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Old 07-17-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Window tint gassers

Any body know how the 60's gassers tinted there windows.I have a project that needs this treatment thanks.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

129 hits for window tint on the search, here is one

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ht=window+tint
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

colored plexi or years ago i know some guys used somthing called spray tint ....or just get colord tint
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

Lexan (Polycarbonate) only comes in clear or a smoked tint....

Pexi-glass comes in numerous colours.....

As suggested above, tint or paint with a transulent paint....
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

There is a guy on ebay who sells tint in old school colors, Lt. blue, orange, yellow etc. Search gasser.

Some say it will work on plexiglass and lexon, some say it wont.

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Old 07-17-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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If you go to summit they sell the colored tint way cheaper than the ebay guy.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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The pic you posted of the Chilly Willys gasser has pexi-glass side windows...
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #8
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color tint straight 60's style
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for your help , my 36 well love you all
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:34 PM   #10
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oreillys has it as well in red,blue,green and yellow
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:23 PM   #11
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oreillys has it as well in red,blue,green and yellow
It doesn't show up on the website. You got a link? brand? picture?
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:36 AM   #12
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

They did not tint the windows in the 60s.

They used plexi-glass for windows to save weight. The same reason that they cut holes in everything. It was all about HP to weight ratio.

The first aftermarket window tinting kit that I remember was a liquid that you sprayed on the glass and let it run down the glass in a controlled run. Yeah it was PITA, messy and never worked well.

In my area colored plexi-glass windows was an instant ticket as soon as the police saw it. I did have a friend that used a very light colored green Plexi-glass in his 55 street racer to save weight but not get hassled by the cops. It was not an obvious in your face tint. He took out the window regulators too and used a vinyl strap with snaps to raise and lower the plexi-glass.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:01 AM   #13
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:35 AM   #14
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

The old gassers usually used colored plexi for their
windows - the plexi for weight savings and colored,
just because it looked 'ciool'.

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Old 07-19-2010, 07:43 AM   #15
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Any body know how the 60's gassers tinted there windows.I have a project that needs this treatment thanks.
They didn't tint their windows they put in tinted/colored plexiglass.

But the way I remember windows getting tinted was a paint of sorts that came in a spray can for tinting windows. It was called of all things Window Tint, you could buy it at the auto parts or from JC whittney, and at some variety stores like western auto or Wolworths.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:46 AM   #16
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We used colored plexiglass in ours. At the 68 NHRA Nationals they made us replace it with clear. We were told it was a starter visibility issue. But then only some of the cars had this enforced. Ya gotta love tech guys. I'm sure it cost us a class win.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #17
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go to your local chain auto parts store and get a spray bomb for painting chrome to look annodized and it comes in most colors and works pretty good just remember the more coats the darker it gets
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #18
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #19
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

They used spray on tint back in the day too if they weren't worried about saving weight. Helped a friend tint the windows in his 55 chevy gasser. We used green tint film. Worked great and has to be way less of a mess than the spray and less work than plexiglass that scratches very easy.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #20
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Default Re: Window tint gassers

Although spray tint was available then, as was said, colored plex(acrylic) was normally used. Today the same result could be achieved using colored film on clear. That would allow you to use Lexan(polycarbonate) rather than acrylic. The reason you would want to do that is because Lexan doesn't tend to crack like acrylic does. Some clear Lexan isn't really clear, so watch for that. For an additional charge both polycarbonate and acrylic are available with a scratch resistant coating. Finally, ubnless the plastic has the scratch resistant coating, don't clean it with anything containing ammonia. Some window cleaners contain ammonia, and over time that will make the surface cloudy.
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