Is it possible to treat normal glass to be UV-resistant?

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  1. Erector

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    Err. Question as title, really. Looking to get some detolfs to display my TFs in my lovely new house, but would like to make them UV-resistant if at all possible!!! I've googled but can't find anything with any of the search terms I've tried :( 

    So is it possible to make normal glass UV-proof, or do you need to get "proper" UV proof glass?
     
  2. grimlock1972

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    i think you can id suggest you go to a home improvement or hardware store and tell them what you want to do and they should be able to hook you up
     
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    Clever boy oddsey!

    Yeah some sort of film would work wonders. Cheers sah!
     
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    oddsey Fuzzy Wuzzy was a woman?

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    I might have to look into some of that film to put over my windows since due to the angle of my house around 6-ish a huge chuck of my collection ends up in direct sunlight
     
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    Glass actually already blocks a large portion of the UV spectrum as it is. Thats why glass lensed shades work better, and my 80's Zartan never changed colour indoors.

    But yeah, normal glass isn't 100%. But a glass cabinet not in direct sunlight is probably fine.
     
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    The problem is in my new place, it looks like the only place we'll be able to put cabinets will be directly in front of a window haha. Which is why I'm looking into all options :D 
     
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    Well, normal glass blocks around 85% of UV (and the thicker the better), so a glass cabinet would block 85% of that. So in the end you'd only have to protect against 6.25% of actual sunlight.

    I dunno. I guess because its right in front of the window I'd worry too.
     
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    This is what I was thinking, maybe some kinds of automotive window tint would work also.
     
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    Board up the window and install shelving in that new empty space. :) 
     
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    Ya, if we needed sunlight God would have made us out of Chlorophyll. See? GCSE Biology at work there kids.
     
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    You... you mean you're not green???

    Think we're going to get some of the film and apply it to the window. Original plan was to try and treat the actual glass of the Detolfs but that, on further consideration, is a ******ed idea :lol 
     
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    So I guess that Avatar picture is an ACTUAL picture of you? ;) 
     
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    It's me without my glasses :lol 
     
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    I've got a few zoids that would say other wise but I assume its just due to the type of glass.
     
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    Glass thickness is a factor, and glass won't block 100% of UV, around 85% for a normal pane. So what happened to your Zoids just took longer is all.
     

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