No. Films cannot be applied to the windscreen, however, the good news is that the windscreen on all new vehicles is made from laminated glass. Laminated glass delivers very high UV protection – it blocks out the majority of both UVA and UVB rays.
Clear film is often applied over privacy glass. Given that privacy glass is usually quite dark (and may have a measured VLT as low as 20-25%) it is not legal to apply a coloured film over this. Application of a clear film can deliver the maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The MotorOne […]
Yes. The range of Cancer Council Endorsed Window Films differ in a number of ways: Optical Clarity: all films in the range feature outstanding optical clarity. Independent Testing: All films have been tested by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and have received the highest possible UPF rating of 50+. Cancer Council […]
The dealership where I purchased my vehicle has sold me the darkest legal tint. What does this mean?
In Australia (and many other countries) there are state laws that state the minimum amount of (filtered) light that must enter through glass. This is referred to as VLT or visual light transmittance. The front windows must be no darker that 35% and for the rear windows, in most states, this can be as dark […]
Use a good quality cloth or chamois and warm water. Window cleaners can be used, provided the cleaning agent does not contain any ammonia. Ammonia in the cleaner will burn the film and leave what appears to be a permanent streak.
I have just taken delivery of my new vehicle and noticed my window film appears to be hazy and milky in appearance – is this normal?
This is quite normal. High performance window films need to fully cure and (and any moisture evaporate) before maximum optical clarity is achieved. Curing time varies and is dependent on temperature and humidity. In cooler climates window films can take up to 14 days to fully cure.
What should I expect when I take delivery of my vehicle – will there be any difference in the appearance of my paintwork?
Essentially, ceramic coatings will enhance the colour and shine of your paintwork. Visually, results will vary and this is dependent on the colour and type of paint. The coating takes around 3 days to fully cure. Once curing is completed, the coating will achieve maximum gloss and protection.
Maintenance is quick and easy. Simply hand wash the vehicle using the HYDRO carwash shampoo (or any pH neutral car wash) and chamois dry. We recommend always washing the vehicle in the shade when the metal is cool. Avoid using commercial car washes, which often dispense strong detergents which may contain solvents.
Protektiv HYDRO is a new generation ceramic paint coating. Unlike traditional paint protection products which can break down over time, the combination of traditional and advanced ceramics in this formula deliver a coating that outlasts and out performs many other ceramic paint coatings. HYDRO coating contains both Silicon Dioxide and Silicon Carbide. Silicon Dioxide creates […]