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PostSubject: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 24, 2012 9:43 pm

I'm thinking of buying the new Givi airflow AF 214 and would like to have the lower part of the shield tinted, I think this would look cool. Has anyone done this and do you have a picture of one. Thanks......
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 10:17 pm

not possible
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 10:29 pm

tankyuong wrote:
not possible

Why wouldn't a window tint film on the inside of the windshield work??
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 25, 2012 10:41 pm

I won't go as far as saying it isn't possible. but window tint does not stretch. With curved windows on cars, multiple strips must be cut and matched. I recall a friend of mine had a '79 TransAm and the rear window required 15 separate strips. As the AF214 has multiple and compound curves, it would be very difficult to make it look good and work well.

Something that MAY work would be to spray a translucent paint on the inside. Depending on the solvents in the paint it may work or it may weaken or destroy the plastic. And if your technique isn't good, it will show.

I would ask Givi -- they've always been very responsive to email requests in my experience. That's why I have an AF214 and E52 on my Silver Wing and an E30 on my Elite.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 10:39 pm

Go to youtube and there are plenty of videos showing how to do this. Here is one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA4nb3xKzfg&feature=related

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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 10:54 pm

Good way to melt your windshield affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 27, 2012 11:01 pm

"Good way to melt your windshield"

If you are using that much heat, then you are not following instructions.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 12:19 am

I don't think I would use techniques used on glass to tint plexiglass. They are not the same material.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 12:36 am

"I don't think I would use techniques used on glass to tint plexiglass. They are not the same material."

Well then you shouldn't, however, one is working with the thin tint vinyl, which attaches to plexiglass as well as glass. Pretty simple installation. I have done vinyl signs for 20 years and I see no problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 1:46 am

Well Larry, why didn't you tell us you were the expert? Ex=has been Spurt=drip under pressure. I bow to the has been drip under pressure and his 20 years of experience. :not worthy: Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 2:30 am

I am just trying to help a fellow member, not trying to show my ass.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 2:50 am

If you had posted a Givi windshield with it's compound surfaces and material being tinted it would have been helpful. I believe this is what the original poster was asking; Not the back glass on a car. Please post some signs where you have worked on compound surfaces like a motorcycle windshield if you have them.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 8:08 am

I was making a suggestion. His post never mentioned compound surfaces.

Here are some motorcycle windshield tinting examples:

http://www.vee-strom.com/blog/tutorials/motorcycle-windshield-tint/

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-tint-a-motorcycle-windshield

here is a tinted windshield:

Tinting a windshield Fatboywshield

and the product used:

Madico Clear blister free, ch 20 (2nd layer)...not easy to as the blister free doesn't want to shrink.

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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 9:08 am

Here is a tint specifically for plastic windows:

http://www.windowtint.com/Plastic-Window-Films/
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting a windshield   Tinting a windshield I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 9:12 am

I have the adjustable Givi screen. If I wanted to tint or change the color of the lower section, I would buy some Krylon Plastic gray paint and spray it on the inside.

I never have a need to see through the bottom portion of my windscreen.... as I see over mine at the highest adjustment point.

Just trying to be helpful rather than a naysayer.

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