Tinting !

Submitted: Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 00:37
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Sorry if asked before getting Dementia.I like the modern 4wd but downside is angle of windscreen ,get sunburnt arms and legs and the dash could fry an egg .What is legal tinting to put on windscreen
In old days used to put like Holden ,Ford etc stickers up the top.My friend has put tinting about 6 inches wide and tells me you can not notice it. I have not seen it as he lives some one else.On his other car Dmax he fully tinted the window from new ..
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Reply By: Member - Roachie - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 06:25

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 06:25
You cannot legally "tint" a windscreen or either of the front windows (ie: driver or passenger's).

However, you can add a sticker (eg: Exploroz sell one) that goes across the top of the windscreen and is approx 100mm high. It follows, therefore, that you could also add a similar size piece of tint across the top of the screen in lieu of such a sticker.

A lot of modern windscreens already have the tint built-in to the top.
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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 08:31

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 08:31
The strip across the top may not enter the area swept by the wipers and you can tint the front door windows but not beyond a certain % of light transferance.
Rules are herehttp://www.wfaanz.org.au/autoau.htm
QLD Windscreen rule
The windscreen must not be coated in a manner that reduces its luminance transmittance. This prohibition does not apply to the greater of the following two areas;
• the area above the highest point swept by the windscreen wipers; or
• the upper 10% of the windscreen.
Other states are similar


Anyone who fully tints a windscreen needs to think what will happen at night.
Would be like wearing sunglasses in the dark.

Some cars have a factory type of tint built in but is mainly to keep UV out.

As you dont drive constantly in a direction that would cause a problem seems there is a bit of overthinking here.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:16

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:16
TomH yeh hard enough already with factory side window tinting at night.I did hear about the wiper thing but wasnt sure.Lot of driving is direct North.Never had problem in my old Landcruiser having flat windscreens.My mates Yaris gives ya sunburnt head ..cheers thanks
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:25

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:25
Lazylux, external sunvisors are still available for many models and provide an extra degree of sun protection.
The metal mesh ones provide for increased airflow, but they all affect your fuel economy - and hitting a big bird will usually wipe them out.

Sunvisor

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:37

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:37
Wow Ron I remember the alloy ones on old cars..Looks good the Rhino one ...thanks
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Reply By: vk1dx - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:35

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:35
Just a small word on the type of tinting. If it has a metalic based tint then it can upset a GPS based dash cam or even a Toll road sensor if installed behind the tinted section.

We have a narrow strip across the home car's windscreen and I had to cut a hole in it to get reliable GPS signal for the Dash cam.

Phil
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:37

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:37
Thanks Phil how wide the strip thanks
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:39

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:39
At a guess about 100 mm.

Phil
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Follow Up By: TomH - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:17

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:17
If the OP bothered to read the link I posted he wouldnt have had to ask that question as it clearly states the width as being 100mm or down to the top sweep of the wipers.whichever is the lesser.
Sometimes I wonder if its worthwhile trying to help as it appears links are not read even when they provide the exact answers in a regulation.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:36

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:36
I am sorry but I was asking vk1dx how much width he put.And perhaps I did not read it as from Qld .I lived in NT and they had different tinting laws compared to SA.I read stacks of stuff on OE trying to get my head around everything.So many things to think about .Much easier in old days ...
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:38

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:38
You're doing alright, Lazylux. You've prompted some good discussions :-)

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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:46

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:46
Thanks Frank P I was feeling a bit upset.about comment.I got them going on Snatch Straps wow could write a 500 page book from it.I took my Hilux to mechanic who also builds Sprint Speedway cars I showed him the tow /tie down points that are welded to chassis.He agreed they should be fine for snatching as on the main solid chassis and really there is no where else possible strong enough to attach any after market stuff ..cheers appreciate ya positive comments.Its much harder having a wife and son now to go bush so wanna make sure got everything sorted so I not get divorced ha ha ha
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Follow Up By: TomH - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 17:03

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 17:03
My link had regs from ALL states I just put the Qld one up as an example.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:45

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:45
You won't be getting from the sun coming through the windscreen as laminated glass blocks around 98% of UVA and all of UVB.
If they didn't then the plastic laminate between the glass layers would break down and go cloudy/yellow rendering the windscreen a hazard.
Some light reading.

But, when I worked as a tinter we would occasionally do a new windscreen (usually for the bosses car) with 70%VLT film before installation. The stuff was about as tinted as gladwrap, but still cut away around 20% of the heat. The down side was that it wasn't strictly roadworthy (or at all) and it could get scratched easily.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 15:41

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 15:41
The notion that glass boks UV is correct in theory, but in practice you most certainly can and will get burnt thru a windscreen.

Even if the claimed 98% UV block ie 2% transmission that equates to a sun protection factor of around 6 (SPF6)

While glass of all types does block some UV ...... curtains fade, plastic deterorates and skin burns thru glass.

I have in the past and somtimes still do, drive for a living.
I always wear long sleves, long trousers some sort of hat and sunglasses when driving during the day.
If I am driving all day especially if there is an easterly component to the drive, I wear a face specific sunscreen on my face and the back of my hands.

A lot of pepole are getting mild sunburn when they drive, they just don't realise it.

cheers
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:00

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:00
It's illegal to tint the windscreen or place a shade bar across the top, I was picked up and fined for that in NSW. Tinting is legal on the driver's and passenger's side windows but cannot be as dark as the rear windows. Any tinting company can advise on the legal tint shade.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 14:23

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 14:23
It is NOT illegal to tint the top part of a windscreen Read the Regs in the link I provided All the CORRECT info is listed there.
You possibly had a strip that was too wide and yes a fine would occur
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