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Lamin-X as well as facelift taillights fitted to S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rabbit222, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Boydie
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    [Aug 17, 2008]
    Thanks marc - I will get hold of my own film and do it myself as I was not happy with the size of them :(
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    Typical Poles hey? lol And she knows all my credit card details too! AND I haven't heard from her for 2 days because she's "run out of credit and can't top up her German phone in Poland". Hmmm....


    *Runs off to cancel card!*
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    so everyone should have a CC should they, lol, now I can see why the pay as you go/top up CC's dont seem to bad after all huh
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    Well exactly. If you can't trust yourself with a proper credit card then you should get one of those. At least you can then buy stuff online!
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    its not about trust, I just dont want one simple really, especially if I dont need one on 99.99999999% of my purchases, I mean I would say this is the 1st time in years I've had issue buying something cause I dont have a CC, but good thing is I dont need a CC, it takes Visa debit card aswell which my bro has, lol, result, mines maestro & works for almost everything I need to buy

    & as for proper, for me proper in your context means debt which in realistic terms its still debt even for 31 or less days until payday, then what happens if something big comes up in the month unexpected which your pay packet has to cover so CC doesnt get paid of, I'd rather have peace of mind & wait for something I can afford than worry about paying a debt, so guess with top up CC which I would use once in blue moon I get convenience of CC usage with no debt, what could be better than that no???

    also to add with online purchasing becoming easier through things like google checkout, paypal & others its alot easier for me to do what I need to, then use debit card for if I go out, fuel etc

    its funny cause society seems to push people into thinking its almost cool to have a CC & compare rates/rebates lol, problem is alot of people have false persona's & hide there real lives behind things like CC's as it gives them a false sense of security, not referring to you guys as I dont know you but I think you get my drift & I know people that have & do almost live with there's, sad really as usually a hole that alot of people cant get out of very easily, thats why I always say best not to have one in 1st place, but horses for courses as they say, no ones the same huh
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    I think I'll wait until you guys have had for a few more weeks then see if any issues arisen further down road, got enuff to get on with anyway, so the tints just cover the flat face of the headlights & when you lift the bonnet you would see the break line of the tint & original headlamp, just curious as cant see them of course bending over the tops easily as its not stretchy huh
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    Well yes you're right you can buy most things without a credit card. But when it comes to buying things online you have more protection against fraud. Paid for by the people who pay their minimum payments.

    I have never really looked at the rates on cards I have had. I don't know what mine is now. It wouldn't matter if it was 50% as I never get charged interest!

    And I don't have to worry about my pay packet not covering my bill as I don't use the card unless I already have the cash available no matter what time of the month it is. For example I paid for an entire holiday to Florida on my card and paid it off 2 days later when it appeared on my online statement.

    But not wanting to use the example again but if it wasn't for my CC my misus would have had to pay about 500 euro for her flight instead of 100. And she didn't have 500 euro so it wouldn't have been possible.

    But if you don't travel and you don't buy much then you could never need to use a card. I'd still have one though. That cashback on the birthday of your card is a nice bonus. Free money should never be turned down.
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    [Aug 18, 2008]
    Marc and Iggu, your cars look awesome with the Lamin-X on...well done guys!
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    so what you are saying is that both your girlfriend and your missus use your credit card... if that's the case, then paying your bill on time is the least of your worries!

    I get my cashback at the end of each month.... even better!
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    lol, I like that, good one
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    Not if I can convince them to have a little get together ;)





    Sadly they're actually the same person, and she's not that messed up in the head.
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    lol, thats even better, lol
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    CONVENIENCE, thats the problem, its all to convenient for CC users, use debit cards as its coming out of same account at end of month, no need to carry cash & actually saving some for emergencies then no reliance on credit huh, no I'm not giving financial advice, just another viewpoint & also I'm not regulated by the FSA, lol, but as said everyones different

    I didnt blame all the credit crunch on CC users, I said was one of the reasons for the current climate, I actually blame the companies more as they pressure people into these things when they know the financial state they are in already so they offer more credit to help them which infact is making it worse instead of helping to settle the existing debt, they make it to easy for people to be tempted no matter about will power, but I hear u on that one to a degree but alot of people dont have will power maybe like we do or are desperate

    Simple really he had a limit he wanted higher so he obviously used his collateral in his property as a guarantee from what I was informed or something like this anyway, didnt have his life story just brief clip(data protection & all) lol

    Problem is I do buy alot of stuff mostly for this bloody car, lol, which I do get moaned at for as she is typical woman, why do you need parking sensors, well so you can see the bloody car you reversed into for a start you stupid cow & I do travel aswell, ok I did until few weeks ago, was to italy usually often considering she's italian(stubborn as hell), never needed CC for that

    But yes FREE money is certainly something not to turn down, but it would have to be worthwhile for the time spent juggling finances around, guess for you guys it is worthwhile huh.

    what kinda cashback in a year you get then guys & also if you return an item do they take that cashback of you?
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    [Aug 18, 2008]
    so the tints just cover the flat face of the headlights & when you lift the bonnet you would see the break line of the tint & original headlamp

    anyone???
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    that's about the gist of it nigel.

    got into the car today after work and the mistiness appears to have disappeared. there are still a few bubbles, but at least the mistiness is gone (almost).

    another few days and they should be sorted i hope.
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    ah cool, look forward to the update then marc, many thanks.
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    My lights appear to be sorted now. All mistiness gone and only two or three small bubbles left.

    Think I need some smoked side repeaters now to finish off the effect.
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    Beautiful! Just beautiful! They suit the red car so perfectly!
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    All the mist in mine has gone too - took about 6 days. Looks perfect now. For £35 this is a must have mod for cars in certain colours. Thanks for the tip-off Rabbit222. Well chuffed with it.
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    yeah but I think the xenons really bring it home as yours with the drl's on look awesome & real moody on road, I'd love to see xenons on the Marc's car with the tints, anyone photoshop Rabbits lights on Marc's car when headlights are on of course, but no doubt also look good on halogens.
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    are you still trying to sell me your xenons!!

    whenever the PIAA boat comes in the light will be a bit whiter.

    one side effect of fitting the film is that the fried egg effect looks to have been reduced. probably still go for a set of mirrored indicator bulbs though.
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    Finally here's mine. Lamin-X on Ibis White

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    Had my lamin-x a month now and still not fitted, mainly due to the fact that I have only just got round to fitted my OEM xenons this weekend. Even if I say so myself they look well. Gona leave it a bit before I fit the lamin-x I think, dont really want to cover up the xenons just yet.


    On the CC topic, I always use my credit card for purchases mainly for two reasons.
    1. Back in the day when I had my 306 I purchased some new wheels from an advert in a car magazine, I used my mums CC. After two months the wheels never turned up, so my mum got on the phone to the CC company told them the situation and they refunded the money to the card and chased up the wheel company for the money back. A month or so later I received a letter from the insolvency company - they had got bust. You get the extra protection with a CC
    2. I use the CC a lot for work and its easier sticking it on mine. When your filling up a coach and its taking £400 it soon mounts up
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    That looks great Scorpius!
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    I'm liking those wheels. Are they off the S5? Are they OEM or reps? Any side on shots?
  26. Scorpius
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    Thanks Marc. They are S5 reps. Not the OEM's
    Here's a side shot
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    Here's more pics from my initial thread a good while ago
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=54543
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    Thanks Mr Mooloo! And muchos gracias for organising the order
  28. MarcQuinlivan
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    I think they're probably the nicest wheels I've seen on an A3\S3. Even better than the RS4s.
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    So I did something earlier..managed to get a set of foglight laminx and proceeded to to my side repeaters/markers/indicators. I removed them to check if the film would fit and wala it did. I messed up the first repeater with my horrid cutting skills but the second one came out mighty fine....

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    i think your s3 must be one of the meanist best looking s3's i've seen mate. everytime i look at the pics i want it.
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    What's car that is being reflected in the door of your S3 mate? Cant quite make it out!! Maybe it's just a set of wheels???

    I agree with what someone said earlier too - meanest S3 ive seen!!! Good work fella!!!:applaus:
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    Can someone link me to sheets of lamin-x which havent been pre-cut? I have been on the website and have been looking for them but cannot find them :(

    I want to cut my own fog light sheets as the 2004 sport fogs are slightly different!

    thanks
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    no need to make your own boydie - they will fit as they are. mine were a different shape too, but I was able to cover the bit of the glass that is visible through the hole in the vent.
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    Thats my wifes Mercedes Benz...C200K with AMG pack. I'm planning on slapping my BBS CHs on that car, hope it looks good with them on:)

    Thanks for the compliments mate :sm4:
  36. Boydie
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    I didn't like them marc so I binned the one I did but I do have a spare fog light one if somone wants it??

    Would 1 sheet or 4"x8" do two foglights?
  37. MarcQuinlivan
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    what size is the fog? if it is 4x4 then yes, if not then you'll need the next size up.
  38. jamiekip
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    Could someone work their photoshop magic with the lamin-x on my car?
    Please???

    Couple of pic's to choose from:

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    how's this? some cars look darker than others.

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    Marc - once again - THANK YOU
    Placing the order today - will give it a whirl for the sake of £40
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