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Old 06-18-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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3M Lens Protection

I was wondering if any you guys either purchased or know where to purchase a 3M Lens protection for your headlights. I haven't really searched for this as I'm at work and got curious to know. I'm hoping to have my car by the end of July and am planning a road trip across Canada and then back across through the states at the end of August and wanted to have this on before. Let me know fellow Camaro5 brothers and sisters ...
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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The only place I know of online is here:

http://www.invisiblemask.com/cgi-bin...RO&submodel=SS
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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I don't see why you would want film on the plastic headlight lenses. I understand putting them on the glass foglight lenses though.

It is important to know that the DOT does not allow any films to be put on top of headlights etc.... Here is some of the Q/A from 3M.com

Q. Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film be used on headlights, foglights or windshields?
A. No, the Department of Transportation does not allow any film of any kind to be put on headlights, foglights or windshields.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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apparently you haven't seen a grand AM's lights after driving for several years.. . The plastic gets chipped and hazzy from all the dirt on the road. The 3m product will stop this from happening on any car.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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has anyone tried this product yet ? Is it worth the money and whats the purpose of it, to stop dents from rocks and such?
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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The foggyness that occurs on polycarbonate lenses is not from road debris. The lenses are treated with a UV protection coating to prevent UV rays from damaging the internal reflective part of the headlight and to keep the plastic lens from yellowing. That coating eventually fails and starts chipping away like a sunburn.

The film does not claim to protect paint or anything from sunlight

I guess window tint film(has uv blocker) then clearbra overtop of that to protect the delicate film might be a solution....?
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #7
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VentureShield is your answer. Use the pattern search tool and pick the camaro.: http://www.ventureshield.com/
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:52 PM   #8
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this brings up the good ole 3M vs VentureShield clear bra.. lol
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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Actually ClearMask.com sells 3M aerospace grade film for headlights and it is by far the best film out there. Headlight coverage will run you about $70... and new headlight will be substantially more.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:21 PM   #10
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Post Headlight Armor Clear Lighting Protection Kits are Available

Yes the thread is a bit old...

We have a variety of Lighting Protection kits available in our Headlight Armor vendor thread here. Great DIY items for those looking to protect your expensive lights from the inevitable sand blasting they will be subject to.
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