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  1. 11 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.
  2. 10 points

    Got bored at work today.

    thought I'd make myself a new shop shirt...
  3. 9 points

    Last one to post #836

    Daddy daughter dance with this beauty.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 8 points


    My neck from Naple's pics...
  7. 8 points

    What did you tint today?

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

    What did you tint today?

    Did this today....
  9. 7 points
    Another Targa down this week! 35% ceramic all the way.
  10. 7 points

    Pricing for headaches

    We keep the same price for 99% of vehicles because I don't want to be seen as we gouging for certain vehicles. Some customers will call and don't want to say the car because they think as soon as they say BMW/etc the price is going higher. The only vehicles we charge more on are requiring atleast 30 minutes more work. A few of them are the C4/5/6 Corvettes, 15+ VW GTI, Toyota Prius, BMW i3, Acura Integra Hatchbacks, 16+ Honda Civic Hatchbacks, along with anything requiring a door panel removal. We also will charge more for any vehicle that is made in the 80's or older. I look at it as yeah we lose a little time on this one, but we also gain it on others. I will charge full pop for small vehicles like the Mazda Miata or Mini Cooper plus we have one set price for Trucks/SUV so even if it is a single cab, they pay the same as a quad cab.
  11. 7 points

    To be 3M certified or not

    I think you are getting way ahead of yourself...learn how to tint first getting atleast a few years under your belt. Taking a training class is only going to show you the basics on very easy vehicles, you will still be a complete novice not knowing what to do on a lot of vehicles. Being able to advertise your "Certified" isn't going to mean anything if you're producing trash work. There are tons of shops that throw the "Certified" word around and they have had zero formal training...it is just a empty gimmick. I can name atleast 5 tinters/shops in GA that claim to be certified with 10/20 years experience when their work shows maybe 6 months experience. Hell next week we are having to tint a C6 Corvette rear window because Tint World can't get it done after 3 attempts. Basically if your skills can't back up that certification, then it is 100% worthless. As for 3M, you will need to check with the distributor offering the training as they might require you to be a dealer...I am honestly not sure. If they do require it, I highly doubt 3M would sign you on as a dealer without an already established shop. It is also going to be the worst film to train on since it is more difficult and more expensive. There are plenty of dealers that have been tinting for years that still can't install 3M's higher performing films. Also when trying different films, different techniques/tools are needed. So if you get "Certified" on one, you might have to completely switch it up on another brand.
  12. 7 points

    Windex only for wetting and application

    No the ammonia doesn't bother the adhesive side only scratch coat side. I actually add a little more into it along with some super glue to help it stick better.
  13. 7 points
    1966 Ford Falcon CTX35
  14. 7 points

    Last one to post #855

    Got my sign up above the door.
  15. 7 points

    Last one to post #854

    Almost done with the waiting area.
  16. 7 points
    You are walking into a trap my friend...That day will be the longest day of your life...
  17. 7 points

    Pic of the Week #570 Submissions

    My son Noah out flying his first time.
  18. 7 points
    no ma'am

    Eliminating unnecessary steps

    I do all of the above and wouldn't take them out of the process.
  19. 6 points
    This was the first time in about 15 years that I’ve done a chrome cut out. My friend loves No Face, a character from some Japanese anime show. She had it tinted by another shop, and they left dirt EVERYWHERE and about a 3/4” light gap on the top. Retinted it with Suntek StdPro 5% and SDS-20 as the cut out. She was really happy with the final outcome. I thought it was cool.
  20. 6 points
    Mr paladin

    average amount of cars.

    I could tint more cars if people didn't come in or call but then again I guess if people didn't come in or call I would have no cars to tint.
  21. 6 points

    Pic of the Week #576 Submissions

    First customer in the new shop with "give me the cheapest ya got" self employment is so fun.
  22. 6 points

    What did you tint today?

    R&R on this saleen 4.6 with a procharger
  23. 6 points
    35% Ceramic on this PITA 1986 Porsche Targa
  24. 6 points

    Last one to post #850

    Well boys it's official.
  25. 6 points
    flat rock stan

    Tinting around the world

    I haven't been here on tintdude for way too long. Thought when I changed my business up last year I would have more time. ...Nope...busier than ever before with lower overhead! I'm really excited to be working the Automechanika car show in Dubai the first week of next month. Will be doing demos for Global window film during the day and sightseeing after work! Have two days off also so going to have fun. Have decided to go skydiving over the Palms, ride a camel and prolly eat some, visit the Dubai aquarium, watch the world famous fountain show during dinner and of course go up the tallest building in the world and take pictures from the observation deck on the 114th floor!!! I'm amazed all the places around the world gluing plastic to glass has taken me♡♡♡ If anyone on tintdude is in the area let me know and we can hang! Promise to keep you guys posted with pictures. Cheers all #globalwindowfilm, hanging the best!
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