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      12-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Brake lights wrapped in matte smoke vinyl with pics

Hey guys I've finally got around to wrapping the brake lights in matte smoke vinyl and it was actually rather challenging to say the least. The small spotlight are easy but the big ones were very hard. To make it even worse the Mrs kept burning my fingers with the hair dryer

The film is about a 20% reduction in light which isn't that bad. I myself love the look of it but it may not be to other peoples tastes.

Cost was 7 delivered for two sheets of film + my time approx two hours. Lights are surprisingly very easy to remove.

In the last pic I know there is a light not wrapped, it was dark by the time I had finished this one.
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And before any gets in first I know car and exhaust tips require a clean
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Tbh I really don't like it. If I'm honest, I think it looks either a bit chaved or that your lights are filthy!

Sorry!
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Tbh I really don't like it. If I'm honest, I think it looks either a bit chaved or that your lights are filthy!

Sorry!
You don't have to say sorry its marmite
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I like it, I bet the Po Po are going to love pulling you over for no reason, I hope they don't but I can see it happening.
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Do you have anymore pics say at night time?
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Do you have anymore pics say at night time?
Night? In the UK? Its never dark!
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hmm...you got a picture when the lights are off mate? think the pics dont do it justice!
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Not a fan at all,makes the car look cheap.
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Night? In the UK? Its never dark!
What?
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What?
I was being sarcasmic, the internet doesn't portray that too well. It was my 'its always dark here' depression kicking in.
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hmm...you got a picture when the lights are off mate? think the pics dont do it justice!
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Don't like it - ruins a great looking car.
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IMO I dont like it, maybe as said pictures dont do it justice but it just looks to dark for my liking. I have too thought about tinting the lights but a very light subtle tint but never got round to it.

But at end of the day each to our own I say and if you like it etc :-)
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to be honest...i quite like it! its different and rather than going for a standard smoke...the matt adds a new depth to it!

are you tinting the front lights too?

i went for subtle smoke laminX on my fronts! really happy with the results!
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Thought the reflector had to be left clear for it to be road legal, or is that just for the MOT test?

Quite like it, at least it is something a bit different.
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Not my cuppa' sorry but def different and stands out.
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to be honest...i quite like it! its different and rather than going for a standard smoke...the matt adds a new depth to it!

are you tinting the front lights too?

i went for subtle smoke laminX on my fronts! really happy with the results!
Yes I want to go for a really light smoke on the front just to darken it up a bit. Have you got pics of your lights I'd like to see it
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I'd have gone for a lighter tint myself but it doesn't look bad actually.

On a side note, can't help noticing your car has come from my nearest BMW dealer which is Wood in Salisbury
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I'd have gone for a lighter tint myself but it doesn't look bad actually.

On a side note, can't help noticing your car has come from my nearest BMW dealer which is Wood in Salisbury
Yes pal it was a bloody long drive about a 500 mile round trip.

Cheers for the comments guys honesty is always best.
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