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Old 10th June 2012, 18:20   #76
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Gogi, I have the same Garware on my Figo. The ones I have are called Garware Icecool Shield meant for the front glass. They are extremely light and have a slight green tinge to them. But the spec sheet clearly mentions 70% VLT. Also, the Garware distributor for South India confirmed these are the lightest tints they manufacture and nothing lighter than this is available. They cost similar to what you mention as well.

3M has CR-70 which are also equally light without the green tinge but that too is 70% VLT. These are not noticeable at all.
The best alternative would be to use 3M CR90. One of my friends in the US had this fitted on his car, and it was extremely difficult to see if there was any film on the glass at all. I only realized his windows had a film on when I saw the 3M logo up close from inside.

I don't see this in the Indian 3M website, but that should change soon, given the situation. For people who want the practical benefits of sunfilm, import a roll of CR90. I am planning to do that soon, though I haven't removed my CR70/50 combo from my car yet.

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Hmm then you may have a point. My other car has a 3M which was slightly more expensive but by the looks of it, st least from my perspective it was almost clear. It also read 99.9% clear so i thought they meant it. But these things when put are absolutely not noticeable, as tints. Lets see what happens and better sense prevails on such law makers.
I think the clear film would be CR90 which is not available in India. Lightest is 70%VLT when I checked at 3M car care.

Can you share where you got the 99% visibility film?
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I was thinking of tinting the glasses in my car with a glass tinting spray. If any cop stops me, I can claim that these glasses are factory fitted. Can such a thing be pulled off?

Found one such spray online : softys.ca: VHT Smoke Window Tint Spray
Do you have more info on this product?? As to the percentage of heat, UV it cuts out and how much darker it will be from a regular glass?? Anyone used/ using something similar??
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guys, a quick question - I did peeled off the films, and I am left with sticky residue on the glass. What is the best, quick and easy way to get rid of the left over glue or whatever it is there ?
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1. Colin and cloth - time and labor intensive work.

2. Rubbing paper - zero number, can be bought from any hardware shop.
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guys, a quick question - I did peeled off the films, and I am left with sticky residue on the glass. What is the best, quick and easy way to get rid of the left over glue or whatever it is there ?
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1. Colin and cloth - time and labor intensive work.

2. Rubbing paper - zero number, can be bought from any hardware shop.
I hope Sun films are stick with water, here is a DIY guidance in team-bhp that says so, and the best way to remove film. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...at-not-do.html.

But in your case, I guess you have did it some other way, so I suggest trying diesel. Diesel is mostly used for such tasks, try dipping a cotton cloth in Diesel and rub over the residue, it must come off.
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will chennai cops spare 50% side and rear, no film upfront ? they haven't said a word till now

Driving with an awesome pair of sunglasses just doesn't seem sufficient looking at the heat !
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guys, a quick question - I did peeled off the films, and I am left with sticky residue on the glass. What is the best, quick and easy way to get rid of the left over glue or whatever it is there ?
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1. Colin and cloth - time and labor intensive work.

2. Rubbing paper - zero number, can be bought from any hardware shop.
Get a paper cutter blade from a stationary shop, comes in 2 sizes, get the bigger one. Get a bottle of thinner and mix with water in 1:1 ratio. Use the Colin bottle to spray this liquid so that it does not form drops which will flow down the glass. Spray in a small area and leave it to get soaked for 30 seconds, and use the blade to scrap off the gum. Be careful on the edges because the blade is very sharp, you could cut the rubber beading. This method also will take some labor but is less intensive than option 1. Worked well for me.
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I only realized his windows had a film on when I saw the 3M logo up close from inside.
This is the Hercules heel of 3M sun films, their embedded logo. That is a clean clue that the police can catch. In some cars i have seen a very large 3m logo.
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This is the Hercules heel of 3M sun films, their embedded logo.
The last time I checked it was Achilles' heel
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Who said curtains are not allowed? Here is the proof that they are allowed. I found it today morning. And SC's verdict does not say anything about any special rights to police vehicles.
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ha! ha! this is hilarous especially in light of all the interviews being given by the traffic police authorities in Bangalore on how curtains are not allowed.
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The last time I checked it was Achilles' heel
I got the Roman god mixed with the Greek warrior. Thanks for pointing it out.

This photograph of the Police vehicle is just one in several cases where Government vehicles escape the wrath of law. B.t.w. I have not yet sighted an incident where a motorist was being fined for the sun films.
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Who said curtains are not allowed? Here is the proof that they are allowed. I found it today morning. And SC's verdict does not say anything about any special rights to police vehicles.
Why dont you post it in Bangalore Traffic Police, Facebook page. Commissioner in interview clearly mentioned no curtains, though RTO said ok. Atleast thats what quoted in todays TOI.
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^^ I already did. No response from BTP yet.

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Who said curtains are not allowed? Here is the proof that they are allowed. I found it today morning. And SC's verdict does not say anything about any special rights to police vehicles.
Hi ,

Is there anyway that this photo of the police interceptor be posted on the BTP website ? Why are these rules bent or different for the cops ? Are these people more EQUAL than the ordinary folks ?
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