Altapac is Newcastle and the Hunter’s window tinting specialist. We’ve been tinting since 1972 which means we know a thing or two about it. Combining the latest window films from brands like 3M, Suntek and Solarguard and our proprietary computer-cutting software, Altacut, you can be sure you’ll get the best window tinting for your car, bus, ute, 4WD or train at Altapac.
At Altapac, we supply Newcastle’s largest range of quality automotive window tint. We’ve got it all; limousine tint for those who want the darkest finish possible, extra-heat rejecting tint that repels heat from the sun and even ceramic window tint, the latest window tint innovation designed specifically to cut down in infra-red (IR) heat.
All our window films offer 99% UV rejection, multiple darkness levels and a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. We stock a range of window tints from major manufacturers like Suntek, SolarGuard and 3M. At Altapac, you’ll get the biggest range from Newcastle’s most experienced window tinters.
Altapac has a long established partnership with the biggest brands in window tinting. We carry the largest range of window films in Newcastle, in all densities and darknesses to suit all vehicles.
Pure metal films contain no colour or dye elements at all and therefore usually have either a neutral or metallic external appearance. These films are generally the best performing films at reducing heat entering your vehicle as they have the best reflective properties. This offers an alternative to the traditional black look but the metallic material used in the films can cause interference with antennas manufactured into glass.
Elite Ice utilises a metalised film technology, providing maximum heat rejection and significantly improved comfort. This same metal layer creates a unique look to your vehicle, with higher exterior reflectivity. Because Elite Ice utilises a metalised film technology, it may interfere with wireless signals.
Metal films, as suggested, have one of a variety of metal elements added to the construction of the film. The idea behind this is to enable the film to have better reflective properties for rejecting heat. Hybrid Metal films also have other colouring elements added to dull the metallic finish in order to maintain the ever popular “black” appearance. They do, however, in the right light, show varying signs of their metallic construction. Metal films can cause varying degrees of interference with antennas manufactured into car glass.
Altapac HP Supreme
The best-of-the-best in a hybrid film. A colour-stable metal hybrid with excellent solar heat-rejecting performance. Backed by a lifetime warranty, HP Supreme also offers superior optical clarity with one of the darkest Visible Light Transmittances (VLTs) available at 4%.
Non-metal films do not contain any metal in their construction. This will normally give a non-metal film a pure black appearance as it is constructed from non-metallic elements including dyes and carbon to achieve this. They have grown in popularity in recent years as they do not interfere with the antennas that are being manufactured in car glass today.
Their primary fallback is their ability to reject heat in comparison to metal layered films. To combat that, some brands have produced a Premium Carbon-based tint which uses nano-technology to produce a film all the performance benefits of metal hybrid tints without any of the downsides regarding technology interference.
Our Carbon Shadow window tint offer vehicle owners the clean, crisp look of black carbon window tints with many of the benefits usually reserved for metal hybrid films. Carbon Shadow offers darknesses from 80% to 5% and heat rejection ratings of up to 46%.
CarbonXP (Xtra Performance) is a premium window film developed to provide a ‘best-of-both-worlds’ solution for customers wanting the performance of metal-based window tint, with the look and zero-technology-interference of carbon films.
Carbon Black’s appearance mimic tinted factory glass (or privacy glass), never turns purple and provides high heat rejection with no signal interference. This nano-carbon polyester provides an incredible look, great colour stability, and is non-metallised to ensure no signal interference.
Typically we’d use this film to match the privacy glass that is supplied from the factory on the rear windows of many new vehicles.
Using nano-technology, Ceramic tint uses ceramics so fine they are not only invisible to the naked eye, they’re imperceptible with an ordinary microscope. The result is a film that is tough, won’t corrode and enhances your view with greater clarity. Ceramic films perform best against infrared (IR) light and generally have greater heat rejection properties than other film types. The one downside of ceramic films is that they appear lighter than other types which may deter those looking for the darkest finish.
CeramicIR offers all the performance advantages of our popular CarbonXP line as well as enhanced solar performance and infrared rejection.
Generally, you’ll need to give us at least 24 hours notice when you’re trying to book an appointment for window tinting. During winter and slower times, we can sometimes accommodate a same day booking so it is always worth calling us if you need something done quickly.
We keep all our window films in stock so we don’t have to order anything in for your job. We operate our tinting workshop Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm. Most appointments take 2 hours to tint a whole car. Some large 4WDs can take longer and we will need extra time if we have to remove old window tint first.
Because we computer cut all our films, there is no need to cut by hand which means your car can be in and out in 2 hours. We’ve got the best waiting room in Newcastle across the road at Westfield Kotara so you can catch up on some shopping while we spruce up your car.
We’ve been tinting windows since 1972. That’s a lot of practice!
We’ve got the largest selection of window tint available north of Sydney and you can choose what you want on the spot. All films are on display for you to look at and look through to decide exactly what you want.
We respect your time and run strictly to the time allocation we offer you. When you drop your car off, you can rest assured that your car will be ready for pickup exactly when we say it will be.
All our films offer an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty against fading and physical defects.
Window tint is probably not what you wake up thinking about, it is for us. We can walk you through all your options and make sure you get exactly the film you want for your vehicle.
Ok, we understand sometimes you’ll want to go darker than you’re meant to. When you do go darker, with us, you won’t pay more. We charge a flat, fair rate for the whole range of tint, not just one darkness, so there are no surprises when wanting to go darker.
Altacut is Australia’s first computerised tint cutting system for cutting window tint and developed exclusively by Altapac.
Altapac cuts all our car window tinting film templates via Altacut and a Roland cutting machine. This aids in the accurate application of the film and a superior final result. No longer are inaccurate cardboard templates used or the method of cutting the template on the outside of your car risking damage. Altacut cuts the tint template for your car perfectly every time. With over 1000 unique vehicles in our database, we guarantee to have your vehicle covered.
Window tinting your vehicle has a long list of benefit the most obvious is that it looks great. As well as this all automotive window films:-
We all know how hot it can get when a car sits in the sun for an extended period of time. The solar control properties found in automotive window films can greatly reduce the level of heat gain inside a car providing more comfort for the driver and passengers. Additionally, this heat reduction will lead to better fuel efficiency because car owners can rely less on air conditioning to provide comfort. Most automotive window films will on average reduce the heat entering your car windows by between 55% – 60% with some specialised films capable of up to 85% IR heat reduction.
It has been proven that UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to the skin as well as increase fading on interior car furnishings such as dashboards, seats, floor mats, and stereo equipment. Automotive window films help to reduce the level of interior fading and protect skin by blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Having a window film installed helps to resist glass shattering in the event of an accident due to the multi-layered construction and superior adhesives.
Beyond these functional benefits, automotive window films will add the right aesthetic touch to your car. Altapac have the largest range and variety of window film shades and colours to choose from to satisfy your specific needs.
To view examples of our work and the various styles of window films please visit our GALLERY SECTION.
To find out about the RMS regulations and how they relate to your vehicle please visit the RMS WEBSITE.
Ready to book your vehicle in to get work done? To make a booking, simply give us a call on 02 4941 4444. Our team will happily take your booking for a time that is convenient for you, while making sure we have all the information we need for the job.
Our staff are comprehensively trained on everything that Altapac sells and installs. Our team will patiently guide you through your options, while making sure you're aware of regulations and limitations.
We're conveniently located in the middle of Westfield Kotara and Kotara Home Maker Centre. Catch a movie, meet friends or take care of some shopping while we take care of you car.
We want to make sure that when you visit us, we have what you need when you need it. We try to keep everything we offer in stock to suit most popular makes and models of vehicles.
We don't employ generalists. Our technicians are all highly experienced and specialised. This means we can offer you the most accurate fitment available for your vehicle across so many services.
There's nothing worse than being sold something by a company you've never heard of. While we're always looking out for the newest and greatest, we also carry all the brands you know and trust.
Altapac has a proud heritage of innovation, service and strong values centred around family. Since 1972, the Evans family have served the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, bringing passion and unrivalled expertise at Altapac.
At Altapac, we share the same passion as our customers: their passion for the outdoors, their passion for comfort and their passion for convenience. We pride ourselves on supplying quality products from leading brands designed to get you, your family or friends and your gear where you”re going safely and conveniently.