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  1. 3 points
    Tint Slayer

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    My Daughter just graduated college to be an RN, today was a great day :-)
  2. 3 points
    Tint Slayer

    Facebook Groups

    Been out of the FB groups for a bit. Seems like if you make a high quality video people think you're a guru. Have an opinion of your own in reply to a question in the groups? Hahahaha Have a technique you've used for decades and mention it? Hahahaha Any idiot can start a group and they'll get followers. In the end the trolls always take over and destroy the groups. That aside i've lost count of how many of my friends have split up in their personal life over something FB related. It's more like anti-social media.
  3. 2 points
    Stewy

    Facebook Groups

    Are full of drama and lies.
  4. 2 points
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Congrats Slayer!! Spent way too long on this.... Not sure if I like it or not...
  5. 2 points
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Gave her a bath. It was dark by the time I was done so I'll do the interior tomorrow. Hopefully by mid-next week I'll be able to register it and get it on the road.
  6. 2 points
    jh812

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    @Roach
  7. 2 points
    jh812

    What did you tint today?

    Yes it's half the window that's what he wanted to pay 😂
  8. 1 point
    Roach

    2000 VW GTI - rain sensor

    Cool. I just really like that feature. [emoji106] And a real tinter will be doing it cause I want it to look nice. [emoji23]
  9. 1 point
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    [quote Congrats on the new car [mention=177]Roach[/mention], how are you liking it so far? Thanks! So far I love it but I've only gone to the deli which is literally two doors down. It's not registered yet. [emoji16] Been cleaning it. Painting the emblems now. Once I get that done I'm gonna wash it again and wax it. [emoji106]
  10. 1 point
    Bham

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Morning ever E body Ginsued the tip off of my finger last night cooking. Pretty bad Stupid, stupid mistake with the most dangerous tool in the kitchen. The mandolin slicer. gonna be fun while this one heals.
  11. 1 point
    Bham

    2000 VW GTI - rain sensor

    That sensor should be flush against the windshield. When the film goes on you should have to cut around it, therefore not interfering with it. I’ve done quite a few windshield and front strips on those cars and haven’t had anyone complaints. TiNT it. You should be fine.
  12. 1 point
    zpappas

    New from Michigan

    Welcome. I am also from MI (Detroit Metro area), but definitely not an expert. Trying to teach myself when I get time!
  13. 1 point
    KonSiva

    What did you tint today?

    Got this beaut today.
  14. 1 point
    Apex Tint

    Visor strip cutting

    I agree, a 10” roll makes life easy. When I reorder 5% I order the 30” roll and have them cut it 20/10 so I have a roll for side windows and a roll for visors. One edge will be better than the other so just check before laying out your film on the WS and put the cleaner edge on the bottom. I usually just grab a tape measure and pull measurements from the top molding to the bottom of the visor and make sure it’s the same on both sides.
  15. 1 point
    My guy built this lighting tool to help him. It's not the prettiest but it def gets the job done!
  16. 1 point
    Bham

    What did you tint today?

    Half and half
  17. 1 point
    midnighttinting

    Visor strip cutting

    Hate cutting visor strips. Main reason why I’m getting a plotter. I have a 60” roll of 5%. I just pull out what I need and cut on the film handler
  18. 1 point
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Oh that? That will just buff right out!
  19. 1 point
    Bham

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Hey, how do regrow seedless stuff? Like watermelon, oranges, grapefruit etc? Shouldn’t we be outta that stuff by now?
  20. 1 point
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    This is the car I'm getting.
  21. 1 point
    Tintmaster08

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Every time I’ve had to come that way it’s taken me around Birmingham. I’m just gonna have to plan a trip to Birmingham. Definitely gonna fly though, that was one hell of a drive [emoji23][emoji23]
  22. 1 point
    CaliTINT

    Quality tintz is back !!!!!

    I been good bro! Just tinting my @ss off and living the dream lol!
  23. 1 point
    quality tintz

    Quality tintz is back !!!!!

    Was up Cali!!!! How u been
  24. 1 point
    Tint Eastwood

    New from Michigan

    Did many things in the construction world before tinting....unfortunately roofing was one of them
  25. 1 point
    Hello all TintDude members, Having just installed some window tint on my car, I'm curious if I'm now free from UV radiation while driving, so I decided to run a few tests to fulfill my curiosity. I did some testing and the results were surprising and disappointing. According to my UV meter, the window tint was blocking 70% of the UV light, while a pair of $12 UV blocking reading glasses was able to block 99%. That's not what I want to see! I was very curious, since there could be a hundred variables that could taint my result, I ended up running the following tests: I used different UV metering equipment - (Solarmeter model 4.2 UVA meter, Sper Scientific UVA/B meter, homemade Arduino UV meter with an VEML6075 sensor) For light source I tested with my UV flashlight, as well as direct sunlight I tested performance of the tint alone, as well as the same tint installed on my car's window, in-case the glass itself blocks off some UVB radiation. Besides my UV reading glasses, I also tested my car's front windshield, as well as a pair of transition prescription glasses, and they all blocked 99% of UV radiation. I ordered additional window tint, from cheap tint sold on Amazon, to film from Filmvantage, SnapTint, and Suntek (with 3M on its way) With all those variations, I was able to verify my results. My window tint did not block 99% of UV radiation. Nor did any of the other tint samples I obtained so far. Lastly, I played with a very simple test - shine my UV flashlight onto my fiancé's pair of transition lens to see if the lens darken. I left the UV light on for 30 seconds, and the performance between the window tint and the UV glasses is pretty apparent. Note that this is not definitive, as there is a chance that the transition lens reacts to wavelength above 400nm, but it help align with my UV meter's findings. So now I'm very confused. Is there a specific way that "UV blocking" is measured by a standard committee which I'm unaware of? I noticed that the most common equipment used in demo videos on YouTube are from EDTM, with a meter that display a percentage value. I'm curious as to how that value is calculated. Their solar spectrum meter SS2450 detects UV at 350-380nm, while the UV Sentry UV1265 has a sensor that peaks at 380nm. Both seems to be very focused on UVA1 and doesn't seem to cover UVA2 and UVB. I wonder if that makes a difference with what I'm using. The closest I have is the VEML6075 which peaks at 365nm. I have more window tint sample on order, and will be doing more testing in the coming weeks, and I will be sharing my results on my blog here. (https://lanzerdiy.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/uv-test-on-window-tint/) So far, these are the results from my testing: UV sensor none UV glasses Alpine 50% VLT Tint Alpine 70% VLT Tint Snaptint UV BLock 80 Suntek 50 Snaptint HP 50 ATMOMO 81 345-385nm 1267 17 285 373 240 505 213 860 295-335nm 133 2 36 37 17 57 27 88 0.00% 98.66% 77.51% 70.56% 81.06% 60.14% 83.19% 32.12% 0.00% 98.50% 72.93% 72.18% 87.22% 57.14% 79.70% 33.83% Upon further research, I found a 2008 report from WAAC(Western Association for Art Conservation) who tested a bunch of window tint and compared their UV rejection rate to the manufacturer's rate. They also found that some brands do not match their advertised rate. There's also an update with better details about proper testing methodologies. If there are any members in the Bay Area, CA who has Suntek, 3M, Llumar, or other quality tint installed, I'd like to drop by and test your window tint.
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