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.
I was told by a friend that if I install a window film on my new vehicle, my car radio won’t work properly. Why would this occur?
Many new makes and models of vehicles do not have an exterior car aerial. Instead, the car aerial is embedded into the glass – very often the rear window. Metalised window films can interfere with reception (particularly in some regional areas). This is known as electromagnetic interference (EMI). Our patented colouration process allows us to […]
I noticed on a brochure that the Cancer Council Window Films have a UPF 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 […]
Yes – all glass has some protection against UV. The rejection of UVB is in most cases far greater than UVA – you may be exposed to up to double the amount UVA when driving. Given that both UVA and UVB have been proven to be harmful and contribute to skin cancers, it is important […]