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Old 05-28-2017, 11:42 PM   #11
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It's about what works for you. Honestly, from the outside how does that look different than putting on limousine window tint? Except if it was window tint you'd be able to see out.

I tend to move my floor plan around from time to time, so I cover and uncover windows as needed when I change my floor plan. My windows were already tinted, but I use the shiny mylar side of rigid insulation panels against the windows to block thermal differences and light. I did think about painting my windows, but rigid insulation panels over the windows has been much easier to change around.
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:32 AM   #12
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That is a good idea if your changing the floor plan. Interesting...

I do plan on insulating the windows I will not be using before the walls go up. Not sure what kind yet.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:56 PM   #13
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So I worked on some tint today. Was able to get 4 windows done before I ran out. Would have been 6 if I hadn't made a mistake cutting the film.

I decided to go with some 2.5% I picked up at Oreilly auto that happened to be the exact size width wise for my windows

It had been many years since I last tinted a vehicle. I quickly remembered why I had someone else do my last 4 cars. lol. But have to watch my spending....
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:12 PM   #14
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My next little project was to seal all the windows because some of the seals were obviously bad. I didnt want to invest the time and money sourcing new seals so I did a "silicone seal". I took the window trim off and silicone sealed the upper and side portions where the windows mount into the bus. Just like you might do a house window. I then used some flowable silicone to seal the individual panes in the frames. I used this product on my mud truck with great success so Im giving it a shot on the bus.

Im only about a third of the way done but Im getting there. One quick lesson Im learning working on a bus is with the word "more". They take more of everything. More time, more product, more work, etc!!! But it will be worth it in the end....
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:36 PM   #15
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So today I worked on the rubber seal for the folding front door. I have no idea where to buy one, or even if they are still available, so I improvised with a garage door seal I got at Lowes. It is the perfect width and cost $15 for 18'. Im not sure of the durability so I guess only time will tell. Has anyone else tried this or any other route?
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That looks perfect.

People have usually been getting the door seals from bus parts places.
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Do you know any of those places of hand? I know of only one used parts place and it is in Dallas
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I don't recall where it was. It was one of the major bus parts places located centrally in the US. Someone else will likely remember where. I have got to learn to write things down.

Meanwhile what you did looks good. You've made a good seal around the door. It may not last 20 years, but so what. I've got to wonder about that flexing all the time, but it lasts as long as it lasts.
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