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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Hi guys,

    basically i want to get some Lamin-x for my headlights and taillights but i am not sure on how much to get? The US site has them precut but the cost quite a bit where as the UK site has them in rolls of film... so how much would i need to order to do both front and rear lights? its for a Sportback which has 4 separate lights on the rear.

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    Re: Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Roughly 4 sheets of 12"x24" I'd say.

    Or try these...
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=261076119776

    Cheap as chips but does the job just fine.

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    thats like £100!!
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    Re: Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Exactly.
    That's why I didn't buy lamin x myself and bought some cheaper stuff off eBay.
    I've fitted Lamin-x to a mates car and I've fitted the eBay cheaper stuff to mine.
    Results = Lamin-x easier to fit, but both look the same when fitted.

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    so how much of the ebay stuff do i need? its listed as 30cm x 100cm
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    Ash, 100x30cm is approximately 40"x12" so going by post 2, you will about 3 sheets.
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannykn9 View Post
    Ash, 100x30cm is approximately 40"x12" so going by post 2, you will about 3 sheets.
    Would 2 sheets of 100x30 cover both my headlights mate?

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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Get flyeyes kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilim View Post
    Get flyeyes kit!
    this stuff any good lad? you used it?

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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by rOb_A View Post
    this stuff any good lad? you used it?
    I hate flyeyes, I think it's tacky as hell, but each to their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradHatton View Post
    I hate flyeyes, I think it's tacky as hell, but each to their own!
    never heard of it, hence my Q

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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by rOb_A View Post
    never heard of it, hence my Q
    Well it does the job, but it is more of a mesh film than a clear film, it's tiny tiny holes that allow light to pass through, sort of looks like tights with bigger holes. Whereas lamin x is a solid film, flyeyes is legal but doesn't look as good IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradHatton View Post
    Would 2 sheets of 100x30 cover both my headlights mate?
    i will let you know in a couple days when my Lamin X turns up
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Thanks mate

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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Any update on this pal?

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    it turned up, looks like good stuff but not sure if i will get time before the weekend to put it on.
    1 sheet may just do both headlights... 2 will do both headlights and leave loads left over!
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    it turned up, looks like good stuff but not sure if i will get time before the weekend to put it on.
    1 sheet may just do both headlights... 2 will do both headlights and leave loads left over!
    the 100x30cm sheet I presume? Is it Lamin X or the eBay special?

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    its not actually lamina x but after checking out the actual stuff it really does look good and decent.
    if you want wait till the weekend and i should have them on the car with some updated pics?
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    its not actually lamina x but after checking out the actual stuff it really does look good and decent.
    if you want wait till the weekend and i should have them on the car with some updated pics?
    So it's the eBay stuff we linked too earlier in this thread? £10 per sheet?
    Yes not a problem mate, may just order one sheet and see how I get on with it, haha.

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    yep thats it.
    il get some pics up soon... but yh £12.50 (thats inc the delivery) won't hurt to try it?
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    yep thats it.
    il get some pics up soon... but yh £12.50 (thats inc the delivery) won't hurt to try it?
    Might give it a whirl mate!

    When I measured up my headlight I recall it being around 18x7 inch or something along those lines..
    So 100x30cm may well cover both!

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    I've just ordered a 300 x 1000 bit of the cheaper stuff myself
    to do my rear lamp clusters, I've gone for subtle tint rather than
    smoked. I have used genuine fly eyes and genuine lamin x before
    on my last car and agree with the point above.
    Fly eyes looks the part from a distance but up close it's pants.
    Lamin x is good and very durable. Shame it's so expensive really.
    Thought I'd give the cheaper stuff a go. What could possibly go wrong: :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by grr666 View Post
    I've just ordered a 300 x 1000 bit of the cheaper stuff myself
    to do my rear lamp clusters, I've gone for subtle tint rather than
    smoked. I have used genuine fly eyes and genuine lamin x before
    on my last car and agree with the point above.
    Fly eyes looks the part from a distance but up close it's pants.
    Lamin x is good and very durable. Shame it's so expensive really.
    Thought I'd give the cheaper stuff a go. What could possibly go wrong: :P
    You ordered how much? You doing the rear lights or the whole car?
    1 of those 30x100cm strips will easily do the 3 door rear lights, for a sportback 2 strips will cover the lights
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    Lamin -X.... how much would i need?

    I've bought one sheet of the 100x30cm too to try and do both of my headlights with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash187 View Post
    You ordered how much? You doing the rear lights or the whole car?
    1 of those 30x100cm strips will easily do the 3 door rear lights, for a sportback 2 strips will cover the lights
    It's always good to have spare, If it works well I may do the headlights ans fogs as well.
    I also have another car and a van so I'll use it up sooner or later.

 

 

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