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Old 03-21-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Window Tint

I'd appreciate advice re window tint for a new SMB build.

The sufficient tint would provide privacy even at night with interior lights on. Is this SMB standard tint sufficient, or do we need to upgrade to darker tint?

Any opinions on the summer solar insulation from SMB tint versus aftermarket options?

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Window Tint

No amount of tint will provide privacy at night with interior lights on. If the tint was that dark, you couldn't see out in the daytime either. You need window shades for that.

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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Re: Window Tint

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No amount of tint will provide privacy at night with interior lights on. If the tint was that dark, you couldn't see out in the daytime either. You need window shades for that.

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Cut to fit reflectix works great, SMB shades work OK (there are gaps so you dont' get a total blackout, curtains probably don't have the gaps the shades do. I'm not a big tint fan, so I don't have any advice there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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Re: Window Tint

Thanks Mike.

Does the standard tint provide daytime privacy with the lights on, or do you have to use the shades for that also?

With the darker tint, do you get daylight in the van?
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: Window Tint

I have the medium tint from Sportsmobile. Also the passenger and driver window was tinted through an aftermarket shop. If I had the choice I would go darker. But if your afraid of it being too dark then medium is a good choice and you won't be disappointed. People usually can't see in during the daytime unless up next to the van. It allows plenty of light in.


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Window Tint

Due to financial limitations, I have gone with cheap "static cling" removable type of tint from walmart for the time being.

I have the darkest available 5% I think, and you have to be up next toy the window to see in at night with the lights on.

The downside is that it looks like temp tint. Many bubbles and no real way of getting them out. But this separation of the tint and glass adds to the refraction of the light and not allowing view of the interior.

Cheap option, doesn't look that good.
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