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Old 03-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Wrx rear tail light overlays

Hi,

Do any of you guys have the red taillight overlays on your 08 - 12 WRX/STI?
I have been wanting to get some for a long time and i am finally looking for some to buy but there are so many of them out there and i have been reading reviews that some low quality ones fade and peel of and such.

My question is

Which ones are good quality that you guys had experience with?

Thank you for any suggestions!
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:04 AM   #2
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On my 04 I used a tinted piece of ebaay to make it all solid red because mines san remo red
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:48 PM   #3
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I just ordered the Lamin-X red overlays for my '09. Can't speak for them personally yet, as they're on their way to me still, but the reviews all seem good for the most part as far as quality is concerned. Main complaint in reviews is regarding the installation. Also, I've had the yellow fog overlays from them for a while now, and they've been good.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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Lots of options .

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Old 03-17-2016, 04:37 PM   #5
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I scooped mine from subispeed months ago for my 15. Holding up good and applied easy.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:37 PM   #6
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I ended up buying the overlays from BLUEBATOVERLAYS.COM and i am happy with the result.

Installation was difficult. Mine ended up having some wrinkles on the top corners of the tail lights. Not visible from far but if you look close you can see them. I do have to say though that i have never worked with material like this before so i had less than 0 experience going into this, i have never even done a window tint. However in the end it worked out well. I watched many videos online and red about the installation process and it came out good. To be honest i never hated the look of the tail lights but with the overlays it looks like a different car. It looks way better.
The purchasing transaction was easy and the shipping was fast, very nice guy to deal with, i had some questions before my order and he answered them very fast. The material looks very good, the color is great and it can stretch a lot.
To balance this out there are some things on the negative side. For the price i feel that a felt squeegee should be included, i say this because a competitor is selling them for cheaper with an included squeegee.

All in all its a good deal and looks good. Here are some pictures.

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Old 05-17-2016, 04:59 AM   #7
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Nice job, keep them waxed for protection and for some extra shine (something i noticed overlays lack in comparison to stock tails)

I've had mine (premium auto styling overlays) on since 2010 and they still look great.

I use to run the reverse and signal cutouts clear but I've tinted them recently (80% than to 60% tint), and found I like them a lot better now. Wish i did it half a decade ago.

Stock vs 80% tint


80% tint on car


Here's 60% tint


Note: I upgraded the rear signal and reverse lights to 3x brighter bulbs after the tint.

Enjoy your overlays, almost feels like a different car.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #8
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I used the Lamin-X on mine just recently and I can attest to how difficult the installation can be for a novice. I actually did a terrible job on the curved portion of the lights as I didn't use a heat gun (HIGHLY Recommend!!), so I contacted Lamin-X directly and they sent me 2 pieces that were very large (I have left overs) and with a heat gun it went on so much easier! Quality seems very high as the material is very durable from what I have seen so far. I definitely recommend Lamin-X but use a heat gun, and maybe contact them directly for the larger sheets of the material as the pre-cut pieces are a little lacking imo.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by vitya8 View Post
I ended up buying the overlays from BLUEBATOVERLAYS.COM and i am happy with the result.

Installation was difficult. Mine ended up having some wrinkles on the top corners of the tail lights. Not visible from far but if you look close you can see them. I do have to say though that i have never worked with material like this before so i had less than 0 experience going into this, i have never even done a window tint. However in the end it worked out well. I watched many videos online and red about the installation process and it came out good. To be honest i never hated the look of the tail lights but with the overlays it looks like a different car. It looks way better.
The purchasing transaction was easy and the shipping was fast, very nice guy to deal with, i had some questions before my order and he answered them very fast. The material looks very good, the color is great and it can stretch a lot.
To balance this out there are some things on the negative side. For the price i feel that a felt squeegee should be included, i say this because a competitor is selling them for cheaper with an included squeegee.

All in all its a good deal and looks good. Here are some pictures.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
Looks awesome! Thanks for posting the pics . I have customers that are still rockin' my overlays on others cars since 2004! and still looking fresh ! Aside from using a squeegee, u can use a credit card wrapped in microfiber . I like this method as the credit card is more flexible and can follow the taillight contours quite well. Again, nice job!

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Old 05-17-2016, 02:03 PM   #10
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Nice job, keep them waxed for protection and for some extra shine (something i noticed overlays lack in comparison to stock tails)

I've had mine (premium auto styling overlays) on since 2010 and they still look great.

I use to run the reverse and signal cutouts clear but I've tinted them recently (80% than to 60% tint), and found I like them a lot better now. Wish i did it half a decade ago.

Stock vs 80% tint


80% tint on car



Here's 60% tint


Note: I upgraded the rear signal and reverse lights to 3x brighter bulbs after the tint.

Enjoy your overlays, almost feels like a different car.

Thank you! The tint looks great!
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:07 PM   #11
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Looks awesome! Thanks for posting the pics . I have customers that are still rockin' my overlays on others cars since 2004! and still looking fresh ! Aside from using a squeegee, u can use a credit card wrapped in microfiber . I like this method as the credit card is more flexible and can follow the taillight contours quite well. Again, nice job!

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Thank you!
I went to a fabric store and bought a piece of felt material for $0.39, wrapped it around an old credit card and glued it on. Worked great.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:11 PM   #12
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Thank you!
I went to a fabric store and bought a piece of felt material for $0.39, wrapped it around an old credit card and glued it on. Worked great.


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