Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2018, 07:27 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Reidsville , North Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 35
Window Tint Application

I have a few window tint questions.

1. What tint % did you use on your AS? We want do not want to make the interior of the camper feel dark, but do want to reduce the brightness and heat on sunny days. We also want to try and have the best option for privacy when looking at the camper from the exterior. What are your recommendations?

2. Should I apply the film on the exterior or interior of the windows? Interior seems like a lot more work and potential headaches...

Thanks for the advice!
bombard16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 07:51 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
Byron Center , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 275
We didn't use tint. The windows have a certain amount of tint to them, and we didn't feel that more made sense for us. Blinds awnings and curtains regulated the solar gain during the day, and too much tint can ruin the evening views. It's also HORRIBLE to try and remove an aged or damaged tint job (I can remember removing a purple-ish tint years ago).

That said, we definitely tint the tow vehicle windows so we don't cook, and then I keep reminding my wife to not tap the window with her rings when pointing out something innocuous on the side of the road. :-) We used a lighter shade (35% transmission) on the front doors. This provides reasonable privacy yet we can still see when backing at night. The factory tint in back is in the 20% transmission range.

If you do decide to do it, just like on cars, you should always place the somewhat fragile tint material on the protected, interior side of the glass. If you do it on the outside, it'll be a mess in short order as the tint material is damaged by branches, road debris, etc. Seems like you'd be in the 35-50% range for the best results. They make some 35% mirror tints that would give you the ultimate in daytime privacy while only blocking some of the sun. Check out 3M's window film site for more.

Hope that helps.
YippieKiYa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 11:02 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
jayseejay's Avatar
 
2015 27' FB Eddie Bauer
2011 25' FB Flying Cloud
Fernandina Beach , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 604
We used 3M Crystalline film on all windows (interior application) on our 2015 27 FB EB. Our goal was to reduce heat, and this film works well for this application. It does not, however, provide any additional privacy or reduce interior brightness. The project was about $700 installed by 3M certified installers who came to our location. Joe
jayseejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 01:51 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 23' International
Santa Monica , California
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayseejay View Post
We used 3M Crystalline film on all windows (interior application) on our 2015 27 FB EB. Our goal was to reduce heat, and this film works well for this application. It does not, however, provide any additional privacy or reduce interior brightness. The project was about $700 installed by 3M certified installers who came to our location. Joe
What tint level did you go with? 90?
rjbrown99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
jayseejay's Avatar
 
2015 27' FB Eddie Bauer
2011 25' FB Flying Cloud
Fernandina Beach , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 604
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjbrown99 View Post
What tint level did you go with? 90?


Yes CR-90. Joe
jayseejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 12:43 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 23' International
Santa Monica , California
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 36
Do you also have a full awning package? We do, with a 2017 coach that has some level of tint already. I am wondering if the 3M tint would be any advantage given both of those factors.
rjbrown99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
window tint removal bimpy Windows & Screens 8 02-21-2018 04:53 PM
To tint or not to tint. That's the question. Justjanie56 Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 7 06-05-2014 08:32 PM
To tint or not to tint. Kreimer Windows & Screens 17 05-23-2012 02:24 PM
replacing window tint Angel73 Windows & Screens 2 05-23-2006 08:13 AM
bad tint film in double pane window wcdelorme Windows & Screens 11 05-16-2003 01:53 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.