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  1. 7 points
    If you're looking for a veteran in this industry that content anywhere I'm 6 to 12 cars and cut or 18 cars a day plotter cut that can do wraps ppf vinyl anything that has to do with a sticker it's a $5, 000 sign on bonus what's a plane ticket to where I want to go with a stay
  2. 6 points

    Pic of the Week #615 Submissions

    Daughter's five months already, time is just flying by
  3. 6 points
    I don't respond to post like this normally, but I am seeing it all to often. I understand your not trying to, but this is a slap in the face to many here. You say your extremely determined to start a business? Just any business, or a tinting business? But your not willing to sacrifice and do what it takes to do it right. This is a major issue in our industry. I'm all for new up and coming people, but it needs to be viewed more seriously. Although I was young when I started, I was married, and took quite a big pay cut to go apprentice in a shop and learn the TRADE. In the beginning of our business we struggled for a good amount of years. We invested 10's of thousands of dollars upfront. Even 18 years later it it can be hard at times. So if you really want to enter the window film industry, put in the time and sacrifice to do it right. It's a trade just like any other. The only difference is it has no regulation for entrance. If you just want any business and tint looks like a easy one to jump into, you will be in for a rude awakening. I know some will not like this post, and say "don't worry people will just come to you for the redo's" but I don't believe that's the case. It is a thorn in the side of the window film industry.(automotive mostly).I'm not trying to be rude. I hope you do start in the tint life ,correctly, and thrive in it.
  4. 5 points
    I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, so if you didn't know or haven't heard of this, well; you have now. :your welcome If you use a corny tank all the time and are doing mobile work on site? You need to add the Ryobi Fast Inflator to your tool kit. If you remember to hit the corny tanks at the shop on the compressor before you leave you are usually good for the day, and nobody likes carrying around a compressor in the van. Well get you the fast inflator and a battery and you can recharge the corny on site without the compressor. It works rather well actually and will get you out of a bind if you need to pressurize your tank.
  5. 5 points
    My new place 24,000 sq ft of pure clean room.
  6. 5 points

    Whats up BOSS!

    I am actually really glad i posted this. The responses have given me a new outlook. I just blow it off now. I had a young guy call me boss about 5 times in a short conversation the other day. I was all I could do to not start laughing. He was a really nice kid though. I'm just going to start responding with " hey Tiger" haha J/K
  7. 5 points

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Always pay attention. Especially on picture day.
  8. 5 points
    Tint Eastwood

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Morning Here's my retirement plan: Get a homing pigeon and sell it on eBay. Over. And over. And over again
  9. 5 points

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Building models and showing and racing my 68 Camaro
  10. 5 points

    Last one to post #933

    I just saw where the CEO of Amazon is divorcing his wife. His replacement will arrive by Friday if he orders within the next five hours.
  11. 5 points

    Heat display questions

    Left the heat lamp display on to long.
  12. 5 points
  13. 4 points

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    If you want to not like your friend in a few years start buying from him.
  14. 4 points
    You get what you pay for. Cheap stuff is always good to learn on, but do yourself and the rest of us a favor and use name brand quality stuff for the public. The warranty is only as good as the dealer/distributor network. If your "friend" stops selling it is there another distributor? Solar guard and Suntek have their own horror stories though some have good experiences with them. You might try solar FX or Express window films. They are good products and known to last. You don't see or hear anything bad about those two. Plus the distributors are great folks. @whitehog sells solar fx. Hope this helps.
  15. 4 points
    Product placement is key to brand recognition.
  16. 4 points
    Those wanting to tint see the tools and think it looks fun and its a cheap start up. You need tools often and theres much more that you need than tools. To learn on your own might take 3x longer than getting trained at a shop. If you are looking for and easy business that wont frustrate you...you’re looking into the wrong trade.
  17. 4 points

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Well, she finished her Amish knot rug.
  18. 4 points

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Thought we'd just have one that doesn't lock for a while. Might get more participation if people understand the title.
  19. 4 points

    Upgrading your brand

    I have been thinking along the same lines. I had shirts and koozies made for a local car show back in September. Gave some shirts to close friends and early customers. Put koozies in the grab bag for all the pre-registered car show cars. Thinking of giving away my remaining koozies to the first X vehicles this year. Had a lot of inquires about shirts too. Next run I think I am going to sell some and get some extras for people who do a ceramic install or something. Like @Naples Tint Company said, its about keeping them talking. Everyone wears a free shirt, even if its just for yard work and their neighbors see it.
  20. 4 points

    What did you tint today?

    This truck is just purty. QDP-18%-Ceramic front two
  21. 4 points

    Blade disposal

    No 40's?
  22. 4 points

    No blades on glass

    0000 steel wool on defroster windows and blue scotch bright for all others. Only scratched my own window on the outside 1 time. Was dirty and I scrubbed it. The dirt was what scratched the glass, I'm quite certain. Sprayway for all my cleaning.
  23. 4 points

    Last one to post #931

    goes a little something like this: I'm raising my prices. The end.
  24. 4 points

    Heat display questions

  25. 4 points

    How did you get your start?

    Growing up my dad tinted and ran a shop for years but never would show me the ropes because he said never tint you are better than this. Well he moved on from tint as he got older and i always would bring up the idea lets open a shop because i love cars and working around them. Again he turned me down lol . So i had a great career as a petroleum engineer but was never home so the idea of opening a shop just kept sounding better and better to stay in town and close to my family. Dad got sick and passed away from leukemia, that caused a lot of issues so long story short i needed to have a job in town to take care of my mother and my own family better. Got a bright idea looked up at the heavens and said dad im gonna do it, so make sure you watch over me haha . Quit my badass job, paid some money for a tinting class to teach me how to tint. Took the 4 day class ordered a crap ton of film way more than i needed and started tinting on a leap of faith. Got a few dealerships on board within the first month and have been tinting non stop since for the past year or so. Shop is doing great and love what i do! The class helped me get going but all the cars i have tinted over the past year has really been the best learning experience, every day i learn something new. I am a problem solver by nature so it has been a fun ride learning this trade and solving my own issues while tinting. This forum has been a huge help and thanks to everyone that has brought value to this forum and continually is trying to innovate our industry! Also its baddass that im tinting and feel dad is here with me everyday, another reason why i chose tinting was just to embrace all those memories we made as a kid hanging out at the shop with him lol! he started in the 80's in a storefront directly across the street from where my shop is now. Crazy
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