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  • I would like to advertise my company on the back of my cars window; do you have such a product?
    Yes we do, you can us the One Way Perforated film which will allow you to print he one side allowing you to still see out from the inside.
  • Do you have Smash & Grab film?
    Yes, films that are 100 microns or thicker are smash and grab proof. Select from our tinted films or clear safety films.
  • What is the legal window tint allowed on a vehicle?
    · 35% Visible light transmission can be used on all windows of a vehicle, besides the front windscreen · 70% Visible light transmission is allowed on the front windscreen of a vehicle.
  • What Causes Fading?
    Will window film really stop fading of fabrics? There are six factors affecting fabric fading: 1. Ultraviolet Light 2. Visible Light 3. Heat and Humidity 4. Chemical Vapors (including ozone) 5. Age of Fabric 6. Dye Fastness Clear single pane glass (1/8" to 1/4") will reject 23-28% of the ultraviolet light from the sun. Insulated glass is slightly better, rejecting 36-41%. Window films installed on glass reject 95-99% of solar ultraviolet light. Different types of clear glass and window systems will reject 13-29% of the solar heat. With window films, 80% solar heat rejection can be obtained. No window film can eliminate fading. It can, however, offer maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light, solar heat and visible light. Since almost all window films reject about 98% of UV light, we recommend a film that cuts half of the heat and half of the light. If you think that this is too dark, check it out. You won't even see it. North facing windows let in UV, so we recommend treating all of the glass in any room.
  • Heat and UV
    We have a wide range of heat and UV reduction window films that are specifically designed to have the highest performance and effect against the South African sun. Our solar films are available in a wide range of reflective, sputter, non-reflective films and nano ceramic films. Our solar films start at a Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 70% and go as far down as 5% VLT. These films are also available in varying degrees of thickness beginning at 37 micron and going as thick as 100 micron (please request spec sheet for thickness of film). We also have a range of high Infrared (IR) reduction films; these are our Nano Ceramic films with an IR reduction up to 82%. All heat and UV reduction films are 152cm wide and can be purchased as roll of 30 meters or in linear meter.
  • Where and why are SOLYX® Films installed?
    SOLYX ® Decorative Films are ideally suited for applications that require day or night privacy without sacrificing natural light levels in both commercial and residential applications. Commercial applications are found in banks, restaurants, health clubs, hotel foyers, conference rooms and office partitioning. Commercial buildings are dramatically increasing the use of internal glass walls as partitioning. This brings natural light into offices creating greater work productivity, as well as the illusion of more space while offering privacy. Residential applications include glass windows, solariums, bathrooms, entry doors and sidelights, mirrors, back splashes or any other flat glass surface.
  • Are SOLYX films applied to the interior or exterior of glass?
    Always interior. The film will stick to the outside, but it will greatly reduce the life of the film. This is due to the fact that the UV stabilizers are incorporated within the film's mounting adhesive, so the adhesive side must be facing the sun (installed on the inside, facing out).
  • Can your films be installed on Perspex?
    No, most of our films can be cannot installed onto Perspex. Unlike glass or mirror, Perspex tends to shrink and expand by temperature, it may cause many small air bubbles between glass surface and film as time goes on.
  • Do you have an alternative to stained glass?
    Yes we do have an alternative to stained glass. The SXEG-1025 Doves, SXEG-1027 Abstract and SXEG-1026 Fish are all already available stained glass designs. On our website are many more stained glass options that can be custom made to size.
  • What is the difference between vinyl and polyester film?
    Vinyl film is a flexible film and will stretch therefore can be used on Perspex/Plexiglas or polycarbonate and also for printing purposes however polyester film is not flexible and wont stretch therefore will only stick to glass surfaces and cannot be printed on.
  • What is the difference between adhesive and static cling film?
    Adhesive is more of a permanent option therefore very difficult to remove once applied. Film adheres to the glass with a pressure sensitive adhesive. This makes adhesive films a bit more difficult to work with. Static-Cling is caused by a build-up of static electricity once applied to any smooth non-porous surface. Our static cling film (non-adhesive) is therefore easy to apply, easy to clean, removable and reusable! If you would like to remove the film and reuse it at a later stage you can simply to pull it off and place the linear back onto it.
  • Do you have an alternative to sandblasting?
    Yes we do have many alternatives. Most common is sx-1002 Clear Sandblast and or SXGF-0198 Etch Light. Please see our Products page for more options.
  • Do you have specification sheets?
    Yes, we have spec sheets on all of our films. See "Solar Specifications" or contact us for more information.
  • Do you cut the film I'm ordering to custom size for me?
    No, we do not do cut to size. Each film ordered is supplied as one continuous roll at the meterage you require.
  • How long does it take for order to ship? (Including samples)
    All orders will be shipped within 2 business days from our Johannesburg warehouse. Shipping can then take between 1-7 days depending on your location and shipping method.
  • How do I order?
    Orders should be placed via email before 15:00 or online. Orders will only be processed after proof of payment is received.
  • How is SOLYX® films installed?
    Installing SOLYX ® window film is one of the easiest do-it-yourself projects there is. All SOLYX ® Adhesive Films have a pressure sensitive adhesive system protected by a removable release liner which must be removed prior to installation. Films are installed using water and soap based solution. See the Installation Instructions page
  • I would like someone to install the film for me, where are your installers?
    Contact us – 083 456 6421 / info@tintfilm.co.za for more information on installers in your area.
  • Do I install the film on the inside or the outside of the glass?
    The film is always on the inside. The film will stick to the outside, but it will greatly reduce the life of the film. This is due to the fact that the UV stabilizers are incorporated within the film's mounting adhesive, so the adhesive side must be facing the sun (installed on the inside, facing out).
  • Is your product DIY, if so can you explain how to apply the film? Do you have installation kits available?
    Yes, our product is DIY and in fact we encourage DIY as it is very easy to install. Installation can be broken up into 5 easy steps; · Clean the glass surface which you will be applying the film on. A few drops of sunlight liquid in water will be sufficient, it’s important to not use any window cleaners as this could eat at the film once applied. · Measure glass to be coated with film and roughly cut to size. · Remove the protective liner from the back of the film; this would be the shiny part. If you are struggling to release the linear you can use a piece of scotch tape. Place a piece on each side of one corner and remove the scotch tape simultaneously, the linear will then stick to the tape. Once lifted you can just pull it off. · Lay the film down with the adhesive or static side facing you (the side which you have removed the linear from). Make sure the surface used is dust and lint free. Must be very clean. Spray the film with a mixture of a few drops of sunlight liquid add to a 1L spay bottle. · Position the film on the glass and squeegee out all the water from under the film. As soon as the water has left the film it will stick to the glass. · Trim off the excess pieces of film with a sharp blade to finish it off. (Alternatively you can cut the film to the exact size before you remove the linear) We do have installation kits available, either a Basic Installation Kit or a Full Installation Kit.
  • How do I clean the film after installation?
    We would recommend using our Simglass cleaner or use a small amount of Sunlight in water.
  • Can SOLYX® films be removed?
    Yes. Unlike other decorative glass processes, SOLYX ® Decorative Films can be removed if desired. This of course is a huge advantage and most landlords do not object to their tenants' installation of film when they find out the product can be removed. To remove SOLYX films simply peel away the film from one corner and pull the film from the glass. If any adhesive remains on the glass it can easily be removed with a spray of soapy water and a single edge razorblade. (Blades cannot be used on Plexiglas or Polycarbonate sheets to remove film.) In addition, the cost of reinstalling SOLYX ® Decorative Films on existing glass is low in comparison to other processes.
  • What tools do I need to install the film?
    Squeegee, Spray bottle, cutting knife, tape measure, water, Sunlight soap and paper towel, We supply basic tools (Cutting knife, Squeegee and instructions) free with every order.
  • Can the film be placed on bathroom shower doors?
    Yes, the films can be installed in humid and moist conditions. Installation on the outside of the shower door is recommended.
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