illegal here as in most states, so I want something I can remove when it's not needed. I felt the static cling type seemed most appropriate, so I was hoping someone could recommend a specific brand of film.

Thanks the recommendations.

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Craig, the film I recommended can be removed just by pealing it off. It is temporary. Check it out and see if it will work for you. It is very thick and would work well but not for repeated unlimited use.
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Just a little more info.

KwikShade is a transparent, high quality vinyl window film that blocks out 90% of the sun's heat, glare and light.

This reusable, optically superior window film, clings firmly to glass using static electricity allowing you to remove and reposition the film to meet your needs.

KwikShade can be easily trimmed with scissors for any custom fit.

KwikShade quickly rolls up for storage, can be cleaned with mild soap and water and comes with a lifetime warranty.
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I bought the "cling" type, I think it was Gila, from Auto Zone, to do my side windows. I was reading the instructions and it said that the average life was 3-4 years. I am taking it back and having a professional tint shop do the job!
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There are several, clear fully transparent window films that can block 70 to 99% of the heat. Law won't be able to tell.


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