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  1. 12 points

    Huge Shoutout and Thanks

    Just wanted to say thanks @OverLord for his huge HUGE help on a 1995 C4 Corvette back hatch yesterday. Burned up a couple pieces of (ceramic) film on my own and became super frustrated. Car has been sitting in my shop for a week while I mentally cooled down and debated how much more film I wanted to trash. David was nice enough to stop by the shop and lend me a hand. When I say lend I mean he drove well over an hour each way to school me on how to tint a 'Vette. I've not been doing this as long as a lot of you but days like yesterday give me hope. This truly is an industry of sharing knowledge and helping your fellow tinter. Hopefully I can put in as many successful years as some of the guys here. Appreciate the help man, more than you can imagine. Tell Ann thanks too for being patient with us. My fiancé gets antsy when its "guy time" because she knows the clock almost seems to stop. Next time we will have to catch up for something less work related, maybe when @jh812 is back in this neck of the woods.
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    Nobody cares.
  3. 11 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
  4. 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
  5. 8 points
    If you're looking for a veteran in this industry that content anywhere I'm 6 to 12 cars and cut or 18 cars a day plotter cut that can do wraps ppf vinyl anything that has to do with a sticker it's a $5, 000 sign on bonus what's a plane ticket to where I want to go with a stay
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    Hi, welcome to the forum. This website is primarily for professional installers, so you may have better luck posting this somewhere else, thanks.
  8. 7 points

    SFX knockoff

    F**k China and the horse they rode in on. They are a self declared enemy, yet we de-industrialized under the guise of environmentalism and gave it all to them. Every time I see "Made in China" I read, "You lose America".
  9. 7 points
    Tint Eastwood

    Film Question.

    You gonna pay on the next one.
  10. 6 points

    The Chat Thread

    Woohoo Here we go. Landlord said they would work with us the best way they can so we can move. Worst case would be a two month buy out. :thank you Time to start packing up and getting the remodel started. Less than two months and I'll be back in the old location
  11. 6 points
    Send them my way!! They are my specialty!😁
  12. 6 points

    The Chat Thread

    This is my new puppy Klaus. He’s a lot more of a meatball now then he was in these pics.
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    Please visit Instagram @maopodstation for pricing and pictures... You can email me your order at norngllc@gmail.com
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    Pic of the Week #615 Submissions

    Daughter's five months already, time is just flying by
  15. 6 points
    I don't respond to post like this normally, but I am seeing it all to often. I understand your not trying to, but this is a slap in the face to many here. You say your extremely determined to start a business? Just any business, or a tinting business? But your not willing to sacrifice and do what it takes to do it right. This is a major issue in our industry. I'm all for new up and coming people, but it needs to be viewed more seriously. Although I was young when I started, I was married, and took quite a big pay cut to go apprentice in a shop and learn the TRADE. In the beginning of our business we struggled for a good amount of years. We invested 10's of thousands of dollars upfront. Even 18 years later it it can be hard at times. So if you really want to enter the window film industry, put in the time and sacrifice to do it right. It's a trade just like any other. The only difference is it has no regulation for entrance. If you just want any business and tint looks like a easy one to jump into, you will be in for a rude awakening. I know some will not like this post, and say "don't worry people will just come to you for the redo's" but I don't believe that's the case. It is a thorn in the side of the window film industry.(automotive mostly).I'm not trying to be rude. I hope you do start in the tint life ,correctly, and thrive in it.
  16. 6 points

    Merry Christmas

    I hope everyone has a great Christmas and that it may be filled with your favorite things and the people you love!
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    What did you tint today?

    He said "tints".
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    Pic of the Week #603 Submissions

    This was built from a bunch of old watch parts in my spare time... I'm taking offers for it on ebay if anyone is interested. https://www.ebay.com/itm/273574844684
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    Mobile Tinting "Efficiently Tips"

    Try to wear an apron or have a rolling cart near you on the same side of the car.. Don't let tools you need be on opposite side. Install on one side at a time. Walking around adds up.
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    Efficiency will come with experience, keep at and don't sacrifice quality for the sake of speed.
  22. 6 points

    Streaks Behind Brake Light

    Just don't cut it out 😎
  23. 6 points

    Last one to post #912

    Started on this yesterday, it's coming along pretty good, but far from finished...
  24. 6 points
    Dry adhesives (to the touch) are water-activated non-reactivable adhesive systems. Some label it CDA, CD, CDF, DA or in this case, DRY. As opposed to pressure sensitive (sticky) adhesives, dry adhesives need water, the silica in glass to activate and heat to dry out and cure to bond. Pressure sensitive adhesives do not need activating or curing. They require a slip agent to lower tack long enough to 'press' the adhesive to the surface. It is pressure 'sensitive; the greater the pressure the better surface bond it obtains, all the while the slip agent gets removed. These adhesives do not cure, they simply dry out and bond strength reaches maximum. Dry pressure sensitive adhesives or detactified (dry to the touch) have a coating on their surface that needs be flushed away to expose the tacky aspect of the pressure sensitive adhesive below. They, too, do not cure, they simply dry out to maximum bond strength.
  25. 6 points

    Tinting with gloves

    Sometimes I really get into the groove and put on one glove.
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