Still waiting on the Ultra Thins. Will definitely update when I receive them. Supposed to ship this week (but that's also what they told me last week ;-)
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I finally received the Ultra Thins on Friday (about 6 weeks delivery) and tried installing them over the weekend. As expected, they are MUCH thinner and lighter than my original Premium Cockpit + Cabin Total Solution. The initial challenge was removing the 3M Dual Lock fasteners from the canopy employed by the original retaining clips. Jet Shades told me to leave the plane in the sun to get them to warm up a bit and they should peel right off. Any residue was supposed to be easily cleaned up with isopropyl alcohol. Not so easy. It actually took an hour of carefully prying the edges away and peeling back the Dual Lock fasteners, which left a significant amount of black gummy adhesive on the roof of the canopy. I also tried carefully heating the fasteners with my heat gun on low, but that did not improve the process. It was far too thick to just rub with alcohol, but I found that repeatedly rubbing my thumb firmly along the gummy surface (almost feels like a more resilient rubber cement) that I could eventually rub most of it off, coming back with a paper towel soaked in alcohol to clean the residue. After removing several fasteners in this fashion, I noticed I had also removed most of the skin from the pad of my right thumb, OUCH!dmloftus wrote: ↑Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:24 pm I talked with the owner of Jet Shades today. He is working on an Ultra Thins version for DA40/42 that he says never needs removing. The issues with the original (standard and premium versions) are the thickness of the base material and the two-layer bonding process with the reflective coating. He said the thicker shades start to warp and bubble when the cabin interior reaches 150F, which can happen on a hot sunny day with no ventilation. That is why they recommend removal on the ramp.
He says the new thinner material is not bonded and has been tested to over 200F. They block out the same amount of UV, but are significantly thinner and lighter. The only downside is the rear cabin shades are not simply press-fit like the originals, they require small Velcro fasteners. I currently have a set of the original premiums installed, I may be the first test case for the Diamond version of the Ultra Thins. Has anyone flown another aircraft with the Ultra Thins, like Bonanza, Cessna, Cirrus, or Piper?
Should receive next week - Will advise when I've tried them out.
Lol - 476DS (from the link above) is at the flight school where I have my NG.curts63 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:33 am I can understand having the ability to remove the shade when you want to. Sometimes the shade reduces your view at night. The tinting that was used in my airplane is designed for use on aircraft polycarbonates and acrylics. It doesn't transfer the heat to the plastics. It's also available in a lighter or darker shade. The same people that make the tint, also offer "slap shades", and do installations.
I'm not affiliated with them or get any kick backs. I just like the product.
https://wingviewtint.com/collections/ai ... amond-da40