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Old 08-09-2013, 04:28 AM   #1
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Limo tint?

We are thinking if doing limo tint for all windows except the driver, passenger, and windshield. Has anyone done this? Pros and cons? Opinions? Go...!

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Old 08-09-2013, 05:00 AM   #2
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Did this about 7 years ago at Lowes you can get some that doesn't use glue it is held on with static electricity would I do it again yes.

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Old 08-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #3
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I had a 35 ft Holiday Rambler DP with a wimpy AC system and had a semi metallic tint put on all the windows (except windshield) and it considerably reduced the AC load. I asked for the darkest "street legal" tint. It was pretty with a dark brown/bronze color. I later removed it from the driver side windows as it made using the mirrors tough at night to back up. I think I paid about $300 to get it professionally done. I'd recommend it but I'd think twice about getting "limo tint" black as it will tend to make your RV dark inside and you tend to think it's cloudy outside all the time. Look at the newer hi tech materials that are somewhat dark but are sort of reflective.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:27 AM   #4
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We have seriously dark tint installed by the factory. Great for the a/c system but interior is to dark. If double paned windows, watch out for the mirror type tinting. I'm led to believe it's a no-no... and will overheat the window seals.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Check the brand of film you want to use. Several say not to use on double pane glass. I used the static type on our TT and kept the trailer 75 degrees when it was 105 outside (VA Beach=HUMID).
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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Ditto re: the dual pane windows.

Ours came from the factory with the heavy tint on the side windows and we love it.

As for "cons"... you have to remember that the tint gives you privacy in the day time but that reverses after dark... you can't see out but if you have lights on everyone can see in. Don't ask how I know.

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Old 08-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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I had tinted the windows on one of my RV's some time ago with a very good result. My motive was to reduce heat, so I used a dark tint on all the windows, except for the front driver and passenger glass -- I used a lite/medium color for those windows, but the material I used was a ceramic-based film that greatly reduces heat. I was told that some people had even installed a completely clear version of this ceramic based film on their windshields to reduce heat .... I am not sure if that is legal, though.
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When I bought ours, the p o had done all the windows very dark. It felt like you were in a dungeon. Lynda made me remove it from most of the windows. They are still tinted as from the factory but it is much lighter. Have not noticed any difference in cooling. I would not recommend going too dark.

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My DW has done our window with the static tint, works great except for one thing. I have to open the door to see if the sun is shining.

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