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crowleykirk



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:06 pm    Post subject: Tinted windows - Pros and Cons Reply with quote

Hello Brats..Happy Fall:-)

Thinking about getting the windows tinted on our Venture 23.
Thinking just the side windows. Obviously not the fronts.
Not sure on the back windows.

May thinking the backs don't need it. Most of the distracting sun would be coming from there sides. IMO.

Any experience out there?

Thanks
Kirk

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clayhubler



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The windows aren't tinted on mine, but I got the chance to ride in a 22 cruiser with tinted windows that belongs to another brat on tuesday and am now considering it myself. It really helps with the glare off the water and the sun coming in. Even on the back windows.
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DayBreak



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kirk,

We went with the privacy windows in the back on our build and are glad we did so. It affords you privacy even in direct sunlight. It also keeps the cabin cooler on a hot sunny day. A considerable expense from the factory but a great option to consider.

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crowleykirk



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:52 pm    Post subject: I was considering just..... Reply with quote

The side window but sounds like both of you liked them tinted on the back as well.

Wondering how dark they are on a cloudy day.

Gary, I bet you know the answer:-)

Thanks guys, really appreciate your time.
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DayBreak



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question. On a cloudy day they look darker from the outside but from the inside it looks quite bright outside. Not sure how that works but we like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a new subject and one thread was just recently here. Might be some info you can use in one of these threads.

I put this into the C-BRAT “Search”:
Window AND tint
and clicked on the "Search for all terms" button.
And came up with:
Search found 54 matches

Window tint
http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=28943&highlight=tinted+windows

Window tinting….
http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=25300&highlight=tinted+windows

Window film
http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=23670&highlight=tinted+windows

Window tinting on a TomCat
http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=16414&highlight=tinted+windows

tint or no tint
http://www.c-brats.com/viewtopic.php?t=6865&highlight=tinted+windows

Hope that helps.

Harvey
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crowleykirk



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:13 am    Post subject: Thanks Harvey.... Reply with quote

Seems like every time I do a search I get a list of hundreds of items and you have to sift through it all to find what you actually searched for... it's a mix of items and most not what you typed in. Sounds like user error on my part. I will try what you suggest and see what comes up.

But thank you very much for including the links... much appreciated:-)

Kirk
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crowleykirk



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: I should of stated factory tint at build Reply with quote

Sounds like a great idea. We have tinted windows in our camper and would not have it any other way.
Thanks for the input.
Kirk
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hardee



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Thanks Harvey.... Reply with quote

crowleykirk wrote:
Seems like every time I do a search I get a list of hundreds of items and you have to sift through it all to find what you actually searched for... it's a mix of items and most not what you typed in. Sounds like user error on my part. I will try what you suggest and see what comes up.

But thank you very much for including the links... much appreciated:-)

Kirk


Kirk, Yes you can get (sometimes tons) of extraneous "stuff", but if you limit your search to a few words that are specific and be sure to do the 2 things, use the AND in caps between the words, and click on the "Search for all terms" circle, it helps. Yes, you still have to do some sorting on your own, but those two "trick" sill help narrow the field.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:47 pm    Post subject: I hear ya... thank you Harvey:-) Reply with quote

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NavyTom



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered the pull-down, flexible PVC shades? Could save some time and money:

https://www.amazon.com/Roller-Sunshade-Deluxe-Retractable-Window/dp/B07GWZJSZS/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=car+roller+shade&qid=1602700914&sr=8-2
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great alternative to the factory tinted glass option made by NavyTom for those having a C-Dory without tinted glass.

For those considering a new C-Dory purchase from NMI, the factory option of tinted glass is a good option. The tinted glass from NMI is like that of the factory glass in the automotive industry.
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