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Old 12-18-2008, 06:58 PM
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my outcome with the stuff. ymmv
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(damn, that's a fine ***.)
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:20 PM
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I think it looks great . Did you guys apply it while the lenses were on the car? Would removing them and doing the job on the bench be a better way and not so cold at this time of year?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:38 PM
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I took the corners off (because I'm ana-- ahh -- 'detail-conscious' about finishes. So, yeah, the corners got done in kitchen comfort. (The center lense I did in place in the garage.)
I found doing the job free of the car to be easier for me.
On-car means stooping -- and I did enough of that doing engine stuff this year.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:10 PM
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I left mine on. I sat on one of my kid's little play chairs- it was perfect height.
In retrospect the light was fading which is probably why my first one looks better than my last (center- which is supposed to be the easiest).

Also I cleaned the surfaces thoroughly but because you wrap the edges, I should have paid more attention to cleaning them. My next application will be better I expect.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:31 PM
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Mine could benefit from this... first step before having to buy new units...

Thank you Gus for making these!
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:47 PM
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Problem is, new units are a.) costly and b.) only forestall the problem as it will re-occur.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:35 AM
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Is the light transmission reduced by the film? The pics look Great, but I have been concerned about dimming the light output with either the film or the painting.
What happens to the back up lights with the film applied?
This project is definitely on my list - especially since I am way too cheap to ever consider new lenses.

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Old 12-19-2008, 12:06 PM
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Darrell - What I have found is that the film is thin enough to let the light get through very well. But, because it improves the red tint, the color of the red light is stronger in the dark. Before it was more of a pink/white light were now it is a better red light on both the tail light and brake lights.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:55 PM
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FWIW: "key-in-the-ignition" tail lights on & off.
(sorry, don't have a picture of Reverse lights)

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:48 PM
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Looks bob on.
Is it just a colored thin film?
Id like to give it a try.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:32 PM
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Thumbs up light tint

I would like to order a full set. Please advise. V
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:15 PM
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Looks pretty good. I would sand off the writing and little bumps first to get a smooth even application.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:09 AM
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A small pin ***** by the raised items allows you to flatten the vinyl around them.
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How is the film holding up for you folks? Are the kits still available?
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:34 PM
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Yep, I'd also like to know! Would be interested in purchasing a set if still available.

Reg's

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