Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 90
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carrera997 Works as advertised
Easy to install, came with a full set of instructions. The instructions on the outside of the box are useless. I put this up by myself on a 4x6 window. I used the Gila install kit which was convenient to have, but probably not necessary. My window is wider than the film, so I had to join two pieces together and that worked out well, there is a seam, but hardly noticeable. The mirror finish works great, it does offer the privacy during the day that I was looking for. I can now have my blinds fully open to have more light in the room. The tint does however reduce the light more than I'd like, but I figured as much when I ordered it.
October 7, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tiller good privacy but untidy finishing
this product was easy to apply but no matter how many hands i had to help me, or how slow i was in putting this product, i still didnt get a clean finish. i can still see the bubbles and its not like a clear mirror.
I liked the privacy part and for that its a very good product.
if u want to get a neat mirror then this is not the product. but if you more concerned about privacy then this is perfect.
the key to utmost neatness that u can achieve with this product is using lot of spray. you can make your own spray using 2/3 drops of baby soap in a spray bottle full of water, buy a sponge and squeegy from dollar store .... that way you dont have to waste money on gila spray kit.
April 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DigitalGuy Be patient
I've never put tinting on a window before. I found the included directions to be quite clear, but the first window was a bit of disapointment. I wasn't careful when cutting and moving the film and I ended up with some crinkles I couldn't completely work out.
I took more time on the second window and the result was quite good. Be sure to have a helper to peel and place the film. Once the film is applied be sure to trim the edges back about 2mm, it makes a huge difference on the finished appearance. Take the time to work the air bubbles out of the middle of the film and watch the corners for rolling back for up to an hour after applying. Looks good though. I'm pleased with the results.
July 1, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMac Mirrored Film
We were very pleased with this product. We found the youtube videos for Gila to be very helpful. Our windows look fantastic, we look forward to hot summer days now. My main reason to buy this was for privacy, during the day it is fantastic, no one can see in our home now. The biggest thing to take from the video is window prep, make sure you thoroughly clean the windows and scrape. And DO NOT APPLY WITH DIRECT SUN it doesn't work believe me.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Briness Excellent Product!
This product is awesome! You cannot see into my home when your walking by, or even up close. Great privacy. Also excellent for cutting down the glare on my 55" TV. I can watch it with the curtains wide open now!
I had no troubles installing this, two people works best so the film doesn't stick to itself. Use a sharp utility knife in the corners. The kit is pretty good as well, no problems with air bubbles.
Some of my corners ripped a little bit, it only rips if you pull on it when you haven't fully cut it.
If your not handy I wouldn't try this.
October 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sladeboys1 mirrored privacy window film
A great product in that you get the most film for your money.
I would recommend that it be sold in-store, however.
Great coverage, the best privacy of all film. Instruction okay.
Given that I have experience and wasted many a sheet, I
would recommend that one cut a small piece of film and
experiment first. It's not mentioned that each window's
chemical makeup ie old glass, screen door glass, is
different. It's also dependent on how much air you are
exposed to when applying ie outside or inside situated, as
that determines amount of water used.
October 31, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SamuelM I regret buying this BIG TIME
First of all, I bought this because it was my only option. I was already unhappy to have to buy the film AND the kit on top of it. How about selling everything together in a single kit? Then, instructions tell you to spray the window and BOTH SIDES of the film. As I predicted, spraying the window is more than enough. This is only to make you buy more spray than you really need.
Then i wasted half of the film for a single small window, because this thing is everything but easy to install. You need tape to take the two layers apart, and then the film folds and sticks to itself so that's that. Then, are we supposed to have precision tools to cut that film with a square angle? My (brand new) box cutter couldn't cut straight in the angles because of all the liquid, so it looks really bad.
At the end of the day, i spent $50 for something that I will have to replace.
I don't know how i will do to replace it and for my next window, but what I do know is that I will never buy anything from Gila again. Businesses have to make money, but this company is clearly dishonest and not customer-centered.
TL;DR: Don't buy it, you're better off with an auto-sticking film or a spray.
June 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hcgeotech Good product
Product is excellent once installed but not a simple install. Sticks to everything if not sprayed on sticky side of film and window. Too much spray and work harder to get water bubbles out from under film. Not enough and sticks to everything. I found that if I sprayed only the window and sticky side of film and set on window before spraying the exterior of the film, it handled not bad. Would have given 5 stars if not for the install process.
January 3, 2011