Windscreen tinting strip - Perth

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 16:31
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Hi folks,

Can anyone recommend a good place in Perth I can get my Landcruisers windscreen tinted. Obviously just the strip at the top of the windscreen. I'm tired of my hands and forearms getting fried on long trips!

Thanks
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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:02

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:02
You could try any tinting place or sign writer, btw you might want to check with the men in blue to the legality of it.

A strip across the top will have little effect on reducing the sun hitting you forearms and hands....... unless you covered the who window.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:07

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:07
Thanks mate, fair call but it's such a bloody huge windscreen anything to help cut down the UV and glare coming through on a long drive would help.

Cheers
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:19

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:19
Cruiser - Here's the link to the regulations. You're not allowed to tint more than 10% of the windscreen, and the tint must not intrude into the area swept by the wipers. That makes for a pretty narrow band!

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CFAQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wfaanz.org.au%2FLiteratureRetrieve.aspx%3FID%3D118118&ei=jX9fUufgLMfMkwWVoIHABQ&usg=AFQjCNGaEGCUSqT1blXvCL55cFrJSXS2Kg&sig2=koprbdHePc-OaQcHjuC_0A&bvm=bv.54176721,d.dGI

I haven't had any window tint done for a long time, so I can't recommend anyone. Window tint crowds tend to go through high staff turnover, so the whole deal is a bit hit-and-miss. Just try and watch any operator who is installing tint to see if he's exceptionally fussy about glass cleaning, trimming, and general care in application.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:24

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 17:24
Ahhh .. forgot to mention, there are varying degrees of tint quality. The best ones are the ones that contain a metallic element that reduces UV and heat transmission by a large degree.
Go for a "brand name" such as 3M, rather than the Chinese equivalent, and you'll notice a big difference between them.

http://solutions.3m.com.au/wps/portal/3M/en_AU/Window_Film/Solutions/Markets-Products/Automotive/
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:13

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:13
Hi Ron,

Wow thanks for that info. It's left me scratching my head a bit as I have removed the stock wipers and wiper arms and replaced them with much larger ones. They pretty much wipe the whole windscreen to the top but would probably leave about 2% of it untouched at the top. I'm not sure how this would be viewed by the police. If I went with the 10% rule I would be in breach of the windscreen rule. Too hard basket I think! Thanks for your response!

Craig
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:50

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:50
You could fit a mesh exterior sunvisor. They're very effective at shading the cabin, and the mesh eliminates a lot of the drag suffered by the old solid metal sunvisors.

However, they do tend to increase wind noise a little at hwy speeds, and they do tend to affect fuel consumption a little, as well.

Possibly the only downside that could apply in your situation is that they have a tendency to catch overhanging branches when you're bush-bashing on narrow, overgrown tracks.
Whether that's a major hassle to you is a matter of personal choice, I guess.

http://www.roofrack.com.au/Products/MOREACCESSORIES/Sunvisors.aspx
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:05

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:05
Great idea and they look pretty tidy as well. Only problem for me is that I drive a 1HZ STD Diesel which already has a roofrack which increases drag, noise and fuel consumption. It's actually not as bad as I had originally anticipated but it's there. The last thing I need is bolting on something that is going to make that worse even by a little bit. I think I might just stick to long sleeves, a hat and a great pair of sunglasses!

Cheers
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Reply By: Ingtar - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 16:46

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 16:46
Some aftermarket windscreens have the top section tinted already. Replacing your windscreen might be a bit drastic, but it's an option.

Also consider contacting a sign writer - they have some interesting materials in various opaqueness.

Either way, I think as long as you stick within the 10% rule it would be unlikely to be penalised for it.

Good Luck,
Brad



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