Car Tinting

Q Tint – Car Window Tinting Brisbane, specialises in car window tinting, for all your tint needs.  We are open by appointment, 5 days a week.  We strive to offer only the best window tint for your personal car, work or transport vehicles.  It is important to understand the real facts about window films and the purpose they have for your vehicle.  We can show you exactly how much UV and infrared heat your current glass allows to pass through to the inside of your car and advise which window tint will improve comfort levels,  glare, UV and infrared. We can also measure the visible light transmittance (VLT) and assess if your car complies with Queensland window tinting laws.  We stock lighter ceramic and high rejection IR films, through to darkest legal and also films to suit commercial goods vehicles and limousines.

Our Films

Oxide – high performance without compromise.

UltraGard Oxide is a hybrid high performance auto film. It combines a black charcoal layer with a proprietary alloy-oxide layer for enhanced solar heat rejection without compromising sensitive electronics, Sat Nav, GPS , mobile phone and radio reception.

Oxide presents excellent value with its protective performance and signal friendly characteristics. The enhanced heat rejecting properties of Oxide improves cabin comfort and increases air conditioner efficiency. It protects you, your passengers and your car’s interior from the sun’s intense heat and harmful UV Rays.

Fusion – extreme ceramic for the ultimate protection.

Fusion auto film is powered by nano-ceramic technology, the pinnacle of glass film manufacturing science. Featuring fused graphite and titanium nitride to achieve the highest overall heat rejection performance with supreme optical clarity and enhanced colour tone.

Fusion’s durable metal-free construction is signal friendly and provides a deep non-reflective finish that is fade and corrosion resistant. Fusion features supreme heat rejection performance, improves cabin comfort and provides extreme durability under the harsh Australian sun.

Genesis® Superior Infrared heat control technology

Ultimate Solar Performance

 Genesis® is UltraGard’s highest performing automotive film option and meet’s the demands of Australia’s harshest conditions.

Built with next generation ultra ceramic nano coating technology, Genesis® selectively blocks infrared and UV radiation while preserving maximum optical vision.  

 Genesis® offers complete cabin comfort by reducing the sun’s intense heat, improving air conditioner efficiency and easing eye strain with true tone glare reduction.

On the outside, the unique ice-cool black shade of Genesis® is prestigiously superb and looks as good as it performs.

Paint Protection Film

PPF or paint protection film, is a self healing product that protects the cars paint work from scratch’s and scuff’s and other environmental hazards.  It is virtually invisible and last’s for years to come.  Boot lip’s from $149, door edges from $22 per door.

Paint Protection Film

Window tinting facts

It’s a known fact that Australia has the highest number of skin cancer cases in the world.  High quality window films block 99% of harmful UV rays and films such as UltraGard NX42, block over 80% of infrared.  These two factors alone can provide you with excellent protection from the harmful Queensland sun.  The Cancer Council reported that about 2 in 3 people in our country will develop skin cancer before they turn 70.  Also, 750,000 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.   Melanoma accounts for 12,000, which is supposed to be a rare type of skin cancer.  This is associated with Australia’s location as well as its year-round climate.


Due to the large surface area of the windscreen it can become necessary to apply a window film.  Visibility is a must and heat (IR) and burn (UV) are huge factors.  High quality films like Suntek CXP 70 and Global QDPC 70 can be used to dramatically reduce IR and UV while maintaining perfect visibility with a slight glare reduction benefit.  Some common skin conditions, autoimmune, diabetes and medical treatments for cancers like chemotherapy, lupus and related drugs cause extreme reactions to the sun.  Often causing pain and discomfort. Medical permits are available and restrictions apply.  Contact your GP or Specialist for further information.

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Brisbane has been blessed with warm and humid weather for most of the year, except summer when the temperature rises exponentially and the weather becomes extremely hot.  This means people are exposed to ultraviolet rays all year round. 

Contrary to common notion that being inside the car protects you from harmful solar heat, driving actually does not exempt people from being exposed to ultraviolet rays.  Ultraviolet radiation levels in the car vary according to whether the windows are closed or not and how exposed the car is to the sun.  Most of the time, the level of ultraviolet rays is lower inside the vehicle than outside.  Still, it does not mean that it’s safe to be constantly exposed to it especially since driving is an important part of most people’s daily routine.

Reduce your cancer risk

Cancer Council agrees that it is a wise decision to avail of car window tinting especially if you or someone in your family spends a majority of his/her time on the road.  In addition to having car window tinting, they also recommend keeping the car windows up so that the car window tinting covers your exposed skin.  They also highly recommended keeping the air conditioning running to reduce the degree of solar heat inside the car.

However, the level of protection provided by car window tinting depends on the quality of car window tinting used on the vehicle. The Council has no recommendation with regard to the type or material of car window tinting but they advise to follow the existing guidelines as stated in the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA).

According to NRTA, the car window tinting must have the following minimum light/luminous transmission:

• 75 percent for the windscreen

• 35 percent for the driver and passenger front windows

• 20 percent for windows at the back of the driver’s seat (not including internal windows) 

As of the 27th September 2017, the Department of Transport and Main Roads allows tinting for light passenger vehicles of the following.  But basically you can now have the windows behind the driver darker.

To read the full legislation click here.

How dark can the window tint on my car be?

Tint applied to any side or rear window behind the driver’s seating position of a light passenger vehicle (vehicle with a gross vehicle mass not more than 4,500kg) must not have a light transmittance of less than 20% (T20) behind the driver’s seating position, provided there is a rear view mirror fitted to both sides of the vehicle. Tint applied to the windows in front of, or level to the driver’s seating position must not have a light transmittance of less than 35% (T35). This includes the combination of any applied tint and factory tinted glass.

A goods vehicle is allowed to have window tinting with 0% light transmittance, provided there is a rear view mirror fitted to both sides of the vehicle.

Privacy Glass

Please be aware that the Australian Design Rules now allow privacy glass to be fitted rearwards of the driver’s vision. Privacy glass has no minimum light transmittance and is often darker than T35 tint.

Privacy glass incorporates tinted film within the glazing and does not involve an applied tint. All applied tint must meet the above requirements (for example, must not be darker than T20) and not the requirements set out for privacy glass in the Australian Design Rules.

Please note: 

Tinting may be fitted to the upper portion of a windscreen of a motor vehicle. The tinting must not extend lower than a horizontal line connecting the uppermost points of the arcs swept by the vehicle manufacturer’s original wiper blades or upper 10% of the windscreen, whichever is the lesser. The tinting may be of any shade but must not have a reflectance of more than 10%.

For further information about window tinting please refer to the Minor Modificationspublication (PDF, 415 KB) and the LZ section (PDF, 413 KB) of the National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification.

Darkest Legal Window Tinting

However, the NRTA guidelines are not enough to determine the color of the darkest legally allowed car window tinting. In addition to this, standard “darkest” allowable car window tinting is different from state to state. This means you have to check with the government website first and check the policy of the state where you registered your car.  Then you will know what the darkest you can go with your car window tinting.

It is true that you do not need to use the darkest legally allowable car window tinting to achieve the level of protection that you want. However, having the darkest car window tinting can provide benefits that other colours may not be able to give.  Give us a call today, Q Tint – Car window tinting Brisbane, and we can help you with your film selection.


Dark car window tinting is optimised to reduce glare, light, ultraviolet rays, and heat.  This means better comfort level for the driver and passengers, especially during long road trips.  You also won’t have to worry about getting distracted by flashes of light while steering the wheel, which can lead to unfortunate road accidents.  Your skin, personal belongings, valuables and car interiors get extra protection from solar heat compared to regular car window tinting.  With our high-quality car tint available Brisbane wide you will be protected no matter where you are.

BETTER PRICE AND SECURITY – Car Window Tinting Brisbane

Both private and commercial vehicles can benefit to having the darkest legally allowable car window tinting.  If you often travel lonely roads, park in open areas or roadside parking,  having dark car window tinting Brisbane, you keep your valuables away from prying eyes.   Dark car window tinting ensures that whatever happens inside the car stays inside the car.


When choosing the car window film, it is important to know the state guidelines that apply to your vehicle.  Following the rules is important for your own safety and protection.  While it is tempting to go “just a bit darker,” road police are trained and equipped to spot the difference.  It’s safe not to make any assumptions about the shade of your car window tinting.  Disregarding this might get you into bigger trouble than you expect—the police can stop you while on the road,  and have you remove the tint at your own expense.  Also, if you get into an accident, you insurance policy may be void if you have “illegal” film installed. 

Car Window Film Ratings

Secondly, you need to know the factors that affect the quality of car window tinting. This includes:

• VLT (Visiblе Light Transmittance) or the amount of light that can pass through the car window tinting film

• TSER (Total Solar Enеrgy Rejected) or the level of heat that can pass through the car window tinting film

• VLR (Visible Light Reflectancе: Exterior and Interior) or amount of visible light reflected by the film

If you have no prior idea of what they are, have a chat with us.  Understanding how these factors affect the quality of your car window tinting will help you choose the film that best fit your goals.

Thirdly, you might be interested in other details that may not be written on the road traffic guidelines or car window tinting film rating.  Things such as the materials of the product tint (components that may interfere with radio signals), UV Protection Factor, warranty, and fading.

Finally, you need to know the cost, time needed for the installation, and post-installation care.


On average, a complete car window tinting job on a sedan can range from $150 to $350.  These are the factors that determine how much your car window tinting will cost:

1. Number of windows that require tinting

2. The Size of the windows –  This will determine the amount of car window tinting film that Q Tint will use to complete the job and also the time required to completed the job.

3. Age of your car – Some cars, particularly older ones, are harder to tint.  This will affect the number of man hours that we will spend on the job.

4. Car window tinting history – Q Tint carefully removes the existing tint if the car has already been tinted.  The windows are cleaned and prepared  for new car window tinting installation.  All these processes require resources and will add to the job’s cost.

5. Type of car window tinting film – There are many types of car window tinting films, each with different cost. Usually, the better the car window tinting film rating, the more expensive it costs.  Also, you may want to consider your goal for the job: Do you aim to reduce glare?  Reduce heat in the car?  Maintain light but regulate the heat? Etc.

Need more information?

Remember that each factor in the rating list serves a different purpose. Again, if you don’t remember or understand them, give us a call and talked to one of our friendly consultants who will guide you in your film selection.

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