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  2. Roach

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    True... as with all films. It's in Jersey.. so our winters are super freeze thaw cycle. All four edges were sealed.. I don't recall specifically if there is an overhang. I keep meaning to actually stop by the place to see how it looks up close... drive-by it looks fine. Which it's been over a year, so I'm fine with what I gave them. The situation was that they had installed a wall behind a couple windows.. had another company install the wrong film internally to block the studs and stuff... but you could still see them. So... external was the only choice. I contacted solyx for their advice.. and was given a choice of films. (different concerns absolutely - they want to sell something - I want a happy client - totally different goals) Maybe this week I'll make a point to actually stop by. The contractor hasn't contacted me... which I assume means the client hasn't contacted him... but I'm more curious then anything else. 95% of my jobs are no where near me... this one happened to be right down the road from where I live and that I drive by several times a week. Even though I only gave them a 1 yr warr, I still want it to last much longer if possible.
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  4. TomTint

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    If I r call, Cool Gray is a PET film. And it's designed for interior. It should under most situations last a year or more outside. Lots of variables...is there a overhang, was it edge sealed, does it get wet, does it get direct sun exposure...up in the North East we get the freez thaw cycle which is torture on exterior film. .. Had it been me, I would have told the client it's a interior film..you want it to deteriorate.. No warranty...they own it.. IMO it's not worth the liability to cater to someone who wants a p doubt to something it's not supposed too.
  5. Roach

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    What are your thoughts on like... Solyx Cool Grey.. I installed that externally... sealed edges. They said it would be ok - I don't recall the lifespan they said it *should* have - but the client didn't really care. (My paperwork gave them a 1 yr warr) I drive by the place all the time... still looks good but it's only been a yr and a half.
  6. TomTint

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    I would expect to see noticable deterioration in less than 3 years. I'm told Hanita is still being made same as it was before AD, weather that will continue to be the case in the months or years to come has yet to be determined.
  7. Tint Slayer

    Raffle!

    SHWEET!
  8. Midtown Houston

    3M Ceramic IR

    We use the 25% and it meter at 26%. We had stock the 35% of it is too light so got a sample of the 25% and it was the perfect color. Been using the 25% for 2 months now and love it...
  9. Roach

    The Chat Thread

    I just got an email from Suntek about their prices going up...
  10. highplains

    3M Ceramic IR

    I think they're shifting to that way of marketing film. The Obsidian line is that way within a percent or two or three anyway
  11. DynamicATL

    The Chat Thread

    Llumar
  12. highplains

    The Chat Thread

    Another Llumar or was it 3m?
  13. highplains

    Raffle!

    Sweet! pM's sent
  14. DynamicATL

    3M Ceramic IR

    We haven't, but I can on Tuesday.
  15. 1 Touch Tint

    Wrap Installer becoming Tinter

    I agree with DynamicATL. Express Window Films has great film at a good price. Check out the classic black. It’s a very nice film to work with and won’t break the bank. Good luck!
  16. Gary_tintington

    3M Ceramic IR

    Have any of you guys metered this film after install? My rep swears up and down that the 25% meters at 25%vlt after install.
  17. 1 Touch Tint

    Heat shrink help please

    I’ve had windows with overspray or something similar on them before. This will cause the film to actually “float” too much and not allow it to lay down after you shrink and card it down. Typically you will start to over shrink the film and possibly start to burn it. If this is the case I will usually blade the outside of the window to avoid this.
  18. 1 Touch Tint

    2020 GLA 250

    Recently did a set of fronts on a new GLA 250. Gaskets are the same as previous models. I removed the speaker cover in the corner and then popped the panel back. Easy install, no need to shrink if you’re bottom loading.
  19. Roach

    The Chat Thread

    'afternoon all.... Sunday funday!!
  20. tintittowinit

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    Hey Tom, Okay I see, as for lifespan how long would you think it would last? Let's say in a tropical area with high humidity? Does that factor in or is UV just the main concern? And how long do you wait before you have it sealed? Also now that AveryDennison has bought them has their operations and quality stayed the same?
  21. tintdude

    What did you tint today?

    Just increased the limit more, try it now bro.
  22. TomTint

    Exterior Film Johnsons

    To date, the ONLY may that has a purpose built exterior film is Hanita. All the others that promote "exterior" films are slapping their AG SR coating on their interior films and letting it out the door.......
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  24. MikeMN

    What did you tint today?

    3M NV-15.Sorry no pics, I tried from my phone and lap top, File to big.......
  25. TintWizard

    Just checking in

    Haha, that was a long time ago Ric made that one up. Mystery revealed
  26. MikeMN

    Just checking in

    I had no idea that was you, Awesome.......
  27. flat rock stan

    Just checking in

    Hi everyone, hope yous all are doing great!!! Tintdude Rocks and people here are real 😎 Cheers
  28. DynamicATL

    Wrap Installer becoming Tinter

    Contact Dragon Distributing...they carry SolarFX and Global window films along with tools. They might be able to help you with that.
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