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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