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Stick on window shades

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Anyone got any pireps or recommendations for something I can stick onto the inside of the acrylic windows to make them a little darker? Would be for the rear windows on the Sling4, and if dark enough to replace the suction cup shades at the top of the canopy...
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Tasmag » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 am

I tried the standard static version with the holes, it looked good from the inside and did the job. Looked very ordinary from the outside so I removed.

I am thinking about getting some car wrap and trying that on the outside.

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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Taildraggerdriver » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:17 pm

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ps ... parmor.php

These work a charm
Not very expensive either
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:49 pm

Tasmag wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 am
I tried the standard static version with the holes, it looked good from the inside and did the job. Looked very ordinary from the outside so I removed.

I am thinking about getting some car wrap and trying that on the outside.

Mike
I find the supplied shades tend to pull away from the Velcro and I keep touching them with my headset which is why I was looking to replace them with an applied shade.
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Taildraggerdriver wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:17 pm
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ps ... parmor.php

These work a charm
Not very expensive either
Thanks - these are essentially very similar to what is supplied with the aircraft - which work well apart from the limitations of the suction cups which wear out and the Velcro around the window frame which sometimes allows the shade to pull away...
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by ACE MAN » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:42 pm

Check these out, You can order it from Amazon.com
Jeep Car Sun 2 Pack Shade, UV Protection, Black
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:31 pm

So just a quick follow up on this post in case anyone else looking for similar...
After looking at the ideas Ace Man posted, I started looking for something similar in SA - and came across a company called Solyx (solyx.co.za) -
Ordered a couple of metres of the stuff, came out to around R500 and they couriered it to me.

It’s a really fiddly job to install but with a bit of patience and care I ended up with a result I’m really happy with - it’s 5% visible light transmission PVC friendly static cling film.
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:16 pm

....looks good, static cling - means no glue at all? If so, that is cool.
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Re: Stick on window shades

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:07 am

V5 - LEO wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:16 pm
....looks good, static cling - means no glue at all? If so, that is cool.
Yep. No glue.
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