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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
  3. 6 points

    The Chat Thread

    Woohoo Here we go. Landlord said they would work with us the best way they can so we can move. Worst case would be a two month buy out. :thank you Time to start packing up and getting the remodel started. Less than two months and I'll be back in the old location
  4. 6 points
    Send them my way!! They are my specialty!😁
  5. 5 points
    quality tintz

    Quality tintz is back !!!!!

    Was up guys ???
  6. 5 points

    Paper towels

    I use these. They are washable and last a long time
  7. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    I do not need diet cherry vanilla chocolate Coke Zero with lemon. Please stop making new flavors of coke. Either put the cocain back in it or leave it alone.
  8. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    Older Camry with front strip + Tundra all with front strip (roll down rear glass) + '15 CRV all with front strip + Denali HD all with front strip Not bad for 1 person
  9. 5 points
    I’ll go out on a limb and say it was more likely a shotty job from the get go and your now just noticing a bad line up job of the tinter. If the other side even remotely resembles a similar gap. You’ve got your answer as it’s highly unlikely both windows started to shift at the exact time
  10. 5 points

    What did you tint today?

    Finally done with this one. 💸💸💸
  11. 5 points

    The Chat Thread

    @no ma'am
  12. 5 points
    no ma'am

    The Chat Thread

  13. 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
  14. 5 points

    What did you tint today?

    Just a little frost work
  15. 5 points

    Llumar curling

    That's the most polite way to put that a film sucks
  16. 4 points
    no ma'am

    The Chat Thread

    I'm in the clear, service manager at dodge sent it over. Used to work at bmw, so my word is gospel. Also.....
  17. 4 points

    Full Windsheild 35% with 5% strip?

    If you are going to do a windshield with a front strip, first - tint the whole windshield, then do the front strip as you normally would, after the whole windshield is tinted. 35% is not recommended for windshields as it is too dark at night and during the rain. This is not fact, just the overwhelming opinion of most respectable tinters. 50% is the limit for most tinters that care about the industry.
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    Possible yes. Stupid idea? Also yes.
  20. 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 🇺🇲
  21. 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..
  22. 4 points

    The Chat Thread

    Evening ladies busy day at the shop. Looks like I'm booked through next week already No record setter days lately but completely full every day.
  23. 4 points

    What did you tint today?

    Did this one Friday., 3M NV -15.
  24. 4 points
    For some reason the search function doesn’t seem to yield the same results as google for threads on this forum. If you can’t find what you’re looking for search through google with “tintdude” included in the field.
  25. 4 points
    If you are working for a dealer in their building and have no skin in the game..as far as expenses go. All you are is a laborer. Same as a car detailer. Your pay will likely be in line with what people in your area make to roll paint onto walls, mow grass, vacuume carpets or wash cars.
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