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The 2000 Lincoln Navigator – Custom Kit Design
Rvinyl Custom Headlight Tints
Anyone who is familiar with us knows that we are one of the few companies in the aftermarket accessory world that routinely designs custom kits for our customers. We are perhaps best known for our custom dash kits but we also do a large number of custom headlight and tail light tint kits.
For some time we have had the idea that we should showcase our recent designs but weren’t sure how to do so without giving away trade secrets but we think we’v finally found a way: once a month we will showcase a few designs from our designer’s perspective to give you a better idea of some of the things to watch out for during installation.
Custom Headlight Tint for the 1998 -2000 Lincoln Navigator
Although some of us would rather not believe it, 1998 was awhile ago…some may even say it’s in the ancient past. As a result it’s not often that we accept custom jobs for models years older than a decade ago. Still, there are some vehicles that we do think are worth the time, expense and energy to make a custom design for and the Navigator was one of them precisely because it was so iconic in its day.
As you can sort of see from the headlamp shown above, the contours of the navigator’s headlight are certainly not easy to make a film kit for. Each end of the light has a “bubble” which protrudes and makes using a flat, unslit sheet of film impossible. If you take a look at the diagram of the actual kit that I included above (yeah it’s somewhat stylized but it does the trick) you will see I pre-slit the kit to allow for a smooth fit. But, you may ask, how does this work when the kit is applied? Won’t there be areas of the headlamp showing?
Actually, the reverse is the case. The pre-cut kit is design to heat stretch and the areas that are pre-slit will slide over one another. You can then either leave them be or, for a truly smooth look, you can score and trim away the excess. The next time I ddo such a design I will go ahead and photograph the kit when it has been completed to show how it is done.