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Bonded window over blank panel?

reimoboy
28-08-08, 08:20
As some of you may know my camper's offside rear panel doesn't have a window because of the cupboard space in the van.

I would like to cover this with a blackout tint bonded window to even up the look of the van.

I have been told this is possible but just want to check before I go out and buy the window.

Any thoughts?

Ta, Simon

pure t4
28-08-08, 08:25
yes vanbling has done this was looking at it the other day you couldnt tell

Merry Monk
28-08-08, 08:28
I have seen it done as well, you wouldn't know the difference, just fit it as you would if there is a hole there, if you see what I mean:D

reimoboy
28-08-08, 08:32
Thanks guys T:

ahay!
28-08-08, 12:30
My rear offside window has a full height cupboard behind it too. When I had the windows tinted i had that one done in the same tint, then fitted black artists board behind the window. Job done. Nobody has ever mentioned it since. :D
.......................unless of course they're being kind :gl
................................which is, lets face it, unlikely :D

reimoboy
28-08-08, 12:35
My rear offside window has a full height cupboard behind it too. When I had the windows tinted i had that one done in the same tint, then fitted black artists board behind the window. Job done. Nobody has ever mentioned it since. :D
.......................unless of course they're being kind :gl
................................which is, lets face it, unlikely :D

Cheers Alan, sounds good to me T:

firstglass
28-08-08, 17:20
if its a T4, you have to cut the panel out still, or the window wont fit in the apature recess

reimoboy
28-08-08, 17:27
if its a T4, you have to cut the panel out still, or the window wont fit in the apature recess

Yes its a T4, I know you're the expert so won't argue with that, however it does seem some have done it without removing the panel, not sure now :confused:

vanbling
28-08-08, 17:38
Yes its a T4, I know you're the expert so won't argue with that, however it does seem some have done it without removing the panel, not sure now :confused:

Well I'm 100% sure! :)

The window does not need to be cut out! Mine have been in for well over a year now and people always think that it is a normal window.

The only time you would notice a possible difference would be if you have knocked back and rebonded skin to skin the cut out reveal when fitting your front window. This way the window sits further into the panel by a couple of millimetres. But this method is rarely follow as costs so much more/takes alot longer.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e351/fatblokescanfly/DSCF6426.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e351/fatblokescanfly/DSCF6439.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc121/turtleelbows/IMG_1212-1.jpg?t=1213983644

Fit in peace reimoboy T:

ahay!
28-08-08, 18:28
Sorry off topic but..........................

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc121/turtleelbows/IMG_1212-1.jpg?t=1213983644

Blimey VB they are some wheels :cool:

reimoboy
28-08-08, 18:49
Thanks Bling, looks like I should be OK then T:

vanbling
28-08-08, 20:16
RB please be assured if it didn't work spot on I wouldn't have done it. :ILU:

You'll have to be limo tint BTW

firstglass
28-08-08, 23:06
sorry, i asumed you wanted them to fit flush and look original

vanbling
29-08-08, 07:32
Ahahahaha PMSL LOL: H: Yeh your right mine looks so non original. LOL:

Maybe you could post up a picture of what the original look like. I will then post up a close up of mine when I get it back from the sprayers.

Rasp:

reimoboy
29-08-08, 07:51
You'll have to be limo tint BTW

Limo tint it is :ILU: