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  1. 8 points
    whitehog

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    SolarFX Custom Colored SoakShields!! Get yours soon!!
  2. 5 points
  3. 5 points
    1966 Chevy Corvette F-1 Classic Series 35%
  4. 5 points
    no ma'am

    Last One To Post #824

    @TintDude
  5. 5 points
    jh812

    LLumar Strangled

    As far as software to use give Brett a call at film and vinyl design. If you're looking another film line check out @whitehog with solar fx.
  6. 4 points
    Bham

    Last one to post #828

    Well,, I'm going to be having A BUNCH of hotrod cars and motorcycles at the shop now. My buddy with the car and bike Dyno is moving in next door. Might be loud from time to time,,, but I should get all kinds of business from his customers,,,,,,,,,,, I hope
  7. 4 points
    Roach

    What did you tint today?

    This was from today. Office over in Philly that had a very 'google office' vibe to it. Would love to work there... (Logo, vinyl on doors & sidelites, and the plus symbol)
  8. 4 points
    no ma'am

    Pic of the Week #562 Submissions

    Stratos 50 front, pinnacle 30 rear. Air on the shield
  9. 4 points
    TNTLady

    The Tint Shop destroyed by tornado

    I am getting closer to having the shop completely finished for me to work in. The floor crew came in and prepped the concrete for 13 hours to get it ready for sealing and applying a 100% application of durachips and then a thicker coat of sealer on top. This is supposed to help in making the floor antislip which I am looking forward to. I cannot be on the surface for 7 days but once that time is up we will be moving in and setting up for tint work again! I have missed my girl woman cave and am ready to get back into my second home, my shop building. I know, doesnt look like a tint shop persay but I always have to be different. 😊
  10. 4 points
    Huper Optik C40 BMW 650
  11. 4 points
    Lock

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    Move aside Hellcat, we've got the new 840HP Demon in town!
  12. 3 points
    TNTLady

    Pic of the Week #564 Submissions

    Im posting my work space because I dont have any cars out of the ordinary to post yet.
  13. 3 points
    highplains

    Pic of the Week #564 Submissions

    2017 Cadillac CTS 3M CS35 all around with 3M Scotchgard Pro Series on the hood, fenders, mirrors, front bumper, door edges & handle cups, and rear bumper ledge.
  14. 3 points
    bdub

    lunch break

    i don't necessarily agree with the taking a lunch break means you don't want to make money or set in your lifestyle. i've worked commission for majority of my life in body shops, and yeah sometimes i'd keep right on working at lunch time just to get stuff done and out of my way. but i feel like taking a lunch break gives you a few minutes to get away so you can just chill out and clear your mind. especially on them days when you have a car that's being aggravating.
  15. 3 points
    jh812

    lunch break

    What's a lunch break I'm a one man show so I take it when I can. I try and schedule it around 12 but when I'm busy doesn't always happen. I don't see much of a need for more than 30 minutes though with one 15 morning and afternoon. Can't work the guys to the Bone especially this time of year. As far as leaving as long as there's something close by, by all means get away for a few.
  16. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Last one to post #829

    Get a Winnebago...... with wings.
  17. 3 points
    WearTheFoxHat

    Last one to post #828

    Gotta love a good digital print on hoarding
  18. 3 points
    jh812

    2018 dodge full size ram door panel???

    Well I grew up in a garage so it's second nature to me. I don't know why so many people in this industry act like this. 9 out of 10 of these brand new vehicles the customers take to have a leveling or lift kit put on. You take it to have anything else done their not gonna say oh I'm not gonna take apart this new vehicle. Nope they get the job done and return the vehicle back just like it was. Do you run the risk of breaking stuff? Absolutely. Do you run the risk of messing up stuff half peeling? Yep sure as hell do. Half these seals literally pull right out. I can use a gasket tool also but if I can pull it I will. I've converted over two people that were strictly I don't pull anything. The last one I was with bottom loaded his first window and said man I think that's the cleanest window I've ever laid. Some people get stuck they learn one routine and that's it. Me I've decided to learn as many techniques as I can to best suit the job. Rant over
  19. 3 points
    jh812

    Last one to post #828

    Ric be all like
  20. 3 points
    no ma'am

    What did you tint today?

    Papa smurfs m4 with pinnacle 30
  21. 3 points
    jh812

    Top cut issues

    I do about the exact opposite. Trim it to where there's only an inch overlap then go back and cut. I cut from mirror to frame it nose to but as Stan used to say. Also I always wet the film so my leading doesn't lift the film. Think of it this way though during Michael Jordan's career do you think he practiced free throws? Sometimes you just gotta practice. Take a piece lay on the glass and cut the top. Get done slide it up and cut again. Repeat as much as needed.
  22. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Proper DIY Back Window Tint Removal.

    Pay someone, it's harder than you think
  23. 3 points
    OverLord

    Rear view mirror wiring

    This is how I keep the wires out of my way
  24. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Kia Stinger

    Seals jump out, sunroof kinda tricky. Easy car all around though.
  25. 3 points
    Bham

    Last One To Post #825

    Bwahahahaha
  26. 3 points
    Jkatfelix

    Favorite homemade tool

    My 5 gallon sprayer...bought the corny keg for 35 and the rest of the hose and stuff for less than 70 bucks total
  27. 3 points
    bdub

    Last One To Post #825

    figured some of you guys might like this. this was one of the first cars i worked on when i came to the shop im at now. this is an older picture, the car is done now but we aren't allowed to post any photos of the whole car because it's going to the Detroit Autorama show in March. this is in a 65 mustang
  28. 3 points
    TTS

    Is this normal?

    Looks like he caught a floater... it happens... we live on a dusty dirty rock with lint and fine hairs floating everywhere.... let him do it again.... random things are just unavoidable sometimes and we all run into it
  29. 3 points
    Roach

    Last One To Post #824

    This is Charlie. He has something wrong with his front legs/paws... not sure what the deal is.. so not sure how long I'll have him, but they figure hes a 8 wk old lab mix.
  30. 3 points
    2018 Camaro Zl1 3M CS
  31. 3 points
    highplains

    Pic of the Week #562 Submissions

    How about we call it white 'vette week? 2017 Z06 done with 3M CS20
  32. 3 points
    highplains

    Last One To Post #824

    Hit a car show today and had to snap this one for ya @no ma'am
  33. 3 points
    highplains

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    2018 Equinox fronts done with FXPM35. Love that green!
  34. 3 points
    Midtown Houston

    The Claw

    Nice little helper I got there
  35. 3 points
    TintDude

    How and why to use a steamer.

    That's not a tool, that's a damn brick!
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    Stratos 30/50 air80 on shield
  38. 3 points
    Yep, I was told by two people within Llumar (not reps) that it was a layer of AIR in it...another said they doubled the Ceramic. This is why it is called a "hybrid" since there is no new technology used. It basically says that is the description below..."matrix" part comes from Ceramatrix Technology used in CTX/Pinnacle. Proprietary Hybrid-Matrix is the newest window tint technology that utilizes multiple layers made up of billions of nanoscopic particles to create advanced infrared absorbing properties. The innovative layers are designed to trap heat and disperse it outward through your glass providing our maximum level of heat rejection without signal interference.
  39. 3 points
    Bham

    Last one to post #820

    The inventor of autocorrect has died. Mahi restaurant in piece.
  40. 3 points
    Honestly you need to stop being so technical worrying about how it looks in light from the exterior and worry more about all those fingers popping up in the right bottom corner. Anytime you add window film, it will alter the look with the sun hits it. If you don't want it, remove it and leave it stock.
  41. 2 points
    TNTLady

    The Tint Shop destroyed by tornado

    Thanks @Bham! I tried to do all the things I knew I wanted in a shop that I never got around to doing all these years. Also, because I spend so much time at my business I have always considered it my other home which is why I have my old signs displayed. I have so needed to have a floor that I would no longer slip on so I got that done. I was also fortunate to take advantage of a rebate from our power company to get 50% of on all the led lights so that was even more of a plus because I really needed to upgrade my light situation. I had a storm room installed just in case I have to ride out a tornado while working. I now have a washer and dryer and a small kitchen area to do my shop towels and have a lunch area, for those rare lunch breaks. I am very pleased with the end results and now feel energized to tint a few more years.
  42. 2 points
    I’m at the same point anymore. I was sold on why pull panels it just takes more time? I pull every panel I can anymore it just makes the job easier and it takes a whole extra 10 mins big deal. Whether it pops at top or pull the whole thing I pretty much do it anymore IMO tucking is a pain in the ass big time.
  43. 2 points
    DynamicATL

    What would you select??

    SolarFX IRFX would be a good option.
  44. 2 points
    Don't overthink it man, you gotta push clip down and pull with some force but it'll come loose they're making super tight so custys won't complain about rattles is all. Panel is stout, haven't had issues yet.
  45. 2 points
    The ///Man

    LLumar Strangled

    My system kept me from having to hire another a tinter. There are two of us and we get along. Every tinter that comes in does 10 cars a day, perfect, and never misses a day of work. The reality is they cry after 3, all of them come back, and they miss more days than they work. Dealing with tinters gets old, and even as a 1 man show like this week with my help out with pneumonia, it’s been a godsend as I am able to keep up with our appointments being in 2 places at once with the cutter. I’ve been using precision cut pretty consistently since 2010-2011 and I can say it’s pretty rare that something is completely awful with patterns. We’ve adjusted our installs to the patterns though, so maybe that helps versus those who think the patterns should adjust to their style, no matter how ridiculous it is. I’ll leave it at this. If precision cut costs you the equivalent of 1-2 tint jobs a month, the flip side at least for me is that it’s allowed the two of us to do 2-3 more jobs a day with greater consistency, less waste and less frustration. I will never complain about a couple hundred a month if it means an extra $10,000 a month.
  46. 2 points
    MT1

    Sharing some more flat glass work !

    this one was fun ! I had to stand on the middle rungs of the lift basket to even begin to touch the windows on this one. Windows were about 40x70 in full sun. It was about 100f up there using frost film with ps adhesive. The glass was set back about three feet from the edge of the basket . somehow this got done before 5pm.
  47. 2 points
    DynamicATL

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    BMW M4 w/ 3M Color Stable Window Tint...love the color of this film! If they could get Crystalline to look like this, it would be over.
  48. 2 points
    KCLLC

    Showrooms

    So this will be my first post, although I've been a lurker for the last 6+ years. I finally bought one of these for my shop, I was doing everything out of a home garage until this past year where I moved into a legitimate shop where I finally could have walk-ins. Up until this, I never saw the need, or the benefit, as most customers were word of mouth referrals, they saw my work, and trusted my word. Since moving into the shop, a lot of the walk-ins I receive do seem skeptical until I do bring them to the display. I think it paid for itself within the first few weeks. I regret not getting it sooner. Overall, I think it's a great design, super sturdy and extremely well built. I am pretty crafty, I'm sure most of are, but I am glad I just spent the money and not the time to get this completed. Mike was super helpful, got it shipped in a timely manner, and checked in afterwards. If there was something else I needed from him, I would not hesitate to buy again.
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    Your talking about the sesame street shampoo? That is what I use.
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