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Topic # 150543 26-Jul-2014 11:20
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I am considering a window tint to reduce cabin UV exposure in summer. Rear and rear sides are already tinted. I understand there is a maximum tint restriction for the windscreen.

Are some products/services better than others? Are there any to avoid? What are approximate costs for this process?

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  Reply # 1096037 26-Jul-2014 11:28
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you cant tint the windscreen full stop, you can have up to 100mm at the top of the winscreen tinted as a glare strip but generally they come with it manufactured in the glass.

ive used http://www.carfolie.co.nz/data/index.php on a number of occasions and they have been pretty good. they offer a guarantee on the tint not fading and the worksmaship.


you cant have anything on the windscreen
there has to be 35% Visible light transparency (VLT) on all other windows, unless its factory tinted glass (not an overlay) in which case it would have been complied when it came into the country.

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  Reply # 1096057 26-Jul-2014 11:44
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Thanks for the rec. Are tint products typically a thin film overlay or a spray on glass paint type product?

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  Reply # 1096061 26-Jul-2014 11:59
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http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/39/docs/39-veh-windows-wipers-mirrors.pdf

Tint level depends on the vehicle class. I have never seen a spray on version, always a film applied inside. Last 2 vehicles I had done were around $400. Go to reputable place with a guarantee on workmanship and product




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  Reply # 1096063 26-Jul-2014 12:05
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gzt: Thanks for the rec. Are tint products typically a thin film overlay or a spray on glass paint type product?


film on the inside as mentioned above



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  Reply # 1096075 26-Jul-2014 12:30
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Btw, my main goal is UV protection for the cabin and occupants. I've been assuming that a tint is required to achieve it (not that tint is a problem) but this assumption appears to be incorrect:

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window_Film/Solutions/Markets-Products/Automotive/Crystalline-Automotive-Films/

As per the NZTA factsheet earlier it looks like even a clear film is not allowed on the windscreen, so it will be side windows only I guess.

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/39/docs/39-veh-windows-wipers-mirrors.pdf

Edit: Regulations confirm clear film is banned for windscreens.

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  Reply # 1096077 26-Jul-2014 12:52
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Carfolie have 4 different 3M products that they use, i got the 2nd best one and it was around 300 all up I think for my hatch.

They seemed to do a good job, still perfect condition after maybe two years now

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  Reply # 1096247 26-Jul-2014 16:56
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insane: Carfolie have 4 different 3M products that they use, i got the 2nd best one and it was around 300 all up I think for my hatch.

They seemed to do a good job, still perfect condition after maybe two years now


I have the same one, i didnt need it super dark, just wanted it to cut the heat. and it does that wonderfully. its a lot cooler in there with the tints on.

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  Reply # 1099739 31-Jul-2014 23:03
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I went with Carfolie. There was a bit of a misunderstanding on my part about the product they quoted in response to my web enquiry. I asked for 3M crystal clear and they offered "Our Ultra Guard film" "light grey colour". I assumed incorrectly this was also a 3M product but it turned out not to be. Carfolie have a lifetime guarantee on the product and workmanship so this is fine with me. Quality and appearance of the job seems good so far, a couple of days in. If not for the early misunderstanding and a limited timeframe I probably would have pursued the 3M product somewhere else, but in the circumstances above I'm happy with my decision so far.

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  Reply # 1099783 1-Aug-2014 05:10
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You can get a UV spray/liquid if you want to do the windscreen as well. 

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  Reply # 1099786 1-Aug-2014 06:08
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I got a coupon off one of the daily sites for Carfolie and was very happy with it.

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  Reply # 1099923 1-Aug-2014 11:31
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kiwitrc: You can get a UV spray/liquid if you want to do the windscreen as well. 

Really? Where from?

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