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Old 11th July 2012, 21:31   #106
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Talking about spirit of law, we have to understand that the intent of original law was to make sure that driver has enough transparency to operate vehicle in safe manner and not what the petitioner asked for.
Even some one mentioned here or in a similar thread that keeping the windscreen/side glasses dusty is illegal because it affects the view.
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As I said earlier curtains are in. saw this Omni with the red curtain and interestingly some focus lights to display the curtain at night.
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See this alternate; he has left some portion without film so that legally he is safe.
Another aspect was that he switched on the left turn indicator and went straight. Also see his right wheel track. Three-in-one.
The emblem resembled a lawyer from a distance but is of a doc.
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See this alternate; he has left some portion without film so that legally he is safe.
Another aspect was that he switched on the left turn indicator and went straight. Also see his right wheel track. Three-in-one.
The emblem resembled a lawyer from a distance but is of a doc.
I still think this is illegal because as per the rule no film can be pasted on the windscreen/windows. So, here he still has the sun film on the windscreen.

I also saw a Indica in bangalore in which similar method was applied on all the windows and back windscreen. Sunfilm was removed only from the middle portion of the windscreen/windows so that people from outside can see who is inside.
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On my previous car(2010 Wagon-r) I actually got RTO Approved films(at least that's what the dealer mentioned- which allow 70% on front and back and 50% on the side-windows) installed at the time of delivery and before permanent registration. My registration was butter-smooth and was never stopped by any cops. The only reason being its really not noticeable from outside

For those who want privacy and beat the heat there isn't much choice, but for those who want protection from UV rays, these lighter films should help
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According to the law any material that does not allow visibility is illeagal. This means that if I put a 0% sunfilm just for heat protection it should not be illeagal.... is my understanding correct or am I interpreting it the wrong way
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According to the law any material that does not allow visibility is illeagal. This means that if I put a 0% sunfilm just for heat protection it should not be illeagal.... is my understanding correct or am I interpreting it the wrong way
That is wrong. There should be only OEM glass that comes with the car. Nothing can be applied on the glass. The condition of the glass cannot be altered either.
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Dear Bangy T-BHPians...

I had removed my 3M sun-films and have installed removable roll-on type of sun-films on my Fiesta. Though they do not look smart and do not cover the glasses fully, they atleast do a decent job in keeping the cabin cool.

But, my Endeavour still has 3M reflective Sun-films stuck on its glasses. The traffic cops in Chennai do not mind such light reflective films and more importantly do not bother an Endeavour. Hence, i have been driving the Endeavour without removing these films.

But, I might have to drive down to Bangalore in October and i wish to do that in the Endeavour.

Need your opinion here:
How is the situation in Bangalore?
Are the cops still stopping & fining the cars with sun-films?
Or should i chuck the idea and drive my Fiesta to Bangalore?

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Hi MAS,

Well, it purely depends on your luck .
Yes, I mean it because most of my colleagues still have their vehicles with SunFilms on it. They use the cars daily to work too in the peak Bangalore traffic areas. 2 of them were stopped by cops earlier. 1 of them was let off with just a warning and the other 1 had to shell out 100 Rs fine. In both the cases, it was Swift cars.
However, I have promptly removed the sunFilms off both my cars (Scorpio and Honda City).

As I mentioned earlier, its luck on that day that matters I feel. If you come by Endeavour it would be a lot better for you as a drive too. And there is only 10% chances that you would be stopped by a cop. But, if its a TN registration then I feel it would be 30% chances of being stopped.

Have fun.

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There is a economy front windshield film introduced by vkool, I bought it for about 7.5 for Safari. This film is surely effective in terms of heat reduction, and is completely transparent. I believe same film can be used for side and rear windows. Difficult to spot from out side. But yes, its a costly option.
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There is a economy front windshield film introduced by vkool, I bought it for about 7.5 for Safari. This film is surely effective in terms of heat reduction, and is completely transparent. I believe same film can be used for side and rear windows. Difficult to spot from out side. But yes, its a costly option.
well.. it will become even costlier when the police stops the vehicle and asks to remove .
If we already have that in our vehicle, then it does not make sense to remove it by ourselves. But, surely one will be scared to put a new one now.
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Nowadays I conk my AC to 'Low' setting and direct the vents to the side windows (that is less than 18 degrees) and in a matter of minutes, the windows are fogged. The angle of the vents is important as you would want to see the side view mirrors. Privacy assured.

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Most of the new cars these days have powerful air-conditioners, so why worry about doing something illegal and trying to find ways around the law?
My previous car was a 2002 Zen which did require tints as the ac wasn't that good, but i haven't installed any tints on my new Figo as the ac is really good!
I agree that privacy is a concern however this law is for everyone's benefit as anti-social elements tend to take undue benefit of extra-dark tints!
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Nowadays I conk my AC to 'Low' setting and direct the vents to the side windows (that is less than 18 degrees) and in a matter of minutes, the windows are fogged. The angle of the vents is important as you would want to see the side view mirrors. Privacy assured.
Yup! Really a useful tactic even I am doing the same in most of my cars. Just move the vents a bit and its done.
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Nowadays I conk my AC to 'Low' setting and direct the vents to the side windows (that is less than 18 degrees) and in a matter of minutes, the windows are fogged. The angle of the vents is important as you would want to see the side view mirrors. Privacy assured.
Seems to be a good tactic, but I'm not sure if fogging would occur during daytime, specially these days of blistering October heat in Mumbai!
Any other alternatives?
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