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#1 Helf8704

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  May 23 2016 - 03:18 PM

I'm looking to tint my first car here in the next couple weeks and am looking at ordering some tools.  I have looked around on here and come up with a list but just wanted to see if I am missing anything or if any of these are not needed initially.  Here is the list I have:

 

5" Blue Max w/ handle

5.5" Yellow Turbo

Black Teflon Hard Card

Gold Teflon Hard Card

Lil' Chizler

Slim Foot

Olfa Red Dot

White Scrub Pads

Conquistador

The Bulldozer

Sprayer

Heat Gun

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated

 


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#2 DOOTINT

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  May 24 2016 - 04:52 AM

A light for inside the car for cutting dark film better on the rear glass and 1/4 windows
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#3 jh812

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  May 24 2016 - 05:09 AM

I would get rid of the yellow turbo, slim foot, and gold hard card. Replace it with black squeegee channel with Unger handle and white hard cards.
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  May 26 2016 - 05:18 PM

In my opinion a side swiper is a must for rear windows. I think they're only $10-15.
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  May 26 2016 - 07:34 PM

The cheapest place to order is at buytint.com, well for me it was. Dont forget to get the 5-way trim guide and felt role. Im new to this too and the 5-way trim guide was one of the tools that really sped things up for me when it came to rear window installation.
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  May 26 2016 - 07:34 PM

The cheapest place to order is at buytint.com, well for me it was. Dont forget to get the 5-way trim guide and felt role. Im new to this too and the 5-way trim guide was one of the tools that really sped things up for me when it came to rear window installation.
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#7 Apex Tint

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  May 26 2016 - 09:18 PM

The cheapest place to order is at buytint.com, well for me it was. Dont forget to get the 5-way trim guide and felt role. Im new to this too and the 5-way trim guide was one of the tools that really sped things up for me when it came to rear window installation.


Just curious how exactly you use the 5-way trim tool on rear windows?
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  May 26 2016 - 10:22 PM

The cheapest place to order is at buytint.com, well for me it was. Dont forget to get the 5-way trim guide and felt role. Im new to this too and the 5-way trim guide was one of the tools that really sped things up for me when it came to rear window installation.

Just curious how exactly you use the 5-way trim tool on rear windows?

I use the felt and put it on the 5-way. After putting the film on the glass, I use it as my first pass instead of using a squeegee. It takes like 10 secs.
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  May 27 2016 - 03:46 AM

Could just get a whale tail instead.
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  May 27 2016 - 03:48 AM

Could just get a whale tail instead.

That's what I use


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