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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight protection clear film

Hi all
Want to share some feedback on clear headlight film I installed 2 weeks ago.
Background: this is for my 2nd 1050 Sprint. My first logged 36,000 miles during which the headlight lens received hundreds of tiny microscopic nicks from road debris, something I'd like to minimize with my new to me 07 sprint with near-new mileage. I reviewed a number of car forum discussions on headlight preservation to arrive on the idea of using one of a few different films on the market for bumper/ headlight protection.
Application is similar to installing window tint only this product is much thicker and pliable. Initially it appeared slightly cloudy but is now completely clear after drying for a week+. The custom cut piece has a few tabs which need to be trimmed after installation, but assist with installation.. You don't want to touch the product adhesive of possible. I'm happy with the outcome..

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 12:40 PM
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What was the product you used, and is it a ready to order piece, or did it have to be custom cut first? Pricing?

Looks good, and depending on price, may be something I look into doing...
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I have used this company's kit for all my bikes.

http://thetankslapper.biz/osc/index....4b1b3496fec5cd

You can buy a whole kit or just the headlight only
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This is the product I used. Came complete with a razor blade, squeegee, and small spray bottle -all unexpected, and appreciated.

http://www.lamin-x.com/Triumph-Sprin...rs-p/tr002.htm

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Good job. Take your time & be patient with the film & you can get great results. Keep your fingers wet when handling the glue side.
Here's a pic of a new Ninja I coated for a client today.
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Good job. Take your time & be patient with the film & you can get great results. Keep your fingers wet when handling the glue side.
Here's a pic of a new Ninja I coated for a client today.
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Just offering alternatives. But I've been using Skidmarx lexan headlight protector since 2008. Works very well!

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Received the Lamin-X clear protective film 2 days ago and it came pre-cut for the GT headlight and mirror indicators. The installation process was very easy and the end result is perfect. Highly recommended

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