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How to Install Lamin-X fog light covers

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ccoorreeyy, May 7, 2009.

  1. May 7, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    Hey All,

    I couldn't find an install guide of this so I made one (or was told to at least).

    First things first, all pictures are taken with my iPhone. Sorry.

    *Note - You are doing this at your own risk. I'm not responsible for anything related to the install of this product on your vehicle. This is simply a guide to help you when applying Lamin-X fog light covers.

    What you will need:

    1. Lamin-x fog covers http://www.lamin-x.com/Toyota-Tacoma-05-Fog-Light-Covers-p/t112.htm
    *Note - This product DOES come with two covers in the package.
    2. All purpose cleaner
    3. Rag
    4. Razor blade

    First Step:

    Turn the fog lights on. This will help with the cleaning and application of the cover.

    Second Step:

    Clean those dirty fog lights! Make sure they're free of any particles that are unattractive because you will see them through the cover. I used a natural all purpose cleaner but soap and water will do.

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    Third Step:

    Dry it.

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    Fourth Step:

    Open package and separate the two plastic pieces.

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    Then, separate the wax paper from the Lamin-X cover.

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    Don't worry about handeling the covers. It's sticky on one side. I tried not to touch that part, but I don't think it really matters.

    *Note - Do not cut the little taps hanging off the cover. These a really helpful.

    Fifth Step:

    Once removed, pick a fog side of your choice.
    Align the middle of the cover to the highest point of the foglight and stick the cover on. Make sure it's center by pushing down the outer circle to the fog lamp with out touching so that it doesn't stick. (i.e. Measure Top, Bottom, Left, and Right parts of the cover to the fog light).

    It's really important that the whole fog light is covered and that you measure the top, bottom, etc... totally right. Otherwise, you will have to peel off the cover and that just sucks. (It's not a problem if you do, it's just annoying).

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    Sixth Step:

    This is the hardest part (and the hardest part to explain). Start from the middle point you just alligned and use your fingers (all of them if possible) to EVENLY and SYMMETRICALLY lay down the cover. If you don't do it evenly, you will have large air bubbles. Press and slide with your finger tips like so:

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    Don't worry about very small air bubbles. They will go away over time through the heat of the light. Mine has to many to count. I'm not stressing it though because the label on the package said this would happen.

    Seventh Step:

    Now you're ready to cut off the tabs. Take your razor blade and cut them off. Try to cut them with a little roundness. It will make it look better and more professional.

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    Eighth Step:

    Do the other side.

    BOOYA!!! Your lights are finished! Here's my truck just after the install. :D

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    Light affects on my door.

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    On at night!

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    Off in the garage.

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  2. May 7, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Nice writeup.
     
  3. May 7, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    Sweet write up man. I personally would not do anything with the lights while they are on. Mainly because the foglight generates so much heat that it may dry up the solution (Windex, rubbing alcohol, etc.) too fast and leave harsh residue basically burnt on there. And taking the foglight housings would give you much more room to work with and avoid hurting your paint.
     
  4. May 8, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    Viet2100 ... your making it too much for yourself but hey u got time for it.. anyways hey COREY, thanks a lot for the write up. great job. Your going to get a lot complaments and thats the shit. Ima do mines this sat. so this is going to help a lot thanks.
     
  5. May 8, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Yea. I believe you. I just found that the cover easily took shape when it was hot and I didn't have any problems with using soap with my lights, but I can see what you mean. Thanks for the input!

    C
     
  6. May 8, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    nice writeup looks great thanks for taking the time to do it :D
     
  7. May 8, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    Haha. Thanks man. No stress. I appreciate the comments! And you're welcome. :D
     
  8. May 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    nice work!! They look great... wish I could say mine looked that good.. :)
     
  9. May 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    Why don't yours look that good? :confused:
     
  10. May 8, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    Great write up, looks good.
     
  11. May 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    but r these for show or do they have a function??
     
  12. May 8, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Show lol
     
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    I think they're for show, but I could be wrong... They protect the lens from getting scratched if nothing else.
     
  14. May 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    has anyone used the blue and have pics, I have indigo ink and wonder if the matching blue would be better than the yellow
     
  15. May 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    I also read somewhere that yellow and amber light cuts through fog the best. I can't find the link so I can't find out if the source is creditable. Could be though. And, why not? It looks good.
     
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    I'm curious too. My girlfriend asked me last night why I didn't get blue. I didn't even think about it. Anybody got photos?
     
  17. Sep 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    Thanks for the thread, C. This is a big help, cool of you to take the time.
     
  18. Sep 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Sure thing man. Glad I could help.
     
  19. Sep 21, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Hey where did you get these covers? look really good!!
     
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    you have HIDs on ur fog lights right?
     
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