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    Hi guys,

    Anyone know where to get cheap and good solar film installation or car in Bukit Timah or west areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paesyl View Post
    Hi guys,

    Anyone know where to get cheap and good solar film installation or car in Bukit Timah or west areas?
    Cheap is how cheap? And good is how good?

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    So many choice, ND1, ND2, Circular Polarize or Linear Polarize? How many stop u want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    So many choice, ND1, ND2, Circular Polarize or Linear Polarize? How many stop u want?
    Filter or solar fim for car?? Lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    Filter or solar fim for car?? Lol..
    I guess same theory...my uncle's very old merz windscreen have graduated ND...the top part is dark and bottom part is clear...pretty cool

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    notice some cars their solar film turn wavy, wondering is this due to installing cheap solar film? if so, this is worst then not have solar film, cos it will affect the visibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    notice some cars their solar film turn wavy, wondering is this due to installing cheap solar film? if so, this is worst then not have solar film, cos it will affect the visibility.
    This is after long time, wear and tear, I think. My dad's car solar film was like 5-6 yrs, and ours have the wave... some friend's peel off, others have bubble...

    So have to change since it affect visibility and when plus rain, can be dangerous...... as visibility is reduced... imagine with the wave, no rain... I have problem differentiating 6, 8, 9 of the car no. plate in front... got it changed after checking out some options online...

    With the current heat... no solar film.. not so good bah...

    Just note that when the replace solar film, so car demister can be damaged....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    This is after long time, wear and tear, I think. My dad's car solar film was like 5-6 yrs, and ours have the wave... some friend's peel off, others have bubble...

    So have to change since it affect visibility and when plus rain, can be dangerous...... as visibility is reduced... imagine with the wave, no rain... I have problem differentiating 6, 8, 9 of the car no. plate in front... got it changed after checking out some options online...

    With the current heat... no solar film.. not so good bah...

    Just note that when the replace solar film, so car demister can be damaged....
    mine is still look fine for coming to 10 years, probably always park at multi-story car park. Seldom park under hot sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    mine is still look fine for coming to 10 years, probably always park at multi-story car park. Seldom park under hot sun.
    Ours are a weekend car, and it is park at an open air car park... so maybe of the heat battling take its toll.....

    They have 3 range... theirs is ceramic solar film... so dunno how good yet as recently, has been pretty cooling.... since I changed only recently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    notice some cars their solar film turn wavy, wondering is this due to installing cheap solar film? if so, this is worst then not have solar film, cos it will affect the visibility.
    definitely its due to cheap films

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    definitely its due to cheap films
    You sure premium good brand film will not happen even after 5 years? Assuming parking in open air car park...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post

    You sure premium good brand film will not happen even after 5 years? Assuming parking in open air car park...
    I dunno about you. But my experience has been good. Current ride comes with film fixed by agent, Cool n Lite brand. Drove for 7 yrs liao. And I park at open surface. No problem at all

    Previous ride, the film fixed in JB, brandless and obviously cheap. Gives the waves problem after a while

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    Do Solar film need to be replaced after x number of years? My face and forearms are very tanned nowadays. I wonder if the solar film's "power" has worn off.

    I am thinking of replacing my windscreen and front 2 windows only.

    TS, if you are looking for 3M, see this link.
    http://solutions.3m.com.sg/wps/porta...ce/WhereToBuy/
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post

    I dunno about you. But my experience has been good. Current ride comes with film fixed by agent, Cool n Lite brand. Drove for 7 yrs liao. And I park at open surface. No problem at all

    Previous ride, the film fixed in JB, brandless and obviously cheap. Gives the waves problem after a while
    I was wondering if it is workmanship.... my original come with package but forgotten the brand. Yr 6 start wave... and feel like more protection after like 5 yrs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post

    I was wondering if it is workmanship.... my original come with package but forgotten the brand. Yr 6 start wave... and feel like more protection after like 5 yrs....
    Got wave is not due to workmanship. It's the quality of the film material.

    Bubbles and peeling are due to workmanship

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Got wave is not due to workmanship. It's the quality of the film material.

    Bubbles and peeling are due to workmanship
    OIC... Thanks for sharing.... I hope mine will stay for a while....
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    I had VCool for first car. Seemed good but I sold the car after a few years.
    2nd car I tried Huper Optic. Not very good, started to peel and turn milky after 8 years.
    Current car (2nd hand) has some film with a little air pocket.
    film is good as it prevents glass from shattering. Windows shattered with film before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    I had VCool for first car. Seemed good but I sold the car after a few years.
    2nd car I tried Huper Optic. Not very good, started to peel and turn milky after 8 years.
    Current car (2nd hand) has some film with a little air pocket.
    film is good as it prevents glass from shattering. Windows shattered with film before.
    Actually. ... in sg... unlikely we hv earthquake. .. etc... but home windows good to hv too... I diy my home windows with films...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    Actually. ... in sg... unlikely we hv earthquake. .. etc... but home windows good to hv too... I diy my home windows with films...
    Good move. Our home windows are not subject to much stress but almost every shopping centre would have experienced the sudden shattering of tempered glass.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spont...glass_breakage
    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...tters-20131129

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post

    Good move. Our home windows are not subject to much stress but almost every shopping centre would have experienced the sudden shattering of tempered glass.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spont...glass_breakage
    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...tters-20131129
    Oh yeah. My home windows are pasted with films that blocks IR and radiation. Same as cars films

    Many ppl don't realise how much heat and sun radiation can enter your rooms without any films

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