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  1. 4 points
    @no ma'am I am just curious and gotta ask....do you ever lose any driver bits? LOL!!
  2. 3 points
  3. 3 points
    That's funny,, because anytime anyone asks me to tint a car...I start convulsing too..
  4. 3 points
    @pbalentine here's another to add to the collection. IDK on long term yet but man this thing gets the water out better than anything I've ever tried. https://www.gasketprotools.com/blank-1/sledge-hammer-angle-cut-extractor
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    no ma'am

    Too many tools. Min tools to do job

    I clean and stick my first pass with a yellow turbo, I follow with a handy and orange crush. I'm partial to fusion pre cut yellow turbo. As far minimizing my tools ... I'm losing that battle
  7. 3 points
    scgolfer88

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Spend most of my free time on the water tournament fishing, both fresh and saltwater...
  8. 2 points
    CA does not recognize NCC ... Years ago a film manny I worked for attempted to hold up a non-compete on someone they had let go who resided in CA; court said, no can do. More recent was same manny going after another ex employee who had started working for another manny who wanted his expertise. The other manny said he was not employed for his knowledge covered under the non-compete. Ex-manny's burden of proof had to show he was sharing his knowledge. It started to get ugly and eventually was settled. Moral of this example; you need deep enough pockets supporting you in court for some states. When I was let go from a major manny under a non-compete, my employment at the time was under tech support however, I could have gone to work for any manny as a sales person. I could not work as a tech support person for a period of two years. Had sales offers but, turned them down due to physical limitations.
  9. 2 points
    Non-competes are useless and unenforceable and also bs. I worked for a very large high end construction firm in top administration and they wanted me to sign one, my Lawyer said it was a joke and couldn't be enforced and if i couldn't get work because of it i could possibly sue them to continue to pay me for the remainder of the agreement. Also, you're a tint shop, what trade secrets are there that you can't find on youtube or facebook? Waste of time and money. They also don't keep the employee from working for your tint shop competition a block away as a janitor or front desk person or whatever else they'll say they're working there as to keep them putting tint on windows. They happily signed it knowing it won't do anything. Anyone considering a non-compete may want to check state laws, especially CA.
  10. 2 points
    Working on another custom print. This one is going to be really cool. 😎
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  12. 2 points
    highplains

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    alright Rick
  13. 2 points
    pbalentine

    Green turbo

    im done using turbos. Just trashed the remaing black ones. I’ll let the green one sit in a box with the other useless tools I collect.
  14. 2 points
    take the whole set bring back the WHOLE set or buy me a new one!
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Make friends with one man operators, pay them well for help on an as needed basis. It will help, even if it’s just a couple days
  17. 2 points
    Age old problem that won't ever have a solution. As you know, window tinting is a trade, problem is that it is a trade that requires no significant license or oversight to get into. And a surplus of suppliers willing to whore out rolls of film to anyone with a credit card. Once anew hire figures out hitch side of the film sticks..they flee and open up their own "shop" ...been that way since before I started in this business ( 1985 ) ..and will be that way until I'm pushing up daisies
  18. 2 points
    Bham

    Removing top layer of tint

    Since you are only worried about the front two windows, find a reputable shop in your area and have them redo the front two doors with a quality film and you won't have any issues with failure from a film that you know nothing about. If you are going to try and have it removed, they are going to charge you for that part, just go ahead and have them strip all the film off, it's not that much different for them to do it either way, so might as well get new film in the process. If you have them re-tinted, they shouldn't charge much to strip the old film off. The price for a strip and re-tint on two doors is not going to be very expensive. Way more logical choice to go ahead and get new film rather than have what is there fail on you in the future.
  19. 2 points
    highplains

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    How about a Bicornaclops?
  20. 2 points
    Jake

    pattern issues

    I used FVD when I first got a plotter. The patterns were very hit and miss. I have used DAP for the past year. I can say the patterns are way better. What I chalk it up to is how the patterns are being sourced. FVD patters are submitted from all different shop around the country. So consistency is an issue. DAP patterns are all made in house and tested before they are added to the system. This is for newer patterns for the past few years. Old DAP patterns are not always as good because they had to get back log from existing patterns that were not made by them. But, if you are looking for that perfect micro edge every time from a plotted pattern, it's just not going to happen. DAP is as close as you are going to get with out hand cutting though.
  21. 2 points
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

  22. 2 points
    If you want one who is experienced, does good work, and dependable he already has a job. You have to train them to have them and even then..... Good luck with your search. If you find more than one send him south. LOL!!
  23. 1 point
    Tint Slayer

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    F this weather. -4 degrees (realfeel of -26) foot of snow with the top being an inch of ice. Must be getting old, my ankles don't like this cold.
  24. 1 point
    True. I think I would try and use them too though. If the person signing it doesn't know they aren't enforceable, they might abide by it. Worth a shot.
  25. 1 point
    TintDude

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    That's cool. We had a good day here, kid got to spend her Christmas money at the dollar store, so she was in a good mood. Watched a 'forged in fire' earlier. "It will cut"
  26. 1 point
    pbalentine

    Green turbo

    Its the regular green turbo. I only use the orange to clean too. If the pink clean outlasts the orange crush or is close to it, i may start using it on rollups instead.
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    Tint Slayer

    Green turbo

    Was it the Fusion green turbo or the old style green turbo? The Fusion seem a little more consistent and keep the edge. I've used the orange crush but kept getting a skipping type of thing on the film, even with the newest version, so i've used it for cleaning. I cut a Orange crush down to about 2" and modified one of those extended blade handles to put the orange crush in it, it worked great until i lost it
  29. 1 point
    I agree with Jeff, also try wearing a hat and de lint yourself with a lint roller before you start the larger panels. Flush out all the seems and panel edges very well as that's the real issue most of the time.
  30. 1 point
    pbalentine

    Green turbo

    I guess thats why the yellow is the most popular. I want to get the pink clean in the hamd holder again. I tossed it and tried to break it months back, but recently tried it again and like it. Going to use that for 1/4s and ones that are real small Im not squeegeeing; just wipe and flush.
  31. 1 point
    Tint Slayer

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Body by pizza, soda and chocolate
  32. 1 point
    pbalentine

    Too many tools. Min tools to do job

    One of the most used ones! Sorry, I lost your torx bit set...oh yeah, a 7 series beemer is next....you might wanna pull the panels on this one.
  33. 1 point
    I guess I'm not the one to ask I have been through 3 Tinters in the three and a half years since my wife quit I guess being on time and being at work every day is too much to ask.
  34. 1 point
    EXACTLY!!!! Don't overthink it. The reality is that most of the debris comes from within the crevices of the car as opposed to being airborn. You could install in a paint booth and still fight debris. It has more to do with proper prep and cleaning than anything else.
  35. 1 point
    I need at least 5 or 6 but a yellow turbo , and a cut down yellow lidco would get me by.
  36. 1 point
    Bham

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Morning ever E body Next time you go to a car lot, mess with the salesman by asking about the size of the trunk and if it has an internal release lever. Then get in the trunk and close it, then ask them if they can hear this,,, then start screaming.
  37. 1 point
    Midtown Houston

    Aluminum Glass Stand

    We was going to do that....but found a more cost saving solution....when the wheel are lock in place...it does not move and is solid.
  38. 1 point
    Roach

    Off Topic Chat Thread

    See, they get you used to that early on. I love fun dip.
  39. 1 point
    We have recently exploded in the industry again and are expanding to a 3500 sqft facility. We are looking for and will interview qualified window tinters, PPF installers, wrap installers and Sales managers. NO DRUGS, NO DRAMA, NO PROBLEMS NEEDED. We work, Tuesday thru Saturday. 8/9-6pm or when the work is done. Salary or hourly available pay is based on your experience and ability to do the job you are applying for. email @ineedtintnow@gmail.com. You can see our store at socaltintchino.com. Att: to Brian or Marcy
  40. 1 point
    If you find more then two, send the 3rd north.
  41. 1 point
    PrimoShadez415

    Tips n trix

    I’m new on here just throwing my issue of the day out theee
  42. 1 point
    CaliTINT

    Florida does it again!

    Wow. I make it a point never to place anything (tools, boxes, etc.) on the paint except towels. I see guys place their spray bottles on top of cars paint all the time and it makes me cringe.
  43. 1 point
    TINT

    Aprons

    Hey All. I wanna give a shout out to Alan Hansen 910-512-0151 @shadysherlock he makes all my tint aprons. He makes them off boat canvas and can make them in any way. Hit him up, im making a new batch for the new year. probably in blue and black again. iv'e had mine forever! some old members know who im talking about so quality is not an issue!
  44. 1 point
    Tint Eastwood

    Aprons

    Top notch aprons, still have mine.
  45. 1 point
    jh812

    Favorite rolling work chair?

    Buddy of mine changes out the wheels to roller blade wheels. Makes that thing glide.
  46. 1 point
    TNTLady

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Another hobby of mine....
  47. 1 point
    TNTLady

    What other hobbies do you have?

    Rocks....I paint rocks
  48. 1 point
    smartie2shoes

    Hand cutting tips!

    It's all in the angle of the dangle. Always position the knife/blade with the cutting edge slightly angled off or away from any rubber (or molding), not towards. Rely more on the body of the knife to stabilize when cutting however, the key to keeping the blade's cutting edge from digging in is to pitch (or lean) it away while resting against rubber. See the pics below: Pitch toward will cut rubber. Pitch slightly away does not.
  49. 1 point
    How about this? This is my mobile set up in a Freightliner 20´step van. 42" plotter fits no problem...48" and above would be pushing it. The last picture is one of my setup in my Ram Promaster van. Same brand plotter. Both of these are the Vinyl Express Q42 which are sold by SignWarehouse.com and are generic rebadged Graphtec FC8600. Same manuals and bladeholders. I have a contact I bought four machines from and she gives good discounts to referrals. A couple of folks off this site have bought from her. PM me if you need her info. Only issue I have run into with being mobile and using plotters is you need to make sure your machine....any plotter.....is level. If you have to park on a hill or slope..it sometimes causes it not to cut correctly. Tint happens occasionally but PPF seems much more prone to issue if not level.
  50. 1 point
    Jake

    2016 Ford Focus and RS model

    Do you happen to recall how to remove the rear view mirror?
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