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LaminX installed on tail lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JeanClaude, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Aug 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    JeanClaude

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    Really surprised I have not seen more folks with LaminX film. I may install yellow fogs soon.

    I've done enough of these that I decided to finally install it on my own truck. :D
    I like the look. It settles down the OEM tail lights.

    The pictures make the film look dark but it's much lighter than it looks, in real life.

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  2. Aug 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    Looks good! A lot cleaner than spray on tint. How's the light output?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    I've done a spray on tint with my old m3 and I was not a huge fan of it. Not because it can not be done well and look good. But the hassle involved in making it look good was substantial and it was permanent short of a ton of time to remove/fix it. On top of that, finding that perfect tint % could be difficult to acquire.

    I love the look and light output. I may go on and install it on my headlights and yellow on the fogs.

    Though, because I do clear bra for my business, installing laminX is a breeze for me. I use 18" material, not kits. So I wrap the edges pretty nicely. ;)
     
  4. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Looks real good better than the spray on I think
     
  5. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    That looks great!! I didnt even think about Lamin-X when I sprayed mine with Nite Shade a few years ago. I really like how mine came out though cause it was a light grey tint instead of some of the dark stuff you see on other vehicles. Your right though, its super shaddy spraying on tint spray on your tails.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    Mine were tinted with spray on. I hated it so I sanded it all off. Talk about a PITA. I looked on lamin-x's site and it had several different shades listed. Which one did you use?
     
  7. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    Looks good. Nice and clean
     
  8. Aug 23, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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  9. Aug 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Yellow fogs.. :)

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    Looks good Jon! I've always been a fan of yellow fogs on Tacomas. Some people hate it thought for some reason.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    The pre-cut film for the Tacoma from Lamin-X is a bit of a pain to work with. The Tacoma fogs have a very concave lens, this with the Lamin-X precut film being cut basically the exact size of the lens makes it not very forgiving with the alignment. I would possibly consider ordering a bulk sheet, like a 1x1 (or whatever sizes they offer) as this would give you more room to work with, then use a razor to trim the excess off. Just remember, work from the center out and go slowly. There is a good video on the Lamin-x site that shows installing on a circular fog lens which is helpful, though the lens they use is basically flat, so you just gotta go with it.

    I have some experience using the Lamin-x for my other car and found this one more annoying than challenging. I took the fogs out and had them mounted right side up in a bench vice to make it easier to work with. Still my drivers side has a small edge that is peeling up :(. I am pretty anal about 'the details' so it bothers me, but its not even noticeable unless staring right at the fog light head on.

    Wish i had known this, but the guy who tinted my windows installs Lamin-x also.. next time i will know not to waste my time and let a pro do it!

    I am a big fan of yellow fogs, not sure why. :). I put Lamin-x on my other cars fog / driving lights also.. everyone knows the car by the lights alone.

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  12. Aug 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    X2. ^^^ I also bought the pre-cut ones and it took me a few tries to get them centered on the fog light but it wasnt a huge PITA.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Not trying to sound like a douche or anything, but there is good reason the guys that install the films charge for it. It takes experience to get quality results.

    I know that LaminX sells the kits but they are still not easy to install.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    Its actually pretty. Just takes patience. Giving tinting a try for the first time.
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  15. Oct 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Dang that all red looks great is it laminx film also?
     
  16. Oct 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    No i bought the tints on ebay from rvinyl. Pretty good material and for only 8 bucks!
     
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