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Terrible window film
I've applied many other films in my current house and over the years. I thought I'd give this one a try because at least I'd be supporting a local Aussie business (Bunnings).
The film is $89 for one roll. It is half a thin as other films that sell for less than half this price through Amazon. There is hardly any adhesive on the bit that needs adhesive. It tears easily when cutting around the edges. It peeps away from window within 10 minutes of applying.
It's just overall an extremely poor product being sold at a huge mark-up. Don't buy thi...s film. Look elsewhere. Attached picture shows that the film won't stick even after following the exact instructions. I even used their own brand of installation spray and their own squeegee. I have applied other films without any issues, definitely not a first-time installer.
Great product with awesome finish
Love this product! Easy to DIY and gives a great finish. Recommend to have another person helping with peeling the film tho. For best results make sure you follow the directions. The negative reviews below probably didnt follow the instructions, highly recommend this product.
No problems with this product. Practice cures all stress.
I can understand peoples frustration with this product, it is tricky and a little awkward, my first attempts a while back were not outstanding but this time round I did a little research, watched some YouTube tutorials (invaluable) and bought the correct tools (critical) for the job and the result was damned near 100%. Will be doing a few more windows around the house just to show off a bit !
Very hard to apply, hard to trim and bubbles and creases looks cheap. Will do for the moment best change the actual glass I feel. This doesn't look good from the outside sadly. OK as a temporary fix but forgot unless you are very good with a blade.
Cheap crap made in China
The bunnings window films don't last. The frosted film shrinks, leaving a sticky mess around the edges and the tinted films fade to clear in about 2 years if it gets a few hours of sun each day.
A professional window tinter will not install it for you. They only use quality brands that come with a lifetime warranty.
The good films are not dyed. They use metals, carbon and ceramic (non metal coatings). They do a great job and will not fade.
It's much better to get a professional to measure, quote, show you samples and install the film neatly.
Purchased in January 2019.
A massive waste of money. had to throw away.
The film was rolled which made it incredibly difficult to apply flat. The first window we did kept rolling off and we ended up having to take the window out to lay heavy objects on it. Even after 3 days, it wasn’t stuck on the edges. Also, it says apply the spray liberally but we found that the extra liquid trapped between the film and window created tiny bubbles that never disappeared. Using less spray helped somewhat. I expected a mirrored appearance but instead it was like looking in a mirror through a frosted glass wall which looked cheap and tacky. I ended up peeling them all off and throwing away.
You'll end up throwing a lot of this away
This window film is difficult to apply and now even more so since the company has made the unwise decision to roll it in such a way that using it has become almost impossible. Now when you peel it, the film curls back at you, making it virtually impossible to spray with soapy solution. It never used to be like that, although the company disputes that it was ever rolled any other way. I actually have photographic proof that it used to be rolled correctly and now is not.
Another problem I have encountered were funny little bubbles that would mys...terious appear a day or so after applying it, especially in the corners. Overseas, you can get this stuff laser cut to the exact measurements you need, making application a cinch. But with this Pillar stuff, you'd better be armed with a super-sharp carpet knife, one that allows you to snap off the blade with each window you do, or you'll make a complete hash of it. They don't warn you about that. If you're happy with a so-so job, something that clearly looks DIY, then go for it. I won't be using it again. By the way, customer support at Pillar is hopeless.
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