Automotive Window Films – How Does Window Tinting Protect Your Kids?

car window tinting collingwood parkDo you know that children mostly benefit when you place car window tints on your car? Children’s eyes are also vulnerable to the dangers of UV radiation and because of that, they should also be protected at all times.

But how does tinting your car’s windows provides protection to kids?

Do you know that millions of Australian children and also getting high levels of ultraviolet rays from the sun when they are inside their vehicles? Although the levels of radiation are not as high when kids are indoors, it is also known that UV rays flow freely through normal unprotected window glass.

Also, children are more at risk of vision damage because their ocular lenses are still unable to filter UV, which will make the radiation reach their retina easily and can cause damage to them not like adults. Children who are in danger because of this radiation are at risk of blurry vision or even cataracts.

When inside a moving vehicle, children are more likely to seat near windows as they are attracted by what is going on outside and the sunlight. Children are at risk of UV radiation damage especially when they are in a car with no window tinting.

Parents who are especially concerned with their children should consider getting a window tint for their vehicles since this can block up to 99 percent of UV rays without harming the visibility of your vehicle. Also, car windows are not the only place you should consider window tint since you can have them in your house. Once done, you are giving more protection to your kids which will make you more at ease.…

DIY Car Window Tinting – How To Prevent Window Tint Bubbles

car window tinting coalfallsIf you love your car, you only want the best for your vehicle every time. This is the same when you when you find unsightly bubbles popping up on the tint of your car windows. But can you fix this yourself or just let these bubbles be?

Why do they happen?

Bubbles sometimes happen, especially after the application process. Since some droplets of water get trapped in between the window and the film. Bubbles should also happen within two weeks after application since if they don’t this could mean a poor application.

Other reasons why bubbles can happen is when dirt and debris entered the window before application. This can prevent the adhesive from sticking. Bubbles can also occur when the tint is breaking down or the adhesive is failing.

How to prevent window tint bubbles

The best course of action when it comes to tint bubbles is to prevent them from developing in the first place. Here are some ways you can do this:

Choose quality film for your windows. Make sure that you only choose high-quality tint for your vehicle windows since this will lessen the chances of having bubbles.

Have your films installed by a tint professional. Choose only professional car window tinting installers to do the job for you since this will lessen the chances of having permanent bubbles on your window screens.

Proper cleaning. Once the installation is done, make sure to only use recommended products for cleaning as the wrong products which contain ammonia can damage the film and adhesive. Only use products that are labelled ‘for use on tinted windows’ or just use plain soap and water.

 Follow these tips to remove air bubbles in window tint and you will have a great looking vehicle for years.…

How Dark Can Your Car Tint Be?

car window tinting woodendHow dark can you really get your car tinted? That is one question most of you have when you are considering to car window tint your vehicle. Of course, you really have to consider the film you will place on your vehicle as you do not want to break the law.

Each state in Australia adhere to different tinting laws and if you are not careful, your car may be stopped and will be handed a ticket. Another problem that you have to consider is if you ended up having an illegal tint, which could stop you from registering your vehicle.

If you ended up in an accident and the insurance company saw that the contributing factor for the incident is because of the illegal tint, this may make your vehicle insurance null and void. All because you were not able to comply with the tinting regulations.

Following the law:

The allowed visual light transmission or VLT that is allowed in Australia is a minimum of 35%, which does not include the front windscreen. The front side, back side, and rear windows have an allowed of more than 35% VLT while the windshield is not allowed to have a tint except on the uppermost corner with only 10% VLT.

You also need to familiarize the vehicle design codes to help you classify your vehicle which are NA, NB, NC, MD, and ME. These categories are placed on your vehicle’s compliance plate which can be found next to the driver’s seat or in the engine bay.

If your vehicle is truck, an SUV or van, check your compliance plate to make sure that you are allowed to have darker car window tint. In any case, make sure to check the law regarding window tinting so that you can be confident to drive your vehicle and enjoy benefits of a tinted car.…

Understanding Window Tint Laws

There are a number of reasons why we want car window tinting beside from wanting the car to look good. But whatever our reasons are, we should know what window tint laws we have in our state to avoid violating them.

The law. The rules regarding window tinting can be found in the vehicle code section in your state so better check that out first before heading to a window tinter.automotive tint

Most state laws are concerned with the amount of light transmittance the safety glass of the vehicle gets so if your car is above with the requirement they alow then you are not complying with their rules. Check the law regarding their requirements for light transmittance for the front side and rear windows because they are different.

Medical importance. If you have a valid vision-related condition then you may be exempted with window tinting laws since most states have a medical exemption when it comes to drivers with lupus, sunlight allergy, melanoma and photosensitivity.

If you are stopped by a traffic enforcer, just present your medical exemption documentation and the enforcer will not give you any violation.

Your documentation can contain:

  • a prescription or a detailed letter from your doctor specifying your need for that specific tint.
  • a detail about the specific amount of sunlight exposure you need for your medical needs.
  • the vehicle plate number and type to which the tint is placed.
  • the prescription duration and expiration date.

If you are unsure what laws are in place in your state, you can also ask your car window tinter so that they can guide you in your choices of tint.