Layed or Sprayed?
A question we get asked quite often is: “Why should I tint my lights over spraying them?”. That is an excellent question, so great a question, that we decided to write a little bit about the pros and cons of tinting or spraying your lights.
Spray tinting is pretty simple to explain. Imagine using a spray paint can to tint your lights, and depending on how many coats you do will change the darkness of the tint. Sounds easy… right? However, there are a ton of flaws with this way of tinting your lights:
- Uneven coats can make the light look patchy.
- Spray tint looks dull, not glossy
- Spray tint is a permanent solution and cannot be removed if necessary
- Spray tint installation is not forgiving. Over sprays and runny sprays look terrible.
- Dull lights do not project light as well as glossy lights
- Dulls over time, needs resprays to maintain look.
Tint Film for Headlights and Tail Lights
Tinting your lights with film involves applying an adhesive-backed film to the surface of the light. Sometimes the installation can be slightly more difficult than spray tinting, especially when the light is extremely curved. Besides installation, tint film for headlights and tail lights have many pros over there spray tint counterparts:
- Smooth glossy finish
- Easily removable
- Does not dull light output
- Forgiving installation
- Extremely durable compared to spray tint
- More options for colors such as yellow, blue, red, green, orange, pink, etc.
When you weigh all the pros and cons of tint spray and tint film for headlight and tail lights, the choice is clear. Spray tint may seem tempting, but it isn’t worth your time or money. The last thing you want to do is waste your time and money.
It just so happens that Lamin-x Protective Films is the premiere headlight and tail light film manufacturer. So come on in and take a look, I’m sure you’ll be happy.