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Old 03-06-2011, 01:57 AM   #11
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wish it could work for me but looks great
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looks excellent! wow window tint i wouldve never guessed! i thought there was only spray! isnt that going to come off come rain though??? it would even look good if you left the red reflective strip in the middle and remove the trunk sticker. other than that very nice!

i seen some guy named "flip" that does tinted tails on the gp forum but they're rude towards me on there so i deserted that site.
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looks excellent! wow window tint i wouldve never guessed! i thought there was only spray! isnt that going to come off come rain though??? it would even look good if you left the red reflective strip in the middle and remove the trunk sticker. other than that very nice!

i seen some guy named "flip" that does tinted tails on the gp forum but they're rude towards me on there so i deserted that site.
as for the rain, like i said even at maybe 1/2" away from the edge on my trunk it only peeled up maybe 1/4" of the tint with a commercial powerwasher at a self serve. and that was only because i had to trim it at the edge where the trunk opens at. as for the loop sticker, the prev owner removed the dealer sticker and it was either cleared over or it took the clear with it but one way or the other it was bare paint there and i didnt want the clear to peel up around it lol.
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ouch, still not too shabby. i like your pic yur family all with buicks, now THATS a cool family if i ever seen one!
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that looks good, how think is the film? and does it come in different shades?
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that looks good, how think is the film? and does it come in different shades?
all i could find at advance was different shades of black (anywhere from 2% darkness to like 95% if i remember correctly) although if you are willing to pay more for it i know they sell it in almost any color on ebay. its just alot more expensive. thats why i did it this way. with ym taillights it would have came out to like $50 for something i wasn't sure if i would like or not lol

not too sure on the thickness, ill try to find the box so i can tell ya
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im looking to make my headlights darker a bit and also have a protecting film on them, you think that would work?
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im looking to make my headlights darker a bit and also have a protecting film on them, you think that would work?
well, i think it would work, but my only concern would be if anything more substantial than a bug hit them though. like i said, its thicker than a beachball but its still the same material. softer more than hard. its really about like a holiday window cling just thicker.although, i was really surprised by how well this worked so i could be wrong about it being not very durable.
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My buddy had the same material I think on his G8'* headlights and tails..it reminded me of window clings like you just said..not thin like window tint, but not thick either..just a soft feeling film. The stuff he used was a little bit stretchable even.

It is pretty durable and I don't think he had a problem, but he ended up taking them off and having me do them.
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My buddy had the same material I think on his G8'* headlights and tails..it reminded me of window clings like you just said..not thin like window tint, but not thick either..just a soft feeling film. The stuff he used was a little bit stretchable even.

It is pretty durable and I don't think he had a problem, but he ended up taking them off and having me do them.
thats exactly what i have lol
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