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Discussion Black Vinyl on Car Windows

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by SFS Production, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    Has anyone had windows break when they have put black vinyl to block them out?
     
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  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    I would not recommend it. We painted our windows in TN with a lovely Christmas scene one winter and it cracked them. The window guy told us that the cold outside and the warmth inside was the cause and the paint did not give for expansion/contraction. He likened it to putting a hot glass pan in a bucket of cold water. I would expect the same thing to happen with vinyl.
     
  3. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    Is that even legal doing full blockout on windows? didnt think it was
     
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  4. graphix45

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    I have covered the bottom half or top half of several store front windows and never had any problems and I also have a solid 8-9" wide black strip across the top of the windshield on my truck with no problems. I have had the strip on my truck for 3-4 years now. I did have a customer with a truck, paint the inside of his back glass...He had a wall full of speakers so he couldn't see out anyway and just wanted to hide the back side. As far as I know he didn't have an issue.
     
  5. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    This would be for the back 2 windows on a van.
     
  6. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    Thank you for your help.
     
  7. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    I didn't think it was a good idea either. Thank you.
     
  8. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    I just called our local glass shop and they said that the back windows are tempered and that they will take up to 800 degrees and that it should be fine. Strange, I always heard not to. So I guess if the customer wants it and I don't have to take the responsibility then I guess it's a go.
     
  9. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    I have wrapped over the back windows on vans. No problems here.
     
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  10. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    haha thats totallly my bad. i saw windows and break and immediately went to wraps. my b dude
     
  11. SFS Production

    SFS Production Production Manager

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    Thank you all for your help. Happy New Year!
     
  12. XtremeXccessories

    XtremeXccessories Member

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    It varies from state to state. Here in Utah you can paint all the windows behind the driver black and you wouldn't get in trouble. It's no different than driving a work van without any rear windows, really.
     
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  13. Notnormal

    Notnormal New Member

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    We have a customer that did the back windows of his jeep in all black vinyl with no problems. we didnt do the install but we will be removing it for window perf.
     
  14. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Ding ding ding, we have a winner. In Wisconsin anything from the drivers shoulder back is fair game.
     
  15. Jay Grooms

    Jay Grooms Printing, Printing, Printing......

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    Yep! About 4 HUGE windows. Thank goodness for business insurance!

    Sorry, these were not car windows. Large windows in a retail store.
     
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