Lamin-x protective film is a great product for customizing your car. We have a lot of cool colors and shades that you can mix and match to alter your car’s look however you want; but Lamin-x film is not just about customization– it’s about protection. Protection against damage from weathering, from UV rays, from rocks and gravel, from acidic insect residue, from salt during the winter, and more.
So, now that we are reminded about what Lamin-x is, let’s talk about imitators. Every product that is worth imitating will have a knock-off version. They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery; well, Lamin-x is flattered by our knock-off competitors, but we also want our customers to be aware of the differences between genuine Lamin-x film and our imitators’ film.
We know that the colors in knock-off films fade very quickly. Many people buy these films purely for customization. They want a certain look, and they can get it for cheap. But how long will it last? These cheap films have no resistance to UV rays emitted by the sun and so these colors begin to fade rapidly after the film is applied. Even though you may not spend much money on the film itself, why waste your valuable time installing it when it’s going to be faded and bland in just a few weeks? The look will be ruined.
Most cheap imitation film is very thin, ranging from 2-5 mils. Even 5mil film is not thick enough to adequately protect your lights from the kind of impact damage you see from rocks, gravel, branches, and even animals (sorry animal lovers, but It bears mentioning). For real protection, you need a film thick enough to harmlessly distribute and absorb kinetic energy without letting too much of it through to the fragile acrylic lens below. Standard Lamin-x protective film is 12 mils thick, and has been shown to deflect high impact objects with no damage to the light. This is the kind of protection you want for your vehicle when you use time and money on a product for your lights. And you don’t have to sacrifice the look, either. Remember, Lamin-x protects with style.