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Old 09-25-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I'll try the film.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It would be a nightmare to try to install privacy film on those leaded sections.

OP, can you switch out the door for something that has light only at the top, above head height??
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Stain glass paint would look awesome. Your leaded glass is perfect for it.

It can be removed for resale if you're concerned about that.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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I'm moving into a MPC, everyone has similar doors so I can't change the door. I noticed that some of our future neighbors had blinds or curtains, which didn't look attractive.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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I'm moving into a MPC, everyone has similar doors so I can't change the door. I noticed that some of our future neighbors had blinds or curtains, which didn't look attractive.
It's a shame they allow something as unattractive as blinds and curtains. I couldn't live in a place with those types of illogical restrictions. The frosting film is your only option that will look good. If you can't do it yourself, there are sign companies that can put the frost film on your glass for you. They'll do precision work.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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If that is true leaded glass the films will not stick well to it, and look bad. There are other alternatives, such as custom sized mini-blinds, spray painting with a translucent color, or if you don't need the light, simply cut and stain some 1/4" baltic birch plywood to match and install over each glass panel. If it were me, I'd remove the glass and install stained glass panels but that would be costly to have custom made (I do stained glass as a hobby).
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Add more "frosting" on the inside of the windows.

Rustoleum Frost Glass Spray 11 oz 1903830 Rustoleum Consumer Bran Spray Paint | eBay
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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If that is true leaded glass the films will not stick well to it, and look bad.
The glass itself isn't leaded. It just has lead dividers/connectors between the plates of glass.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Hmm. As long as it's nice out, and I'm home, my front door is open. It's not like I'm having sex on the other side of the door or walking around naked. Privacy is for the bedroom.. lol!
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