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Posted: 3/4/2006 9:30:06 PM EDT
I have a couple windows that I don’t want anyone to see in.
Shades and blinds are not an option so what is the best way to frost them or make them translucent without permanently harming the glass?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:30:58 PM EDT
My parents used some spray in a can. It worked pretty good.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:32:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:32:14 PM EDT
What about window tint for auto glass?
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:33:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 9:33:28 PM EDT by bastiat]
They make rolls plastic for just such uses. Your local hardware store should have some.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:41:15 PM EDT
+1 on the spray can coating.

One coat and you can still kind of see through it; two coats, and all you can make out is light or dark, no detail. That's what I used on the windows in the basement.

About $4 a can and if you dont like it, it scrapes off with a putty knife.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 9:42:05 PM EDT
You can use "whiting"
Kind of a flour thing(calcium carbonate I think)

Essentially "white wash."
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:49:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 10:51:17 PM EDT by schwindj]
Try this stuff:
Frosted Static Cling Privacy Window Film

Looks like exactly what you are looking for. If it isnt let me know I can dig up some other stuff.

James
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:52:06 PM EDT
Stick it in the freezer for a few hrs then pour a beer in it...
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:02:17 PM EDT
A quick shot of baby batter....
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:03:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 11:03:30 PM EDT by Barrelburner]
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:09:20 PM EDT
Contact paper.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:09:44 PM EDT
There's glass paint or some stuff called Gallery Glass. They both give the glass a stained glass look. Either scrape off or peel off. You can get them at Wally World.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:22:18 AM EDT
I tape aluminum foil over my windows so my neighbors won't see me watching porn. Plus it repels aliens. This is a stopgap measure until I can finish building my fort.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:25:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JavaMan:
I tape aluminum foil over my windows so my neighbors won't see me watching porn. Plus it repels aliens. This is a stopgap measure until I can finish building my fort.



+1 on the foil.

Used it in college to keep light and heat out.

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:49:15 AM EDT
Place glass next to ex-wife’s heart.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:03:34 AM EDT
I saw something on one of those home redecorating shows the other day. It was a static vynal sheet. Wet down the window, put it on, squeege off the excess water. Done. It peels right back off, too. Not a clue what the name brand was, though.
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