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white tint

tired of black tinted windows, how about white?
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thought occured to me today while scraping the ice off my car. there shouldn't be ice in dallas, but that's another idea. black tinted windows are not only useful, but also very popular. i think people enjoy the privacy. and the 'kids' like it these days too. so what about having windows tinted so that they're white? i'm not sure how you'd do it, or if it would look as good as i imagine... but it's the *idea* man... it would look sweet on a white car i think.
halcyon, Dec 29 2000

iMac (Snow) http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/
The Apple iMac, now available in 'Snow' [hippo, Dec 29 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

3M Switchable Privacy Film http://www.3m.com/m...duct69_p.html#Photo
Privacy film for window "tinting." Clear when power is applied, frosted when power is removed. [bristolz, Dec 29 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       What you'd want would be a "scrim" on the windows which was light colored on the outside and dark on the inside. Indeed, I've seen vans with designs painted on the exteriors which covered the windows as well; since the windows had scrims on them, it was possible to see out but from the outside the windows were almost invisible.
supercat, Dec 29 2000
  

       yes, i guess i have seen scrim's on busses now that you mention it supercat. that's exactly what i was thinking of... baked.
halcyon, Dec 29 2000
  

       Actually, now that I think about it I do find it a little surprising that scrims aren't used in more places as "one-way glass". Unlike conventional one-way glass, a scrim doesn't require a substantial brightness differential between the inside and outside.
supercat, Dec 29 2000
  

       Do you mean an opaque coating within the glass (as modern windscreens are laminated, this shouldn't be too hard) with many tiny holes, like a vast array of pinhole cameras?
Gimp, Feb 12 2001
  

       Gimp: Precisely.
supercat, Feb 12 2001
  

       3M makes a "switchable privacy film" intended to be laminated to glass. Normally a translucent, frosted white, it becomes instantly clear when power is applied. See link, (if'n ya' wan'ta)
bristolz, Feb 14 2001
  

       I've seen this on buses here as well... but I've also seen a pretty big trend of people using this sort of "tint" type of thing that causes holograms to appear in the windows from certain angles.
AfroAssault, May 03 2001
  

       Am I the only one who wonders about the utility of dark window tinting in regards to heat reduction? I like the idea of a white window tinting.
phoenix, Jun 05 2002
  
      
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