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SemutHitam
Posted on: 2013/8/26 15:04
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Joined: 2013/8/16
From: Kay eL
Posts: 42
Benz Model: W176
Message:
Tint/Security film for your Benz
What do you guys use for your car?

I have done a bit of internet research, and have got a mixed result. So I am confuse. As the date of my new Benz delivery is just around the corner, I will need to decide pretty quickly.

The SA is offering me 2.4K for VKool elite, but I heard some VKool elite users, having problem with GPS and/or smartTag, and it not security film

I have a smartTag and GPS, so would like to know which brand/model works.

My idea is, normal/clear tint for the front and the darker tint for back window.
Security tint for all sides windows, with the rear darker than the front.

I heard Huper Optic, 3M, Llumar, VKool.

Any comment, ideas, experience is highly appreciated. JPJ approve or not doesn't matter (for the sake of this discussion).

If this has been discussed before, please direct me to the right link. I am new and struggling to navigate myself on this forum.
RS-W124
Posted on: 2013/8/26 16:09
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Joined: 2006/1/16
From: USJ
Posts: 949
Benz Model: W212 E250 CGI
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
Hi,

The more you read, the more confused you'd get, I'm sure!

Anyway, in my case, I installed 3M tints on all windows and rear screen. Apparently they're not Smart Tag friendly, so I went with Ecotint for the front windscreen. No issues with Smart Tag.

On my wife's car, installed WinGard all round at RM1800 (promo price from Auto Bavaria). Smart Tag friendly.

As to whether they are "JPJ Compliant", only God knows. My tints are not really dark, so I am not too concerned.

My advice is to stick with the known brands in the market, being those that you mentioned. I think they will be able to stand the test of time without fading, peeling, bubbling.

regards...
allansutra
Posted on: 2013/8/26 21:51
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2009/3/18
From: kuala lumpur
Posts: 89
Benz Model: W203 ,W212 e250
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
hai semuthitam,
my w212 is tinted with vkool elite, no problem with GPS and smartTag.


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yapso
Posted on: 2013/8/26 22:21
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Joined: 2006/12/26
From: Bandar Utama
Posts: 1586
Benz Model: W124
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
The other car of mine was tinted with V-kool since new. No issue on smart tag but has some issue with GPS. It is already 7 years old.

Yap
shamburke
Posted on: 2013/8/27 9:10
Promo Masta
Joined: 2011/4/27
From: USJ
Posts: 1091
Benz Model: W201, W210
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
IMHO
on the JPJ approved thingy...

dont trust the sales agent...

apparently what i learnt is that.. the OEM screen is already has a certain % of UV block.. plus the so calledJPJ approved tint... then you get caught in between...


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SemutHitam
Posted on: 2013/8/27 10:48
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Joined: 2013/8/16
From: Kay eL
Posts: 42
Benz Model: W176
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
Thanks all for the advise and heads up.

Seems there is a risk with 3M and VKool when it comes to SmartTag.

I am leaning towards Huper Optic
cendana287
Posted on: 2013/8/27 13:05
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Joined: 2012/2/21
From: Kota Damansara
Posts: 434
Benz Model: W210 E200
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
Quote:

RS-W124 wrote:
Anyway, in my case, I installed 3M tints on all windows and rear screen. Apparently they're not Smart Tag friendly, so I went with Ecotint for the front windscreen. No issues with Smart Tag.

I've learned something new today: so this explains why some cars couldn't pass the SmartTag lane. I've seen it happen once too often and I've been wondering about it. So the tints were the culprit then!


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Mat Cendana

SemutHitam
Posted on: 2013/8/27 13:12
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Joined: 2013/8/16
From: Kay eL
Posts: 42
Benz Model: W176
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
It seems even on the same type of tint, for eg VKool Elite, some works with SmartTag and some doesn't. Some say the SmartTag could be running low on Batt.

And, correct me if I am wrong, the higher IR value for the tint, the higher the risk of SmartTag and/or GPS not working.
cendana287
Posted on: 2013/8/27 14:43
Home away from home
Joined: 2012/2/21
From: Kota Damansara
Posts: 434
Benz Model: W210 E200
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
The last part about higher IR value does makes sense although I don't really know. Now this is making things complicated because I'm sure some of those using 3M and VKool might say they don't face any problems. Battery running low is also very probable and would be the easiest thing to settle.

I don't know what type of tint my car is using because I bought it used and the tint was already on it. The only time I faced a problem at the Smart Tag lane was when the gadget was brought out a bit late and I had to reverse. Would be easier if the gadget is placed on the bracket and just left there. However, doing so might attract people into attempting to break in and steal so I keep the gadget hidden. I also don't put up the bracket on the windscreen since it's an indication "there's a Smart Tag inside". Better the inconvenience than having the car broken into.


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Mat Cendana

SemutHitam
Posted on: 2013/8/27 15:02
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Joined: 2013/8/16
From: Kay eL
Posts: 42
Benz Model: W176
Message:
Re: Tint/Security film for your Benz
Yes. It make things more confusing (which is already confusing to begin with). It works on some but not on others. It could be because every car has a different windscreen element/coat applied to it??

I guess before I jump into any brand, I should probably ask myself what I really want, either safety protection of heat protection. I don't like the idea of applying 2 layers of tint/security film.

I don't know what tint is on my current car either. It works well for heat insulation, and it works with smart tag as well.
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