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Old 30th October 2009, 11:24   #106
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I think if I would pick transparent film (which cuts out only the heat) as my choice for all the glass areas.
Does someone have some more details on this ? Brand,price,percentages ?
Seems to be a nice option for my car.
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Old 31st October 2009, 15:32   #107
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My preference, Ocean Green tints for the front which I'm having on Xing (Garware Icecool Shield, the highest legal range in Garware Series for the front) and Dark Ash shade for the sides with a reflective property.
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aparth, AFAIK there is no such thing as photo-chromatic tints. Basically it's the property of the sunfilm to give reflect in sunlight. I have such a sunfilm which gives mirror like reflection even though it's a simple non-alloy based film (I mean the silver reflection ones).
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Does anyone know where I can get good quality photochromatic tints in Delhi (preferably South Delhi)?




I have seen & used photochromatic tints.

The local film installer in my place of residence sourced them for me, sometime in 2007.
It was some Film-Tec brand. cost Rs.: 300/- for my Accent (Sides + rear windshield)

The film was completely transparent from both sides during night and reflective during the day.

But they don't last very long mine gave way and became completely transparent in about 2-3 months or so.
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I have seen & used photochromatic tints.

The local film installer in my place of residence sourced them for me, sometime in 2007.
It was some Film-Tec brand. cost Rs.: 300/- for my Accent (Sides + rear windshield)

The film was completely transparent from both sides during night and reflective during the day.

But they don't last very long mine gave way and became completely transparent in about 2-3 months or so.
Thanks for clarifying my doubt Maglev.

Do you think your photochromatic tints would have lasted longer if they were of a better quality/brand such as Llumar or Garware?
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Old 2nd November 2009, 00:12   #110
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Thanks for clarifying my doubt Maglev.

Do you think your photochromatic tints would have lasted longer if they were of a better quality/brand such as Llumar or Garware?


I don't know whether these brands offer photochromatic tints or not.

But a friend of mine told me that photochromatic tints have a very short life span and a limited number of conversion cycles.
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Maglev, till date what I've come across as photochromatic is nothing but tints, which have a reflective texture in broad daylight and transparent during night time, a phenomena which I've noticed on my car. It's nothing but a marketing gimmick at least in Delhi, a view supported and voiced by accessory dealers in my personal relations.

A reason to support my answer is that how come major brands like 3M, Llumar, Garware. Huper Optik, V-Kool, Solar Gard etc. don't have Photochromatic tints in their lineup even though they're technologically more advanced than Film-Tech. This can be on account that such false claims from the manufacturer may land them into legal troubles whereas an installer/ seller can fool the customer and sell him any X brand without getting into any trouble.

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I have installed Vkool's Golddust shade for my Side and Rear windows. Looks awesome on a white car
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I have a Honda City (ANHC) in Bold Beige metallic color.
Please help me in identifying the best matching color for a Sun-Film (side & rear) for it?
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Old 25th January 2010, 14:37   #114
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I think black or charcoal grey would look the best.
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Urgent question as I have ordered a 3M CR70 for front windshield a very dark CS05 for the side and rear.

Question is, does having a jet black rear windshield make driving in the day or night very difficult? Or is it just almost as visible?
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Urgent question as I have ordered a 3M CR70 for front windshield a very dark CS05 for the side and rear.

Question is, does having a jet black rear windshield make driving in the day or night very difficult? Or is it just almost as visible?
Having a jet black is not at all recommended esp. for night driving. Go for a lighter colour and also jet black is not legal !
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Put up RE50 sun films on all sides and rear. Total bill: 3500/-. He did quote 6200/- for CR70 but one of the Mbai shops is offering CR70 @ 5K so will do it next week when I am in Mbai.
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Thanks for clarifying my doubt Maglev.

Do you think your photochromatic tints would have lasted longer if they were of a better quality/brand such as Llumar or Garware?
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I don't know whether these brands offer photochromatic tints or not.

But a friend of mine told me that photochromatic tints have a very short life span and a limited number of conversion cycles.
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Maglev, till date what I've come across as photochromatic is nothing but tints, which have a reflective texture in broad daylight and transparent during night time, a phenomena which I've noticed on my car. It's nothing but a marketing gimmick at least in Delhi, a view supported and voiced by accessory dealers in my personal relations.

A reason to support my answer is that how come major brands like 3M, Llumar, Garware. Huper Optik, V-Kool, Solar Gard etc. don't have Photochromatic tints in their lineup even though they're technologically more advanced than Film-Tech. This can be on account that such false claims from the manufacturer may land them into legal troubles whereas an installer/ seller can fool the customer and sell him any X brand without getting into any trouble.
Guys,

I had photo chromatic film from 3M on my 1998 OHC installed by the dealer RRHonda and lasted up to 2005/6 when it simply started to peel off. Up to that time however it was fantastic mid brown/green in sunlight and very light brown/green at sun down or even when the vehicle was parked in a shade.

Went back to the showroom for a reinstall and it was as if nobody had heard of them so installed Vkool. Sometimes later ran into the ex works manager of RRhonda now with MASS and discussed. He informed that initially Honda themselves had arranged for the films and several other accessories from Thailand but this was discontinued for reasons unknown. I have no way of substantiating all this but the films were photo chromatic and very effective.

At this time I am looking for tints for my new Cedia, so if anyone knows about the photo chromatics current availability do let me know.
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since i have blackened my scorpio's pillars, i need a black film to have that fluidity.

however, my present film has a greenish colour (garware) & it does not look good & is too transparent for my liking.

which film would be apt for me? i dont want to go too dark like 35 or 10. i would prefer 50 & if available, the best option would be 40.

i saw that Garware's Ice Cool range has 40. all other brands has 35 or 50. but i heard that ice cool has a bluish greenish colour. i strictly prefer a black film.
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since i have blackened my scorpio's pillars, i need a black film to have that fluidity.

however, my present film has a greenish colour (garware) & it does not look good & is too transparent for my liking.

which film would be apt for me? i dont want to go too dark like 35 or 10. i would prefer 50 & if available, the best option would be 40.

i saw that Garware's Ice Cool range has 40. all other brands has 35 or 50. but i heard that ice cool has a bluish greenish colour. i strictly prefer a black film.
Raj for the sides I would recommend Garware Classic (45% Heat Rejection and the one I've has 25% Visibility), this film comes in various shades like Charcoal, Natural Ash, Dark Natural Ash, Blue etc. This film costs near about 2k and is very effective.
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