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Old 17th April 2010, 21:32   #31
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I have a Film on the rear glass of my Punto since more than 10 months now, i did not face any issues. I used the defogger extensively in the winters. Sunfilm can be installed on rear glass with defogger, ive always had film on all my cars.
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U can surely install sunfilm on the front windscreen. Rejects UV rays and helps in a cooler cabin.
but why only the rear?
defogger will effect even the front screen?

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I have a Film on the rear glass of my Punto since more than 10 months now, i did not face any issues. I used the defogger extensively in the winters. Sunfilm can be installed on rear glass with defogger, ive always had film on all my cars.
which films have you used?
does the defogger work equally well?
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but why only the rear?
defogger will effect even the front screen?
I dont quite get you.

U can install sunfilm on the front windscreen. The front windscreen gets its defogging service from the air vents below it unlike the rear, where a defogger strip is heated. Hence, it is not advised to use sunfilm on the rear windscreen as it may damage the circuit. Either during the install or while you change the sunfilm later on.

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sorry,i phrased that badly but you've addressed my query. thank you.

but,fiat doesn't approve of sunfilm on the rear,i suppose this would void warranty.

thanku greenhorn,i will go over the thread.


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which films have you used?
does the defogger work equally well?
i have basic Llumar film installed, i dont remember the model no. and Price.

If you ever get the rear glass film removed do not let them use metal blades(or anything that damages the defogger).

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Old 17th April 2010, 23:36   #37
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... I've it (the sunfilm)on my WagonR right since the day I bought it, almost 4 years ago and the Defogger works perfectly fine.
Don't be taken away by those at-times foolish answers from the company. Go ahead and beat the heat with the those films

And in any case, films as well as Defoggers have been in use for a long time now, and am pretty sure that the technology used for the same (defogger) is nothing different in the Punto as well...
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Old 5th May 2013, 20:47   #38
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does anybody have an idea who repairs defoggers in mumbai?
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Hi everyone,

Rear glass on my Scorpio VLX was replaced yesterday morning by Windshield experts. Fit and and finish is good but on my way to office, it was raining heavily and I switched on the rear defogger. I noticed that after repeated attempts, the defogger didn't do its job and mist on the rear glass remained as-is. On closer inspection, I found that one of the sockets (on the newly installed rear-glass) was hanging loose with the cable from the backdoor connected to it. My earlier glass and it's defogger were working all fine (and hence I don't suspect it to be a wiring issue) but alas was broken by someone due to mistake. I called up Windshield guys immediately and they refused saying it's not their problem since they won't install a glass which could be faulty. My mistake is that I didn't check it properly but will still try my luck later in the day today to convince them to fix or replace the glass. So here is my query, in the event that Windshield Expert outlet refuses to replace the glass, can this defogger socket be fixed back to its original location with soldering/conductive epoxy etc? Has anyone tried this? Or do I live without the defogger? Any help will be appreciated.

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in the event that Windshield Expert outlet refuses to replace the glass, can this defogger socket be fixed back to its original location with soldering/conductive epoxy etc?
Yes, it is possible to fix the rear defogger in this manner. A typical repair workshop would check for the continuity of each of the lines and fix them using 'conductive paint'. They can then check the sockets and solder any broken wiring that leads to the defogger grid. You can also perform it yourself using the required material (solder and soldering iron, 'conductive paint', masking tape) and a multimeter for testing.
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.....can this defogger socket be fixed back to its original location with soldering/conductive epoxy etc? Has anyone tried this? Or do I live without the defogger? Any help will be appreciated.

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http://www.permatex.com/products/pro...dhesive-detail

hopefully this product should come helpful (try Amazon or other sources to buy)

even they have solution to repair the grids (conductive lines).
http://www.permatex.com/products/pro...air-kit-detail

I have personally not used these products, but came across (google) when my new vehicle was installed with sun film on rear windshield, and the defogger was kaput at many places. I found that many places the grid is erased, but Im just living with it !
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Does anyone have a clue,if we can purchase de fogger repairing kit here in india?
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Old 16th January 2014, 12:32   #43
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Does anyone have a clue,if we can purchase de fogger repairing kit here in india?
not sure in India, but could locate on Amazon / eBay.uk

http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-15067...m/B000HBI9YQ/2

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Technicqll...item3cda953422

try it and do give feedback
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You can also perform it yourself using the required material (solder and soldering iron, 'conductive paint', masking tape) and a multimeter for testing.
A single strip of my rear defogger seems to have failed. I have the materials required for soldering. But what is this 'conductive paint' and how do I procure it?
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how do I procure it?
http://www.siltechcorporation.com/co...0products.html
Contact Person : Mr. Kumar Ghorpade Address : No. 37, 5th Cross, Doddamma Industrial Layout, Hulimavu, B.G. Road, Bangalore - 560 076, Karnataka (India) Tel : 41109767 Fax :

http://www.sugandhcorp.com/copper-co...t-1154718.html
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