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Stein
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PostSubject: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:10 am

Hi.

I have a original Suzuki windscreen , but it is transparent , can i put sun/window film on it ?
Or do i have to paint it ??


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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:25 am

Hi Stein, You can put window film on it if you can get it to curve without creasing? a hair dryer could be useful in those situations.
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:38 pm

Hi Stein:

Or simply do as i did on my windscreen:



Plasti Dip black mate inside of the screen, turns the outside gloss and shining:

See for yourself, please:



When you are tired of it, simply peeling off like rubber...and no paint, no scratch, no damage

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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:22 am

I will ask someone that does something like that , but looks like a nice thing.
The Windows film was because it could look great with some transparent , and not all Black.
I will return when i get it done , one or the other thing.


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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:01 pm

Just did some of my windows at home with window film - bit fiddly, but looks good.  Make sure you give the screen & film a spray of water/washing-up liquid so you can slide it around & use a good squeege to get all the air bubbles out.  Once it's on, it's on !!!  I'd be inclined to do it on the inside - post us on how you get on
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:36 pm

Ditto to what dave said about washing up liquid. We've just moved into a new office and various internal meeting rooms have glass walls, so I got involved in designing the "manifestations" as they're called (patterns on glass to let in light but give some privacy). These   were printed on the same type of film you're talking about, but on a big scale. (The biggest window was 2.5m X 6m)....

I went on site when the sign company was fitting them to check they weren't upside down etc, and even pieces that big went on with absolute accuracy, using the fairy liquid trick. They also used a felt edged squeegee to push out the air bubbles......

Here's a cheapo equivalent  Ebay

On the small scale you're doing I'm sure you'll have no probs.  Maybe the biggest challenge is a compound curve if the screen curves inwards top to bottom as well as left to right.

I bet a graduated tint would look good... Fading from tint to clear. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:46 pm

Thx for all inputs , i will considere what i will use , and post some pics when it is done , thx all.


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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:49 pm

Some of them Goldwing riders have pretty pictures etched in to their screens.
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:39 pm

Hi folks
Vinyl tint for curved windscreens are not the same as vinyl wrap for cars or motorcycles bodies.
They are always opaque and could be stretched and follow all the curves with a special tool, an heat gun or not:



 

If you use an heat gun on a windscreen, certainly you'll make a fade halo on it as unfortunately i did..

In Usa they use a special iron to avoid doing any damage into it:



So i decided go ahead with rubber dip.
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:07 pm

Ace thinking to spray the screen on the inside, well thought out  oyili
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Now I get it - semi transparent tint below the chrome crosspiece. That looks bloody excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:33 pm

I got now film on the windscreen , and the pair valve cover , and airfilter case
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:43 pm

That looks good - was it easy ?
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:45 pm

katsd wrote:
That looks good - was it easy ?

I cheated , i got a friend to do it , it is her daily job he he he
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:48 pm

Nice one - hope you're taking her out for a drink in return !!
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:55 pm

katsd wrote:
Nice one - hope you're taking her out for a drink in return !!
I will , you can bet on it .
Was a good job she did.
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:56 pm

Result all round - well done
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:12 pm

Nice job! 
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PostSubject: Re: film or paint on a windscreen ???   Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:27 pm

Good job that Stein!
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