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Old 24th March 2012, 18:47   #1681
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I'm finding CR70-all-round ok, but I'll report back in June!

Clear view through the mirrors, night and day, is important to me. The VW Polo already has a slight tint in the glass, and I did not want anything darker.

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akshay,

The reason for sticking to CR70 was its lightness, I wanted a film which transmits as much light as possible while blocking heat, this seemed like the best combination,

will keep testing it and see if it works or is another waste of funds like how Llumar was,

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I wish you had got a darker shade for the sides and rear. With CR70 too much light comes in,
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Cr70 should be very effective. :-) do post review once you get a chance to test it. :-)
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Old 24th March 2012, 19:33   #1683
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I have got INFRA-KOOL (IK70) installed on the front windscreen of my Honda City (2011 model). Spent 10K for it in Aug 2011 and am finding the night driving very pleasant with the antiglare working perfectly fine. I am also able to feel the difference driving during the day as well since there is definitely less heat penetrating thru the windscreen.
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Old 24th March 2012, 20:22   #1684
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akshay,

The reason for sticking to CR70 was its lightness, I wanted a film which transmits as much light as possible while blocking heat, this seemed like the best combination,

will keep testing it and see if it works or is another waste of funds like how Llumar was,

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For people who like to have light inside the car, but at the same time reject maximum heat, 3m cr70 and vkool 70 are the best available options. :-)
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If you are traveling against the sun every day in the morning from about 6:30 am to about 7:30 am just forget using any brand of sun film. Especially if there is a mild drizzle. This is from experience. For all other times a light sun film keeps the car cool and AC compressor work much less. Good sun films also do not affect night driving much but at those times mentioned in the morning sun films are a no go if traveling toward the east.
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What is the current cost of V-Kool 70 and 3M CR70 for front?
CR70 installed on 2010 Honda City a month back at Kochi costed 5k. Where as for my i10 costed 6.5k at Bangalore two years back and seems to be 7k now. Wonder why there is so much disparity between the cities/states. Could someone throw more light on this?
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akshay,

The reason for sticking to CR70 was its lightness, I wanted a film which transmits as much light as possible while blocking heat, this seemed like the best combination,

will keep testing it and see if it works or is another waste of funds like how Llumar was,

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None of these light films will manage to keep you as comfortable as a darker one. Yes this will probably be better than Llumar 80 but check out a car with 35% films and you will feel much more comfortable.
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It helps a bit if the car interior is not heated up even before the journey begins. I am finding that my Tyvek car cover (Dupont Tyvek car covers, worth it ?) seems to be doing a good job of preventing this, even though the car may have been standing out in the sun all day.

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And be much more likely to hit something you didn't see? At night, driving with heavy tints is like driving with sunglasses: dangerous.

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And be much more likely to hit something you didn't see? At night, driving with heavy tints is like driving with sunglasses: dangerous.

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No sir, believe me. I have an eye power of negative 6 and wear lenses. With 35% film im totally comfortable at driving in the night and can see perfectly. Yes if something like that was on the front windscreen it would be tougher to see things with headlights on, but at the sides and rear it does not hinder vision. I have 15% tints on one of my cars and yes I agree with tints that dark nighttime visibility is worse, but still not as bad as one would think.
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None of these light films will manage to keep you as comfortable as a darker one. Yes this will probably be better than Llumar 80 but check out a car with 35% films and you will feel much more comfortable.
Visit a vkool dealer. They have a device which tests the heat rejection using different films. Vkool 70 is leagues ahead of normal films even with 35% visibility. The change is easily identifiable. Add to that the safety hazard, the low visibility films cause to the driver.

Selective Spectral rejection is a very complicated technology and vkool is the best in it. Even nasa uses the same film for the best heart rejection possible.
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Visit a vkool dealer. They have a device which tests the heat rejection using different films. Vkool 70 is leagues ahead of normal films even with 35% visibility. The change is easily identifiable. Add to that the safety hazard, the low visibility films cause to the driver.

Selective Spectral rejection is a very complicated technology and vkool is the best in it. Even nasa uses the same film for the best heart rejection possible.
I have them in my car buddy. I have v70 in the front and k37 on the sides. In the other car I have CR70 on the front and K14 on the sides. V70 offers great heat rejection for its transparency but the darker films are better when it comes to total solar energy rejected.
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I have them in my car buddy. I have v70 in the front and k37 on the sides. In the other car I have CR70 on the front and K14 on the sides. V70 offers great heat rejection for its transparency but the darker films are better when it comes to total solar energy rejected.
The heat component of solar energy is infra red. In other words, we feel light because of infra red. I haven't seen a film that rejects infra red more than vkool 70 or 40 does. And that includes much darker films. Correct me, if I'm wrong.

Even if TSER is considered, K37's TSER is inferior ( 47% ) to Vkool 70 even though K37 is much more darker than Vkool 70
With regards to K14, even though it has a TSER of 63% against 55% of Vkool 70, light transmittance of 14% is not good for night driving.
And, both K14 and K37 doesn't meet the legal requirements as well. Correct me, if I'm wrong.

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The heat component of solar energy is infra red. In other words, we feel light because of infra red. I haven't seen a film that rejects infra red more than vkool 70 or 40 does. And that includes much darker films. Correct me, if I'm wrong.
You are absolutely right. Maybe it is not only the heat rejection but if the sun is up diagonally in front of my car then the rays coming through the windscreen bother me much more than the rays coming in through the side windows, leave the size of the windows aside. Hope you understand what I am saying.
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After some deliberation I have decided to go for Garware Icecool Shield 70%VLT for my Figo front windscreen. It's parked outside at work and summer time is causing my AC to work doubly hard. The sides already have 3M CS20.

For some reason I just could could not justify the nearly 3X cost of the 3M CR70. Going by condor and anujmishra, Garware is around 2.8K but CR70 costs 7.7K.

Will get it done this saturday and post an update.
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Will be getting Garware Ice Cool Shield for front and 3M RE35 for the other windows this weekend.

bit of OT, i have been quoted 6500 for RE35 you guys think this is a good film to have at this rate??
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