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Old 17th January 2010, 01:57   #301
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mate the front windshield film is 70% transparent . even the glass in our linea is 70% transparent. so even if i take a photo and post it here it will just look like plain glass.

As far as the A/C cooling is concerned the cooling is good after the sunfilm installation. the car doent get heated up as much even when i park the car under the blazing sun. so in that way it helps in cooling the cabin faster too

more over it also prevents the ageing of the plastics and seats due to direct exposure of UV rays

You can download a xls ile from post no 40 in my thread and see the definition tab for more details
Oops ! how did i miss that excel file from your thread. A detailed analysis with explanations. Good One Ashwin, hats off to you.

I am happy that if the picture doesn't show any visible difference. It means there are no bubbles or scratches. Good installation !

One more question - is CR70 scratch proof ? if there are scratches while cleaning the film with a cloth etc, there will be an adverse effect on the visibility factor. Also, it is anti glare, right ?
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One more question - is CR70 scratch proof ? if there are scratches while cleaning the film with a cloth etc, there will be an adverse effect on the visibility factor. Also, it is anti glare, right ?
yes it is scratch proof if you rub it with soft cloth. but i dont know about the results if you rub it with sandpaper

i have cleaned it umpteem number of times and i am yet to find any scratches


it is antiglare
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yes it is scratch proof if you rub it with soft cloth. but i dont know about the results if you rub it with sandpaper

i have cleaned it umpteem number of times and i am yet to find any scratches


it is antiglare
I am worried about the TASS guys. They dont use a soft cloth for cleaning !!!
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Hi Aswin & bnzjon,

How did you clean Road dirts/grime like dots in painted body especially area near tyres?
I tried yesterday with coiln and it's not successful.
then tried with Vim bar,Dirt was washed away with litle effort.
But i did a mistake by using the scrubber
First started with very light hand and all grimes came off nicely.
But after sometime i rubbed roughly without my knowledge and left some Clear coat scratches here and there.
I did some waxing using Formula 1.But it cleared somewhat and left some scratches.But not visible though.
Whether i can use any rubbing compound to remove those scratches ?
Again how can i remove Road dirts/grime .
Searched for that and got a answer to use Diesel.is it right?

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I am worried about the TASS guys. They dont use a soft cloth for cleaning !!!
Don't worry they never clean windshield and windows from inside

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Don't worry they never clean windshield and windows from inside
Do they clean it for you. i bet they dont!!
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Do they clean it for you. i bet they dont!!
ofcourse they don't normally
But due to my presence they clinically clean interiors including Window,Windshield,Rear Windscreen glasses by 3m guys there in VST.
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Hi Aswin & bnzjon,

How did you clean Road dirts/grime like dots in painted body especially area near tyres?
I tried yesterday with coiln and it's not successful.
then tried with Vim bar,Dirt was washed away with litle effort.
But i did a mistake by using the scrubber
First started with very light hand and all grimes came off nicely.
But after sometime i rubbed roughly without my knowledge and left some Clear coat scratches here and there.
I did some waxing using Formula 1.But it cleared somewhat and left some scratches.But not visible though.
Whether i can use any rubbing compound to remove those scratches ?
Again how can i remove Road dirts/grime .
Searched for that and got a answer to use Diesel.is it right?

Rubbing should clear those scratches. Take it to VST, ask the 3M guys to clean the surface. They will do it perfectly (free of cost too).

Suggest, dont use anything rightnow by yourselves. Leave it to the professionals to do it.

I normally use a cream sold at Xenos (product name : Abel scratch remover). Its a rubbing compound (i guess) which applied and rubbed with a soft cloth takes away the grime/tars etc. It even removes the swirl marks/light scratches.

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Rubbing should clear those scratches. Take it to VST, ask the 3M guys to clean the surface. They will do it perfectly (free of cost too).

Suggest, dont use anything rightnow by yourselves. Leave it to the professionals to do it.

I normally use a cream sold at Xenos (product name : Abel scratch remover). Its a rubbing compound (i guess) which applied and rubbed with a soft cloth takes away the grime/tars etc. It even removes the swirl marks/light scratches.
Whenever i go to VST i just get the help of that 3m guy there to fix some small scratches using rubbing compound they used.
He is too friendly to me too
Ya i too have the same in my mind when i go there to VST i definitely fix this there that too FOC.

Abel scratch remover: i am not satisfied.any how i'll recheck with testing material there in Xenos.
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Abel scratch remover is a thick paste with fine granules.
Apply the same on the scratch/affected surface and need to rub it hard using a soft cloth.

You need to rub it for atleast 3-5 mins for the stain to disappear.

I found this useful for v v light scratches and for removal of stains.
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Today morning i was driving at approx 40~50 kmph with my kid (4 year old) sitting/standing in the front.

She was fiddling with the music system and i left it unnoticed as she is very careful in handling the knobs etc.

Suddenly i heard a 'thud' sound, i looked around and thought i rode over some pothole.

After sometime, i could hear some rattling notice from the rear. I stopped the car and found the boot open.

The kid had pressed the 'boot open' button on the dash board (above music system) and the boot was released.

I was always of the impression that the boot release button will be in the deactivated mode during motion.

Just a word of caution for all those parents with small kids sitting in the front.

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Dont make your kid stand in the driver seat , she might open the bonnet aswell !!


Just joking!!

i had this happening to me as well when i went on a trichy trip. a friend who was impressed with the car started fiddling with those buttons and opened the boot.

So be carefull next time.

The button is a feather touch too opens on slightest nudge
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I too had the same experience once while going to my Native.
I did it unintentionally when changing the AC Vents.
A feather touch is enough to operate those switches.
It has both Merits and De merits.
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Had a scrape with a biker today evening around 7 ish resulting in a scratch (& black marks, looks like tyre marks) on left rear bumper. I was waiting at the Annanagar roundtana signal and this "......" biker was trying to squeeze through a little gap between my car and another one.

He was not even apologetic on what he did. Wanted to give him a mouthful but had my kid with me.

Looks like it is just a clearcoat scratch. Need to use the Abel scratch remover tommorrow and see if it disappears.
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sad:(
This happen often in chennai.
Possible,go very close to the barricade so that no one can squeeze in between.
No scratch while driving in Chennai is a pure LUCK
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unlock the car using remote and open the car door i hear a "click" sound .
After stop the engine and take key out and open the door, i hear 2 "click" sound.
But i am unable to remember whether it happened before.
Today only i heard this sound.
Please check in your car and let me know.

I don't know whether it comes in every Linea or my car has this unique feature to reassure the remote operations.
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