Window tinting specialist

Kustom Tinting

Who Is Kustom Tinting?

At Kustom Tinting, we know that window tinting can either be a gift or a curse for some people. Window tinting can give a vehicle that extra edge. On the other hand, there are state laws, of every state, that prohibit certain types and shades of window tint. However, for those businesses like Kustom Tinting that customise vehicles, it is a fairly simple process that will allow you to get the most from your investment. We understand the laws and will make sure that your tinted windows are not in violation of state regulations. We also understand that for many people, having tinted windows is a cool way to stand out from the crowd as well as to fit in. Be careful and drive your vehicle with pride and common sense.

Automotive tint

It’s no secret that you can get a sunburn while driving long distances in your car. So it’s important to make sure you’re always protected from prolonged exposure to the sun by applying sunscreen and wearing sun smart clothing. Getting your car windows tinted can also protect you from skin damage as they substantially reduce the amount of UV radiation that’s transmitted into your car. All of Kustom Tinting’s exclusive films block up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays and are certified by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

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Window tinting for you house

Window Film For your Home

your home stays cooler during the summer and cosier in winter, and you’ll see a clear difference in your power bills. You’ll also see a dramatic reduction in UV that could otherwise fade your carpets, floorboards and furniture. For ultimate privacy, you can choose a reflective film that turns your windows into a mirror, so those on the outside cannot see within. Or we have lighter shades of film that still protect from the damage caused by UV rays on your skin and also furniture, but don’t alter the appearance of your home.

Window Film For your Business

When you think of window tint, you likely think of dark or even blacked-out automobile windows. However, tinting windows on homes and offices can be beneficial, too. In fact, window tint can even protect your business in a few different ways, which means tinting your windows is typically a very wise investment.

  • Keep your employees happy.
  • Save money on your energy bill.
  • Prevent break-ins and increase theft protection.
  • Keep your office private.
  • Prevent fading, and protect your furnishing from damaging sunlight.

Window tinting for you business

7 Reasons To Tint

1

Decrease Heat

Today’s window film is extremely efficient at controlling the effects of solar energy.

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Increase Safety

Shattering glass is a hazard when accidents happen, or when vandalism or environmental effects cause breakage. The protection offered by window films can provide a functional "safety net" that will make you feel secure.

2

Reduce Fading

Window film blocks 99% of UV rays, providing a sunscreen while reducing solar heat. Minimizing these causes of fading protects your valuable furnishings.

6

Enhance Appearances

A smart, uniform look improves the appearance to the exterior of your automobile. Window film products can create this gratifying look.

3

Cut Glare

There is no need to put up with annoying glare. Whatever the cause - direct sun, reflections from snow, water, or surroundings.

7

Minimise Cancer & Sun Spots

Black Armor stops 99% UV "A" and UV "B" thus resulting in extra protection for your family and loved ones.

4

Improve Comfort and Enjoy Energy Saving

Don’t live with temperature imbalances caused by areas of extreme sun or shade, which can limit use of interior space. Window film can remedy this problem and reduce air conditioning costs.

Window Tinting & The law in Australia - How dark can you go?

While most car makers offer darkened privacy glass on new vehicles, owners of older vehicles often look to window tinting to cut the UV filtering into their car. We explore the latest Australian laws for window tinting and whether you should bother…

IT’S USUALLY in Spring that you start to see window tinting ads appear on TV, online and in newspapers. While it’s possible to purchase window tinting for your home and your car from auto accessories and even hardware stores most people turn to a professional service. Most professional window tinters would be up to date with the relevant State and Territory laws regarding the allowed ‘darkness’ of window tinting but car owners should also be aware of the laws. Especially, if they’re attempting a DIY window tint. Like a lot of legislation related to vehicles, the States and Territories are not all equal in what they allow. Here’s what you need to know about window tinting and the law.

Factory Window Tinting

These days, when you look through the brochure of almost any new car you’ll see reference to privacy glass, sometimes it’s standard and sometimes it’s an extra-cost option. Privacy glass at the factory level is a dipped and dyed tint rather than a film-type tint, although the glass can also be dyed at the dealership level. Usually, to stick within the law, privacy glass has a VLT (Visible Light Transmission) of between 15-26%.

After-Market Window Tinting

This is type of window tinting involves a film being applied to the glass and this can be done by either by a trained professional or a handy DIYer. If you’ve ever covered a school exercise book with ‘contact’ or tried to put a screen cover onto a smartphone you’ll know that if you’re not extra careful when laying the film you’ll end up with bubbles in the surface.

Why tint your windows?

The most common reason people cite for wanting tinted windows is to keep the interior of their car cool and cut down harmful UV and UVB rays. But, according to the Cancer Council of Australia regular automotive glass cuts about 97% of UVB (short-wave ultraviolet light) which is the light that causes sunburn and more than 30% of UVA which is the sunlight that penetrates beyond the surface layer of your skin - it’s prolonged exposure to UVA that can lead to skin cancer. And laminated automotive glass is even more effective at cutting both UVA and UVB, indeed, it’ll cut down around 80% of UVA and it blocks UVB completely. But what about keeping the interior of the car cool, does window tinting really help? According to a study by the RACQ in 2009 which explored the effects of windscreen sunshades and window tinting on the interior temperature of a car the temperature differences between them are minimal. What the study revealed was that while clear automotive glass heats up quicker and with a higher interior temperature, but only by a few degrees C, than privacy glass and film-type window tinting, it was also quicker to cool if a shadow was introduced. The tinted windows took longer to reach ambient temperature and had a lower peak temperature than the clear automotive glass with the film-type tint recording a slightly lower peak temperature than the dye-type tint, but the difference was only 2 degrees C; the peak temperatures recorded were 59.7 and 61.8 degrees C, respectively. What the RACQ study concluded was while tinted windows are slower to heat up than clear glass, the difference is almost so little that it’s almost not worth it. Especially when the fact that the windscreen is not allowed to be tinted and is thus significant entry points for both heat and glare. The study also showed that tinted windows slowed the heat loss from the interior of a car.

What are the rules around window tinting?

In Australia, regardless of where you live, the windows rear of the B-pillar can be tinted as can both the driver’s and passenger’s front window, but the VLT differs with the driver and passenger front windows requiring a greater light transference rate than the rear wiondows. And, while it’s allowed to fit film-type tinting over the top of privacy glass, the combination of the two tints can’t exceed the allowed VLT (Visible Light Transference) for the State or Territory you live in, which is 35%, 20% or 15%. And aftermarket tinting cannot be applied to the windscreen, although a visor strip is allowed on the windscreen with each State and Territory having guidelines on how big this strip can be, it is generally allowed to cover 10% of the windscreen at the top only and it can usually be any colour. However, all window tinting, be it dye-type or film-type, regardless of where you live in Australia, cannot be more than 10% reflective.

What is the basic window tinting rules for Australia?

35% VLT - Victoria and Tasmania have the strictest tinting regulations;
20% VLT - NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, WA now allows a darker tint;
15% VLT - Northern Territory allows the darkest tint in the country.

How hot does the interior of your car get?

Your car is, essentially, an unconventional oven. A car parked in the sun can become 20-30 degrees C hotter than the ambient temperature and 75% of that heat build-up occurs in the first five minutes and 90% in the 15 minutes. Leaving the window open (slightly - 1cm) has virtually no impact on reducing the interior temperature of the car.

Window tinting for you house

Flat Glass Window Film

Engineered for Vision, Comfort & Thermal Protection..

The solar filtering technology of Kustom Tinting Window Films makes a distinct difference in maintaining the look and comfort of any home or building. Whether presenting a uniform appearance from the outside that is architecturally impressive, or helping to preserve the furnishings, product displays and other valuables within, Kustom Tinting range of window films present a good opportunity to save, from the top to the bottom line. Kustom Tinting window film is a protective microthin layer of treated polyester that is adhered to the inside surface of existing glass. Solar control versions use metallised or advanced ceramic coatings that act as an insulating barrier and are primarily designed to shield your home or building windows from intense heat, glare and UV rays from the sun.

There are many excellent reasons to choose Kustom Tinting...

decrease heat... energy efficient... improve comfort... reduce glare... enhance appearance... daytime privacy... uv ray protection... reduce fading... increase safety... easy installation... assured quality...

Kustom Tinting window films are available in a variety of styles to meet many different needs, from energy control, heat & glare reduction to privacy or enhanced safety.