What is Window Film?
Window film is optical grade polyester sheeting with coloured dye and/or metal particles imbedded into its surface to reduce the transmission of solar heat, light, and ultraviolet rays through a pane of glass, simultaneously reducing glare.
How is window film applied to glass?
The film has a powerful adhesive on one side that is kept clean by a protective liner which is removed at time of installation. We completely clean and prep the glass prior to installation. Using a special mounting solution, squeegee and stainless cutting blades, we prepare, fit and secure the film to the glass.
Why Is window film a better choice than tinted glass?
Window films provide numerous benefits including solar heat and ultraviolet rejection and they can be easily fitted to most existing glass which makes them less costly than replacing windows with tinted glass. They also help protect occupants from flying shards of broken glass in the event of accidental breakage.
Can window film stop fading?
Window films are constructed with ultraviolet stabilised, dyed polyester which blocks up to 99 percent of the ultraviolet energy that is harmful to humans and damaging to fabrics and furnishings. However, ultraviolet energy is only one of the factors that contribute to fading. It is estimated that ultraviolet is responsible for roughly 40 to 60 percent of fading.
Is the film applied to the inside or outside of the vehicle?
All film is applied to the inside of the vehicle. Window fIlm preparation does involve working with the film on the outside initially.
How long does it take? Do I have to book? Can I wait whilst it is done?
We offer a same day service but will depend on how busy we are and yes, appointments have to be made. You may wait, we are close to town and we make a great cup of tea! Or you can drop it off and return when completed. On average if dropped 9.30am, the car will be ready by 3pm. We will be able to give you an estimated finish time.
How long before the window film on my car will be dry?
We recommend you leave your windows wound up for the first 48 hours. After that there is a drying process, which can take up to 2 weeks before the film is completely dry.
What is meant by "Curing" and how long does it take?
All window film installers use a special soapy solution during installation. It is normal for some of this solution to become trapped between the glass and the film, requiring time to "dry-out". The curing or dry-out time is necessary for window film adhesive to properly bond to the glass. How long it takes depends on factors such as the film type and climate during and after installation completion.
What do I need to know about maintenance?
After the dry-out process is complete your window film will not need any special care. Cleaning window film can be done safely with mild soapy water and a soft cloth or soft paper towel. Do not use any rough or abrasive materials for cleaning the film side of the glass. Always use cloths that are free of contamination or dirt particles.