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Old 3rd May 2010, 00:46   #1201
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You're welcome. Great, do let us know which film you're going for. LLumar has a good variety.
I must be immensely tired, just can't remember the model of the film. Shall update my punto thread tomorrow or dayafter with pictures and further details.
It's very very effective though!

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Old 6th May 2010, 11:13   #1202
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I want to ask an open question to all of you who have installed front windscreen sunfilm on their cars.

The car in question is a 9 month old Alto Lxi. it has 3M RE50 on sides and RE 35 on rear.After reading this thread, I think a front Sunfilm is advantageous for my car. The following questions popped up in my mind:

1.) I want no compromises on the front windshield, so I would put 3M CR70 and nothing else, the dealer (Auto Marc) and my colleagues say this is not a valuable proposition for an ALTO. Garware & other cheap sub 1000 Rupee films don't instill confidence in me.

2.) I have been told that winter visibility(fog) is affected by using sunfilm. I partially agree to the fact, but I still want it for privacy.

3.) A friend suggested to install 6' length top and bottom windshield sunfilm, this is ok for me, but, I don't want a burqa clad car.

4.) Another option is to buy a windshield roll which can be stuck & removed at will and, which is cumbersome & is of questionable quality.

Help me guys, do you think I am making a foolish decision by using a 70%VLT sunfilm that is many times the cost of windshield in my car, or should I go for a Burqa install with a 50%VLT film. My main concerns are VLT % and privacy.
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Old 6th May 2010, 23:08   #1203
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I want to ask an open question to all of you who have installed front windscreen sunfilm on their cars.

The car in question is a 9 month old Alto Lxi. it has 3M RE50 on sides and RE 35 on rear.After reading this thread, I think a front Sunfilm is advantageous for my car. The following questions popped up in my mind:

1.) I want no compromises on the front windshield, so I would put 3M CR70 and nothing else, the dealer (Auto Marc) and my colleagues say this is not a valuable proposition for an ALTO. Garware & other cheap sub 1000 Rupee films don't instill confidence in me.

2.) I have been told that winter visibility(fog) is affected by using sunfilm. I partially agree to the fact, but I still want it for privacy.

3.) A friend suggested to install 6' length top and bottom windshield sunfilm, this is ok for me, but, I don't want a burqa clad car.

4.) Another option is to buy a windshield roll which can be stuck & removed at will and, which is cumbersome & is of questionable quality.

Help me guys, do you think I am making a foolish decision by using a 70%VLT sunfilm that is many times the cost of windshield in my car, or should I go for a Burqa install with a 50%VLT film. My main concerns are VLT % and privacy.
1. Your perception of Garware is limited to the cheap versions available widely. Garware has options like Ice Cool Shield and Alps, retailing around 3k+ which have 50% Heat Rejection and 70% VLT.

2. No comments.

3. This used to be a pep trend earlier, not now.

4. Won't recommend.

If you want to go for a cheaper option, you've Garware Ice Cool Shield or Alps (same specs with green tint) or 3M RE50 for the front (50% VLT and 44% Heat Rejection). This version of 3M will cost you less as comapred to Garware Ice Cool Shield or Alps.
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Old 7th May 2010, 08:29   #1204
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1. Your perception of Garware is limited to the cheap versions available widely. Garware has options like Ice Cool Shield and Alps, retailing around 3k+ which have 50% Heat Rejection and 70% VLT.

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This version of 3M will cost you less as comapred to Garware Ice Cool Shield or Alps.

Ok, I have decided 3M CR70 or Llumar AIR75. Installation at Gyro or Automarc depending upon proximity.
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Can any one suggest which film among the following has got better visibility:
- 3M CR70
- Llumar AIR 75
- Garware IceCool Shield
Is there any difference in tint/shade among these?
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Old 9th May 2010, 02:00   #1206
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Can someone provide the details for garware authorized dealers in bangalore?
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Dea Praveen
the blurriness on the front windscreen is an installation defect. if the film is on warranty i suggest you get it removed and refixed. there are some incompetents who use a lot of soap solution while installing and this after drying up causes this blurriness. talk to Shanmuga who is from LLumar and who can give you a fairly good opinion of correct/incorrect installations(09841278623)

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Installed LLumar AIR 75 for Rs.5900 at GYRO. The film is clear & without any shading and difference is noted when touching outer & inner windshield.Be warned, it will not give you a 'tinted' feeling of privacy etc. If you want that, PP60 for Rs.3500 is an option.
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Just got VCool installed in my Safari.

My Toll Tag (Gurgaon-Delhi expressway) however is not being read by the machine installed at the toll plaza.

There is a slight difference in the cooling.
This was my main concern before getting my front windscreen sunfilm.

However, after getting CR70, have crossed tollgate at least 20-25 times and there was no problem even once.
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Old 20th May 2010, 05:35   #1210
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Toll Tag issues, never heard of them but another trouble which Sunfilms have is that of GPS Reception. I've seen certain Sunfilms being advertised as no interference with GPS devices.
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Have V-Kool in my car, I am happy with the Sun Film performance, have not used my GPS much after the installation, but a weekend trip to Pune the GPS was working pretty good. It took some time to get the Satellite locked, but after that it was smooth usage all the way
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I have Garware Icecool Shield on the front windhsield and Llumar 35 on side windows and rear windshield, its been a month since the installation was done. I'm thinking of getting the front windshield film removed.

Heat through the front windshield has reduce by a bit and it feels easier on the eyes at midday. But It does cut visibility by a little bit during the night, but only slightly. Glare of oncoming headlamps is reduced by a bit. There are a few scratches on the film, probably made when the installation was done and the scratches are a bit distracting when lit up by oncoming headlamps.
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I have Garware Icecool Shield on the front windhsield and Llumar 35 on side windows and rear windshield, its been a month since the installation was done. I'm thinking of getting the front windshield film removed.

Heat through the front windshield has reduce by a bit and it feels easier on the eyes at midday. But It does cut visibility by a little bit during the night, but only slightly. Glare of oncoming headlamps is reduced by a bit. There are a few scratches on the film, probably made when the installation was done and the scratches are a bit distracting when lit up by oncoming headlamps.
Scratches are a reason enough to get the Ice Cool Shield replaced under the 5 years warranty given by Garware.
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Can any one suggest which film among the following has got better visibility:
- 3M CR70
- Llumar AIR 75
- Garware IceCool Shield
Is there any difference in tint/shade among these?
Any answers to the above questions? in terms of visibility at night and cooling?
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Guys I am planning to go ahead with the below installation on my 2008 Model silver wagonR.

Sides and Rear: 3M (RE35 or CS35 or CS20) or 3M CR40
Front: 3M CR 70.

I am looking for your suggestions on factors like its color, visiblity and heat rejection (IRR) coefficients, from who already using any of the above sun films.
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