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lamin-x

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by transplant, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    transplant

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    ok.. so.. i bought some lamin-x films for my 11... and i assumed incorrectly that they would be a perfect fit.. and now i have this nasty looking fold on the corner of the light.. does anyone have any experience with this stuff on the 2nd gens? any tips to putting this thing on?

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  2. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    ok well I used spare tail light tint on my fogs and it works fine but you NEED heat if you have a heat gun that would be perfect. This film gets very stretchy whenn warm. Your going to need to peel back to the spot with the fold and on any spot where theres a curve (like the headlight where it folded) you should use the heat gun or blow dryer and pull it tight but not too tight because it can rip. I would have taken the headlights off for this though. Hope this helps


    Edit: with the heat gun or blow dryer just apply the heat over the general area, dont hold it right on the problem spot. wouldnt hold the heat on for more then a couple seconds, it stretches easily with more heat. Good luck!
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I tried to put Lamin X on my wife's new Sienna....FAIL.

    THe stuff is cut a bit small so you need to really tack down one side and stretch it out to get it on right. What you can do is mix up some baby soap and water in a spray bottle and try to spray it under the fold and try to squeegee it out. That's about all you can do with this stuff. If you let it dry and pull it off, the adhesive wears out and it will be hard to get it to stick back on the car. Good luck.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    I was distracted in the middle of reading from all the movement in your sig....I have nothing usefull to add...
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Bahaha :rofl: perhaps top 5 sigs on TW?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    prob #1

    i always end up staring at it to see if something else will happen, lol:D
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    ill pull out the blow dryer tomorrow.. i think this ones shot though. it may not stick again after i pull it off.. i spent about an hour reapplying it while swearing.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 1:27 AM
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    I'd be tempted to try and peel it back a little, I reapplied mine many many times, pulling it back a lot to make sure there were no wrinkles and it stayed fine. BUT might be different for you. IMO I'd rather have it look stock then lock like its done wrong
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    I tried these too & had same issues. Heat gun resolved it for a while, then they started bubbling in the same spot & peeling away. Fail!!
     
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    haha never been so motivated to post more :D


    buahaha I lold hard right there. Im just trying to post tons now to share with everyone. I can stare at 808matt's sig allll day too
     
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  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    I love lamin-x stuff is the balls, just NEVER buy the pre cuts.. so much easier buying the universal pieces just spray it up good use a hair dryer or heat gun and it will suck itself right to the lense then just trim the access off.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    im thinking thats a great idea. im leaving the headlight pieces on for now.. even though it looks like total garbage.. and im going to order universal pieces and trim it myself. the foglights went on easy and look great though

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    and i could stare at that sig all day long.



    thank you.
     
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    she said your welcome \/ \/ \/ :D
     
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