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Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:56 am

Bus Window Blockout vinyl

Got a customer that would like me to cover the inside of his bus windows with a matt black vinyl so people inside the bus can't see out. The windows currently have a tint film on the inside so just wondering if anyone could see any potential problems applying a vinyl over the top of it rather than removing it all.
Guessing it would need to be done dry as tint film adhesive is water activated so applying wet could lead to lifting the tint film :lol: :lol:
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Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:12 pm

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Why doesn't he want people to see out of the bus. Is he a serial kidnapper or something that doesn't want his victims to know were he's taking them? And was he dressed up as a clown?
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Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:54 pm

Re: Bus Window Blockout vinyl

Can the vinyl be applied from the outside ?
Or can you remove the window tint, then you have a ready made template for your vinyl ?
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Post Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:01 am

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Phill Fenton wrote:Why doesn't he want people to see out of the bus. Is he a serial kidnapper or something that doesn't want his victims to know were he's taking them? And was he dressed up as a clown?


It's a Party Bus Phill, although he isn't allowed to provide alcohol on the bus people get on already having had a few or with their own stash :lol: :lol: :lol:

He says when people see someone outside they know they start banging on the windows trying to attract their attention & don't seem to understand that the person outside can't see them because of the tint. His other bus has blocked out windows & he says people don't bother trying to look out :lol: :lol:

Neil, I was just hoping to be able to put it over the top of the tint rather than remove it, windows are just big rectangles so no need for a template really. Applying to the outside might be an option but was really hoping to put it on the inside :lol:
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Post Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:15 am

Re: Bus Window Blockout vinyl

Applying wet over the tint film will not affect the tint except it will get hot in the sunshine.
Tint film is often water activated but not usually on vehicles where it is pressure activated and the water is only used to position it. Either way once activated water will have no affect on adhesive as it gets wet all the time on vehicles and on external window applications, and even in shower cubicles. In fact is very hard to get off so water and condensation does not matter.
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Post Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:59 pm

Re: Bus Window Blockout vinyl

Martin Pearson wrote:Got a customer that would like me to cover the inside of his bus windows with a matt black vinyl so people inside the bus can't see out. The windows currently have a tint film on the inside so just wondering if anyone could see any potential problems applying a vinyl over the top of it rather than removing it all.
Guessing it would need to be done dry as tint film adhesive is water activated so applying wet could lead to lifting the tint film :lol: :lol:

Hi Martin,
Just yesterday I have removed vinyl form an old shop windows. Some of them had the blast proof film on the outside (don't know why).
I don't know for how long the vinyl was there but must have been for while, it was an empty unit.
The vinyl was some gray-back (removable) with lamination and it came off quite easily and caused no damage to the film.

I would explain to the customer that if the tint film gets damaged when installing/removing the vinyl, it will involve additional costs to replace the film. This should turn him down and let you apply outside.

Good luck!

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