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      05-24-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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My new rear lights E90 Lamin-X

Hi guys,

I bought these from a forum member and couldn't be happier with them after fitting them tonight.

I didn't really like the look of the Darklines and I really liked the idea of Lamin-x on the current ones, so when these came up I nabbed them right away.

I think they make a nice change to the rear of the car.

Theres a small square slit, for the reverse which isn't too noticeable in the pics but it is there.


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Now for that droopy exhaust
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      05-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Much better.
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Looks great and dare i say it, nicer than dark lines!

What is lam x? A film on the outside?
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      05-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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I too don't really fancy the black lines. These seem to be an ideal alternative. Only If they had LED ones in this shape....
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      05-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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they look really smart!! it tidies the back-end up & makes it look more sporty.....good choice!!
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Looks great and dare i say it, nicer than dark lines!

What is lam x? A film on the outside?
Lamin-x is like a window tint film that you can get in various colours.

It's quite difficult to shape it to these lights but with patience it can be done.

I jumped at the chance of these though because I would probably mess it up.

Here's a pic of them off the car.

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      05-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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Looking good, any links where to get this lamin x from? might give it a bash on my e92 rear lights

Only slight worry I have is getting pulled by the coppers but I dont think its to dark?
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Looking good, any links where to get this lamin x from? might give it a bash on my e92 rear lights

Only slight worry I have is getting pulled by the coppers but I dont think its to dark?
http://www.lamin-x.co.uk/ seems to be the official site and it seems to come up on Fleabay a lot as well.

The pictures don't really do the lights justice, I don't think I'll have any issues with the police as they dont look too dark in real life, the smoked colour is quite subtle

There's a few threads on here regarding lamin X, have a search to see if there's any other places to pick it up.

Good Luck, and post some pics if you manage it
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      05-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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That looks considerably better mate! Good job!
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      05-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #10
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Hmmm not sure myself. Looks alright but Ive been swayed into the Dark side lol.

As for Lamin-x it isn't window tint at all, its a protective film for headlights and fog lights mainly and they also make body work film.

The cars you see in Le Mans series racing use the film on the headlights.
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Looking great. A subtle mod without seeking attention from coppers.
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Does the reverse light shine red or white?
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Does the reverse light shine red or white?
x2 sort of

Does the reverse light shine through?
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I think these actually look better than the darklines.
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Makes the car look bang up to date! Miles better than black lines.

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Lamin-x is like a window tint film that you can get in various colours.

It's quite difficult to shape it to these lights but with patience it can be done.

I jumped at the chance of these though because I would probably mess it up.

Here's a pic of them off the car.

Has the laminate been applied to the whole light-housing or just the clear section?

Also can't figure out why the clear section in the pic appears to look matt.
Looks good though.
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Does the reverse light shine red or white?
White mate, I'll try and get a photo up when it's darker
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Has the laminate been applied to the whole light-housing or just the clear section?

Also can't figure out why the clear section in the pic appears to look matt.
Looks good though.
The actual large housing has had the smoked tint applied, whereas the reverse part of the light has the red tint (hence the different appearance)
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Hmmm not sure myself. Looks alright but Ive been swayed into the Dark side lol.

As for Lamin-x it isn't window tint at all, its a protective film for headlights and fog lights mainly and they also make body work film.

The cars you see in Le Mans series racing use the film on the headlights.
That's the one mate, I stand corrected
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Hope you didn't think I was being funny, comes across very abrupt.
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Hope you didn't think I was being funny, comes across very abrupt.
Nope, like I said mate you were right, I didn't mean to be abrupt.
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