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It would have been called 'outaspec nano technology film' but, like safety film was once called glass fragment retention film, they decided to name this stuff Chameleon film to ease the tongue twisting.   :lol  :cool

They could shorten it to Fugly window film.

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It would have been called 'outaspec nano technology film' but, like safety film was once called glass fragment retention film, they decided to name this stuff Chameleon film to ease the tongue twisting.   :lol  :cool

 

Fat cannot think of a better description than smartie's suggestion. Allow Fat to explain the rationale behind my Master Smartie's naming for the this type of tint:

 

- It first appeared 10 years ago for the optoelectronics display industry and currently China and Nexfil turn them into window films.

 

- Nexfil was the first to made them but this product was never popular in Korea or any part of the world, except China.

 

- It gained popularity in China because it has a significantly stronger blue/purplish hue than 3M Crystalline, Solargard LX or Enerlogic. In a way, the Chinese assumed the blue/purplish hue means MADE-IN-USA

 

-  Such product can give splendid heat reduction with added ceramics or sputterings but it means that their VLT has to be lower than 70%.

 

- You will notice that the counterfeit 3M Meter in the above picture refers to 900-1000nm wavelength. This measures the heat reduction capability at lower temperatures. (Not strong summer heat). The reading shows VLT 76% and IR Cut of 74%. It means that there is 74% IR Cut at lower temperature but I am certain that your skin will tell you that the heat reduction at higher temperature (summer sun or heat lamp) will much weaker.

 

 

Sidetrack:

I reiterate that such product can product good heat reduction but TECHNICALLY, it cannot cut 74% of real heat with VLT higher than 70%. This is the limitation of the product and thist is a good example of how IR meters can be misleading if we depend on just the 900-1000 wavelength. You will have the same issue with Ice-cool 70% film from Garware or CXP80 from Suntek, etc

 

For film comparison (given the same VLT range), we should look at SC, IR1800-2100mm or TSER, not IR 900-1000 wavelength.

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They could shorten it to Fugly window film.

 

 

Please allow Fat to explain the rationale behind my Idol TomTint's naming for the this type of tint:

 

- The technology behind this product is unstable. You risk getting different reflectivity for the same film model that you ordered from a specific manufacturer 12-24 months later. While only a handful of China factories and Nexfil produces them, you will notice the crazy range of color shades available in the samples from China Alibaba portal.

http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&SearchText=chameleon+window+film

 

- The durability of this product is unstable. Technically. this product has higher risk of degeneration when exposed to Heat and UV. The vehicle owner will notice patches of uneven color-tones from the interior view of the front windshield after 24-months.

 

- There is only a stable US technology for such strong blue/purplish hue effect but it is patent-pending and not made into a finished product. Therefore, existing finished-products in the market will have the above-mentioned risks.

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