Acura ILX Forums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Very easy. Almost wasn't going to make a DIY but figured someone may want to read it.
Again, it is very simple.

before


You can order these off Amazon or from Lamin-X themselves. I found it to be the same pricing but I love Amazon and I use Amazon Prime so I purchased through Amazon.
You can pick up an entire front end film kit for headlights and fogs. They let you choose between clear protective, light tint, smoke, and yellow... maybe blue too. You can choose smoked headlights and yellow fogs if youd like even. They also have rear set ups for the tails and reflectors.

Package comes with film ONLY. I ended up not using the decal applier from Otterbox or the lens cleaner they recommended.


I just cleaned the surface with a towel and some water. Peel the backing off and apply.
I found it easiest to line up the outside bottom of the film so when you are standing you can see that edge is perfect. The slight gap it leaves at the top wont be visible. I also found it seems to be pretty pliable. You can peel it off and reapply many times and it has a bit of stretch.
For larger applications they suggest misting the sticky side ONCE which will prevent less air bubbles.

Done


The difference is far more drastic when the lights are off. Turning them on looks pretty stock in my opinion. Yellow bulbs would change that.


I absolutely love the crisp cut off on Acura HIDs. Still to this day fabricators are making TL HIDs retrofit into their civic, integra, prelude, etc. The fogs have a pretty crisp cut off as well in my opinion.


In all, foglight film cost was 14.95$
Full kits are around 54.95$
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I have to say I am a bit sketch on putting headlight or taillight film on with this product. I don't see how to pree cut out can fold around the entire headlight or taillight. I have plans for the rear lower reflectors to go pretty dark but keep a redish tone still.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
And thanks for the comments guys. Can't wait to see the white, blue, black, red and silver done (in that order) with yellow fogs. Next I'm going to get some LEDs for my DRLs so they look pretty while they stay running.
And I currently have an itch to further play with my cosmetics so plastidip is in the future.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
And thanks for the comments guys. Can't wait to see the white, blue, black, red and silver done (in that order) with yellow fogs. Next I'm going to get some LEDs for my DRLs so they look pretty while they stay running.
And I currently have an itch to further play with my cosmetics so plastidip is in the future.
Really like the yellow fogs. What are your future plans for Plasti dip? The beak?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
635 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Black anything bugs me. Before I got into tuning or on any forums I just hated black wheels because they looked like steelies from a car. Why would anyone pay good money for wheels that looks cheap as hell at night or from 50 feet away. That was just my opinion then.
Once I started to care about cars I realized that just about everyone and their mom has blacked out everything. It is the first idea new tuners get, the first idea non tuners get, and the last idea Id care to put to my car. Again, just my opinion. But I do enjoy when other people do it to their cars because it makes me feel better about my own. :D

Believe me, some blacked out cars look gorgeous, but black wheels, black grill, tinted windows, and blacked lights is old in my honest opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
It'll certainly make your car stand out more. It's true that a lot of people have blacked out cars, but that doesn't bug me.

Either way, you need to get to plastic dipping your stuff so we can see some other cool ideas. I love seeing new stuff.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top