FAQ

window film is a multi-layered material than can be applied to any glass surface in order to:

  • Diminish glare and increase comfort
  • Provide temperature control
  • Increase privacy
  • Block UV radiation
  • Protect interiors from fading
  • Increase safety and security
  • Increase aesthetics
The team at Hunter Valley Elite have over 30 years of experience in the industry having worked on prestige vehicles, mining vehicles and shopping centres to name a few examples.

We ensure that all state and national laws are complied with and you can therefore be assured that your car will continue to be roadworthy after application.

We provide lifetime warranties guaranteeing you that we are confident in both our ability and the quality of the product we use as it applies to Australian conditions.

Each state within Australia have regulations set by their Roads and Traffic Authority, this governs the minimum legal requirements for application of window tint to passenger vehicles.

NSW laws state that you cannot have window tint on your windscreen (visor strips are permitted but with regulations), use reflective or mirror like tint on a vehicle at all and have a tint that is any higher than 35% VLT which refers to the darkness of the tint on the windows (5% being the darkest and 50% the lightest).

For further information you can refer to the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (enter logo below writing) vehicle standards document at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/roads/safety-rules/standards/vsi-03-rev3.pdf.

At Hunter Valley Elite Window Tinting we comply with these laws ensuring you that your vehicle will remain roadworthy after application.

Drying time:
Your new window film will take about 3 to 5 days to fully dry, sometimes a lot longer depending on film brand, type, and weather conditions. Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or lumpy, and it may seem to have water bubbles. Do not roll your tinted windows down for 24hrs!

Cleaning:
Window film may be cleaned with a soft clean cloth and alcohol based cleaner or plain water. Ammonia products should not be used.

Black dotted edges:
Most cars have a black ceramic 'frit' edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically, this isn't very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the whitish looking area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is unavoidable.

Seat Belt Chips:
Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released, THIS IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.

Imperfections:
Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and or minor imperfections are present in every window film application, also pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows are tinted. The cleaner your car is the better, a clean and vacuumed car provides the best outcome.

Small silvery looking spots or 'metal rubs' on some windows are usually found in station wagons or other utility vehicles and are caused by a metallic object (such as a baby stroller handle) rubbing against the inner surface of the glass during travel. This rubbing, deposits metal onto the glass creating a silver or grey stain. Usually these metal rubs aren't very noticeable and often aren't noticed until the windows become tinted.

Night Time Defogger Distortion:
At night you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect off of the defogger lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised defogger line, it varies from car to car, and there is nothing that can be done about it.