What is the best UV shield

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by bill lambeth » September 8th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Hate a dome ! Big time over kill ! Dark towels for me ! Put up 4 domes at one time ! Yea right ! Way to much work !

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by kennycrane » September 8th, 2013, 7:17 pm

Like someone said whatever works for ya!

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by wilz » September 12th, 2013, 12:14 am

bill lambeth wrote:Hate a dome ! Big time over kill ! Dark towels for me ! Put up 4 domes at one time ! Yea right ! Way to much work !
Black towels? Bill.

I have used them too but usually white ones. Don't they, black towels, absorb too much heat?

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by candyman » September 13th, 2013, 2:27 am

I use the DK shield. I dont use a dome. I sometimes will use a thick, Green or Purple, Hand towel to cover the bridge and my tray with resin. I always use a heavy long Green beach towel to protect the car while working on it. I discovered at the begining not to use that rubber/foam hood cover. The towels work great and its soft. Wont scratch the hood. Folds nicely. I throw them in the wash with tide & fabric softner when they need it. Works for me.
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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by screenman » July 6th, 2017, 10:09 am

Shield for me, the towels work though but not quite as good as shown by tests I carried out.

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by screenman » July 7th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Until they blow off halfway througha repair, yep been there and done that. On a windy sunny day I will use a combination of shield and towel, that unwanted UV is not going to get between myself and a quality repair.

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by sunshine wr » July 10th, 2017, 6:08 am

Get you some suction cups and make your own any size you want.
https://www.amazon.com/Weldflame-Orange ... on+curtain
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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by NMChipTech » September 25th, 2017, 8:22 pm

I have the Delta Dome, UV protector (amber colored, and a blue UV protector from Glass Technology. Use all three. All three are conversation starters. Towels don't look professional. MO
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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by Broken12 » September 30th, 2017, 6:14 pm

I use Liquid resins uv shield. It’s a little larger at 21”x21” and cost 25.00. I have used the blue uv shield from Glass Technology but didn’t like the fact that the back side of the suction cups have exposed bolts and nuts. Always afraid they could scratch the paint if not careful with it.

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Re: What is the best UV shield

Post by Jtmac » August 13th, 2018, 12:49 pm

A simple flat screen (plastic) that suction cups to the windshield works very well. Small, light, fast and puts the break in complete shade.

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