A while back I picked up a set of yellow Lamin-X headlight and fog light covers for my B7 Audi S4 – these are custom cut film covers that go over your headlight and fog light lenses to protect them as well as tint the color of the lens. You can choose from yellow, smoke, clear, blue, and other finishes, so it’s a great way to tint your lights or just protect them, depending on what you’re going on. You can buy the fog lights only for <$20 or headlights and tail light covers for about $50, so it’s a pretty affordable way to change the look of your car:
Installation is pretty straightforward, it’s much like a really big sticker. The challenge is to apply the Lamin-X so it doesn’t leave any bubbles – they supply a water mister and a beveled edge so that you can push the air bubbles out, but it’s pretty tricky and time-consuming to get it right. The good news is that some of the bubbles will work themselves out, so after about 30 minutes of carefully installing and pushing out bubbles, mine turned out really well. The main headlights are definitely harder to install than the fog lights given the headlights are bigger and more oddly shaped, whereas the fog lights are nice and small and a pretty regular shape (circle).
I mainly installed these for looks to give my car a “track day” look, although I took off the headlight covers after about a week as it was just too aggressive looking and wasn’t clean enough for me; however, I kept the fog light covers and really like the little bit of contrast they provide.
What I didn’t expect was the Lamin-X film does change the color of the light, giving it a yellow hue, as you can see in the photo above. This is great for the fog lights to give the car a neat look when the fogs are on, but another reason I was glad to take them off the headlights as it made everything look yellow at night and probably would look suspicious to cops to see a car with all yellow lights.
You can pick up a set for about $65 and install them yourself, so if you’re looking for a cheap way to give your car a new look, definitely check it out!
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