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Metasol Polycarbonate Film

Combining both solar and heat control, our Metasol polycarbonate conservatory window film is an ideal alternative to blinds. The film can be purchased by the metre in a length of your choice, or cut to size for ease of installation.

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Performances Metasol Polycarbonate Film
U V Transmission Help Icon 1%
Visible light reflection Help Icon 27%
Visible light transmission Help Icon 35%
Total solar energy rejected (Heat) Help Icon 65%
Solar reflection Help Icon 25%
Solar absorption Help Icon 46%
Solar transmission Help Icon 29%
Glare reduction Help Icon 68%
"g" value(Solar heat gain coef.) Help Icon 0.41
Scratch resistant coating Help Icon NO
Compatibility Help Icon
Clear Single Pane Help Icon NO
Tinted Single Pane Help Icon NO
Clear Double Pane (non toughened) Help Icon NO
Clear Double Pane (toughened glass) Help Icon NO
Clear Laminated single pane Help Icon NO
Clear Laminated Double Pane Help Icon NO
Tinted Double Pane (non toughened) Help Icon NO
Tinted Double Pane (toughened glass) Help Icon NO
Low-E Double Pane Help Icon NO
Polycarbonate roof Help Icon YES
Domed skylights Help Icon NO
Application
Internal Help Icon YES
External Help Icon NO
Warranty
Internal warranty(Years) Help Icon 5
External warranty(Years) Help Icon N/A
Against Peeling Help Icon NO
Against Cracking Help Icon NO
Against Demetallization Help Icon NO

Step by step instructions on how to apply window film & frost glass

Regardless of the type of window film or stickers you purchase, the principle will be the same. We also have several targeted video tutorials which you will find by clicking here

Glass Preparation (the crucial task)

Glass preparation before applying window film.

Make a slip solution using a few drops of washing up liquid mixed with water in a spray bottle and toughroughly clean the glass. Use a glass scraper to remove specks of paint.

Film Cutting

Unless your film is already cut to size, and if the film has a paper liner with a metric grid, measure your glass at the top and bottom, and left and right and mark and cut your film. You can also cut the film bigger than required and trim the film once applied to the glass.

Film Application

A. Throughroughly wet the glass with the slip solution.

B. Place the film face down an a flat surface and expose a small amount of the adhesive or cling side.

C.  Spray the adhesive or cling side liberally with the slip solution as you peel off the protective liner.

D. Slip the adhesive or cling side of the film on the glass butting one edge and the top against the window frame or rubber gasket (double glazed unit).

 

Squeegee Technique

A. Liberally wet the face of the film with the solution to act as a lubricant fro your squeegee or felt edged tool.

B-C. Squeeze out the solution from under the film using a firm and even pressure, starting from the top and working your way down and accross the film.

Film Trimming

Run a credit card and a retractable knife blade down the edge of the glass to trim any excess film. The thickness of the card will allow for a small gap to help any remaining solution to be squeezed out. Once trimming is complete go over the film once more to squeeze out all the solution. 

Final Checks

1. Make sure that all the solution has been squeezed out.

2. Wipe the film and any remaining solution with paper towel.

3. Inspect the film on both sides of the glass to check for any trapped solution or air bubbles.

How To Remove Window Film

Removing window film can be a very easy process, but it all depends on how long the film has been on the glass, and the type of film that was used.

Here's a video tutorial which shows the basic principal.

Typically, films are either made using PVC or PET.

PVC is  a soft material which can be peeled off the glass with a glass scraper. Any glue residue can be removed with soapy water and a scraper.

PET is a brittle material widely used for solar and safety film, and might be made of layers of mettalised material. To remove this type of film, use a wide glass scraper and lubricate with soapy water to remove the film.

As a rule, old PET film are more difficult to remove than PVC films.

For large panes, it is best to first score the film into strips with a sharp knife. This means that you can tackle it in more manageable pieces.

 

How To Care For Your window film After Installation

Window film is very easy to look after and you won't need any special products to clean it with. In fact, soapy water, similar to the solution you used to apply the film is the best cleaning product. 

Do's

Wait for at least 3 weeks before first cleaning your film

Use soapy water

Use a soft cloth or paper towel

Use a rubber edged squeegee (unless the film is printed or has cut outs) in good condition

Don'ts

Do not use abrasive products

Do not use Amonia based products

Do not use defective or damaged squeegees

Caring for printed films, or films with cut-outs

Extra care must be taken when cleaning printed films, or films which have been cut out and have exposed edges. Gently clean with a soft cloth only, and take particular care around the cut areas. Do not rub too hard or use a squeegee as it could damage the print or your cut film.

Caring for static cling films & stickers

Take extra care around the edges and clean your sticker or film from the centre out. Do not use a squeegee.

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Product Description

  • Reduces UV light by 99% 
  • Reduces glare by 68%
  • Rejects solar energy by 65%
  • Visible light transmission 35% *
  • Save on air conditioning bills

Our Metasol Solar control film is specially formulated for application on polycarbonate conservatory roofs. The film combines both solar and heat control and is a perfect alternative to expensive conservatory blinds.

It can be applied directly to your existing roof panels with very little preparation, apart from a clean. Its flexibility allows for an easy application without creases or blisters, even on uneven surfaces.

The film has a grey appearance and therefore also acts as a privacy film. It looks very smart and unlike blinds, which gather dust, it needs very little maintenance.

Samples
Not sure whether this is the right film for your purpose? We offer free 10cm x 10cm samples. The pictures depicting the film are only for illustration purposes, so a sample is recommended to make an educated choice. If you'd like to try a larger piece before committing to a large order, just order a small amount of film to test on a pane.

Returns and refunds
We will only accept returns for films purchased by the metre. Just send it back to us in it's original condition and packaging. We cannot accept returns for films cut to size however, as they have no resale value.


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