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Old 07-03-2018, 03:00 AM   #1
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Post your window tints please :)

Hey, Iíve been having a look around at what tint to go for, not had much luck in finding pictures with the corresponding tint information.

Iíve seen what skoolies with. 5% limo tint looks like, but am really looking to see examples of skoolies with the 20% and 35% smoke tint.

If anyone has any example could they post them? Thanks a bunch! CC
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:57 AM   #2
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Hey, Iíve been having a look around at what tint to go for, not had much luck in finding pictures with the corresponding tint information. CC

No doubt, I've got the same question. We've got a couple windows without tinting and I'd like to be able to match them with some stick-on tinting film from Amazon. Only problem is, I don't really know what shade of film to get.....there's a whole range from 5% to 50%.


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Old 07-03-2018, 08:27 AM   #3
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I am using the darkest tint that was available at Summit Racing - I believe it was 5%. My intent was more for heat reflection than for privacy, though that's a nice benefit too.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:54 AM   #4
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Yeah have ended up getting 20% carbon 2 ply so will post some before and after pictures to this post.
Would be nice if people done the same and this post could be used for reference for people in the same dilemma as us.

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Old 07-04-2018, 11:01 AM   #5
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Yeah have ended up getting 20% carbon 2 ply so will post some before and after pictures to this post.
Would be nice if people done the same and this post could be used for reference for people in the same dilemma as us.

Cheers!
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:05 PM   #6
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A little different than the typical auto window tint is 3m's Thinsulate film. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...2123816&rt=rud
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:39 PM   #7
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Hey, I’ve been having a look around at what tint to go for, not had much luck in finding pictures with the corresponding tint information.

I’ve seen what skoolies with. 5% limo tint looks like, but am really looking to see examples of skoolies with the 20% and 35% smoke tint.

If anyone has any example could they post them? Thanks a bunch! CC
My Gillig passenger windows are factory tinted. Not sure what percent they are; however I did recently get the driver sliding windows tinted with 30%. To my eyes it matches the passenger windows pretty closely.

I didn't want to go too dark on the driver sliding windows. While obviously not an issue on the passenger windows, in my experience tint 20% or lower on car front windows can sometimes make it difficult to see at night when making a left turn on dark roads.

Here is the bus before getting the sliders tinted. The factory passenger window tint looks to me to be something lighter than 20%.


Here is the tinted slider. To me it looks pretty close to the factory Gillig passenger window tint.
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Random question but...

Just out of curiousity, but is the interior of your bus a bit higher than a standard one? The windows look amazingly larger. Also, (this question originated from sheer nosiness 🤣 but is your BEAUTIFUL bus being used for a conversion??? OMG if so, I am so envious. That thing is awesome.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:20 AM   #9
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Just out of curiousity, but is the interior of your bus a bit higher than a standard one? The windows look amazingly larger. Also, (this question originated from sheer nosiness 🤣 but is your BEAUTIFUL bus being used for a conversion??? OMG if so, I am so envious. That thing is awesome.
Yes, Gillig Phantom school buses are awesome; I love this bus. Among its many charms, the ceiling height is ~6'7" in front tapering to ~6'5". And yes, it is being converted, my build thread is here. BTW welcome to skoolie.net!
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