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    Headlight tint..?

    I've noticed there's a few A3s here with their front headlights slightly tinted which I think it looks nice but I wonder is that road legal? As isn't it impairing the headlight efficiency?

    Also i have seen the retro xenon kits on eBay and wondered how does the projection look like with out the projector ball on a standard halogen headlight, has anyone had these fitted on theirs?

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    Stuff like 'fly eye' claims to not impair light output at all; 47cm x 106cm Headlight Tinting Perforated Mesh Film Like Fly-Eye MOT Legal Tint | eBay

    Whether that's something their obliged to say themselves or not I don't know, but they also claim its fine for MOT.

    Just looking for some myself at the minute, looked at fly eye, some other stuff called laminx too, but some people say this can heat up the lamp?

    Or wrap a pair of tights around the lamp! :-)

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    lamin-x and fly eye
    iv used both lamin-x is the best and diffrent shades
    fly is easy to fit but personal taste.

    but even tho iv never had a problem with the MOT ppl

    i was recently made to remove some fly eye by the police at the road side or thay were gona put a probo notice on the car and fine me

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    heres a pic of mine with tinted lights


    Used a film called Spi Vision. It has lots of little hole in it to let some of the light through.

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    that looks nice bud.... was it a pain in the ass to do or is it straight forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitogray View Post
    that looks nice bud.... was it a pain in the ass to do or is it straight forward?
    Not too complicated, corners can be a little fiddlie but having a second pair of hands makes things a lot more easier.

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    so it just sticks on over the top? no need to remove the light or mess around? just sticks on and cut off the excess...

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    I think it really compliments dark coloured cars. Here's mine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by vitogray View Post
    so it just sticks on over the top? no need to remove the light or mess around? just sticks on and cut off the excess...
    When I done mine I never removed the bumper. Just heated the film, placed over headlights and trimmed the edges. Removing bumper is not necessary but makes things a bit easier.

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    hmm might look into this.... my car isn't exactly dark but will see what it looks like. I am in need of led taillights, but not shore which get I know the kind I want but i'm a little picky. I want a solid line that surrounds the taillight when on if you know what I mean. think its the facelift taillight. not shore. any help would be appreciated by pm. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsyxvii View Post
    I think it really compliments dark coloured cars. Here's mine:
    That looks very nice, what film did you use? Did you pay to get it done or if you bought it do you have a link to where from, as for the retrofit xenons has anyone had these fitted on their halogen casing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitogray View Post
    hmm might look into this.... my car isn't exactly dark but will see what it looks like. I am in need of led taillights, but not shore which get I know the kind I want but i'm a little picky. I want a solid line that surrounds the taillight when on if you know what I mean. think its the facelift taillight. not shore. any help would be appreciated by pm. thanks
    When you say solid line ones I'm guessing you mean the OEM facelift tail lights. These can be bought on eBay for about £200 but if you do opt to buy these you will also need the Kufatec wiring harnes for them to work. You will also need to code the lights using VagCom.
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    Cheers for that mate, I'm just reading up on it now, you've been a massive help bud and ill hopefully be getting the lights next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitogray View Post
    Cheers for that mate, I'm just reading up on it now, you've been a massive help bud and ill hopefully be getting the lights next week
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    worries mate, if you come across any problems just Pm me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawdi View Post
    That looks very nice, what film did you use? Did you pay to get it done or if you bought it do you have a link to where from, as for the retrofit xenons has anyone had these fitted on their halogen casing?
    Alright mate. The bi xenons and tinting film were already fitted to the car when I got it.
    Will do some digging and try and find out where they were purchased.

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    This is LaminX their lightest tint. Not sure if it's legal here is Oz. I've been pulled over a couple of times for other reasons and I haven't had an issue with the cop however I do drive with DRL's on so the tint is not noticeable.

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    yh thanks again mate ill pm you if I have any problems.

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    i had the lightest tint (6%) on my headlights but i didnt like it so removed it... they looked like a shade of brown which put me off.
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    I've got the lamin x smoke (darkest) on my headlights, was easy to fit just don't be too fragile with it. After a few days the bubbles and water goes.

    Ive also got the Philips diamond vision bulbs, they look like hids but the light out put is pants and the tints make it worse.

    Was an easy cheap mod that really looks the part I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larsmate View Post
    Looks awesome!
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    Did your ore cut lamin-x fit cuz I'm having problems with mine ATM

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    Buy it from the .com site and it comes pre cut to the correct headlight size

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    I've done that but it doesn't cover the whole headlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomwebb View Post
    Buy it from the .com site and it comes pre cut to the correct headlight size
    The website:

    The . Com ? With no spaces or have I missed something? And will it cover the whole light as mentioned it didn't cover other lads whole light?

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    Laminex on my old S3 headlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Clawdi View Post
    The website:

    The . Com ? With no spaces or have I missed something? And will it cover the whole light as mentioned it didn't cover other lads whole light?
    I bought mine from the USA site, and it covered the headlight pretty well.

    True, it will never completely cover the headlight - but you only need it to cover the visible part, the rest was hidden by the bonnet.

    You MUST use a hairdryer or a heat gun, spray / mist the headlight before you apply it, and it goes on perfectly - whilst still allowing you to remove it if you make a boo boo.

    Also - if you enter the discount code "10off" on the USA site, you get 10% discount!

    This was on my old car:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NME View Post
    I bought mine from the USA site, and it covered the headlight pretty well.

    True, it will never completely cover the headlight - but you only need it to cover the visible part, the rest was hidden by the bonnet.

    You MUST use a hairdryer or a heat gun, spray / mist the headlight before you apply it, and it goes on perfectly - whilst still allowing you to remove it if you make a boo boo.

    Also - if you enter the discount code "10off" on the USA site, you get 10% discount!

    This was on my old car:

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    That looks nice mate, what website was that from and did it take long to receive the order?

 

 

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