(Topic ID: 150896)

UV protection window film


By ktrain315

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by j_m_
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    #1 4 years ago

    Hey, has anybody used UV protection window film like this stuff?
    amazon.com link »

    I'd like to prevent fading as much as possible and stumbled across this film.
    I have a huge glass block window in my basement and I'm curious if this stuff would stick to it or not, or If I should even bother trying.
    Any thoughts?

    #2 4 years ago

    I think you could get the whole window coated in one piece

    But, yes. UV causes fade. Florescent lights create UV light too FYI

    #3 4 years ago

    I'm curious too, I know how bad UV is on the colors, every piece of artwork I have framed I use UV Filtering museum glass but I wonder how we could even test if the film is filtering out the UV?

    2 months later
    #5 4 years ago

    UV window films can filter at least 99% of UV rays and it's great for protecting your goods from fading! Have a look at Guardian Window Films

    #6 4 years ago

    UV Window Film reduces ultraviolet rays transmission to a maximum of 0.5% up to 380 nanometers and an average of 1% in the range from 300 nanometers to 400 nanometers.

    #8 4 years ago

    Have a professional do the install.

    I have window film on every window in my place. No fade anywhere and my electric bill in the summer got reduced by 2/3.

    #9 4 years ago

    pinster68 (here on pinside) ran a test with one of the more expensive UV films a few years ago and the results weren't very good (red construction paper; control piece inside a pinball machine cabinet, one piece near a window lined with the uv film, and a 3rd piece near a window with normal glass). the differences between the UV film and regular glass were noticable but both were extremely faded compared to the control paper
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/uv-window-protection

    I actually line the windows of my "game room" with this:
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Owens-Corning-FOAMULAR-150-2-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-R-10-Scored-Squared-Edge-Insulation-Sheathing-45W/100320352

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