Car Window Tinting in Melbourne
Window Tinting is one of the most cost-effective ways to enhance the appearance of your vehicle. It will reduce the glare that enters your cabin space through the glass and assist your vehicle’s air conditioning to maintain a comfortable climate.
All window film will prevent up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays from penetrating the glass on which it is applied, assisting in keeping your vehicle’s interior from fading and deterioration.
In accordance with VicRoads legislation, window film can be applied to all windows (except the windscreen) to a Visual Light Transmittance (VLT) rating of 35%. This applies to Melbourne and all of Victoria.
Car Window Tinting Explained
Some people might say that car window tinting is easy! Some high volume outlets simply don’t have the time to take the care needed to ensure your car receives the best possible result. Some outlets only tint new cars and simply don’t understand what is required to achieve sensational results on anything other than the brand of vehicle they are familiar with; others seem to use poor quality film and it shows in their work.
At AAWT, we have a solid client base servicing all types of vehicles. From brand new to classics, hybrids to performance, luxury to people movers and everything in between. Our extensive knowledge of makes and models enables us to achieve results that eludes some others.
As you would expect, AAWT is a long time member of the WFAANZ proving our commitment to quality and workmanship.
Our 4 levels of protection include:
Our most popular film!
We have been using this film for many years and even after all this time, it still performs as well as any of the newer stuff. There are literally thousands of vehicles tinted with this film. Available in both metalized for superior heat rejection and carbon for vehicles with electronics impregnated into the glass. Lifetime warranty.
Premium quality. Thicker, more scratch resistant and better heat rejection. It costs a little more, but you will easily see the difference. This is the film we use for our own family and friends. Available in both metalized for superior heat rejection and Nano for vehicles with electronics impregnated into the glass. Lifetime warranty.
3M Colour Stable’s appearance rivals tinted factory glass, never turns purple, and provides high heat rejection with no signal interference! 3M’s revolutionary nano-carbon polyester provides an incredible look, amazing colour stability, and is non-metallised to ensure no signal interference. 3M patented a technology for producing its own nano-carbon polyester. This revolutionary and unique process, allows for maximum heat rejection without a metallised film, which can interfere with radio and satellite signals. It also gives the film a stylish look with outstanding colour stability. In fact, it’s so advanced that in time-based tests, 3M Colour Stable films never turned purple while conventional dyed films rapidly changed to a purple colour. These films are designed to reject solar heat that is produced from visible light. Colour Stable rejects up to 57% of the heat coming through your windows.
If you are looking for the ultimate in high technology, superior clarity and performance with a premium look – Then 3M Crystalline Automotive Window Film is for you. 3M Crystalline Automotive Window Films feature a proprietary, multilayer optical film technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post-it® Note. This unique technology is the reason a clear film can reject more heat than darker films, without changing your car’s appearance. Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel. Crystalline window films reject up to 97% of the sun’s heat producing infrared light and block up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. These industry-leading, spectrally-selective films are designed to keep you cool, comfortable and protected. Designed to maintain the appearance of your car, Crystalline films allow up to 90% of the light into your vehicle. Because these films are non-metallised, you can be assured of zero interference with GPS or cell phone signals.
Vehicle Coverage Areas
Some vehicles come directly from the new car dealer with “privacy glass from the back doors to rear screen, leaving the two front doors with nearly clear glass. This is a contradiction between VicRoads and the Australian Design Rules known as the ADR’s.
It has been a “grey area” for years and although the industry has lobbied government for many years, there is no resolution in sight. Most vehicles with privacy glass have a VLT of 10%~20%, and although people would like to colour match the glass on the front two doors, this will certainly render your vehicle unroadworthy.
Car Window Tinting is measured by Visual Light Transparency (VLT) and is dictated to the industry by State Government Legislation.
In Victoria, VicRoads enforces a 35% VLT (the combined total of the glass and film) on all windows excluding the Front Windscreen which should not be tinted. Therefore, a window tinted below a VLT of 30% will render your vehicle unroadworthy.
“Darker than Legal”
“Darker than Legal” is exactly that! According to VicRoads, all windows that the driver uses to operate the vehicle in a safe manner should have a Visual Light Transmittance (VLT) not lower than 35%. The exception to the rule is the front windscreen which must not have a lower VLT than 70% (effectively preventing the windscreen from having tint applied).
Different legislation between VicRoads and the Australian Design Rules (ADRs) sees new vehicles being imported with dark privacy glass, usually about 20% VLT from the B pillar (behind the drivers door) but prevents us tinting your vehicle to the same standard.
Should you choose to have a “darker than legal” film applied to your vehicle, you should first carefully consider the implications with respects to vision, roadworthiness and insurances.
Removal of window film from a vehicle can be tricky and is best left to the trained professional. Unfortunately there is a small chance of damage to the demister bars in the rear screen, and although all care is taken the age of the vehicle, the condition of the old film and the initial quality of both will likely determine the end result.
Contact us today for all your car window tinting needs!
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