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Hey guys, I've come in search of some help/tips on tinging the window on my case.

I just ordered an Antec Eleven hundreds for a great price and wanted to know if it would be possible to tint the HUGE side window. i dont want to black it out too much, just enough so the light comming from my case fans/CPU cooler dosn't light up everything within 5 feet of the case tongue.gif
Is there some kind of static film i could use? somthing that could be removed? or should i go with that auto glass tinter people use to tint their head/tail lights?
    
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that actually sounds like an interesting idea. Why dont you just get tint from an auto shop and then just put it on. Im sure it is possible to tint the window. You should post pics here after if you do do it, im curious to what it would look like.
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thats what im leaning towards.... but id much rather find some sort of static cling film or somthing.. somthing thats not so perminant if it looks bad tongue.gif
    
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You could always measure the clear window and order a piece of 3mm acrylic from a place like ePlastics or Tap Plastics, they sell a bunch of tinted acrylic in all different colors and shades.... You could go with something like solar bronze or translucent black.
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I just did this myself. Click the link in my Sig to see how it turned out.
 
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post #6 of 6
I have tinted windows for years, and have tinted just about everything you can tint.

Stay away from static cling film...static inside the PC is bad...lol...and if it was to release inside your case and fall off... you'll be very mad.gif

You can purchase spray on window film...however if you screw up the application you will be replacing the side panel. It does not wipe off.

I would recommend going to your local tint shop asking them for a couple feet of film and practice on an old window before you attempt your case. (Practice is the key)

Make sure your surface is clean and lint free...before you begin or it will be full of dirt which leaves white bubbles on your tint job... doh.gif

Remember the darker the film the thicker it is...and less forgiving.

If you apply it and don't like it remove it immediately as if that glue starts to dry the film is there for life as you would not be able to scrape it off with out damaging the side panel.

So good luck and let us know how it goes!!

When squeegeeing the water/soap mixture out from between the film and window start in the middle and do a cross pattern to secure the film in place. then just squeegee the mixture out.
Once you have got the solution out take a bank card or auto body filler applicator and cover it with a paper towel and go over it again...same pattern as you used the 1st time to ensure you get as much of the moisture out as you can.
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