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  1. 6 points
    no ma'am

    Last one to post game #698

    Me and my life, Yvonne hope she's better at life than I've been.
  2. 5 points
    flat rock stan

    Finally getting my sword

    Happy to be posting my post 10,000 so so many great friends I have made on this TintDude place journey! love being a subscriber to support the very best place on the Internet! hope to get my second sword much faster....... Thank you to so many people I have became friends with along the way but a big shout out to Ric aka the mang Tintdude :beer going to sponsor my first raffle real soon, very excited cheers all stan
  3. 5 points
    DynamicAppearance

    How much should I charge?

    Think of it like this, you spend 3 hours on a car for $80-$125 per vehicle. That is only $26-$41 per hour which can be seen as a lot when you compare it to regular jobs. However, that is super low and once you add in film and tool cost, it is even lower. If you start out low, it will be very hard to start going high because that clientele you are trying build will be based on those low prices. Basically, don't be that guy.
  4. 4 points
    whitehog

    SolarFX Window Films Nano-Ceramic Film Raffle

    To continue with the spirit of giving to the faithful members of Tint Dude, we thought it no better a time to Giveaway something that everyone can use. This month we are going to give away film from our ever popular FXtreme2 Series Nano-Ceramic window film. This window film is one of the Top Performing Nano-Ceramic window films in the industry and is a great compliment to any vehicle that is demanding looks and performance!! This raffle/giveaway will run for the entire month of February ending on the 28th at Midnight Pacific Time. The rules are simple; open to All members of TintDude (excluding mannies or representatives), every post you make constitutes an entry, Back to Back posts will be excluded, the more you post the more chances to win. Winner will be selected the morning of March 1st, 2017 via www.random.org. Now for what you will win!! (2) 60"x100' rolls of SolarFX FXtreme2 Nano-Ceramic Window film 5%, 20%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, 50%, 70% (1) Original Black Feel the FX Black Tshirt (1) New SolarFX Moisture Wicking Sport Shirt (1) Choose one hat, from Sn@pBack or Tactical style (1) 3'x8' Outside Window Tinting Banner (1) 24"x36" SolarFX Wall poster (3) Cans of our SolarFX Tint Safe Foaming Glass Cleaner (3) Cans of our SolarFX TintFuel regular flavor Energy Drink (3) Cans of our SolarFX TintFuel sugar free flavor Energy Drink Free Shipping in the continental USA. Good luck to everyone and Happy Posting!!!! Shawn
  5. 4 points
    no ma'am

    No ma'am shirts! Winners!

    Wear these with pride on Sunday when the wife or girlfriend is trying to make you work! Winners are.... Jh812 with post #241, One slick tinter(slick) with post #111,Booms with post #230, Tintdude with post # 347, and Overlord with post #137. Pm an address and get em shipped to you! Congratulations everybody!
  6. 4 points
    TintDude

    Last one to post game 706

  7. 4 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #705

    Ric you do so much work here and so many people benefit from the site ... My opinion is it should be tagged at the top of the General section. Don't feel weird, most websites of this quality wouldn't even leave it a option.
  8. 4 points
    DynamicAppearance

    Might Be Old, But Good Read

    http://jalopnik.com/heres-what-those-little-dots-are-on-the-edges-of-your-c-1791075995
  9. 4 points
    TNTLady

    Last one to post wins #704

    NOW I feel like an official tinder winter!!
  10. 4 points
    whitehog

    New promo gear from SolarFX Window Films

    Hey everyone, we will have some new gear and displays coming down the pipe very soon!!! Laser engraved aluminum License plate frame to cover plates for pictures on Tintdude/Instagram/FB. No more using your finger!
  11. 4 points
    Roach

    Semi final vote help!

    Voted. I'll try and remember to do it every nite before going to bed...
  12. 3 points
    jh812

    Honda pilot quarters

    Here's a video of how to remove the honda pilot quarter windows. This isn't a debate on which way is better or worse just a simple tutorial on how to take them out.
  13. 3 points
    DynamicAppearance

    Last One To Post #707

    Got closed before I could post, but message him... First, you can suck my d. Second, your post is extremely dumb, but let me break it down for you... I have to advertise 3M to get people in to sell Llumar too? How does that even make sense? So you are saying I don't sell any 3M? My rep is plenty happy with the amount of CS and CR we sell. Also if I checked my emails, I would guess I get more price quote requests for Llumar CTX than any other film. What film have I put down? Suntek, high amount of low angle haze and scratches easily...everyone agrees with that. Huper, only had issues was with the company and never said anything bad about the film...in fact multiple times I have stated Huper Ceramic is the highest quality Ceramic on the market. Flexfilm, tons of failures and I am over $12k in the negative replacing it. These are the only brands anything was said "negative" about even most of that is facts that many more agree with and/or experienced. Formula One? Simple, there is another dealer 7-8 miles from us and the minimum is 10 miles. Besides that, I prefer the color of CTX (blue) over Pinnacle (green). Dyed film fade? All films fade/fail eventually. The only film brand that is mostly non-dyed is Huper and even their Xtreme film is dyed. So what is your point? "Work his shop"? Not sure if that is a proper sentence, but assume you mean work in my shop? I am the owner that has a team in place...don't have to work in my shop...ever. Ego line? Did you watch Top Gun lately? Lame AF for that line. With all that being said, stop being a groupie a$$ hoe trying to ride my d and do some work.
  14. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Last One To Post #707

    You gotta lot of hate in that 3m/flexfilm thread @DynamicAppearance. Did that guy just create an account to talk shit or what?
  15. 3 points
    KonSiva

    SHOP #2 for The Spokane SHOP

    With excitement, we at http://TheSpokaneSHOP.com want to share something new and booming happening in our hood. Our doors opened in September of 2000 and today that makes us almost 7 years old. We have grown and expanded and the time has come for us to open a second location. It was a tough call, because with every decision made there comes expanse. Well, we are ready to do that… Rick, thank you for this “TINTDUDE” website that allowing us share our struggles, experiences, as well as our failures. Window Tinting is an art and where else can you see so many artists have a great time together… ENJOY… updates are coming very soon
  16. 3 points
    jh812

    Are these bubbles normal?

    Man don't do that, go back and ask for them to strip it and refund your money. Even in the coldest months the majority of your film should be clear within a week maybe two. At this point he's just hoping you'll forget about it.
  17. 3 points
    jh812

    Pic of the Week #511 Submissions

    Mercedes sprinter van qdp 20% sides and 50% on windshield.
  18. 3 points
    TintDude

    Last one to post wins #705

    done
  19. 3 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #705

    Heard today a young man I know lost his wife after being married two months ago. I can't even imagine what he is going through. I'm at a loss for words. I have been married over 40 years and have fights with my wife ending up with me holding a grudge and being a shitty person. Listen guys life is short and we never know when we will lose the love of our life. I'm praying this can make me a better person. Always tell your spouse you love them even when your mad enough to choke um. Our God is Great and works in ways we as humans will never understand. I pray He will make me a better person. Sorry for rambling and being a downer. I love you guys for being my friends here on TintDude. Love like their is no tomorrow, might not be one.
  20. 3 points
    Mr. JB

    Porshce day, brother and sister

    1992 968, 20% 3m cs rear window done in one piece, and a 2018 Macan 5% solarguard wrap 35% on windshield
  21. 3 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #705

    Spoke with my Solar Gard rep today and their training is FREE, requiring only a purchase of one roll of 24 inch PPF. I have used sample roll from them and liked the looks and easy installation. Xpel can kiss me where the sun don't shine. Also been researching the mmm lawsuit against them and it doesn't look good for the San Antonio based company who denied me training because a local competitor felt five factory trained locations with two being dealerships was to many for the small city of the Portland metro area. Doing easy math looks like three Xpel dealers for over a million people is to much. Remember we are a tech city with lots of people making lots of money driving high end cars. Just saying! @Stewy the training is in Northern California, if you are interested.
  22. 3 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #705

    Four double shots this morning of StanBucks and four more doubles as soon as the boss gets home
  23. 3 points
    TNTLady

    Last one to post wins #704

    We are doing the low carb diet and I've lost 16 lbs in two weeks. The thing I've done the last few years is eliminate pop and healthier eating choices. NO PROCESSED FOODS. Now we do not eat anything with sugar in it. Didn't realize how addicted we were to it until finally I began to feel better and had more energy to make it through each day.
  24. 3 points
    Tintmaster08

    Last one to post wins #703

    It took me all of 10 minutes to take it apart, instead of removing the clips that hold the pillar, I just slide them out of the pillar itself, leaving the clips on place in the frame. Like this
  25. 3 points
    flat rock stan

    Might Be Old, But Good Read

    I think DA deserves a special ribbon for this one! I posted it on my FakeBook page autowindowtinting Fakebook is ok but can suck the life out of ya..... Tintdude rulz imo
  26. 3 points
    TintWizard

    New guy needs help

    Any chance of us talking you out of the 5% on the 2 front doors for the safety sake of others around you when you drive at night and dark rainy days ? Just food for thought
  27. 3 points
    lilDetails

    88 camaro wired defroster

    Disposable glass and frit primer works great. I mask the glass off with a small line on the inside of the defroster line as well. The solder points stick out over the frit on them most of the time. Mask all around it, paint with the primer, lay out the film wet and shrink the small amount that is needed. One thing to note is there is not much to shrink on these either.
  28. 3 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #701

    @Roach Crazy huh! I had to move to the PNW from Okrahoma 20 years ago due to my sons @duggan health. He is unable to sweat or control body temperature from brain surgery and we had to move somewhere cool with good doctors and good public transportation. He also lost vision that would allow him to drive. While these conditions seem serious they are nothing compared to other health problems like complete loss of all endocrine functions like adrenal, thyroid, metabolism and on and on...no pituitary glad. We have been so very lucky. Doctors gave him six months to live over 23 years ago. He is going to school now and working with us in the retail shop. Very involved in the church and city government, very proud of him. He had the opportunity a few years ago to officiate the wedding as minister for my friends @TintDude and his lovely wife Shay! God has a sense of humor moving us to a place not known as a tinter hot spot with me being in the bussiness since the beginning of film as we know it. Got to trust God . It has been the best move ever for our family. Tinting was not legal here when we were planning the move but as we found out after the move it was made legal the day we arrived. Our God is a Great God! after this long post I gotta say.... I still hate snow cheers all
  29. 3 points
    jh812

    SolarFX Window Films Nano-Ceramic Film Raffle

    This year will be 10 years without them.
  30. 3 points
    TNTLady

    How much should I charge?

    Speaking from 34 years of experience I can tell you that with that last statement, you will end up homeless. You are reaching out to us because you really do want to make an extra living doing what you have learned. I cannot stress enough that you need to charge a good price to cover your material, utility and MAKE MONEY. Should you continue to just tint on the cheap for folks than those same folks will continue to take advantage of you while you make nothing, struggle to make ends meet and therefore.....end up homeless. I know this first hand. I can also testify to the fact that your body will eventually take a toll from the contortionist lifestyle we adopt to go beyond what the average person cannot do. YOU WILL NEED MONEY TO PAY THE MEDICAL UP KEEP AND CHIROPRACTOR FEES. Therefore charge enough to cover your BUTT! Man up and stop being every ones "good ole friend" that does tint on the cheap. Keep up the good work! Practice makes perfect and have faith in your skills! Even we "EXPERTS" mess up every once in a while. Keeps me humble, that's for sure! P.S. NEVER SCRAP OFF DEFROSTER LINES. PERIOD!!
  31. 3 points
    pbalentine

    How much should I charge?

    $125 for for door....waaay too low. That would be a good price if this were an unskilled trade, which it is not. Just think that some charge that for only 2-front windows. When i found out how much more some guys were charging it really made me want to charge more, especially since i knew my work deserved more $$. Imo $150 should be the lowest price anyone could find for a sedan. I would charge $200 if i were you using global hp.
  32. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Does tint have a shelf life?

    @highplains
  33. 3 points
    Bham

    Last one to post #700

    On a completely different note 20 Days Planted. Already have Big Boy tomatoes showing well in one and a small one you can't see in the middle starter pots. No jalapeño showing yet.
  34. 3 points
    Stewy

    Last one to post game #699

    It pays to be cool with your customers
  35. 3 points
    sunstopwindowtinting

    Bought Out Inventory

    So we recently received all of this film from an existing window tinting business. He's an elderly man retiring and sold us all of his film and clients as well! Hundreds of feet worth of film and 90 clients ranging from small homes, residential, to huge corporate businesses, commercial. Along with some Old School tools and 5gal stainless steel sprayer. Here's some of the film! Pretty exciting!!
  36. 3 points
    no ma'am

    2017 civic hatchback

    not constructive at all sir.
  37. 3 points
    TNTLady

    2017 civic hatchback

    Really?? You gotta run him down because he doesn't do it your way?? SERIOUSLY?? Me included! I've been tinting for over 34 years!
  38. 3 points
    It is basically like seeing all the news on the Samsung Note exploding along with the government saying do not use the phone, but then asking, "Should I buy the Samsung Note or iPhone 7 Plus".
  39. 3 points
    Roach

    Last one to post game #698

    My sister got two baby bunnies today.. They are holland lops and are 9 weeks old. House bred - so they've been socialized with people since they were born, as opposed to farm bred where they are in a barn or something and don't have as much interaction with people. Winston and Bently...
  40. 3 points
    TNTLady

    Last one to post game #698

    I had a BMW 740 LI scheduled for Thursday morning at 8 am. He didn't show so I moved on to the jobs that were left first that morning. 11:40 am rolls around and the BMW owner walks in and says he is dropping his poopy car off and asked if it was too late. I hesitated for a moment, cricket....cricket..., then told him, yes it is. Since he was a no show that morning I took in another job. Told him I wait for no one. He turns around and leaves. I don't miss a beat and carry on tinting the truck in my work area. No skin off my nose. BMW owners S U C K !!! !
  41. 3 points
    TNTLady

    Last one to post game #698

    I'm just a clown and don't do computers.
  42. 3 points
    Joetint

    Stand DVD's

    Got stans dvds, started them last night! Even though I've only watched one so far I'm looking forward to watching the rest, stans mellow voice about made me pass out from exhaustion though haha. Any how just thought I'd share that Im very pleased with what I've watched so far and can't wait to watch the rest!
  43. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Last one to post game #698

    Old!!!!! And crusty
  44. 3 points
    jh812

    Last one to post game #698

    Got it sitting on a 2x4 then mirror clips holding it tight to the wall.
  45. 2 points
    OverLord

    Last one to post wins #705

    Like this?
  46. 2 points
    flat rock stan

    Last one to post wins #705

    Trust me they pay for perfect! Generally the day after each job I keep my schedule open just in case a finger pops up. I have even spent the night at the Hilton and went back next morning to ask if everything is great and do my own inspection. Again TRUST ME they pay great! service service service I don't send employees since the only time I did the job was in Vcool and I had a church event to attend. They didn't squeegee the water out good enough and I was ask to replace it next day because it was scheduled for customer delivery to some football guy. That little employee lack of caring cost me over 5 thousand bucks! It's all good, I enjoy doing the work and being in complete control over quality Couches are hand crafted on Provost frames out of Canada. Windshields are tricky to say the least using V-Cool 70 not exactly easy to shrink.
  47. 2 points
    pbalentine

    How much should I charge?

    Charge as much as you can. I would price to be the highest or pretty close. You can either be known for low prices and get that crowd as custys (usually not the ones you want) or charge the most and back it up with install, film & service....its your choice. We should all be trying to out do each other by raising our prices not by lowering them. If you think your one of best tinters i think a high price is appropriate.
  48. 2 points
    ArmolanWindowFilms

    and the winner is ..

    And the winner is .. .... drumroll .... Post #1175 Mr. E_Loc ! Message us with your complete Shipping information as soon as possible! Everyone thanks so much for playing! We will be having another raffle open to everyone on the forum so stay tuned!
  49. 2 points
    Tint Eastwood

    Tag a user in a post

    @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 @jh812 ........ Had to do it once to get it out of my system.
  50. 2 points
    jh812

    Last one to post game #698

    That's why a lot of stores ask for email or phone number, my response is always I don't have one. Should see the look on their face when I'm typing on my phone as I say that.