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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Hi all,

Do you know what is the difference between 3m normal solar film and crystalline solar film ? Anyone used it before ?

Which is better ?

It seems the some people use the normal film for the front windscreen and crystalline for the rear ? Why is that ?

Thanks
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

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Hi, anyone installed the 3M crystalline solar film can give some feedback?
me considering between 3M crystalline solar film (IRR 90%+) and Tintsy Cool (IRR 99%).
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

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i've installed 3M crystaline for my front & back, 3M normal for the sides 18 months ago.

Crystaline is more effective and more costly so having it right in front & back reduces direct noon sun.

3M comes with 10 years warranty and transferable to the next owner.

So far, so good. cool.gif
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:50 AM

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don't bother with other brands, 3m crystalline solar films have no interference issues with IU/mobilephone/GPS, doesn't change color after years of usage, high IR rejection, and cheaper than v-kool. For best service, you can try DS Specialty Services at Eunos, top notch service.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:27 PM

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don't bother with other brands, 3m crystalline solar films have no interference issues with IU/mobilephone/GPS, doesn't change color after years of usage, high IR rejection, and cheaper than v-kool. For best service, you can try DS Specialty Services at Eunos, top notch service.


But 3M crystalline is it LTA legal...?? Intend to put front and rear as well as the side
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

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But 3M crystalline is it LTA legal...?? Intend to put front and rear as well as the side


yes, i think there're grade 90, 70, 40 in terms of light transmission, 90 means 90% light can go through, this one must be used for the front and front sides, the rear sides, you can use the darker ones.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

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Hi all,

Do you know what is the difference between 3m normal solar film and crystalline solar film ? Anyone used it before ?

Which is better ?

It seems the some people use the normal film for the front windscreen and crystalline for the rear ? Why is that ?

Thanks


3M Crystalline range solar film is given by Lexus and the normal 3M range is given by Toyota free of charge. I have driven cars with the two types of film. The difference is very significant. There is still a warm sensation on your skin if the sun shines through the window with the normal 3M range. Very much less on the Crystalline range. The steering wheel of the car with normal 3M film is almost difficult to touch when parked for sometime under the hot afternoon sun. No issue at all with the Crystalline range.

In the two cars I drove with different 3M film types, the amount of light transmission (tinting) is about the same. So the experience I had has NOTHING to do with the tinting (darkness) of the film. But generally for a same film type, the darker tint would have slightly better heat rejection.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:56 AM

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Hi all,.
Went to enquire about 3m crystalline and the person recommend 3m Platanium .
Anyone has use or have any comment on 3m platinum ??

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Hi all,.
Went to enquire about 3m crystalline and the person recommend 3m Platanium .
Anyone has use or have any comment on 3m platinum ??


No such thing based on http://solutions.3m....cts/Automotive/

Unless they call the normal 3m solar film as platinum.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

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Yes, from the website it should be the premium package .
Any comment or feedback on this one ? Will crystalline be a better choice ?


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

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But 3M crystalline is it LTA legal...?? Intend to put front and rear as well as the side


It is legal.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:25 PM

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3M Crystalline range solar film is given by Lexus and the normal 3M range is given by Toyota free of charge. I have driven cars with the two types of film. The difference is very significant. There is still a warm sensation on your skin if the sun shines through the window with the normal 3M range. Very much less on the Crystalline range. The steering wheel of the car with normal 3M film is almost difficult to touch when parked for sometime under the hot afternoon sun. No issue at all with the Crystalline range.

In the two cars I drove with different 3M film types, the amount of light transmission (tinting) is about the same. So the experience I had has NOTHING to do with the tinting (darkness) of the film. But generally for a same film type, the darker tint would have slightly better heat rejection.


Yes. I agree.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

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i am on 3M solar film ... dunno what model it is but cost me $1.1k in 2006, install in auth shop in Ubi.

anyway, i do not recommend it as i feel that its not worth it.

prefer the $3?? Thermal Guard "Laguna series" i put on my previous car instead.

if i got new car, i wud surely go for TG again ... but wonder if they are still around or not ?

personally, i feel that the TG is thicker than the 3M.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

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yesterday i saw car's solar film turned purplish multi-colour, probably due to the metallic compounds on the solar film. 3M crystalline solar film won't have this issue since it's ceramic :-)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

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yes, i think there're grade 90, 70, 40 in terms of light transmission, 90 means 90% light can go through, this one must be used for the front and front sides, the rear sides, you can use the darker ones.



Yeah, I also agree with you that 90% light can go through, and we can use it for front sides and rear sides.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

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i am on 3M solar film ... dunno what model it is but cost me $1.1k in 2006, install in auth shop in Ubi.

anyway, i do not recommend it as i feel that its not worth it.

prefer the $3?? Thermal Guard "Laguna series" i put on my previous car instead.

if i got new car, i wud surely go for TG again ... but wonder if they are still around or not ?

personally, i feel that the TG is thicker than the 3M.


Was on thermal guard before and yes. It was much effective compare to the dunno wata film am using now given by komoco...
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:11 PM

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Anybody use CR70 grade in malaysia?
VLT68%... 2% off aporoval grade.

So far inspection ok?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

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Anyone used CR 40 for their sunroof before? Is it too dark? I.E affects the view outside?

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

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is 3m crystalline better than coolnlite?

 

price difference is minimal



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:49 PM

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Also thinking of getting CR70 for the front windscreen.

3M Crystalline reflects thermal energy while the rest of those nano ceramic solar film (Infartint, Tintsy Cool, etc etc) absorb heat and transfer to the glass or air around it. So even if the ceramic film can give 99% IRR, it may not perform better than 3M Crystalline in an enclosed space.
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