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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%.


This graphic might be somewhat helpful to someone?
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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.

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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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Old 07-04-2018, 11:28 PM   #8
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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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Old 03-10-2021, 03:55 PM   #10
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Tint and good ol'Burlap

I stumbled upon this thread on a whim.

I purchased a shuttle bus recently and the windows had no tint. Since i'm on a tight budget and spent my $ on the bus and needed repairs I needed a quick fix to add some privacy to my RollingSheShed.

BLACK BURLAP!!! I secured Black burlap to the window frames using the existing screws and (from the outside) it now looks as though I have very dark limmo tint on the windows; from the interior I can see out without distraction even while driving.

Just recently I discovered the Static Cling window tint, I applied the 20% strength to a pane on the back door. ......let's just say that I'll probably keep the burlap up for the ultimate blockage.


Backstory the Burlap provided immediate coverage/privacy as I worked on the bus in the driveway; or as I rode around town picking up and trying out supplies. I tried the paper shades; however they don't stay in place during road trips and had my windows looking snag-a-toothed after a brief trip. I'll post pictures soon.
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Old 03-10-2021, 05:17 PM   #11
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That's how you do it, thinking out of the box, nice idea!
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:15 PM   #12
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The attached picture shows how effective the Burlap/Tint may be.

the 1st and 3rd windows have only Burlap, the 3rd window has some of the Burlap folded down, and it's T-section shows the burlap valance I created to access the slide.

The 2nd Window has all but 7" of the exposed window tinted. I felt like this picture illustrated the visible effects of the 2 products.

Gila 20% Static Cling Window tint was used. It comes in a 24x78" roll at Autozone and O'Rieliys.

ETA: The 2nd pic shows 1st Window w/both; 2nd Window has only the burlap covering.
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