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Old 08-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Headlight clear covers...

Anyone install these?



just got a set delivered via fedX. may do the install tomorrow.

any install tips?

thanks.



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Old 08-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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I've heard a hair dryer / heat gun helps and clean the hell out of your headlights before installing.
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I have always been curious about ... how well the covers work ... and FL sunshine will be a good test.
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I've heard a hair dryer / heat gun helps and clean the hell out of your headlights before installing.
... ^^^ ... A little scrubbing with 80 grit should do the job. ... ...
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To me,, this is a big waste of money. just routinely clean,polish, and wax the headlights. the film will end up hazing and yellowing later.

1) clean the headlights. since its a '12, it shouldnt be that bad.

2) personally i wouldnt use a heat source until install is done. stretching using heat is bad in the long run.

3) make sure youre in a dust free area. dont want dust to get under the film.

4) i would spray a diluted solution of soapy water. a light coat...enough to move the film around instead of testing your luck and have it fit the first time.

5) use a hair dryer or heat gun to dry.
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thanks

after seeing that thread...I may have them professionally installed.

there is a local guy here who does "stealth sheild", and has already quoted me other work...and said he'd do the headlights as well (with his product or the weathertech stuff)
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To me,, this is a big waste of money. just routinely clean,polish, and wax the headlights. the film will end up hazing and yellowing later.

1) clean the headlights. since its a '12, it shouldnt be that bad.

2) personally i wouldnt use a heat source until install is done. stretching using heat is bad in the long run.

3) make sure youre in a dust free area. dont want dust to get under the film.

4) i would spray a diluted solution of soapy water. a light coat...enough to move the film around instead of testing your luck and have it fit the first time.

5) use a hair dryer or heat gun to dry.
owners manual specificaly says not to use way or polish onthe clear headlamp covers.

The instructions say to use a 1/3 ratio alcohol/water soultion. I have done other vinyl lettering in the past and used our method of diluted soapy water.

the instructions also suggest heating the headlamps (buy turning them on) for a little...and using a blow dryer as heat sourse to work the edges...

may be why others have had pucker problems on the corners?
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