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Old 07-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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the double pane windows are best. and some glass shops can make them up to fit your rv window frames...
found that out last month.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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Re: Window choice pros and cons

I saw an ad on criagslist that a window maker will custom make windows but I am afraid the price will be WAY out of my price range.

As said I HATE windows and I would love for the bus to not have any but I know with out a doubt that we will take it out and use it on days where its too hot to not have some open ventilation. Hell I live in Texas we only have about 2.5 seasons a year most of them about 3 inches from satans furnace.

I would like to see clearly outside at time but you can have things the way you want when you want for the moment.

All good info here keep it coming.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #13
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Stopped off at my HD today and they do not carry any jeldwen windows. All of them have to be special ordered. The only carry one slider instock and its a builder grade window. So I will keep my look going
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #14
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...Maybe I will paint it with that frosted glass paint... Especially the water closet window.
I couldn't find the "frosted Glass" paint. So I bought a can of Krylon Clear Matte Finish 1311 ("Permanent, protective matte finish.... Eliminates glossy sheen.... Non-yellowing.... Moisture resistant.... Dries in minutes") said it could be used on glass. Two coats makes a lovely frosted glass look. Can't see in/can't see out. Lets a nice diffused light in. 1 can (under $4 at Super Wally World) did 4 skoolie windows. I gotta go buy two more cans! This stuff dries in about 2 minutes. Gotta check tonight to see if you can see in with lights on inside. I don't think you will be able to but gotta check anyway. My win ders are so purty! I did do a test on an extra sheet of glass. 2 coats, 3 coats & 4 coats. Not much difference between 2 & 4 coats so I went with 2 coats.

What I did....

> Wet glass down with white vinegar
> Scraped wet glass with a razor blade to clean any gunk off
> Cleaned window with white vinegar & paper towel
> Dried window well with a paper towel
> Taped off window making sure to protect vinyl gasket from paint
> Sprayed on 1 coat clear paint, let dry 2 minutes before recoating

I got a few runs (corners) in the first coat but you can't see them very well. Interesting. Also much cheaper than buying expensive rice paper window film.

Note: even if the glass is wet from inside (on the paint) you still cannot see in/out. Still looks the same.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #15
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sandblasting also frosts glass...
makes nice pictures
or if you need to paint the window...
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:54 PM   #16
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sandblasting also frosts glass...
makes nice pictures
or if you need to paint the window...
But if I decide I don't want a "frosted window, a razor blade will scrape the paint right off! Not that I ever change my mind. Sandblasting is kinda permanent.

Finished up the rest of the bedroom windows & the rear emergency door glass. Including cleaning the glass and putting everything back up.... 30 minutes tops (I cleaned the outside of the emergency door glass while I was at it). The paint looks a lot like sandblasted/etched glass. Cool. Besides, think I could sandblast in the campground?
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... Gotta check tonight to see if you can see in with lights on inside. I don't think you will be able to but gotta check anyway...
Checked... Can't see in even with the lights on. David says you can tell someone is in front of the windows but you can't tell if they are clothed or not.

So if someone wants a cheap way to "frost" any glass, you now have a technique you can use. If you decide you don't like it, just scrape it off with a razor blade. If you want a "pattern" then cover the glass with packaging tape, draw out the pattern you want, remove the tape in the places you want to be frosted and spray away. If you goof up or change your mind, just scrape off the paint and re do it.
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View out the rear emergency door of the empty lot across the street. You can "see" a white truck on the right hand side (the "whiter" patch of white). Dark vehicles are a dark blur.


Side window. As you can see, the paint really "frosts the glass nicely. There's an RV under the trees. The frosted section also hides the traffic light at the intersection s well.
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i would sandbast in a campground... Eastwood makes mini sandbasters that look like a spray gun that recover their own sand...
but, i have changed engine bearings and so forth in a campground...
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Great idea Lorna! Painting the window will save me from having to hang a curtain in the shower area.
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