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This is a discussion on Lamin-x tint installed PICTURES within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I bought Lamin-x gunsmoke film tint pre-cut for the tail lights. Having used Nightshade spray before, I decided to ...

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    Lamin-x tint installed PICTURES

    So I bought Lamin-x gunsmoke film tint pre-cut for the tail lights. Having used Nightshade spray before, I decided to go a different route.

    After being quoted $80 per tail light to install these from a local shop, I decided I would give it a try first. Cost was roughly $50 shipped.

    Included in the kit:

    tint film
    squeegee to push out air bubbles
    spray bottle to put filtered water

    needed: heat gun or blow dryer

    It took me about 1.5 hours to fully install the tint to my satisfaction. The install videos I watched made it of course, make it look much easier to install. Due to the 08-13 hatch tail lights having a con vexed curve to it, the install was about a 6 out of 10 difficulty for me. I am not by any means an experienced tint installer and am OCD with modding.

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    The passenger side far light ideally should be redone. The instructions state that after 24 hours a lot of the bubbles, scratches and some air pockets (if any of these exist) typically subside. Also puncturing the water bubble is an option and it self repairs due to the material by just some heat from sunlight.

    What does every one think?

    I ask this knowing that there will be some nay sayers but visibility is NOT an issue as these are technically used as protection for tail lights and this has just an ever so slight greyish tint no where near black. Getting rid of that chrome look was my top priority.
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    The bottom 2 pictures are pre-tint just FYI and those tabs are cut off using an x-acto knife very easily.
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    Looks good, much better than stock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegamer1587 View Post
    Looks good, much better than stock!
    Thanks man. I'm happy with the look. Very subtle look but it takes that reflective chrome look away.
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    Re: Lamin-x tint installed PICTURES

    Looks good man

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    Just an update: I wasn't happy with the furthest passenger side tail light due to my own fault so I contacted Lamin-x. They responded quickly and are sending me another tint piece to replace it for $5+shipping. Very friendly and professional service and reasonable price for them to cut it and ship it.

    Highly recommend Lamin-x
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    looks good!

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    Thanks man
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    looks good. so much better than stock.
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    You know what I'm gonna say. Looks fantastic! Gunsmoke on a SWP looks almost as sexy as it does on a DGM. Keep up the hard work and props for doing it yourself!

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    Thanks bud. Not as easy as I thought it would be but the hair dryer was my best friend. Only ended up taking 1.5 hours and I'm really OCD.
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