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  1. 13 points
    Oh hell no. They always wind up talking, so now half my brain has to listen and reply to you while the other half tries like hell not to burn this piece I just spent a bunch of time prepping. Oh, and don't mind if I take off your door panels do ya? Hey, thanks for turning the ignition off for me while I tint this roll up, I had no idea I left it on. Oh, a bubble? Thanks for pointing that out to me. No, it goes on the inside.
  2. 12 points


    Nobody cares.
  3. 11 points

    Whats up BOSS!

    You can call me whatever you want when you're handing me 100 dollar bills
  4. 11 points

    Last one to post #752

    Plate finally came in
  5. 10 points

    out of retirement

    Good morning I am one of the original TINTDUDE members....I have been tinting for 35 years,,,,Been retired for the last 7...im 53 years old and decided to get back into the game....going to be selective on what cars I do but looking to go full speed with the flat glass. I cannot believe the advances in the quality of films since i have been away..Wish me luck gents
  6. 10 points

    How did you get your start?

    @Bham It was good to get to stop for a visit today. Told you I would try to make it more frequent . I wish I had read your post above before I stopped by. I would have told you in person what I will type to you now. In life I have learned that for every one or two good decisions you make there is bound to be a bad one. Not hiring you back in the 90's was a terrible decision on my part and an oversight that I should not have allowed to happen. I wasn't willing to give you a chance, didn't think you had the drive for it, and I let other folks influence my decisions when I should have at least given you an opportunity. You have proved me wrong many times...you have certainly been driven and you have achieved my achievements...your own shop. That one mistake of mine not only was very obviously my loss, but it also alienated us from each other and put a strain on our friendship maybe even still today. In front of all of these good, professional folks here on this forum, Jason, I want you to know I am very sorry. I hope others here can learn from my mistake and always be willing to take a chance on others. I am very proud of you for what you have achieved. Charley
  7. 10 points
    Just completed this hair salon with some really big graphics! Turned out really nice and wanted to show it off!
  8. 10 points

    Got bored at work today.

    thought I'd make myself a new shop shirt...
  9. 10 points

    stop hiding behind the glass

    Wife took a quick snap of me and the kid.
  10. 9 points

    2018 Accord back window warning

    Happened to me at work twice now, thought I should give the warning. First time I thought it was a fluke, second time I noticed a pattern. When you squeeze out the back window, the water will run PERFECTLY down the drivers side, down the inner quarter and funnel over a wiring harness that's part of the blindspot monitoring system, triggering a fault on the dash and saying see the dealer. Thankfully I work for a Honda dealership, so no biggie. If in the event this happens to you- pop the trunk, pull back the trunk liner on the left hand side by removing the cargo hook tucked in the corner (pressure clipped in) and peel it back. The harness is right there when you pull it back, you can't miss it. Unplug both harnesses and take compressed air and blow all the water out and you're back in business. Won't throw a hard code, no need to go to the dealer if it happens. Figured I'd save everyone the panic attack.
  11. 9 points

    Pic of the Week #594 Submissions

    Here's the obligatory new parent look at my child picture
  12. 9 points

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Rocks....I paint rocks
  13. 9 points

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Swing BenchClothes Closet for the misses Picnic Table for poolside Dining Table Swing Bench for back deckShutters These are samples of my hobby. The custom shutters for the house were the simplest using PVC planks. The dining table has interchangeable top; if we tire of the Barnwood look the trim can be removed and planks replaced with another type laminate flooring. The deck swing bench has a recycled umbrella canvas for shade and the cup holders are recycled track-light fixture covers.
  14. 9 points

    Last one to post #836

    Daddy daughter dance with this beauty.
  15. 9 points

    2018 Camry back glass issue

    So, anyone tinting a 2018 Camry, MAKE SURE you inspect the rear glass very carefully. They are having issues with the defrosters on some cars. Look at the picture...they will literally wipe off with your hand. It's fully warrantied by the dealer. Just looking out for My Jiggas.....
  16. 9 points
    Tint Eastwood

    30 Years Experience Tool Pouch

    Here's my everyday attire. Working up and down ladders everyday I've gotta have everything on me. Had to upgrade to the suspenders because of lower back/hip issues.
  17. 9 points

    Big Props to Tint Dude

    Just wanted to express the gratitude and respect I have for this site and all the contributions of the members. I recently had to tint a Lexus sc430 and the owner was warning me that the rear windows do not go up when the top is aopen so he didn't see how I could tint them good up to the top. I didn't even hesitate to schedule him in. Totally forgot to look the car up before he got there too but wasn't too worried. Less than 5 minutes and I was standing there with the top down and all windows up thanks to this forum. Customer extra impressed as he could find no help from google. This was my most recent use of the site but over the last 13 years I have visited when I was stuck on something and always found helpful info surrounded by real experience. That's all I've got for now. Thanks Tintdudes
  18. 9 points

    AIR 80 Creasing

    Plenty of professionals here. Just because somebody post with a genuine problem doesn't make this an amateur site. Maybe doing the professional thing and helping is the route to take instead of belittling someone.
  19. 9 points
    Our company truck just got done wrap in 3M 1080 Gloss Filp Psycodelic. Now it is time to protect the Psycodelic wrap with 3M Scotchgard Pro Series 4th Generation paint protection film. You might see this Raptor at Sema. I have to thank 3M for the sponsor material to complete the tint, wrap and ppf. “We are always training and learning with your high standards in mind” @3mwindowfilmusa ——————————————————— - Detailing @midtownmotortrends - 3M Crystalline 70 on side windows and back glass - 3M Crystalline 70 on both sunroof - 3M Crystalline 70 on windshield - 3M 1080 Gloss Flip Psycodelic complete wrap ——————————————————— Midtown Motor Trends Detail | 3M Tint | Paint Protection | Wraps Certified in 3M Crystalline, 3M Pro Series, Xpel, Ceramic Pro 9H, Elite Wrapper, Bray ?manager@midtownmotortrends.com ☎️(713)338-0101
  20. 9 points
    .... it finally happened.... didnt throw away any tint.....no mistakes and some nice clean cuts. Thank you so much to stan, your dvds helped me out so much more then that "other class". Just need to work on my patience alot more....taking my gosh dang time.
  21. 9 points
    Me amd my 2 beautiful kids...This is why I work so hard...
  22. 9 points

    stop hiding behind the glass

    This pic is a bit older, but it's the only one i have on this computer....camping with the missus
  23. 8 points

    Pic of the Week #595 Submissions

    Blackout film on roughly 600 square feet at the local high school.
  24. 8 points

    NEW Tinter , need you help

    Thanks for the constructive criticism. Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed here are those of the participants. What the original poster posted isn't unique, and certainly isn't encouraged. Maybe we can explain to him/her why it's a bad idea to jump into an industry with no business license and/or not enough skill, or why it isn't good to be a low-baller etc, instead of implying that the forum is run badly.
  25. 8 points
    Super Dave

    Pic of the Week #588 Submissions

    1990 Porsche 944 20% ceramic all the way I forgot to get a picture of it put back together and completely finished, but you guys get it, it’s on there!
  26. 8 points
    Super Dave

    New Body 2019 Ram 1500

    @TintDude Hey Boss, wasn’t sure what to do with this one since it’s not technically Dodge anymore. It’s definitely a full redesign for the better, at least for tint anyway. Seals all pull easy, I did not remove any screws, but I’m sure there’s one behind the handle if it makes you feel more comfortable. Just pop back the top outside of each panel and slide the seal out. Regular Chrysler plastic clips. The panel does not have the metal clips across the gasket though. Just an inch or two lower are a line of plastic clips securing the top portion of panel. See Pics.... best part= no side felts! And no shrinking on roof, sides, or B-glass ( the top edge of the slider is super tight and must be cut perfectly) everything else including roof has plenty of room. 3rd pick is looking down after the seal is out, showing the screw behind the handle 4th sunroof border 5th is border of slider
  27. 8 points


    My neck from Naple's pics...
  28. 8 points

    What did you tint today?

    Been a weekend of punishment to say the least
  29. 8 points

    What did you tint today?

    Did this today....
  30. 8 points

    Pic of the Week #561 Submissions

    SolarFX Custom Colored SoakShields!! Get yours soon!!
  31. 8 points
  32. 8 points
    Glass Tinting Supplies


    Hello Jkatfelix, Time.. Believe it or not is irrelevant. The longer you invest into your craft, should not alter your return. There are a great many people who appreciate that you take your time and ensure your quality of workmanship is of a top standard . These are the folks that will pay extra for that specific criteria. Including myself. Ensure top standard and charge accordingly. I can only say this.... Quality will always win the race. In all aspects. Speed and time is irrelevant. Hopefully this helps. Merry Christmas to everyone. Michael.
  33. 8 points


    Just imagine that everyone on tintdude gets to walk around the vehicle to check it out. Thats what i do. Doesnt matter to me if the car is worth $3 or $30k. They should all be tinted to a certain standard. I'll redo stuff i know the custy most likely wont notice, cause i never want a customer to doubt my work and bring it to a competetor to check it out.
  34. 8 points
    Tint Artist

    Redoing my storefront!!

    I moved into a new location a few years back and didn't really go all in on the graphics the way I wanted because of time and $! Finally got started and this is where I'm at! I'm 1/2 way there! I should of made time because it's made an impact !!
  35. 8 points
    Made a surfboard coffee table with led lights and a wave tint graphic with deco blue tint and r20 from llumar and then wrapped the front with a surfer on it!
  36. 8 points
    I for one am lossing my mind over all these new Suntek issues that have come about in the last few months.So much so after all these years i joined Tintdude to find sanity and confirmation.The rolls i have been receiving lately are nothing like i was receiving months ago.My work day is now filled with scratches,memory/shrinking issues and STATIC.Best part,when i call them to ask whats going on with all the changes,i am told there are no changes,its me and the tools i use....A conversation i expect from my girlfriend, but the nerve coming from a large company such as Suntek.I had the rep from Dub/Luxury stop buy and drop off some sample ceramic for me to play with and soon realized me and my tools are just fine.Thanks to those who have took the time to post and confirm my suspicions.
  37. 8 points
    70% nano ceramic windshield only
  38. 8 points

    What did you tint today?

    A old and new hotrod car
  39. 8 points
  40. 8 points

    stop hiding behind the glass

    My mug is pretty much already known but I got new hats in today so why not
  41. 8 points

    The Tint Shop destroyed by tornado

    Sure doesn't look like much now but in 2-3 months it Will!
  42. 8 points
    Wow, lots of post! Thank you all for participating in the DVD raffle One lucky post won the complete Learning Library for Auto Window Tinting with the 15th DVD on Shaving the Edge included! post #1456 from @highplains wins first place! The next five lucky members win the DVD titled Braking Down the Barriers #1752 @Englandh37 #423 @one_slick_tinter #135 @OverLord #1747 @DaHatta #857 @jh812 Numbers from random.org Winners can pm me your name and address and I will get your DVD's out. Thanks again everyone for the fun. Thank you to @TintDude for making all this possible. To keep the forum great takes lots of work and constant upkeep to make it a place where we can all get to virtually know each other, share stories and information. Great moderators here thank you for your work! tintdude.com is my go to place on the Internet to relax and enjoy the company of others interested in what we all do. For those who didn't win but who are interested in upping your auto tinting skills I offer a pretty dang good discount from listed DVD prices on the Learning Library for members here. Just message me and I will be happy to work with you. Cheers all, live life like everyday is your last Stan www.autowindowtinting.com
  43. 8 points
    Post to win the complete month of March with winners randomly drawn at the end of the month! Greetings my friends To celebrate my recent 10,000 post mark and getting my long awaited sword I decided to sponsor a raffle for a complete set of my Learning Library DVD set on tinting automotive windows. 14 DVD's each approximately a hour long that have taught so many new people to our industry as well as many people who have been in the business for years! Modeled after my hands on training the DVD's are full of tips and tricks to make the job of tinting cars easier, faster and cleaner. The DVD's teach several different ways to tint all the different types of windows you run into in this business. Full access to my support program is also included for those who need it. But wait there is more! A 15th DVD Titled Shaving the Edge teaches how to leave a factory edge look on side windows using a Exacto knife is also included! But wait, But wait for more! Giving away five DVD's titled Breaking Down the Barriers! This hour long DVD I teach two different ways to tint each window on a complete car. So many ways to get a job done. The best way is what works best for each individual. Winners will pick up many skills to make the job of tinting better for them. Free shipping anywhere in the United States. A like on my facebook page is not necessary or required but would be appreciated. https://m.facebook.com/Auto-Window-Tinting-125726210820250/ If you're posting for this raffle you are already at the best place on the Internet TintDude! Cheers and good luck! Stan Foster aka Proffesor Tint
  44. 7 points
    Tint Eastwood

    Film Question.

    You gonna pay on the next one.
  45. 7 points
    You are walking into a trap my friend...That day will be the longest day of your life...
  46. 7 points
    Hello everyone, I just wanted to post up here about our new small counter top Ceramic Heat Display. This is all Acrylic that is Laser cut and Laser etched. They are not large and bulky like most other heat displays. This is a very classy looking display that would look great on any counter.
  47. 7 points

    AIR 80 Creasing

    @SumTintGuy Thanks for the feedback on the forum. I appreciate the perspective of a fresh pair of eyes. We've been running this forum in one form or another nearly 20 years now, but can always learn something new. Rest assured there are tinters here with all ranges of experience. Some rookies tend to ask a lot of questions at once so it may seem the site is for rookies but that's not the case. Anyway, lot's of people here to make friends with hopefully, though some may just not fit in and if that's the case, no hard feelings.
  48. 7 points

    stop hiding behind the glass

    Myself and the wife from a wedding this past weekend
  49. 7 points
  50. 7 points

    Pic of the Week #515 Submissions

    Figured out a way to do those VW GTI front quarter window! Just ask my little neice.