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  1. 8 points
    Bham

    The Chat Thread

    Still not finished by any means, but a few pics to show off the room I have now.
  2. 6 points
    TNTLady

    The Chat Thread

    I got your your crusty and Ill raise you one body by Fisher Chevy Classic!!😂😂 @Bham
  3. 4 points
    Bham

    The Chat Thread

    My wife’s - “ I’m not gonna stay long “ are as bad as her - “ I’ll be there in a few minutes ” :wherethehellareyou
  4. 4 points
    jh812

    The Chat Thread

  5. 4 points
    highplains

    Contamination issue

    Just to show what I'm talking about, this is a '16 Sierra with just under 40k miles on it. It's been detailed and is considered "front line ready" for a dealership. At first glance it looks "clean" (I see a greasy, silicone armour all coated nightmare but that's a conversation for another day) This is what the seals/channels look like... After a quick wipe with a damp microfiber. This makes a world of difference in keeping your install clean. When I first got started I was trained to flush the sides and pass a hard card/bondo card/tri-edge down the seals while flushing and call it good. I fought contamination on the sides for months until I started wiping the seals as my first step when pulling a vehicle in. Hopefully you or someone else will find this helpful.
  6. 4 points
    KonSiva

    What did you tint today?

    Been a fun week so far.
  7. 4 points
    was thinking the same thing these situations are posted here all the time and even with both sides of the story, we still don't know who is to blame and no one here can make that call. i see a bunch of scenarios here 1) car was scratched when it went in 2) shop scratched car on accident and knows about it and is denying it 3) car got scratched at shop and no one even realized it 4) customer got a scratch after leaving 5) someone walked by car while it sat in shops parking lot and scratched it on accident 6) customer stops for gas on the way to shop and it gets scratched 7) probably others you can come up with..... i've accidentally damaged cars in my shop before(after almost 30 years, you're gonna have a couple) and i've paid to get them fixed. but i've also been blamed for damage i didn't do and i will NEVER bend to paying for that. i, for one, am not a believer that the customer is always right because too many people take advantage of a situation.
  8. 3 points
    TomTint

    Rent or lease garage

    I don't know your financial situation or your geographic location, but ..if you are mobile now and covering your expenses..and are able to save a bit of money..keep saving until you have enough for a down payment to buy your own space. Renting or leasing is only good for the land owner. You pay their nut..and they ride the wave as the property escalates in value.. then they raise your rent... IMO..wait till you can swing a purchase and thank me in a few years.
  9. 3 points
    jh812

    Rent or lease garage

    There's way to many variables with that for us to say. However my rule of thumb is you should be able to cover rent in a decent day or two gross. So if on the regular you can do 800 a day then right around there. Also if you're not tracking your daily gross you need to be this will tell you exactly how much you can afford. Make sure you can cover it in your worse months and you'll be fine.
  10. 3 points
    Locked until/unless Bossman decides otherwise....
  11. 3 points
    Yes just pull the from the top toward the middle of the car. It’s held in by clips and a bungee cord so don’t pull to far. Once out take the cord off of the panel. There’s also another plastic retainer that’s made to keep the panel in place once the airbags deploy. That you need a 90 degree pick. It has four retaining clips two on top and two on the bottom. Just pull and pick the clips up to get it out of the sheet metal. Once out grab the panel and pull towards the front of the car. This will make the install a breeze. I usually tape all the modules to prevent slip from getting in as there a lot of slip with a glass this big. Use microfiber rope at the bottom of the glass to soak up excess moisture.
  12. 3 points
    Blackwolftinting

    What did you tint today?

    These: And a Honda Pilot I couldn’t photograph because it was raining too hard.
  13. 3 points
    Sounds fishy the guy would take all those pics before the job, so he knew he’d have some ammo for after the job was finished. I don’t buy it at all. In the end, he got a free tint job and will never get the scratch fixed. If he posted pics we could all tell if the scratch was from the installer. I feel like this isn’t his first rodeo. Probably eats all of his dinner, then complains that it was no good to get it comp’d.
  14. 2 points
    jh812

    Rent or lease garage

    Before doing so I encourage you to read the total money makeover and entreleadership by Dave Ramsey. What is not assumed is the risk that goes along with the mortgage and running a business with debt. What happens when you fall off of a ladder and have to lay out of work for 6 months? I'm not saying rent you're entire career that would definitely be dumb. All I'm saying is people rush into a mortgage way to soon because of numerous reasons and wind up bankrupt. There's absolutely nothing wrong with renting for a few years so that you can save up and pay cash for a place
  15. 2 points
    PRatx

    PPF - is this normal?

    few things that can be try.... leave it in the sun, light pass with heat gun , boiling water, light polish if none of this works than replace. it may be the top coat hazed from when the film is rolled or if has been "bend" - handle improperly when the hood was installed
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    IPATinting

    The Chat Thread

    How do you like using a miter saw to cut tint? 😂
  18. 2 points
    Roach

    The Chat Thread

    'morning..... I locked that topic....
  19. 2 points
    CaliTINT

    Best Squeegee To Clean

    I assume you mean your cleaning right before you do an install right? When I first started I was trained to use the Unger. I ditched it simply because it has metal and potential for scratches car parts. I also use the yellow turbo for the sides of large windows and for small windows. I have tested out a few others and have chosen the Yellow Go Doctor as my g to cleaning squeegee.
  20. 2 points
    No knife hitting the paint for any reason here, I'd like to see a better pic of the damage as it doesn't even look bad from what I think I'm seeing Were child seats involved Did you move your girlfriend/boyfriend recently Nobody has the time or wants to look like it's a repeat problem and take the time to document every tiny thing they find with pictures, unless they've overbooked you to check in Cameron's dads Ferrari. I've been accused of some stupid in my day so I'm on the defensive here for ma fellow tinter.
  21. 2 points
    jh812

    The Chat Thread

    For any of you with Instagram
  22. 2 points
    Bham

    The Chat Thread

    Got my metal sign for above the awning but gotta wait till the building is finished being painted.
  23. 2 points
    KonSiva

    The Chat Thread

    I bought some at walmart for like 20 bucks and they are amazing. I use them to work out and they don't slip out or move too much. I forgot what they are called... I'll have to find the box..
  24. 2 points
    jh812

    The Chat Thread

    Well went and paid for our wedding album for our 13th anniversary. Had to turn off all my location sharing hopefully the wife doesn't get to suspicious.
  25. 2 points
    ErieTint

    What did you tint today?

    Couple days late sharing this but better late than never right? Shoutout to @OverLord for the help. Always nice to learn from someone with a real knowledge of the trade.
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