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

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash187, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Ash187

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    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.

    Thanks
     
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    thats like £100!!
     
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    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.
     
  8. BradHatton

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    Would 2 sheets of 100x30 cover both my headlights mate?
     
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    Get flyeyes kit!
     
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    this stuff any good lad? you used it?
     
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    I hate flyeyes, I think it's tacky as hell, but each to their own!
     
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    never heard of it, hence my Q
     
  13. BradHatton

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    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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    i will let you know in a couple days when my Lamin X turns up
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    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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    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?
     
  20. BradHatton

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    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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  23. BradHatton

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