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Clear coat on glass adhesion

Hey guys. Can't seem to find if anyone has had success or not, but here goes.

Would acrylic urethane or polyurethane clear coat stick to automotive glass? We talking side windows on a newer car. I would assume as long as I scuffed up the glass enough, I might have a chance. But my big concern is long term durability.

Reason I ask, is local law enforcement is cracking down "big time" on tinted side windows, got out of two MVI and fines already, and my windows arent even that dark. And the Law states that no FILM is allowed, so my thought is if I did it right, I could tint clear just like when doing taillights and such, and the results (after a sand and polish) would look just like a factory applied, built in tint.

Any thoughts?

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A polyurethane can be made to work with using a glass acid for prep or a mechanical scratch like you offered. Acrylic will work but not last as long.

Not knowing make of car and even if did, not knowing the design of the window rubbers or cat whiskers, the best suggestion I can give you is don't even think about it.

Lateral scraping will shorten the life of the clear real fast and you will have a royal mess as there will be no way to save the glass in the car at this point.

A mirror or headlight, A-OK but not the side glass.
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Paint is measured by 'film thickness' so you would get ticketed anyway.
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Lateral scraping will shorten the life of the clear real fast and you will have a royal mess as there will be no way to save the glass in the car at this point.
That was my other concern. I mean, I do my best to make sure my interior windows are always clean, but theres really nothing I can do to prevent dust from collecting in the sweeps when the window is rolled down. 2008 Ford Fusion, btw.

Ah well, I guess I'll have to buy a second set of glass incase I ever get VI'd.
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