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  1. 12 points

    Huge Shoutout and Thanks

    Just wanted to say thanks @OverLord for his huge HUGE help on a 1995 C4 Corvette back hatch yesterday. Burned up a couple pieces of (ceramic) film on my own and became super frustrated. Car has been sitting in my shop for a week while I mentally cooled down and debated how much more film I wanted to trash. David was nice enough to stop by the shop and lend me a hand. When I say lend I mean he drove well over an hour each way to school me on how to tint a 'Vette. I've not been doing this as long as a lot of you but days like yesterday give me hope. This truly is an industry of sharing knowledge and helping your fellow tinter. Hopefully I can put in as many successful years as some of the guys here. Appreciate the help man, more than you can imagine. Tell Ann thanks too for being patient with us. My fiancé gets antsy when its "guy time" because she knows the clock almost seems to stop. Next time we will have to catch up for something less work related, maybe when @jh812 is back in this neck of the woods.
  2. 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
  3. 6 points

    The Chat Thread

    This is my new puppy Klaus. He’s a lot more of a meatball now then he was in these pics.
  4. 6 points
    Please visit Instagram @maopodstation for pricing and pictures... You can email me your order at norngllc@gmail.com
  5. 6 points

    Pic of the Week #615 Submissions

    Daughter's five months already, time is just flying by
  6. 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.
  7. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    @no ma'am
  8. 5 points
    no ma'am

    The Chat Thread

  9. 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.
  10. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    Here you go guys. This thing is a beast! This one made my walls vibrate a little more than most of them do. '68 Camaro - full tube chassi - lightened to 1900lbs - 555ci Chevy Dart Block - mid 900's HP to the crank on alcohol
  11. 5 points

    What did you tint today?

    Just a little frost work
  12. 5 points

    Llumar curling

    That's the most polite way to put that a film sucks
  13. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    How about a walker?
  14. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    So these photographers are now doing a #hobbylobbychallenge just going in to hobby lobby and taking pics. Decided to do my own photo shoot today 😂
  15. 5 points
    Tint Eastwood

    The Chat Thread

    I guess this dude just opened up about 45 minutes from me. Saw him off the highway on the way to that big prairie window job.
  16. 5 points
    My new place 24,000 sq ft of pure clean room.
  17. 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
  18. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    Always pay attention. Especially on picture day.
  19. 5 points
    Tint Eastwood

    The Chat Thread

    Morning Here's my retirement plan: Get a homing pigeon and sell it on eBay. Over. And over. And over again
  20. 5 points

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Building models and showing and racing my 68 Camaro
  21. 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.
  22. 4 points

    The Chat Thread

    Yeah it seems to have been getting less participation lately. Oh well just wanted to post this beaut @no ma'am 🇺🇲
  23. 4 points

    Influx of installers in the industry?

    Manufacturers are desperately trying to encourage existing shop owners to hire and train... the stock pile of future film buyers ...is getting low. Add to that..some of the chain store tint shops are selling a pipe dream to unwitting buyers..only for them to find that once a new hire is trained..they can't keep them locked up in the back room for 8.50 P/H...hence the huge turn over rate. I have said it numerous times before. Being a "tinter" is no different than being a house painter, plasterer, lawn mower, carpet installer, or any other un regulated trade where a legitimate license is not required. .. That also adds to the derelict problem in the labor force. I don't have the actual numbers, although I'm sure corporates have run them...on how many "tinters" are actual businesses as apposed to hobbyists. If I were to guess.. it's 1 in 60.. maybe worse..
  24. 4 points

    The Chat Thread

    Alright I think I got a work around that will...work. These are the new medals: 🥇 1 per year of TD membership 🎖️ 1 per 10 years experience 🕰️ Over 40 years old 🎟️ Raffle Winner 🌐 Subscriber 📸 Pic of the Week winner 💜 Purple heart (injury story) I'm going to me restoring the sigs one at a time so have patience.
  25. 4 points

    The Chat Thread

    Hope your day isn't terrible... I'm watching these two next weekend. [emoji16]
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