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Old 03-08-2010, 07:52 AM   #29
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Is there a chrome window tint available you can apply yourself?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:08 AM   #30
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Is there a chrome window tint available you can apply yourself?
Lots of places online. Google "chrome window tint" and you will find a lot of places like this. Alpena Window Tint

Ebay too.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #31
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Most Auto shops carry the dark and the silver tint film. It goes on just like the regular tint. It is not as bright as real chrome. You have to see through it from the inside of the trailer. It does not let a lot of light through so it has a tendency to make the inside of the trailer dark. At night, you can see through from the outside if the lights are on inside. You still needs shades for privacy.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:01 PM   #32
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Looks good Gypsy. I just Had our 93 25Ft Excella done, (well mostley) with the Titanium Tint. They did not get to the wrap around front corner windows yet because they are going to have to piece those(sharp corners), and they didn't know if I would like that or not, and by the time they got a hold of me they didn't have time to do it. It looks good, but it is not as chrome looking as a thought it would be because the windows came from the factory with a light tint on them to begin with, still dark though. You will need to clean your windows with an approved tint window cleaner, or they will change color on you, usually purple.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:52 AM   #33
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Looks good Gypsy. You will need to clean your windows with an approved tint window cleaner, or they will change color on you, usually purple.
Thanks for the tip. Can you recommend an approved tint window cleaner???
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Keep in mind that ammonia is used to remove old tint. I follows that any window cleaner with ammonia in it is taboo and should not be used on the tint side. There are lots of non-ammonia cleaners including Windex but you have to be careful and read the ingredient labels and get the right cleaner.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:36 AM   #35
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Since the tint is plastic, you might be good using Novus or brillianize which are made for acrylic and lexan. I just bought a 71 trade winds and the windows are all mirror tint. I think it looks great. It offers no privacy at night but during the day it's great. My front windows are not tinted but I have a rock guard over that.
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Personally I would like to have done the chrome window tint on Airstream One but had to go with what was available back then. Maybe next time. For now it's good to know that if you can you could match the polished finish even if the folks near you loose their sight upon reflection....or their minds when they see how gorgeous it looks. Kinda like this guy's car.
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To clean the tint without ammonia, you can use vinegar. there are even some commercial window cleaners that are made with vinegar, just read the label to make sure it doesn't have ammonia.
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Thanks for the tips.... Vinegar is always best anyway, and cheaper, too.
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