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Author Topic: Applied Frost King window shrink film to windshield!  (Read 1924 times)
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« on: November 19, 2012, 04:48:34 PM »

And it works like a charm!!! No more puddles of condensation on the dash! No more soaking wet interior glass, and the coach stays warmer. Love this stuff! Did it on the windshields and side glass.





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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 04:56:42 PM »

Scott, can you provide a link to your supplier?

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:15:08 PM »

We also do this on the salon windows in our bus....the  4 windows in the bedroom and kitchen/dining area are thermopane, but the 3 sliding windows in the living room area are single pane.  Mrs. SC installs the stuff on the single pane side windows only; the windshields are not permitted to have anything on them ( even frost-shields ).

At our home in Canada, we also use this on all the windows in our home ( that are already thermopane) .  Makes a noticeable difference on evenings with howling winds and -40 temperatures.


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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 07:01:22 PM »

We have been impressed. I stuck the tape to the rubber molding around the glass...it sticks well if you clean it first...and getting the film on there right is a bit of a task, but for $8.50 for the entire front of the coach, you can't go wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 07:06:20 PM »



We did ours two years ago, all the way around.  Same source, and I used the darkest I could find, think it was called Limousine.  It makes a HUGE difference on heat, privacy and the over all appearance of the coach.  The best part is, it is not all that expensive over all.



On the windshield, we only went down about half way, all the other windows, full coverage.

Here is a before and after, window on the left treated, window on the right, is next.

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 10:44:42 PM »

We don't need it in our climate, but I was curious.  Isn't there supposed to be an air space between the window and the film?  How much of a space did you use?  BCO's doesn't look like there could be much.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 04:38:36 AM »

I think BCO tinted his windows, not put a layer of plastic on for warmth.

Could the windshield get too hot on a warm sunny day with the plastic installed?  I've heard people say not to put the Reflectix insulation behind a windshield as the windshield could get too hot and cause problems.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 07:21:47 AM »

BCO tinted his windows...different stuff and application altogether. I used the stuff people put on their interior house windows in the winter to provide an extra air-barrier to cold. Yes, we have about a 3/4" gap between the shrink film and the glass. This air barrier is essential. But glass molding and frame stick out enough that when the film is applied, the gap is perfect. If you are in a colder climate this winter and have soaking wet windshields and are rusting out your dash, definitely try this stuff. Just steamed up the inside of the coach pretty good with two hot showers...windows are crystal clear...before the film they would have been dripping wet by now. I know this stuff is nothing new, but I just amazed myself by how well it works. Took me about 45 minutes to do the entire windshield/side glass in the drivers' area.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 06:07:33 PM »

I have been wrong before (ask my wife) but I think putting film on a windshield is illegal in most, if not all, states. Jose.
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 06:32:58 PM »

Here in Az as most states you can use a non reflective tint on top of the windshield   
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 08:48:08 PM »

I have been wrong before (ask my wife) but I think put
ting film on a windshield is illegal in most, if not all, states. Jose.

This stuff is more like cellophane, and is not on the glass itself.
At that price you could tear it down to Tongue drove and redo it when parked.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 04:24:55 AM »

Like a lot of illegal things, it's kind of like Schroedinger's Cat in box - it exists as an existential fog of opportunity until you get caught...   Grin

I think it's a great idea, ideal thinking for the side windows for a bus, and what an upgrade for those of us with single pane windows!  We all know the problems with excess humidity in a small space as soon as the temperature drops below around 50 degrees.  I would have to make a personal decision about using it on the windshield while driving, since I do know full well that it's illegal but I might decide to do it anyway, depending on vision clarity and impact.  I think it might be unacceptable at night, maybe OK in the day.

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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 04:54:36 AM »

It is applied to the windows when the bus is sitting in the cold for less heat transfer. Rip it off when you go for a drive.       dave
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2012, 06:47:30 AM »

I don't know that Scott and his wife are driving their bus at all right now so I don't know that it is a concern for them.  My parents used this stuff on their windows at home for many years and it worked great.  They had the windows replaced a few years back and no longer need to use the film.
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