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Old 07-30-14, 01:50 PM   #1
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I'm getting Xpel Ultimate installed on my new ES350 this Friday. I'm wondering about having the headlights and fog lights done too. I've done some searches and it seems mostly positive. The two things I'm concerned about are clarity/light diffraction, and heat retention.

One potential (rare) problem I read about is the film increasing heat retention in the light and causing issues. That doesn't sound too likely but I live in the desert, a place that will freeze over long after Hell does, so potential heat issues are something I pay attention to.

So, to anyone who's had it done for a good period of time, do you think it's worth it? Has it been problematic at all?
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Headlight coverage is often included. I'd recommend it.
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I'm getting Xpel Ultimate installed on my new ES350 this Friday. I'm wondering about having the headlights and fog lights done too. I've done some searches and it seems mostly positive. The two things I'm concerned about are clarity/light diffraction, and heat retention.

One potential (rare) problem I read about is the film increasing heat retention in the light and causing issues. That doesn't sound too likely but I live in the desert, a place that will freeze over long after Hell does, so potential heat issues are something I pay attention to.

So, to anyone who's had it done for a good period of time, do you think it's worth it? Has it been problematic at all?
I've had it on the 2 RX's and a RAV4 lights with no problems. I started covering the lights with my Clear Bra installs in 2005.
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Old 08-04-14, 05:39 AM   #4
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Film will not affect the light output in any way nor will it cause heat buildup. I have installed thousands of light kits without any issues what so ever. Film will protect the clear coat on the lights which in turn prevent oxidation from occurring. Walk around a parking lot sometime and look at all the headlights that are getting cloudy and dull. That is due to the clear coat on the plastic lenses being chipped which exposes the plastic to the atmosphere.
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I did go for the film on the lights. I figure I can remove them easily if desired later. Personally I don't think they'll do anything to stop the oxidation over the long haul but they should keep the lights from getting pitted from sandblasting.
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I didn't think of it at the time I had my car done. I wish I had.
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