Product FAQ

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRECUT & UNIVERSAL KIT?

A precut kit has been technologically engineered to match the shape/contour of your light or in the case of paint protection to match the surface area on your vehicle that the product will be installed on.

A universal kit is designed to go on any light and or surface area of the vehicle. Typically, one can expect to have to trim the film in order to get it to your liking.

In the case of a product like our Universal Sheets, they are good to use on more difficult installations and also when we don't have a precut kit available. They are much more forgiving to work with as you don't have to align the edges of the film with the light.

WHICH IS THE LIGHTER/DARKER OF THE TINT SHADES YOU OFFER?

Going from lightest to darkest:

  • Tint
  • Gunsmoke
  • Smoked
  • Charcoal

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SHIP MY ORDER?

Nearly every pre-cut order is custom-manufactured, specifically for you, after your order is placed.

  • Pre-cut headlight, fog light, and taillight kits typically ship in 2 to 3 business days
  • Pre-cut paint protection kits ship in 3 to 5 business days
  • Bulk Roll and Universal Sheet orders typically ship in 1 to 2 business days

Please allow at least 2-10 days (longer for international orders) for delivery of product after your order has been shipped.

CAN I INSTALL LAMIN-X FILM MYSELF?

Customer Installation Disclaimer: Lamin-x Protective Films makes every effort to ensure that all of our pre-cut kits have been rechecked for fitment on each specific make and model advertised. However, a "professional quality" installation does require some acquired knowledge and mechanical ability, for which Lamin-x Protective Films cannot be responsible.

We will provide instructions and tools with your order,and can provide assistance via telephone or e-mail correspondence. Also, if you would like, we can attempt to locate an installer in your general area, or you can also use our Dealer Locator to find an installer.

View our Installation Videos page for more detailed instruction.

WHAT COUNTRY DO YOU CREATE YOUR PRE-CUT PATTERNS FROM?

Our pre-cut kits are designed from USA based and sold makes and models. If you are an international customer, please be aware that some international versions of your vehicle may be different than US models. Some examples of the differences include; year spans of a model, fog lights shapes or sizes, trim levels naming or designations, headlights or tail lights different, deleted side markers on bumpers, etc... Please compare your model to USA designated models before ordering your pre-cut kit.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAMIN-X AND THE CHEAPER HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT FILMS I FIND?

This is the perfect "You get what you pay for" situation, and there are plenty of examples of low-budget films out there. The less expensive films that flood auction and e-commerce sites are typically a thinner, 3 mil sticker type of film. These films usually have a dull, hazy, orange-peel finish, with a thin layer of adhesive and offer no impact protection. Because of the materials used, they are also more difficult to install. Lamin-x film is the complete opposite of the cheap stuff: Glossy finish, 12 to 40 mils thick for impact protection, and designed to mold around complex curves. Most people find the cheaper sticker overlays a waste of time and money - don't be one of them!

CAN I JUST PURCHASE ONE SIDE OR LIGHT?

You may purchase one side or light, but we will have to place the custom order for you. You can call us at (706) 955-0677 to place the order, or send us an email with your request. We will then place the order for you and send you a PayPal payment request.

CAN I REMOVE THE FILM WITHOUT DAMAGING THE LIGHT?

Lamin-x Protective Film can easily be removed without damaging the light. Upon initial application, the film can be peeled up and reapplied numerous times if not installed correctly. The film and its adhesive are designed for this! Once the film has settled (24-48 hours), the product is no longer considered reusable. To remove a long-term installation, warm the film and peel it off slowly. If there is any adhesive left on the lens, simply roll it into a ball using your finger or thumb. Use an adhesive remover, or a similar product that is safe for automotive finishes, to remove any left-over residue.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT FOGGINESS, BUBBLES, SCRATCHES, OR SURFACE MARKS AFTER MY INSTALLATION?

Once the film fully cures, most imperfections will disappear completely. Lamin-x is a porous (breathable) and self-healing poly-vinyl film. Small scratches, trapped moisture, and most bubbles will dissipate on their own. However, if you encounter a stubborn bubble, you can poke it with a sewing needle and push out the air or water. The hole will eventually close on its own. Creases/ripples arising from installation will also settle over time.

I CAN'T FIND A PRECUT KIT FOR MY VEHICLE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You may find that we do not have a pre-cut kit available for a certain light, or in some cases, an entire vehicle. The best solution for this is the custom fitment of our Universal Sheets. The preferred method for professional installers, applying an uncut sheet is just as easy and more forgiving. This is because the bulk sheets do not need to be perfectly aligned to fit properly - just cover the desired area and trim the film to your liking.

WILL THE FILM BURN?

We have seen occasional cases on fog lights in which the film and/or adhesive discolors due to fog light temperatures. If this occurs, please send photos so we can verify the concern; this may be covered under our 5 year warranty. We recommend only having the fog lights on while the vehicle is in motion, as the airflow will help to cool the lens surface. Leaving the fog lights on while the vehicle is parked can create too much heat and cause the adhesive to burn/discolor.

CAN I INSTALL THE PAINT PROTECTION MYSELF?

Due to each kits size, complexity, and general PITA factor, the complete paint protection kits are best installed by professionals. However, it can be done by those customers who are mechanically inclined, patient, and have an extra person for help with handling the large pieces of film. We include installation instructions and application tools with your order, and, if problems or questions arise during your installation, you can call us - our customer service associates would be happy assist you. Also, if you would like, we can attempt to locate certified paint protection installer in your general area, or you can also use our Dealer Locator to find an installer.

View our Installation Videos page for more detailed instruction in installing these paint protection products:

  • Door Edge Guards
  • Rear Bumper Guard
  • Door Handle Cup Guards
  • Roof Rack Guards

ARE THESE FILMS LEGAL IN MY STATE?

Our colored films may not be legal for street use on a vehicle's primary lighting, and, as such, are sold with an off-road use disclosure. Please check your state or local laws before installation. Application of colored Lamin-x film on your primary lights is done so at your own risk.

CAN I BUY THE HEADLIGHT WITHOUT THE FOG LIGHT?

Yes, however, we will have to place the order for you. You can call us at (706) 955-0677 to place the order, or send us an email with your request. We will then place the order for you and send you a PayPal payment request. We offer $10 off for the omission of fog lights from a complete headlight kit. Fog lights are cut from the excess material surrounding the headlight that would otherwise be waste, so the same amount of film is being used with or without the fog lights.

HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL)?

The shipping charges are calculated using a live rate. The rate is based on your address, the weight of the products, and the shipping method chosen. To get a shipping quote, choose the items you wish to purchase and proceed to checkout. At this point, you can enter your shipping address and it will give you the shipping options and corresponding prices. This can be done before any payment information is needed.

CAN I DO A CUSTOM DESIGN WITH LAMIN-X?

Custom installations can easily be done with any form of our film: pre-cut, sheet, or bulk roll. Simply cover the desired surface and trim to your liking by scoring the top layers of the Lamin-x. No need to cut all the way through the film, just score it and peel away the unwanted film.

HOW DO I REMOVE THE FILM FROM LIGHTS?

Upon initial application, the film can be pulled up and reapplied numerous times until you are pleased with the results. However, after the film has settled (approximately 24-48 hours), the product is not considered reusable. To permanently remove the film, we recommend warming it with a heat gun, hair dryer, or simply by parking the car in the sunlight on a warm day. With the film warm, slowly peel the film from the lens surface. Any adhesive that may be left on the lens can be removed with a cleaner that is safe for use on an autos exterior. We recommend bug and tar remover.

Under the 'General Install' help heading on our Installation Videos page you can find a how-to video of this.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE UNIVERSAL SHEET I NEED?

Measure the surface where the film is going to be applied from top to bottom and side to side. Take into consideration any bends, bulges, or compound curves on the light's surface, as these features will increase the amount of material needed when wrapping. Once you have determined the dimensions, choose the most appropriate size for your need. Please contact us if you require a more custom size than what is listed. Note: A Tailor's Tape works best when measuring for bulk film.

Under the 'General Install' help heading on our Installation Videos page you can find a how-to video of this.

HOW CAN I SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON MY AUTOMOTIVE ECOMMERCE STORE?

For more information about becoming an authorized ecommerce reseller, please visit the following link:

https://lamin-x.com/ecommerce-resellers/

Should you have questions you may utilize the information below to reach out to us:

USA: 407.309.7042
International: +1 407.309.7042
sales@lamin-x.com (domestic new dealer inquiry)
international@lamin-x.com (int'l new dealer inquiry)

CAN I EXCHANGE MY PURCHASE?

Unfortunately we do not allow for exchanges. Each product we produce for our customers is made to order and has a finite amount of time in which to be installed.

DO YOU COVER CUSTOMS FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?

No we do not. All customers outside of the US are solely responsible for any customs fees levied and are not the responsibility of Lamin-x Protective Films.

WHERE CAN I FIND VIDEOS RELATED TO INSTALLING LAMIN-X?

Please visit this link to watch any/all installation videos.