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Below is a list of common questions pertaining to the tinting of solar and security film on automobiles and buildings that we have gathered from our customers. Please look through to find answers to your queries.

Q: What is window tinting? Is it a film or a Liquid?

A: The film is a coated polyester sheet that is applied to existing glass. Solar control films use a very fine metal coating which filters the sun's radiation, including over 99% of the Ultraviolet light.

Q: How does it stick on to the glass?

A: A clear adhesive is applied to the film during manufacture that is covered by a protective backing sheet. The only chemical used in the installation is a mild detergent.

Q: How do you clean it?

A: The silicon hardcoat finish reduces the need for cleaning and risk of scratching. Cleaning window film is in fact easier than cleaning glass, as the surface is much smoother. We recommend cleaning with a clean soft cloth, or clean paper towel for the best results.

Q: Will our film installations bubble & peel?

A: No. The only time that you may see defects in professional tints is if it has taken a hard knock, which of course would also damage the glass on its own, or if the film has been cleaned incorrectly with something abrasive like ammonia. The worst case of bubbling and peeling are seen on bad tint jobs, such as DIY's or mobile tint companies.

Q: What is the visibility like from the inside out?

A: This depends on the film chosen. Most safety films are absolutely clear but still provide a 98% plus Ultra Violet filter. The Solar control films may affect light levels but as your eyes automatically adjust to different light levels, the degree is generally only 5 - 10%. The term for the eyes adjusting is visual acuity and the actual percentage is noted on each sample. Metalized films are made up of neutral tones, therefore when you look through these films you get true colour perception. Colours are slightly distorted when looking through dyed films. There are however benefits with regard to film and visibility, as it will reduce glare such as the sun getting in your eyes and dazzle from headlights at night, therefore reducing eye strain and making driving more comfortable and safe.