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Imprezsing04 07-29-2011 03:39 PM

Any 08-09 With Headlight "Smoke/Tint" Film/Overlay?
 
Hey guys,

I went through the modified headlights thread and searched and doesnt seem like anyone has done this yet, or at least has posted pics of them. Any one know of a person on here or if your car has "smoked" or "tinted" headlight films/overlays. Like a lamin-x or something? I know people/vendors sell them but i havent seen any installed.

(like taillight overlays) http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=117084

I am thinking of blacking out my headlights but wondering how the smoked look would look first. I am interested in the light "tint" look, not a super dark smoke look. Let me know. Any direction would be great. Thanks!

Imprezsing04 07-29-2011 04:47 PM

Sorry I meant to say in the thread title to have "headlight" but I guess it is too late to change it now

Imprezsing04 08-03-2011 11:59 AM

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/NGUYS0%7E1.ADG/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-5.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/NGUYS0%7E1.ADG/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-6.png[/IMG]No one has anything like this on their car?

http://www.lamin-x.com/v/vspfiles/photos/S017-3.jpg

Biggu 08-11-2011 08:07 AM

I actually just ordered the kit for my car yesterday. Headlights and tailights for me. I had them on my mazdaspeed 3 when i had it and really liked it. I cant wait to get them in.

Imprezsing04 08-11-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Biggu (Post 3506041)
I actually just ordered the kit for my car yesterday. Headlights and tailights for me. I had them on my mazdaspeed 3 when i had it and really liked it. I cant wait to get them in.

What percentage did you get? Please post pics of when you install them but I am almost certain I am gonna get these soon anyway. Probably just the light tint though, the 12% ones.

My friend a clear film on his jeep that has the plastic headlights and it kept it from the typical hazing/fading that happens to plastic headlights after some years. And since my headlights are only a few months old and they are plastic, I want to protect them. Ill take the blacked out route maybe later down the road.

Biggu 08-18-2011 07:52 AM

i got the tint, the light one. I got them today and I will be installing them later today as well.

Imprezsing04 08-18-2011 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Biggu (Post 3515127)
i got the tint, the light one. I got them today and I will be installing them later today as well.

Awesome! Please post pics and where u ordered it from when you are done installing them! Can't wait! Ill probably order mine next paycheck. Thanks man

Biggu 08-18-2011 10:19 PM

I got mine direct from Lamin-X

Put lamin-X on the Headlights + tailights and I think im in love. Not to dark not to light, perfect for all the dark accents on the car. Not to worried about output being affected as I have RX330 projectors, Phillips 4300K bulbs and TSX clear lense.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...x/DSC_0619.jpg
left has the lamin-x on it and right does not, This shows the true color of the lights.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...x/DSC_0621.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...x/DSC_0623.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...x/DSC_0628.jpg

Imprezsing04 08-19-2011 01:38 AM

Your car looks really nice!

So it is pretty noticeable in person? I'm pretty much sold but just trying to think how it'll look on my obp. Also, my sidemarkers aren't cleared :( wondering if I should clear them. But the whole point of the laminx is partially so I could avoid baking and taking apart my headlights to black them out. Hmm

underground000 08-19-2011 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Biggu (Post 3516470)
I got mine direct from Lamin-X

Put lamin-X on the Headlights + tailights and I think im in love. Not to dark not to light, perfect for all the dark accents on the car. Not to worried about output being affected as I have RX330 projectors, Phillips 4300K bulbs and TSX clear lense.

Any tips on install?? I am more curious about the bubble part/projector area. The part that sticks out:lol: I am sure a heat gun is needed

Biggu 08-19-2011 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imprezsing04 (Post 3516614)
Your car looks really nice!

So it is pretty noticeable in person? I'm pretty much sold but just trying to think how it'll look on my obp. Also, my sidemarkers aren't cleared :( wondering if I should clear them. But the whole point of the laminx is partially so I could avoid baking and taking apart my headlights to black them out. Hmm

yea its noticeable in person. It changes darkness depending on how light it is outside, not nearly as dark as it was on my speed 3.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...t/DSC_0093.jpg
that was gun smoke i think. It didnt help that the back housing was black as well so it looked super dark.


Quote:

Originally Posted by underground000 (Post 3516651)
Any tips on install?? I am more curious about the bubble part/projector area. The part that sticks out:lol: I am sure a heat gun is needed


honestly wasnt too bad, just take your time.on it. I lined up the corners and then started on the bubble and worked my way out from there. best thing about lamin x is that you can remove it and re apply as needed as long as its still wet. I didnt use a heat gun at all.

underground000 08-19-2011 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biggu (Post 3516747)
honestly wasnt too bad, just take your time.on it. I lined up the corners and then started on the bubble and worked my way out from there. best thing about lamin x is that you can remove it and re apply as needed as long as its still wet. I didnt use a heat gun at all.

Wow, I never used the Lamin Xbefore and sounds like it is a very good. Thanks for the information/tips

boostedgrocerygetter 08-19-2011 01:13 PM

i prefer lamin-x in a can. but to each his own. looks good though.

Imprezsing04 08-22-2011 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by boostedgrocerygetter (Post 3517328)
i prefer lamin-x in a can. but to each his own. looks good though.

What is lamin-x in a can? just spray tint?

boostedgrocerygetter 08-22-2011 10:07 AM

yea its made by VHT its called night shades.


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