Blinds/curtains will be the best route. You would have to add a dark window film to reduce the sun a good amount but not eliminate it. Anything darker will be extremely noticeable from the outside. Anything lighter will not be drastic enough to make a difference.
I have a living room with windows on the east and south and knowing what I know about the effectiveness of even the darkest film, which comes with hazards of thermo stress on the dual pane glass ... I set the TV in the corner between the two windows. Viewing the TV and the windows in the same field of vision. There will always be a reflection of the windows on the TV, just muted. Curtains are the best solution for this issue.
Anyone using a Mutoh valuecut-2 for cutting tint? I have one that I use for vinyl and plan on buying another cutter just for tint if it will work. Looking to stay with the Mutoh as I am familiar with it. Thanks
I live in a second story apartment and there are two windows in my living room, one facing east and one facing north. My TV is against the wall facing left and my couch is against the north wall right next to the window. In the late morning and early afternoon the sun shines through the east window and casts an annoying reflection on my TV, and sometime around 1 or 2 pm every day the sun gets right in my eyes when I am sittin or lying on my couch even when I am facing the TV. I want to cover these windows with just the right film for solving all of these problems while also making it not look obvious that I tinted them, and I'm not sure what kind I should use because apparently different brands will have different results even if it's the same percentage, could someone help me out here
The coating can be removed by "dry scraping" with stainless single edge razor blades, but it is very time consuming and tedious. The coating comes off like a super fine powder. If done correctly there is no damage to the glass and you can tint it just fine after a thorough cleaning.
I scraped the drivers door clean after making the mistake of scratching the coating but I did not scrape the passenger side. After tinting you could not tell the difference between the two.
Sure looks like auto glass technology is advancing. I remember the coating on Lexus and some Toyota models could be removed with a glass polish. It took some effort to get to the glass itself and that was an anti-fog coating technology.
This IR/UV coating is looking like it is more robust. I wouldn't want to be the one experimenting with whatever product to attempt removal of it. The UV rating is 99%+ reduction, but they limit what they say about IR performance to: Mitigates sense of intense heat on the skin ... Controls rising cabin temperatures.
The link is to a company that apparently is deep into providing glass with this coating and they certainly limit info. Take a look for yourself. This appears to be something that could/would expand to more brands/models. It sure is going to put a new slant on selling film and installing film to cars.