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    Lamin-X Request

    Right, i've just had a go at fitting the lamin-x tint to one of my bi xenon headlights, and it didn't go well

    Gonna buy another set for the headlights as one of the films now has marks on it that i can't remove, and i want it done perfectly

    Anyone who's done lamin-x before, fancy putting mine on my headlights for me? Obviously i'll throw some cash your way as well

    Let me know
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    Have you removed the laminX,if so how easy is it to remove.
    I would possibly like to remove mine and maybe refit some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by evocos View Post
    Have you removed the laminX,if so how easy is it to remove.
    I would possibly like to remove mine and maybe refit some more
    Just peeled off

    But i only left it on for like 20mins max
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    Anyone?
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    are they glue marks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3rick View Post
    are they glue marks?
    I'm not sure really, might be

    They's on the adhesive side of the film so i can't get them off
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    if it is adhesive this can be removed using acetone but be careful if the headlight is polycarbonate, if its glass it will be fine. Nail varnish remover contains acetone so you could try this, be careful not to get it on the paintwork.

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    I'd rather not use that sort of stuff on the film :\
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    I reckon acetone would obliterate the lamin-x!

    Shrivel up quicker than a todger when skinny dipping in January!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    I reckon acetone would obliterate the lamin-x!

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    So, back to my request
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    Its not difficult if you do it in stages, peel off the backing in one corner and apply it to a spotless headlight, and smooth it down with a lint-free cloth and keep smoothing across the headlight following yourself as you peel off the backing.
    If you see a bubble appear then peel it back off to where the bubble is and reapply.

    Sometimes a hairdryer can make it more pliable and easy to apply, also if you heat it, when it goes cold it will shrink and the little bubbles will disappear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    when it goes cold it will shrink and the little bubbles will disappear.
    ...what are we talking about, now...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    Its not difficult if you do it in stages, peel off the backing in one corner and apply it to a spotless headlight, and smooth it down with a lint-free cloth and keep smoothing across the headlight following yourself as you peel off the backing.
    If you see a bubble appear then peel it back off to where the bubble is and reapply.

    Sometimes a hairdryer can make it more pliable and easy to apply, also if you heat it, when it goes cold it will shrink and the little bubbles will disappear.

    Trust me, i've tried and it wasn't perfect, so i kept doing what you said

    In the end, i just got marks on the adhesive side of the film, so now it looks ****

    Gonna get a second set and ask someone who knows what the fcuk their doing to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Trust me, i've tried and it wasn't perfect, so i kept doing what you said

    In the end, i just got marks on the adhesive side of the film, so now it looks ****

    Gonna get a second set and ask someone who knows what the fcuk their doing to do it
    Have a little more faith in yourself mate...I did mine a week ago and the film was FULL of marks (at first I thought they were fingerprints)....after 2 days in the sunshine the marks were ALL gone....there are a few bubbles though that i may need to prick, but im giving it time...afterall the instructions do say that the bubbles may take a few weeks to disappear....20 minutes is hardly long enough to asses your skill
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteunderarm View Post
    Have a little more faith in yourself mate...I did mine a week ago and the film was FULL of marks (at first I thought they were fingerprints)....after 2 days in the sunshine the marks were ALL gone....there are a few bubbles though that i may need to prick, but im giving it time...afterall the instructions do say that the bubbles may take a few weeks to disappear....20 minutes is hardly long enough to asses your skill
    Did you have marks on the adhesive side though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Did you have marks on the adhesive side though?

    My marks were ALL on the adhesive side...looked terrible....contemplated taking it off but thought let me see how it looks in a couple of days....and turned out perfectly....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteunderarm View Post
    My marks were ALL on the adhesive side...looked terrible....contemplated taking it off but thought let me see how it looks in a couple of days....and turned out perfectly....
    Hmm....
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    This stuff is a PITA to apply, but keep going at it and it will be well worth it. As above, have a little more faith and don't just loose your cool with it. Waste lots of time, effort and money if you do. Be patient, make sure you have lots of time to apply it in.

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    I was doing 1 headlight for about an hour.......

    I'd rather pay someone who's done it before to do em for me
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    If you were closer I'd help you out


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustCharlie View Post
    If you were closer I'd help you out
    Where abouts are you Charlie?
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    Where about's are you smudge?

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    I'm in Surrey
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    I'll come give you a hand if you like.

    Done mine in the freezing cold, but the do look the dogs !
    Im around Slutton and New Maldon alot, so give me a shout if you still need help
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    Cheers Anton, i've PM'd you
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    Mine came with a spray applicator... -didn't yours?

    I just got the headlights almost surgically clean, then misted a little water on the glass.

    Next I loosely centred the Lamin-X on the glass and un-peeled it (one half at a time) until it was well centered.

    Finally I coaxed the bubbles out to the edge, smoothing as I went with a cloth and a credit card wrapped in a paper kitchen towel.

    On one headlight (the second one which I did) it looked horrible. -Bubbles and crap everywhere.

    I was going to buy a second set, but I noticed that the intsructions said that some small bubbles and 'fogging' would clear up by itself... so I thought i'd give ti a couple of days.

    I waited and =lo and behold= the fogging disappeared completely... but the bubbles were still there.

    So I waited a couple more days, and then as if by magic, everything was perfect apart from one single bubble. -By then, I was pretty confident that it was going to be fine, so I felt happier about giving it a couple more days.

    Within a week, they looked FACTORY-done, mate.

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    Cheers Keith, i know how to do it, but i got marks on the ADHESIVE side of the film, ruining them

    I'd just prefer someone else to do them that has done em before
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