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I'm really pleased the way the tint turned out. Think it's just the right amount of tint and blends right in with the TGM color. I threw in a before pic for comparison.

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Looks good, roll it outside and take some lighted pics.
 

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sure, here you go.. (note..one light may appear slightly darker since the light is hitting one headlamp more than the other)

covered up all the million pits in the headlamp covers from 8 years of road rash!

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looks great, hmm, what kind of tint did you use?
 

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looks great, hmm, what kind of tint did you use?
It's called Lamin-x. www.lamin-x.com It's a thicker tinted paint protection film. You can get in some different tint colors too. It's what my friend's company that did it uses at their shop for high end cars. Was $125 total installed. The company also makes vehicle specific paint protection film pre-cut pieces. Very good product. Supposedly the best product out there for tinted protective films, better than 3M (which I had and removed on my Camaro)

Think it would definitely compliment your sweet TGM R!

I'm interested in this if it covered up the pits! The pits bug me, but I don't want to spend on new glass.
yes, you virtually cannot see the pits at all, headlamps look better than new, very smooth finish. It takes a little longer for the tint to dry out (wet application)...up to 7 days vs. typical tint film.
 

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Did you install it yourself? If so how hard was it and do you think you could put up some instructions?

would I be better off taking the tint to a shop and have them do it?
 

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i did not install it myself. Does not appear difficult though. I have installed vinyl film and decals on other vehicles. They took about 30 minutes to do both headlamps. If you haven't done any installs before, I'd recommend taking it to a tint shop.
 

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I just tried yesterday to install 20% vinyl on my headlamp and damn that was hard ill bring it to a shop before i have not more vinyl left!
It looks quite easy on videos but daaamn boy thats not as easy as it looks i understood why people do this as a job!

Btw topgun1 is this really affecting the visibility during night?
I was not impressed of the luminosity generated by the headlamp wondering if this is really affecting a lot.
Seems really nice!
 

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Looks good! Can't wait to tint my headlights this weekend.
 

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I just tried yesterday to install 20% vinyl on my headlamp and damn that was hard ill bring it to a shop before i have not more vinyl left!
It looks quite easy on videos but daaamn boy thats not as easy as it looks i understood why people do this as a job!

Btw topgun1 is this really affecting the visibility during night?
I was not impressed of the luminosity generated by the headlamp wondering if this is really affecting a lot.
Seems really nice!
thanks. supposed to have a minimal effect on visibility at night, especially with the xenon lamps. They had a significantly darker tint that would impact your visibility at night (almost like driving with black-out headlight covers). I have not had it out at night yet, but will report when I do.

What % laminx did you buy?
going to find out for you. they gave me two choices basically (a light and a dark) but i know you would get more detailed choices if ordered from the company.
Looks good! Can't wait to tint my headlights this weekend.
thanks! i think you'll be really pleased.
 

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tinted headlights....that is genius!
 

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Damn, the right amount of tint does make the Ti color look sexy.
 

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I made this thread back in July, copycat!

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?178231-Tinted-lamin-x!&highlight=lamin-x

6% lamin-X on my R. Just did the same on the wife's 330i, looks great on a dark car.

Looks good. LOL, I wanted to be cool too you know! Nah, didn't even bother searching..

What % laminx did you buy?
well since my friend didn't put the tint on and was another person at his shop, he wasn't immediately certain, but based on bimmer00d's 6% I would say it's a shade under that (darker)
 

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tinted headlights....that is genius!
factory and aftermarket high intensity headlights and foglights that blind everyone on the road that's in front of you (not you personally)....I'd say that's more genius :)
 

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I just tried yesterday to install 20% vinyl on my headlamp and damn that was hard ill bring it to a shop before i have not more vinyl left!
It looks quite easy on videos but daaamn boy thats not as easy as it looks i understood why people do this as a job!

Btw topgun1 is this really affecting the visibility during night?
I was not impressed of the luminosity generated by the headlamp wondering if this is really affecting a lot.
Seems really nice!
Just tested the brightness of the lights in the garage in the darkness and seriously could not tell any difference.

im doing light blue on my head lamps..outta be a nice euro look :)
that's gonna be a nice color to go with silver metallic
 
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