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Old 08-14-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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Heat blocking window film

Ive been looking into window covering reflectix, film and such. I found this film that claims to block 62% of the heat. And you can see through it. So, anyone have any experience with this stuff.
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This is one of a few ive seen, the 71%of solar energy is more than just heat.



Gila Heat Control Platinum Adhesive Residential DIY Window Film Sun Blocking Glare Reduction 3ft x 15ft (36in x 180in) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KKM8EG..._0SZCBb95HW2WB
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Must have read the 62%from a different web site. But i figure its probably dark as limo tint.
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Must have read the 62%from a different web site. But i figure its probably dark as limo tint.

Limo tint (5%) shades 95% of the light. I would look more for a radiant heat repelling residential film over an automotive film if heat is your main goal. I just saw your other reply and you are on the right track. Stick with Gila products, they are the best on the market, but keep in mind they have 2 qualities of film. The stuff they sell to the industry is better than the product they supply the auto parts stores.
I was surprised to read this:
DAYTIME PRIVACY: Mirrored exterior appearance provides daytime privacy (when the sun is down and lights are on inside, film no longer conceals views)

Most other companies rave about the mirror effect for privacy. But this is totally based on what side of the film the light is on. It's one way mirror for you during the day and the opposite for outside during the night, you see a mirror inside, everyone outside see everything you're doing inside. Seldom do the film places tell you down side.
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If you plan on doing all your windows I would highly recommend you set up an account with Gila and buy a 100' roll, it will probably be less than half what you would pay ordering it in any other quantity.
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Just kickin around ideas.. had really thought about putting all RV windows in it. But its a school bus and i still kinda want to keep that vibe, hence the window film..i knew that window film doesnt do anything at night with lights on..lol
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If you plan on doing all your windows I would highly recommend you set up an account with Gila and buy a 100' roll, it will probably be less than half what you would pay ordering it in any other quantity.
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I also dont want the tint so dark its dark in the bus.
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Just kickin around ideas.. had really thought about putting all RV windows in it. But its a school bus and i still kinda want to keep that vibe, hence the window film..i knew that window film doesnt do anything at night with lights on..lol
I stand outside my bus and look at the spanse of windows and agree the original have some character to the bus. I had planned on removing them all and putting specific sized and shaped windows in specific locations. When start adding up the price of 15 RV windows it's pretty daunting. So I plan on long 6" tall horizontal windows high at each of the 4 bunks in back for sure and see what window I will make from there once I see the layout, some will get deleted and skinned.
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I also dont want the tint so dark its dark in the bus.
Which is why you want to stay with a residential and not auto film. Talk to Gila and tell them your requirements and they will recommend the correct film, they have about 100 different kinds for different applications.
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