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Old 01-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Any tips for installing Lamin-X on fogs?

I got the yellow film for my 04 325 coupe. It has the stock round fogs. Any tips for getting it right the first time? Spray lots of water??? Clean the fogs first with alcohol? The yellow should help with the fog and low clouds here. Thanks all and I will post pics when done. Fog lights are pictured in my sig. It they were flat and not dome shaped, would be easy.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
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use a light mix of soap and water. and have a hair dryer handy. start from the center and go outwards.
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use a light mix of soap and water. and have a hair dryer handy. start from the center and go outwards.
Thanks much, it is in the teens here, should I wait until it warms up in the summer or go for it with the hair drier? Your opinion. I have had first hand experience with carbon fiber pillars in the cold with a hair drier....bad outcome.

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Also, how well do they hold up? What would you recommend cleaning before application....thank you so much.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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Thanks much, it is in the teens here, should I wait until it warms up in the summer or go for it with the hair drier? Your opinion. I have had first hand experience with carbon fiber pillars in the cold with a hair drier....bad outcome.

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Also, how well do they hold up? What would you recommend cleaning before application....thank you so much.
first off, get a regular sponge (or something relative, even a plastic scuff pad) and use the rough side to really get everything off the fog lense.

for best results, use water with a little baby shampoo

once it is on and centered, use a squeegie (sp?) or whatever and get most of the water/soap out

then just use a blow dryer, don't hold it in one spot for a long period of time


very simple........ just make sure everything is as clean as possible
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Thanks much, it is in the teens here, should I wait until it warms up in the summer or go for it with the hair drier? Your opinion. I have had first hand experience with carbon fiber pillars in the cold with a hair drier....bad outcome.

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Also, how well do they hold up? What would you recommend cleaning before application....thank you so much.
do you have a garage? i've done it at night when temp was in the low 40's. it's rarely cold out here in socal so yea. i'd recommend to wait, i'm sure the water mix would freeze once you put it on lol. they hold up really well, if you put it on right. cleaning with alcohol first, then drying it before starting would be best. if you mess up a little, you should start over. i know it's a pain in the ass, but it makes it last a lot longer. no pain no gain lol
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:01 PM   #6
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DONT USE ALCOHOL.. not good for the laminX adhesive. the directions that come with laminX states this clearly. use lots of heat from a hair dryer, or a heat gun. dont be afraid of the heat, dont be afraid of the mild soap/water solution, dont be afraid to pull it off and start over. take your time. i started from the center and worked out. after you have it on, and you think it looks good, let cool; wait an hour or so. then go back and make sure all the edges are still on the glass. its tough, but diligence will prevail. once it stays where its supposed to, trim any access off with a new razor blade.
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