cheat sheet for Sunfilm selection Version 0.2 (WIP)
Brand Range Sub-range Model A.k.a VLT% TSER%
V-Kool Solitare Premium V-kool 70 Premium 70% 55%
V-Kool Solitare Diamond v-kool 40 Diamond 43% 65%
V-Kool Stature X75 v-Kool75 77% 45%
V-Kool Stature X68 Golddust/V Kool Gold 66% 47%
V-Kool Stature X15 V-Kool15 17% 69%
V-Kool Signature/Economy A-Series A50 46% 55%
V-Kool Signature/Economy A-Series A60 56% 45%
V-Kool Signature/Economy H-Series H50 45% 50%
V-Kool Signature/Economy H-Series H60 55% 39%
V-Kool Signature/Economy J-Series J60 64% 47%
V-Kool Signature/Economy J-Series J80 83% 31%
Llumar Windscreen Films AIR65GNSRHPR air 65 63% 43%
Llumar Windscreen Films AIR75SRHPR air 75 73% 39%
Llumar Windscreen Films AIR80BLSRHPR air 80 78% 43%
Llumar Ultra Performance sputtered PP60GNSRHPR PP 60 57% 44%
Llumar Ultra Performance sputtered PP70AGSRHPR PP70 70% 38%
Llumar High Perf sputtered PP50LUSRHPR PP50/ Steel 50(?) 50% 41%
Llumar Premium Metalized ATR50CHSRHPR ATR 50 55% 34%
Llumar Premium Dyed AT50GRSRHPR AT50 G 55% 26%
Llumar Premium Dyed AT50CHSRHPR AT50 C 55% 28%
Llumar standard dyed LA50BKSRHPR LA50 Bk 49% 29%
3M Super Premium Crystaline CR70 70% 50%
3M Super Premium Crystaline CR50 50% 56%
3M Premium Metallic RE70 70% 34%
3M Premium Metallic RE50 51% 43%
3M Premium Color Stable CS50 51% 33%
3M Executive Sp series SP70 72% 23%
3M Executive Sp series SP50 52% 29%
Garware Icecool Violates law Grand 40% 70%
Garware Icecool sides Elite Model-1 62% 50%
Garware Icecool windscreen Elite Model-2 70% 50%
Garware Icecool windscreen Shield 70% 50%
Garware Cool Series sides Cool-In 50% 50%
Garware Cool Series sides Top Cool 40% 55%
Garware Cool Series windscreen Cool Vision 70% 37%
Note No product considered <40% VLT
The marginal products 40-45% VLT are highlighted in Red
IRR% UVR% SC VLR SGHC Color Warranty Cost / sq ft Packaging/Bundling
94% 99% 50% 8% 43% Light green 5 years
98% 99% 42% 10% 36% dark grey 5 years
77% 99% 63% 9.50% 54% 5 years
68% 99% 61% 11% 52% Light Golden sheen 5 years
87% 99% 36% 12% 31% 5 years
99% 51% 19% 44% 5 years
99% 63% 17% 54% 5 years
99% 58% 16% 50% 5 years
99% 71% 9% 61% 5 years
81% 99% 62% 7% 53% 5 years
43% 99% 80% 7% 69% 5 years
99.90% 66% 8% 57% Green 7 Years
99.90% 71% 9% 61% Clear 7 Years
99.90% 66% 9% 57% Blue 7 years
99% 65% 14% 56% Green 7 Years
99% 72% 18% 62% Silver 7 Years
99% 69% 13% 59% Silver 7 Years
99% 77% 8% 66% charcoal 5 Years warranty
99% 86% 8% 74% Grey 3 Years Warranty
99% 84% 8% 72% charcoal 3 Years Warranty
95% 83% 6% 71% Black 1.5 years
97% 99.90% 58% 9% 50% 5 Years warranty
97% 99.90% 51% 8% 44% 5 Years warranty
98% 77% 66% 3 Years Warranty
99% 66% 57% 3 Years Warranty
99% 78% 67% Black? 3 Years Warranty
98% 90% 77% Grey 2 Year Warranty
98% 83% 71% Grey 2 Year Warranty
82% 98% 35% 6.60% 30% 5 years warrnty 196 Rs 6275 for 31.94 sq ft
88% 98% 58% 6.20% 50% 5 years warrnty 182 Rs 5800 for 31.94 sq ft
88% 98% 58% 6.20% 50% 5 Years warranty 182 same as above
88% 98% 58% 6.20% 50% 5 Years warranty 188 Rs 2820 for 15 sq ft
58% 50% 1 shade 3 Years Warranty 104 Rs 3700 for 35.41 sq ft
52% 45% 1 shade 3 Years Warranty 85 Rs 3025 for 35.41 sq ft
73% 63% 2 Year Warranty 122 Rs 1830 for 15 sq ft
Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
Refers to the percent of total visible light that passes through. The amount of Visual light transmitted contributes roughly to 43% of heat inside the car.
Visible Light Reflectance (VLR)
Refers to the percent of total visible light that is reflected
Ultraviolet (UV) Rejection
Refers to the percent of ultraviolet light that is rejected from passing through. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun may result in serious consequences such as cataracts, which lead to
Infra-Red Rejection (IRR)
This is the major part of solar radiation that contributes to heat (54%). IR is absorbed by the interior materials and skin, making them warmer. The lower the IRT, the less heat is tran
Total Solar Energy Rejected (Tser)
Refers to the combination energy rejection of the visible light, infra-red and ultra violet. A high Tser reading need not necessarily mean a high heat rejection as it could also mean a
Refers to the ratio of solar heat gain through any given window system to the solar heat gain that would occur under the same conditions if the windows were made with clear win
New craze for SC substituion. It is = 0.86 * SC. Also 100% - SGHC = TSER
Composition of Solar Energy
Near IR 53%
Visual Light 44%
o 43% of heat inside the car.
in serious consequences such as cataracts, which lead to blindness, skin cancer and pre-mature aging. It is largely responsible for fading of car upholstery. It gives the vehicle interior an aged look and reduces
king them warmer. The lower the IRT, the less heat is transmitted through the window. You may also find the term spectrally selective being referred to as a film with high VLT and low IRT.
sarily mean a high heat rejection as it could also mean a high visible light rejection. Therefore a darker film gives a better Tser rejection than that of a lighter film. To ensure that a film has a good heat rejectio
me conditions if the windows were made with clear window glass. The lower the shading coefficient, the greater the capacity of the window to control solar energy.
pholstery. It gives the vehicle interior an aged look and reduces its lifespan.
rred to as a film with high VLT and low IRT.
t of a lighter film. To ensure that a film has a good heat rejection performance, it is best to look at the infra-red rejection specification.
Before you choose the Installater
1 Bill and warranty card required
2 confirm what warranty covers delamination, demetalization, peeling, cracking ,disc
2.b confirm whether warranty is on same lines as what company sites list (indicative list on the main sheet)
3 check whether the installer user itself voids the warranty - is he authorized by manufacturer to install
4 dust free room
5 confirm references on the forum for installer
6 establish that the film is genuine - check the roll packaging, many of the films have watermarks
7 comply to Motor Law pleaz 70% VLT on front and rear and 50% on sides
8 that he wouldn’t spoil your de-fogger
1 See how well these guys are doing - confirm issues which crop up on 3M installation Guide
2 Follow DIY manuals if you are doing it yourself
3 Windscreen film installation in dust free closed room if possible
1 Halo effect check This causes smudging of the lights when seen through the film - try and make y
2 De-fogger test Titanic test http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post754
3 No bubbles
4 confirm when can you start cleaning the film (expect 24-48 hours)
5 side windows don’t rattle post installation
6 Get the watermarks removed (Unless you want to show off)
3M installation Instructions Llumar Installation Instructions
Check the video at
Mediawebserver.pd Don’t Try - this voids the warranty
Garware DIY Instructions
1) A spray bottle of soapy solution
2) A snappable cutter
3) A Squeegee
Step 1: Preparing the Window Glass
Wash the side of the glass on which you want to affix the film with plain water. After that, spray it with a soap sol
Scrape the window clean of any paint, varnish, stickers, or any other foreign matter using a razor blade. Wipe clea
Spray the entire surface again with the soap solution.
Step 2: Preparing the Film
Measure the surface of the glass and cut the film one inch wider and one inch longer than the glass surface.
Stick a piece of cello tape on either side of the film. Pull each piece of the tape outwards in the opposite direction
Remove the liner and activate the adhesive by spraying it with the soap solution.
Apply the solution on the film thoroughly, including the edges.
Step 3: Applying the Film on the Glass
Prepare the window surface for application by spraying it thoroughly with soap solution so that it’s wet.
Pick up the film by the corners and place the adhesive side against the glass, moving it around until it’s positioned
Look at it from various angles to check whether it’s been placed properly.
Step 4: Squeezing out Excess Water and Air Bubbles
Spray the exposed side facing you with the soapy solution.
Using a squeegee, squeeze the film from top to bottom to remove the excess water and air bubbles.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Trim the excess film carefully using a cutter.
Spray the film with the soap solution and squeeze again to remove all excess water and air bubbles from under th
Place tissue paper on the squeegee and tamp all the edges by stroking towards the glass frames. View the window
There you have it! Your window now has a cool new look, offering you total protection against the sun.
etalization, peeling, cracking ,discolouration, bubbles, halo effect
e list on the main sheet)
anufacturer to install
through the film - try and make your installation close to evening and confirm lights are clearly visible
.com/forum/modifi...tml#post754325 (Defogger not working / damaged after sun film fitting)
this voids the warranty
After that, spray it with a soap solution.
tter using a razor blade. Wipe clean and dry with tissue paper.
nger than the glass surface.
utwards in the opposite direction.
solution so that it’s wet.
ving it around until it’s positioned properly.
ater and air bubbles.
ter and air bubbles from under the film.
the glass frames. View the window from outside; if any air bubbles are seen, squeeze and remove them.
tection against the sun.
Llumar select your city for dealer network at http://www.llumarindia.com/contactus2.htm
3M Main office no Tel No: 0091-80-22231414 / 66595759
Fax No: 0091-80-22231450
or call Chandra Prakash Sethia, SK Marketing at 9391053916 or 9246338846.
Vkool Contact Head office for authorized dealers in your city
V-KOOL India Pvt. Ltd.
406, S.V. Road,
Next to Pawan Hans,
Mumbai - 400056,
Tel : +91 22 26186501 , +91 22 26186502
Emil : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Garware No idea, but try http://www.garwaresuncontrol.com/contactus/contactus.html and ask them the best
16 or 9246338846. to ask for authorized reps in your city
tactus.html and ask them the best installer