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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225712 posted 03/19/16 01:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've have this set of JDM projector fog lights for a few years now. I've been reluctant to install them since they are in perfect condition until I had some way of protecting them. My stock lights were so sand blasted and rock chipped from road debris, I didn't want to risk these getting messed up too. Well, I finally got my wish.

Lamin-x is a company that makes vinyl protection for headlights and fog lights, but does not offer anything pre-cut for Mitsubishi's. They mostly do European cars.
I bought a "universal" kit a while back and the results of trying to cut it myself were pretty ugly. If you've ever tried to cut this stuff in the shaped you need, you know what I mean.
I pulled that junk off and talked to the wife about possibly cutting some shapes with her plotter.

She was able to scan the lights and use the plotter to cut exactly what I needed. I now have perfectly protected fog lights.

The film is 12 mils thick and completely clear. You have to be right up on them to even see it.

They are still a bit wet from installing the film but I had to show them off.


We also scanned a USDM fog light to make a couple sets for some friends.

Planning to make a template for my '93 headlights next!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225716 posted 03/19/16 02:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How much?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225746 posted 03/20/16 02:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm going to test this out a bit before I offer anything up for sale. I've got a buddy that has the same film on his headlights from SoWo 2011 and it still looks great, so I don't see durability being an issue.
The manufacturer also gives a 5 yr warranty on the stuff.

I'll keep you guys posted though.

Would anyone else be interested in this for VR4 fog lights and headlights?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225751 posted 03/20/16 04:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
12mm thick? that's almost half an inch. Do you mean 1.2mm?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225756 posted 03/20/16 06:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A mil over here is not a millimeter. That is 0.001 inches.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225786 posted 03/21/16 06:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes I would be interested. Need this to protect those 93's.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225789 posted 03/21/16 06:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's awesome, I was planning on doing the same thing but manually since I don't have a plotter. For my edm headlights and fogs. You should do the end caps as well. Hell make an entire kit. Corners and the blinkers. Laminx also offers different colors. I have a set of the pre-cut for my merc and landy, they work very well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225798 posted 03/22/16 12:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The end cap pieces are already installed in that pic.

If there is interest, I can probably get the wife to do some for the corners and maybe some other pieces too.

I need to find out if all the different headlights use the exact same size lenses. Also, do all years have the 3 "bumps" in the headlight glass like the '93s do??



Ryan C.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225799 posted 03/22/16 05:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the bumps are unique to the 93's as far as I'm aware. I would be in for 91/92 style headlamps and JDM projector fogs!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225816 posted 03/22/16 11:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The bumps are on all USDM lights, Both 93s and all the diffused years. I think they were used for a special aiming tool. Not totally sure though.

*edit* Actually, I'm second guessing myself now. Somebody needs to confirm.



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Edited by turbowop (03/22/16 11:27 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225820 posted 03/22/16 12:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not sure what you are second guessing, the presence or the usage. The bumps are for the old "Hoppy" aiming tool.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225832 posted 03/22/16 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The presence. I didn't have a light in front of me and while I was almost sure that all USDM lights had the bumps, I started to doubt memory. I'm getting old...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225834 posted 03/23/16 01:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ah! JDM definitely doesn't have the bumps.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225841 posted 03/23/16 09:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

The presence. I didn't have a light in front of me and while I was almost sure that all USDM lights had the bumps, I started to doubt memory. I'm getting old...




My 92 has the bumps. Didn't check the 91, but should be identical.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225855 posted 03/23/16 09:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys.

If anyone would like these made for JDM headlights or pre-facelift JDM fogs, I would need a volunteer to loan me those pieces so the wife can make a template.



Ryan C.
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1135- 100% stock - 88k miles
'93 Mirage hatch- 4g63, AWD, etc (hoarding for build)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1225864 posted 03/24/16 07:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
pm me ill send you a preface fog. im gonna want these for my headlights and both sets of JDM fog lights that i have.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1226158 posted 03/31/16 04:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I want a pair for my facelift fogs as well



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1226236 posted 04/01/16 05:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:







Agreed, though I'd really want to know how much money you're going to need... I have 93 headlights and both pre & post facelift fogs.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230205 posted 07/10/16 10:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
UPDATE

I have the JDM and USDM fog light protectors finished and have been testing them for a few months now on a couple of cars. As of right now I am NOT going to post a thread to sell these, but I will do a limited run on the few sets of each type that I have left.

Depending on the amount of interest, I may do another run in the future, but as of right now my free time for car hobbies is almost nonexistent. Also, I do still plan to make a set of protectors for the glass USDM headlights and possibly the JDM headlights and pre-facelift fogs if I can get someone to send me a clean, intact example of each.

For those of you interested, shoot me of PM of which set you would like. This will be first come, first served. I will go by when PM's are received, so do not post in this thread saying you want a set.


**I have a few sets put aside for those who previously showed interest in this thread. I will how them for you guys until the other sets are gone, please shoot me a PM if you are still interested**

Thanks
-Ryan



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1135- 100% stock - 88k miles
'93 Mirage hatch- 4g63, AWD, etc (hoarding for build)


Edited by strokin4dr (08/31/16 09:01 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230239 posted 07/11/16 06:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, I'll say this, it's not easy to get pics of a clear film, but I tried my best!

I had a request for some better pics so I decided to pull one of my fogs back off the car and get some pics of an install. These protectors can be installed while the lights are on the car, but being that you want to clean them very well beforehand and the fact that sitting on the ground in the driveway trying to line things up is no fun, I opt to pull them off and do it in the living room.

Machine during the cutting process


One pair of JDM covers labeled and on the backing paper


Passenger side fog cleaned and ready to go


First step is to spray the light down with some distilled water. I recommend using this instead of tap water, because you don't want any dried up mineral residue left behind after install. You can get a small spray bottle from walmart, dollar store, etc for cheap.


Wash your dirty hands before touching the adhesive backed vinyl.
DO NOT STRETCH THE VINYL. This is the biggest note that the manufacturer mentions about the product. It is not like typical vinyl or window tint. Do not stretch it and do not heat it.
That said, make sure to spray some distilled water on the vinyl as you peel it from the backing paper. The more water the better. It everything is nice and wet, you can slide the protector around on the light until you get it correctly lined up.
If its not perfect and it is starting to stick to the light, no problem, peal it back up and spray some more water. You can do this as much as you need until you have it fitting perfectly.


Once I have the vinyl laying on the light, I like to install the side cap pieces to ensure I'm lining everything up where it needs to be. Last thing you want is to get it installed and all the water out from underneath and then find out that the vinyl is too far to one side and hitting the tab. Installing the tabs while positioning the main protector prevents that from happening. The protector is in the correct position when it is not touching either one of the side tabs and when you cannot feel any overhang on the top or bottom.


Before installing the side tabs, make sure you have the correct piece of vinyl and then remove the blue tape before pulling it from the backing. This step makes it much easier to line it up correctly. It is easiest for me to line up the holes first, then make sure the side that meets the fog light glass is pushed right to the edge. It is installed correctly when the actual opening of the screw hole is in the direct center of the vinyl and there is no contact of the side tab vinyl pieces to the main vinyl protector or fog light.




Finished installed product, but still wet


It takes a little while for all the water to evaporate from underneath and it likes to pool around the edges. I let mine dry overnight before reinstalling on the car. While its drying, I push around the edges of the vinyl every so often to ensure it is sticking completely. With moisture on the lights it may feel like the edges aren't going to stick as well, but rest assured that once dry everything will be stuck in place very well.
Also, you may think that the adhesive vinyl looks spotty and not smooth before installing or maybe even after install while still wet. They will become clear again as all the water evaporates and the adhesive is allowed to become uniform on the light.

Another note worth mentioning is that these protectors are REUSABLE! Even after they are installed and dry, you can peal them back off and install them again if you needed to for some reason.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230240 posted 07/11/16 06:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Btw, I still have both USDM and some JDM sets left.

For those who already paid, all orders will be shipped out by the end of the week.



Ryan C.
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1135- 100% stock - 88k miles
'93 Mirage hatch- 4g63, AWD, etc (hoarding for build)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230241 posted 07/11/16 07:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
PMed



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230282 posted 07/13/16 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Still have a pair left for my jdm facelift fogs?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230284 posted 07/13/16 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yep, I have yours set aside. PM me your shipping address and I'll get a quote friday. Shipping shouldn't be much $ for you overseas guys.



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1908- sold and missed.
1280- 2.3, FP 35R, E85, etc.
1135- 100% stock - 88k miles
'93 Mirage hatch- 4g63, AWD, etc (hoarding for build)

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