TinterforLife

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  1. TinterforLife

    How do you guys do it?

    Market windshield tinting when it's only legal in Hawaii, North Dakota, And Ohio? Do you tell the customer? Or do you just upsell them figuring know one is ever going to say anything? The whole idea seems absolutely crazy to install something illegal and not say anything, but it happens around me often.
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    2017 civic hatchback

    I shrunk the top half letting the bottom overhang the spoiler. Then flipped over it over so the bottom was on the top and shrunk again. Slapped it in. No big deal really.
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    SolarFX Review

    A couple more. BTW the customer was ecstatic. It came out flawless. There were all kinds of eyeballs and back pocket magnifying glasses on it.
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    SolarFX Review

    So I decided to give the SolarFX FXtreme2 Nano-Ceramic a whirl and see what I thought... So here goes for the good...Feels good, has low static on liner peel, and the clarity is good. Installs just fine not any better or worse then anything else I have ever used. I can't comment on the scratch resistance as I usually don't scratch on any of my installs...once in a blue moon I'll scratch my normal brand up with a bad tool when I wasn't paying attention. Drying & stick were on par...I didn't notice any extra grab or any less grab then what I'm used too...I do all my installs with slime and the same measured ratio. It tolerates heat really well without pinching. The color on the car looks okay mostly to the green side. No pronounced haze at low angle sun which is two thumbs up. So for the not so good...The color out of the box. I just don't like it. Kind of an dull olive green with a hint of brown mixed in....at least to me. Color is subjective a little bit as everyone kind of sees color differently..just my opinion. It shrinks super super slow. It tolerates the heat if you get real aggressive but still is just slow to shrink. Really those are about the only not so goods....so overall I think it's a solid film with a couple of drawbacks for me. The service from the crew their is top notch. Very helpful, knowledgeable, courteous, and they follow up. Definite gold star. I had an issue today with quality control on the film. Spec of who knows what made it's way into the manufacture..not a huge deal but got to redo a vette rear window because of it. That didn't set off my happy meter, but stuff happens and I have seen it with other brands too. I've hung a bunch of this stuff already and this was the first hiccup. I am sure this is more the exception then the rule so don't anyone panic over it. Posting up some pics so you get a visual of both the spec and the finished product. So overall I'm still kind of undecided. I figure I will keep trying it out for little while longer, and give it a fair shot.
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    Thoughts about computer cut!

    Not real happy with computer cut myself. Eats and wastes film like crazy. It will double my film costs if I keep using it solely. I will most likely use it for back windows and the rear door wings and that's it. A lot of money to waste for not dragging out a light and a marker. Every day the lazy in me crosses my fingers and hope it cuts the film out right....doesn't miss track, doesn't cut all the way through the film and liner, doesn't not cut through the film and leave you endlessly picking at the weeding table.....and then if the finger crossing worked.....have to retrim the top edge cause it's crap most of the time. The business side of me says to start hanging clothes on it like the treadmill or elliptical and be done with it or pay a huge price in the wallet. The idea is great..the function...not so much.
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    ComputerCut is the biggest Joke in the tint industry !!!

    The amount of film wasted with a plotter is extreme to say the least. A 20" roll on a plotter is not a 20" roll...it's an 18" roll. So you wind up cutting doors off a 40". Example...Chevy trucks the work with a 20" Roll and tuck if positioned right for a hand cut. So two 20" x 34" = 40" x 34" Plotter has to cut them off a 40" roll like an F150..longways....so the plotter uses a 40"x 42" Doesn't seem like much eh? Now do it for a Frontier, a Titan, a Ridgeline and bucket loads of the other makes and models taller then 18" that's when it starts getting extreme. Patterns work.... kind of..most of the time...
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    1957 bel air hardtop

    The right way to do it is with the back glass out. This way you don't see the edge of the film from the outside. Its a bear in ceramic...not so bad in anything else.