Windshield

The front windshield can have a ‘sun-band’ across the top of the glass 127 mm (5”) with 25% Visible Light Transmission (VLT) a medium-dark film. If you are concerned about UV protection, please keep in mind that your windshield is laminated glass. Laminated glass has ‘built-in’ UV protection with a protective interlayer of film. This is a UV resistant film sandwiched between two pieces of glass. The UV protection (approximately 98-99%) is similar to having a film applied.
Front Side Window

The driver and passenger windows (front doors) are required for driver vision. A lighter film can be applied to these windows. The film must allow 50% (+/-5%) of the visible light in. The net value must be higher than 45% VLT. Typically a 50% film can be applied to the factory glass and comply with the regulation. Occasionally factory glass is at the extreme tolerance for darkness and a lighter film should be applied.
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Backside Window

These are the side windows to the rear of the driver’s vision, typically rear doors on a four-door, and quarter windows on a two-door vehicle. On a ‘passenger car’ these windows are also regulated on how dark they can be. For these windows, you can apply a medium tint (35% VLT typically). This still allows proper driver vision, while adding extra glare and heat protection, plus moderate privacy for the rear portion of the car.

TRUCKS VANS & SUV’s

For trucks, vans and SUV’s the rear portion is not regulated. This is where dark and Limo tint are used. You can choose from very light to extremely dark.
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Back Window

On a passenger car this window is regulated to 35% VLT (+/-5%). The net value must be lighter than 30% VLT.

TRUCKS VANS & SUV’s
For a truck, van or SUV, there is no restriction. Here again is where dark and Limo tint is popular.

The reflectivity of a film is also regulated. Film should not reflect more than 35% of the light. All Formula One films are designed to fall within this guideline. A highly reflective (shiny) film designed for commercial buildings should not be used on a vehicle.

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