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Old 04-14-2019, 11:32 PM   #1
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Plastidip for Privacy Windows

I sprayed a window on the bus to see how it does at creating privacy and hiding the back of any walls I may put in. Worked great! The first picture shows the interior finish if you rush it. The second shows the coated window and clear glass. The last is a close up of the finish. It is like a mirror, completely smooth. I will be using this process on my bus as I want to keep the factory window look.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:28 AM   #2
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So the first picture is looking from the inside out, and the 2nd and 3rd pictures are looking at the outside the glass, which is reflecting a concrete block wall?
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:34 AM   #3
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So the first picture is looking from the inside out, and the 2nd and 3rd pictures are looking at the outside the glass, which is reflecting a concrete block wall?

The second picture is the outside view of the first picture. If you look closely, you can see that the depth of reflection is different in the two halves of the window in the second picture.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:22 AM   #4
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So the first picture is looking from the inside out, and the 2nd and 3rd pictures are looking at the outside the glass, which is reflecting a concrete block wall?
That's correct. The third pic shows how smooth the finish is from the outside. The reflection is like a mirror.

You can see the word notice in the second picture. That is a stepstool inside the bus.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:52 PM   #5
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I sprayed a window on the bus to see how it does at creating privacy and hiding the back of any walls I may put in. Worked great! The first picture shows the interior finish if you rush it. The second shows the coated window and clear glass. The last is a close up of the finish. It is like a mirror, completely smooth. I will be using this process on my bus as I want to keep the factory window look.
Any chance you could take a few shots of the outside of your windows showing a couple of windows (at least one of them with the plastidip on it)?


My wife is interested but would like to see how it looks "in the big picture".
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:13 PM   #6
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Any chance you could take a few shots of the outside of your windows showing a couple of windows (at least one of them with the plastidip on it)?


My wife is interested but would like to see how it looks "in the big picture".
I will take a couple tomorrow and post them.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:23 PM   #7
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I used to own a window tint shop. When the young kids coming in wanting darker than limo tint, my answer was easy. It's way cheaper than tint, it's called flat black spray paint. Even the $3 can works great.
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I used to own a window tint shop. When the young kids coming in wanting darker than limo tint, my answer was easy. It's way cheaper than tint, it's called flat black spray paint. Even the $3 can works great.
I had a van 40+ years ago that was ALL windows and I painted them with gloss black paint. I would tell people it was super limo tint and some people would even firgure it out once they sat inside and saw the rug on the walls...
Others never did!
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The material can be peeled off if you were to want to see out (or in) again.
Plus it comes in many colors to boot!
Great tip, thanks for posting it!
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The material can be peeled off if you were to want to see out (or in) again.
Plus it comes in many colors to boot!
Great tip, thanks for posting it!
My experience with Plastidip has been that it comes off easily when you don't want it to and it can be a pain to remove when you want to. Paint comes in many more colors than PD. I think PD works fine, just an expensive option that uses none of the PD benefits. Paint will come right off with a blade scrapper.
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