So, sunblock all the car interior:DCan I get sunburnt in my car?
Cars generally provide good protection but you can still get sunburnt when in the car for a long time. Wearing sunscreen in the car is the best way to prevent sunburn. Babies and toddlers can be protected with a window shade visor. Driving sleeves can be purchased from the Cancer Council shop. Clear or tinted films added to side windows can reduce the amount of UV entering the car. Cancer Council Australia's position statement on window tinting provides more information to guide decision-making about using window tinting for sun protection.
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Left and Rights are different. Fronts and rear's from the same side are the same. The difference is the cutout where the chrome handle rests. If you put it on the other side it will be in the wrong spot and the handle won't go back all the way.tex wrote:I thought the left and right door handle surrounds were interchangeable I am almost certain on my old brumby I swapped them over so the crusty side was on the bottom crisis averted!
Never heard of tempered glass having any UV resistance but certainly tinted glass yesGannon wrote:As for UV rays, I thought that glass absorbed the damaging UV from sunlight?
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I'm sure I've read it on wikipedia but cant find it.
Tinted glass does more for reflecting infra red (heat) that it does for UV
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Windscreens can block a lot more than side windows.
It has different reduction rates for UVA vs UVB.
GOOD QUALITY metal based (for reflecting heat) window tint will reduce it futher as it has some UV filtering in the film.
Everybody is correct, they both reduce UV, windows do the most (80+%) and tint brings it up to about 98%. If you have both you will get minimum UV, which is the idea of window tint.
This will help preserve the interior of the car and the people in it.
The plastic is starting to get that powdery look and feel and stuff like Armor all does seem to last and stay greasy.
As mentioned within these posts Linseed oil is recommended.
The main point appears to be that Boiled Linseed oil NOT raw Linseed oil is needed.
From comments on the net this needs to be mixed with thinners to a ratio of 50/50 or 40/60 (opinions seem to differ).
I headed off to the hardware store this morning and found a bottle of Boiled Linseed for $13.00 and I have started putting it on to selected interior part of the car.
Not using the thinners part as of yet as I will see how basic Linseed goes.
I have also applied it to one tire, mud flap and external trim pieces on the LH rear to see how Linseed goes externally. Again, the Boiled Linseed is getting rave reviews on the net.
I need to do this now as I have already lost the dash pad over the last few years with a big crack. I have always had a dash mat on but with heat and age it cracked and I didn't even notice.
See how this goes.
P.S. like many other around the world, I am getting fogging up on the inside of the windscreen even though I have just cleaned it. Will try the Linseed on the dash pad at some stage to see if this seal the plastic from breaking down and giving off the residue to the windscreen or if the Linseed makes this issue worse.
In the pic I have tried to show the part of the pocket cover and the hinged panel below where I have used a 50/50 mix of grease/wax remover and Boiled Linseed oil.
I applied the mixture to the left hand side (in the pic) of the panel and below only with the rest of the panel left bare and clean.
I did this a couple of weeks prior to the pic taken.
I am impressed with the Linseed oil and how it doesn't go all greasy like other trim protectors do but seems to leave a film on the trim all the same.
Yesterday, I applied the 50/50 mix to all of the dash, the drivers door interior trim, the rear cargo area including all of the pictured panel and the drivers side exterior (black) side guards bump strips and mud flaps.
On the web I see the mix is stated as being Boiled Linseed oil and thinners.
I am not up to using thinners as of yet as I need to research this more to determine if the thinners being spoken about (overseas) are the same as thinners we use in Aus.
The only side effect of the Linseed is the unusual smell. It isn't good or bad, it is just different.