Opaque film for glass

Where can I purchase the plastic film, used to make a standard window look opaque?
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Craft shops or theatre suppliers. A web search for "glass frosting" or "frosted glass" should bring up a few good hits.
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somewhere.
Just be sure you never want to take it off again without replacing the glass.
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Opaque is easy with sticky backed plastic (i.e. Hobbycraft or WH Smith). If you find some translucent stuff, suitable for bathroom windows, let me know. I can't find it anywhere.
Christian.
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"Christian McArdle" wrote | Opaque is easy with sticky backed plastic (i.e. Hobbycraft or WH Smith). | If you find some translucent stuff, suitable for bathroom windows, let | me know. I can't find it anywhere.
If stained glass effect would be bearable, you can get it in Argos. Page 944 underneath the workbenches next to the tasteful plastic folding doors.
Owain
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No, it has to be white frosted or a tight white geometric pattern. No dolphins, no stars, no flowers, no "pretty" colours.
I'm beginning to think it will be easier to just buy some etched glass.
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Christian McArdle wrote: No, it has to be white frosted or a tight white geometric pattern. No dolphins, no stars, no flowers, no "pretty" colours. I'm beginning to think it will be easier to just buy some etched glass. Christian. or some Hydrofluoric acid and DIY....
OK perhaps not, HF is nasty stuff (I use it at work, and have the antidote on hand at home as well), but thats how its done .
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Can't you get that spray on stuff as well ? It's like spray paint in an aerosol can.
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Try http://www.keyind.co.uk Look under Home > Office > Window blinds & Film - there's several varieties including translucent.
Can't vouch for the firm as I've never tried them
hth David
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On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 09:05:22 +0100, "Richard"

Anyone used the spray on stuff which gives a frosted look ?
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Yes. It comes off with the *slightest* encouragement. It also cracks over time, so it ends up looking "crazed". I wouldn't use it again.
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Thanks, I always thought it LOOKED too good to be true
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Hi,
it does come off easily, but can be quickly removed with a stanley blade paint scraper and redone.
There is also this stuff- expensive but good.
http://www.e-peels.co.uk/designs.htm
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Have a look in your local phone book for vinyl sign makers. They buy this stuff in rolls for cutting out lettering They will be able to supply opaque, tinted, one way mirror, etched, crystal etc.
hth
JW
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wrote:

Solids black Famlon from B&Q will make it nicely opaque.
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Sign suppliers should sell you some translucent vinyl.
Before applying it make sure the window is perfectly clean and then give it a good misting with water with some windscreen washer fluid in it. Put the vinyl on and then use something like a credit card to squeeze the water out from under the vinyl - this prevents annoying air bubbles.
HTH
Shaun
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You can have plain sheet glass sandblasted - doesn't look any different to basic acid etched. Your glass supplier should know who and where or try yellow pages for stained glass, specialist glass etc. Not expensive. Not in-situ though, you take the glass to them.
cheers
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