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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Morells, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Morells

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    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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  3. J8TT X

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    ebay
    or just google lamin-x.
     
  4. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    New MOT rules have specifically outlined this kind of thing as a failure - just to let you know!
     
  6. Morells

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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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    "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! :confused:

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

    Or drive with sunglasses on in the dark? :think:
     
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    Its to change the physical appearance, you know - modding! D'oh
     
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    An un-noticeable mod? :blink:
     
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    fangio
    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. :thumbsup:
     
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    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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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Go ahead then....You can buy a base ball cap from Audi but i bet you wouldnt :think:
     
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    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:blink:
     
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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?:uhm:

    I've got them. Put them on every car I get! :blink:
     
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    [​IMG]

    Look mucky to you?
     
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    'Twas a joke!:3sadwalk:
     
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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 :drool:
     
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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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    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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