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Old 01-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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3M Headlight overlays

Has anybody done the 3M headlight overlays for protection/tint? I am interested in doing this to mine but wanted to know if anybody else has tried this. I have a full clear bra on the front end of my car, hood, mirrors etc but I did not have the headlights done. Now I would like to give them the light tint and do the same to my rear end. Thoughts??

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Yes, I have clear ones on my headlights for protection
There is a slight loss in brightness but otherwise pretty slick looking.

So far no flying objects have penetrated the film and done damage. Apparently hot rubber will damage melt into it a bit....has happened to me yet
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My headlight has the clear film too
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Has anybody done the 3M headlight overlays for protection/tint? I am interested in doing this to mine but wanted to know if anybody else has tried this. I have a full clear bra on the front end of my car, hood, mirrors etc but I did not have the headlights done. Now I would like to give them the light tint and do the same to my rear end. Thoughts??
I have not tried the 3m version, but I did try the Headlight Armour protection kit, which is more for tint. I thought that version was a poor product, didn't fit right, looked bad unless you were far away from it.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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I was thinking of using
Lamin-x Protective Films - Protect with Style
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I've considering trying the clear bra - does it have to be professionally installed?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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I've considering trying the clear bra - does it have to be professionally installed?
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It should be done professionally IMHO to have it nice. The headlight overlays should be fine to do on your own though.
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I've got the 3m clear bra on my car as well.

Frankly, the front bonnet, lights, fenders and side mirrors were ok to do DIY. But that bumper piece was impossible.... I couldn't stretch the thing to fit my bumper, there must be at least 6 inches of stretching on each side that needs to be done in order to fit.

Now I've got a unprotected bumper that's badly pitted.... thinking of repainting the bumper now.

Having said that, I understand that there's a new "smaller" version of the 3m bumper clear bra that's much easier to fit.... That's what I'm going to try next, if I ever get this bumper re-painted. After all, it's only the front portion of the bumper that needs serious protection...

And BTW, the 3m product has more of an "orange peel" effect... On a prev car, I used Ventureshield and that one has a very smooth finish... much less obvious.


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