- Sat May 07, 2022 10:31 am
I had some Lamin-X protection film left over from what I'd bought for a previous classic car, so cut two 7.5" diameter disks for the headlights. My headlights are H-5 DOT, so they have the three 'bumps'. I've had H-4's and really prefer them, but I will probably never drive this car at night, so the H-5's are OK - just don't want them to get 'stoned'. I carefully identified the locations of those bumps and used a 3/8" hole cutter to create the holes in the Lamin-X disks. Applied the disks using standard techniques (thin mist of water on headlight). and they are now protected. I had previously used the same film on the fog/aux lights.
Don't need much film, to protect these 4 lights. Probably 2.5 square feet at most.
One caveat - if you have the fogs operating as DRL's, you may want to install lower wattage (or LED) bulbs. A friend found that the reduced heat transfer resulting from the film on the glass actually resulted in a cracked lens.
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