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Old 10-08-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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What can I cover my garage door windows with so as to get light in but keep prying eyes out? I was thinking about spraying some of that frosted glass stuff on the windows. Does that hold up against moisture and condensation?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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I cut some frosted plexi to set in the window. Works great and is easy to do, as well as being easy to remove when needed.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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I cut some frosted plexi to set in the window. Works great and is easy to do, as well as being easy to remove when needed.
How did you affix it to the window so it doesn't fall out when the overhead door opens.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:51 PM   #4
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How about mirrored window tint?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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How about mirrored window tint?
Yes but if they put their face to the glass then they can see inside.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #6
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I cut some frosted plexi to set in the window. Works great and is easy to do, as well as being easy to remove when needed.
Actually, I could screw it to the wooden part of the door. I'm starting to like that idea.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
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They make frosted glass film you apply like window tint. I put this in my bathroom on the lower portion of my double hung window.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:20 PM   #8
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Window film does a good job --> (click here)

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:57 PM   #9
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I use the prismatic diffuser plexi used for drop-in fluorescent lighting. It's easy to cut and pretty cheap. It can be held in place with small velcro pads on the corners that will allow you to remove the pieces for cleaning. It does not block light from coming in, and actually helps scatter it around the shop. It also totally obscures the contents of the building.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:05 AM   #10
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This isn't perfect but it works well for me. I cover my garage door windows from the inside with four 1/4" masonite panels that are white on the inside and black on the outside. They are up at all times when I am not in the garage. They are down when I want natural light during the day and up at night when I am working in the garage. From the outside, you can not see that the garage lights are on when I am working inside at night. The panels fit into a plastic lattice slot along the top edge and are fastened with velcro along the bottom edge. It takes about 30 seconds to remove or install all 4 panels - no tools involved.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:16 AM   #11
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^^^ Here are the materials I used. The total cost was about $25 so it was a pretty inexpensive solution.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #12
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I had this made up, you can see in if you put your face up to the window, you can see out with no issues.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #13
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They make frosted glass film you apply like window tint. I put this in my bathroom on the lower portion of my double hung window.
That stuff works great, is cheap and easy to apply. I used it years ago at my parent's place to cover up a glass window.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:43 PM   #14
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I had this made up, you can see in if you put your face up to the window, you can see out with no issues.
That looks really cool, any pictures of the rest of your garage?
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #15
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I used the frosted film .....Holds up good ...Its been there about 25 years
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