CAN YOU USE CLEAR FILM ON ALL THE WINDOWS OF A VEHICLE?
Clear film can be used on all windows (except the front windscreen). The Cancer Council Endorsed UV Clear film is the perfect solution for those who do not want a coloured film but want to achieve protection against harmful UV rays. UV Clear has been independently tested by ARPANSA and is rated at UPF 50+ […]
WHY CAN’T FILM BE APPLIED TO THE FRONT WINDSCREEN
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.
What is the purpose for using clear window film?
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 […]
Are Cancer Council Endorsed Window Films different to other films available in the marketplace?
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 RECOMMENDED THE DARKEST TINT. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
In Australia (and many other countries) there are state laws that require a minimum amount of (filtered) light must enter through glass. This is referred to as VLT or visual light transmitted. There are also restrictions where tint can be applied and no film of any type (including clear film) can be applied to the […]
HOW SHOULD I CLEAN THE WINDOWS WHERE THE WINDOW FILM HAS BEEN APPLIED?
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.
A FRIEND HAS TOLD ME THAT IF I APPLY WINDOW FILM ON MY NEW VEHICLE, MY CAR RADIO AND POSSIBLY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY. WHY WOULD THIS OCCUR?
The construction of window films can vary. The most common type of window film is what is referred to as a ‘metalised film’. This type of film has been used for some time as it provides very good heat rejection properties, however, metalised films are a known cause for what is known as electromagnetic interference […]
YOUR BROCHURE REFERS TO CANCER COUNCIL WINDOW FILMS HAVING A UPF RATING OF 50+. I HAVE HEARD OF SPF BUT NOT UPF. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
Sunscreens and lotions are usually measured using Sun Protection Factor (or SPF). Items such as shade sails, umbrellas and some clothing (and window films) can be marketed showing Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). In order to market any product that displays a UPF rating, the product must have undergone testing with ARPANSA. Cancer Council is a […]
One of my colleagues has described window films as ‘environmentally friendly”’. What do they mean by this?
Window films are often described as being ‘environmentally friendly’. There are a number of reasons why this is so. The patented manufacturing process minimises impact on our environment. High Performance Films provide excellent heat rejection which means that the air conditioner in the vehicle works more efficiently, therefore contributing to improved fuel efficiency – all […]