Privacy Film on Perspex Windows

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  1. Stonemags76

    Stonemags76 Funster

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    Hi
    Has anyone tried putting privacy film on their van windows? Do you think it would damage them in any way?
    Thanks
     
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    some say the glue affects the acrylic, but I have done it in the past with no bad effects
     
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    Thanks! Think we will give it a go!
     
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    I used to give a mate a hand fitting various types of windows film.. so my old van was fitted with the privacy film.. that was no problem as it was a mini bus and windows were glass..
    Don't think the film will damage the perspex but it has to be cut to fit and the sharp blade required will mark the perspex type windows. . But so close to edges it won't be noticed...better to cut the film with a little clearance around the edges than have it oversize or it will lift..
    Other problem with the perspex type windows may be the profile of the perspex.. If it's not flat then the film won't lie flat and you get air bubbles..
    Once the adhesive dries that will be it... removing it from perspex without damage I think would be impossible...
    I've removed it from glass and required a lot of scraping..
    Rather long winded but hope it helps
    Ta Andy.
     
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    It doesn't have any adhesive just a low tack finish so should be OK , however you won't really know until it's been on the van for a couple of years and exposed to sunlight. Also I would have thought it would make the van rather gloomy insde.
     
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    I think we might try the cling type with no adhesive. Also if we get the lighter film, I don't think it will be too dark. Trouble is, the voiles hang away from the windows because of the curve of the van sides, and they get on my nerves! Thanks for all your replies - all food for thought!
     
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    Vinyls does not damege acylic windows anymore as the glue is now all water based not solvent all so for cleaning just use a hairdryer and hot soapy water as it water based it will come of with a bit of effort but most windows are curved and have slight returns so unless you are using a wrap bubble free vinyl it won't work I would take it to local sign shop and have it done right
    Cheers tomi
     
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