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Old 06.08.2011, 22:10
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Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

I have a big window and live on ground floor. I think great solution in my case would be a window film, but where can I get it??????? Perfect would be the kind with mirror effect or any with "one way see through". Any advice? On-line or around Basel? Please advise.
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Old 06.08.2011, 22:21
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

I've seen some different types of window film sold at OBI (home-improvement) stores here near Zurich, but it was more like the patterned type of film that, for example, might be used on a window in a bathroom or on a shower door. But I think some people use them on regular windows as well. They're usually only semi-opaque, so they do let some light through. I'm sure a place like Coop Bau & Hobby would sell it as well.
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

Do you have a picture so we can have an idea of what exactly you are looking for ?
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Old 06.08.2011, 23:55
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Do you have a picture so we can have an idea of what exactly you are looking for ?

sames as black/mirrored windows in a car or office buildings , you can look outside but not inside.
Id call up one of the car installing people and ask.
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

Thank you Carrie F, I will try in Obi or Coop.
Jac, this is what I mean (not necessary so professional) http://img.alibaba.com/photo/4034373...indow_film.jpg
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

You can also get it at Coop Bau + Hobby. I just went and saw some there (the peel and stick kind). It was in Basel, but I'm sure the Bau + Hobby places sell the same things everywhere.
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Old 07.08.2011, 09:36
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

Depending on the size of the window (s), you do not want to do it yourself. It is a bit tricky to make sure all of the air bubbles are out. If not, it will look like the dog's breakfast.

If it is a large window, I suggest you look to one of the services that do car windows. They have a selection of films that cut out the light as well as mirror effect films. For a decent size window (sliding doors), should not cost more than about CHF 250.

If a small window, Jumbo and the others sell the film by the roll.
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

You could get the blinds that can be moved up or down to let in more or less light. They attach to the for corners of the frame and hold move up or down on a thread.
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I have a big window and live on ground floor. I think great solution in my case would be a window film, but where can I get it??????? Perfect would be the kind with mirror effect or any with "one way see through". Any advice? On-line or around Basel? Please advise.
I bought a roll of plain "etched glass" effect sticky stuff from Manor. Ikea also had some similar and cheaper stuff in their bathroom section. Great if you want to see if you have the talent to get the bubbles out. Have fun.
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

Thank you all !!!!!
I think I will start with buying a roll in one of shops you suggested and put just a stripe through the middle of my window (it is a huge window). If this doesn't work I will ask some professionals or go for blinds....
Again thanks!
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

look on youtube for the right technique. I tried car windows ones and I will never save money doing it myself again... A window (straight) should be easier
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Re: Window film for privacy, where can I get it?

manor also sells it. check the curtain department.
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