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    headlight tints

    Hi guys/girls been trying to find the thread with where to buy and what types of headlight tints there are but cant seem to find it can anyone help me either find the thread or suggest a place that sells them?

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    or just google lamin-x.
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    Lamin-x USA is best as already cut to size.

    Lamin-x Protective Films - Protect with Style
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    New MOT rules have specifically outlined this kind of thing as a failure - just to let you know!

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    thanks guys next question is which to have on my solor orange s3 bearing in mine my wheels and grill are going to be black soon do i go with the tint ones or the graphite tint ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_w View Post
    New MOT rules have specifically outlined this kind of thing as a failure - just to let you know!
    "not visible from a reasonable distance due
    to excessive damage, deterioration, or
    having products on the lens or light source"

    As long as it's visible from a reasonable distance, you're ok.

    I've got light tint on mine (6%), can't tell any difference when driving.

    I'd put money on it that it's only the blackout and dark smoke tint that will fail.
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    Why would anyone bother with 6% if it's so unnoticeable?

    As for dark tints, surely the idea of ANY light is to be seen as SOON as possible and to see as FAR as possible. Everyone talks about brighter lights, yet some still feel the need to darken them!

    A simple question. Would any of you fit lower wattage bulbs?

    Or drive with sunglasses on in the dark?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fangio View Post
    Why would anyone bother with 6% if it's so unnoticeable?
    Its to change the physical appearance, you know - modding! D'oh
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    An un-noticeable mod?

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    The lamin-x at 6% is a protective film that will help with stone chips and glass breakage. With my Xenon units now nearly a £1000 a piece i think £30 is a good investment if it saves my lenses later.
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    You can buy OEM protectors from Audi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wez3570 View Post
    "not visible from a reasonable distance due
    to excessive damage, deterioration, or
    having products on the lens or light source"

    As long as it's visible from a reasonable distance, you're ok.

    I've got light tint on mine (6%), can't tell any difference when driving.

    I'd put money on it that it's only the blackout and dark smoke tint that will fail.
    I read it as "not visible from a reasonable distance due to damage" OR "deterioration" OR "having products on the light or lens source". I suppose there's always different ways to interpret it, and at 6% it probably won't make much odds but just saying to be aware that some anal MOT testers may be looking out for anything like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangio View Post
    You can buy OEM protectors from Audi.
    Go ahead then....You can buy a base ball cap from Audi but i bet you wouldnt
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    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangio View Post
    An un-noticeable mod?
    How is it un-noticeable if my lights are tinted?

    Lots of ASN members have 6% tint Lamin x, it makes the lights look darker. Therefore......noticeable
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    This thread needs photos

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    If it's that small a tint, don't they just look mucky?

    Go ahead then....
    I've got them. Put them on every car I get!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangio View Post
    If it's that small a tint, don't they just look mucky?:


    Look mucky to you?
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    wez3570, is it hard to put on the headlights? i'm after some for my Golf Mk5 GT as the lights are way too light for my liking.. The tints looks awesome on your car
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    Yeah i wanna find out if they was easy to do. As i got a dark blue A3 so think they would look decent on mine too

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    very easy to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by wez3570 View Post


    Look mucky to you?
    Very nice. Did you notice ANY lack of visibility/ light projection driving at night with the Lamin-X installed?

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    APB & Elliot, very easy to fit, half an hour max.

    Tim, honestly can't tell any difference with regards to light output. I've since put white halogen bulbs in, which has further improved output.
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