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Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Where to buy headlight protector film

I want to buy headlight protector film for my 330i. Looked at couple online place and they are $79 for pair. Is that reasonable price? I was thinking it might be around $20 but may be not.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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For that price you can buy a new set of lenses
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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For that price you can buy a new set of lenses
Yeah, I looked too since I just replaced my lenses and want to keep them looking good, but, for the price of those film covers I'll just let the lenses fade and replace them again for $70 a pair. My lenses were 13 years old. I can't imagine the Lamin-X film will last anywhere near that long. I saw a post on a Honda forum where a guy said he's had them on for 3-years and has some cracking of the film at the bottom, but, the center is still clear and i assume in good condition. For $20 a pair for just the headlight I'd do it, but they are like $50 a set (set includes films headlights, fogs and corner markers)

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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www.lamin-x.com is like $40 now and cost me the same eight years ago when I put them on my new 330Ci.
Applied with skill, mine wear just fine looking close to new today. Only damage is the marks that some big rocks from trucks has inflicted. Imagine the damage without the L-X protection.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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unless you just bought new headlight lenses why would you put a film on your old pitted lenses? just get new lenses and call it a day.
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Cannot replace facelifted lenses for anything reasonable. Only pre.
Facelifted lenses are $70. I just did them a couple months ago. I was also looking to put lamin x on them, guess $40 could be worthwhile for the set after I polish up the fogs.
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I want to buy headlight protector film for my 330i. Looked at couple online place and they are $79 for pair. Is that reasonable price? I was thinking it might be around $20 but may be not.
$29.95 from Nextlevelride.com

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This film is $10 cheaper than the lamin-x, but it seems you get so much less.
The site states that this film is 8 mil thick, the same as what they use for paint protection. As the owner of a clear bra and the Lamin-X, I will say that the headlight protection is much thicker than the paint protecting clear bra I have. This thick extra layer not only protects again fogging over, but withstands multiple rock assaults over the years such that I can see where the film protected the plastic from some heavyweight rock assaults. It has acted as a physical protective barrier.
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