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  1. Ryker

    Work light

    Just got this light and can't wait to use it. Used a similar, more expensive light Tuesday.
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    Tint light

    Whole thread about this.
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    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

    Seals around the windows pull out to give lots of tucking room. I pulled the rear decks on these. Can't remember just how they came out though. Been way too long.
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    Heat shrinking

    Sorry, was just saying that I think technique makes more difference than darkness of a particular film. Very minute difference in the 70 to 5. I would think at least.
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    Heat shrinking

    I have not encountered a film that I find "hard" to shrink other than some junk that Dragon was selling before they got into any "real" film. Any normal name brand film has just laid down for me. Even some ceramic years ago when I first met Stan at Solar Control in STL. Richard pulled out this "house" ceramic that a guy said would NOT shrink. It was a little slower than Global QDP or HP but it still shrank right down for me..... So, with the right techniques I don't think most films will make a difference. A 1/2 mil difference I could see being different, microns I don't think the average person would ever notice. Some of us that are very precise and pay attention to everything might see it though....
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    Mercedes coupe with double glass

    Sounds like a laminated window. In general you don't heat a laminated glass. Evenly heating can go way farther than a spot heating though. Just don't get a spot too hot like any piece of glass.
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    Heat shrinking

    I believe that film is the same thickness no matter darkness. In that it shouldn't matter or make a difference in shrinking. Some film the 5% is thicker and that woild make a difference.
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    Tint Dipping?

    Car windshields can and will fade! Paint fades, everything will fade in the sun. Good window film will last longer than most cars today. As for eyeglasses, Smartie can probably answer much better but I bet what they use wouldn't stand up to the weathering and abusethat auto windows endure. I know the transition tinting won't stand up to prolonged sun exposure.
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    Phoenix AZ?

    Anyone active here in Phoenix? I am heading that way Friday and have some time before my event Friday and would love to meet another tintdude member.
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    1984 Ford F250 Windows

    Not the best but not the worst either. For the money I would think they could get better edges or use somethinglike puffy paint to glaze in the edges and make it look good.
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    Best way to remove film?

    Had a thin dyed, purpled, bubbled up back window today. I would bet it was ray guard. Was a 96 grand marquis with no door glass that rolled down. Started steaming and it was still coming off in small pieces. I ended up just scraping the rear. Door glasses came off nicely with the steamer though.
  12. Unless they are preshrunk also then you will likely need to shrink but it depends on window as asked above.
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    Best way to remove film?

    https://www.amazon.com/McCulloch-MC1275-Heavy-Duty-Cleaner-Accessories/dp/B0000DF0RB Only drawback I find on this is if you're doing a lot of cleaning or film removal you can run out. I think it's 45 minutes worth of steam. It's good for a full normal car removal though.
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    Best way to remove film?

    I am loving my mcculloch steamer. I wouldn't think about bagging a window again.... Learning to use it was the trick though.
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    Removing top layer of tint

    Probably not two layers just 1 multilayer film. Could be factory glass plus film though
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    Pic of the Week #608 Winner

    Wooo hooo
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    No blades on glass

    0000 steel wool on defroster windows and blue scotch bright for all others. Only scratched my own window on the outside 1 time. Was dirty and I scrubbed it. The dirt was what scratched the glass, I'm quite certain. Sprayway for all my cleaning.
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    Pic of the Week #608 Submissions

    It was very clean. Was scared of it as the old seldom turn out good but this one did.
  19. I honestly don't care about marketing material from a manny. I don't really care to market anyone but myself. It is sad though if they are that far behind on their info. I use Global but don't usually need any actual specs for films. Know how to sell and the basic info for your films and you can sell it just the same.
  20. I wouldn't accept that on any year vehicle. That is just negligence on the part of the tint shop! New windows it has to be too!
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    Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    Unless they have fairly recently changed the orange crush the blades can be trimmed. I actually modified a "card sharpener" by removing one side rail so I could do just that.