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  1. mates

    Devil to retire soon

    If you could package up your clients and send them up to me that would be great thanks Rob
  2. mates

    Am I being too picky?

    The shop could redo it and get another piece of lint in it, you could maybe say look tint it as many times as you need to get it 100% perfect and he can spend a whole week on it, but if thats the expectation then tint jobs will cost 3 grand not 3 greenbacks Some specs are acceptable the only way for a true perfect install is to remove all glass , have a decontamination room then a vacuum chamber again you'd be paying thousands for that job as it would cost a lot of money to set up the shop and labour of all glass removal and cleaning time (as far as im aware this does not exist anywhere in the world for window film application) If you do choose to go back don't feel insulted if the shop owner offers a refund and removes all film, i did it to someone once and know that their new tint job from the other shop was much worse than mine that was near perfect but they would not accept 4-5 specs of dust over 7 windows total My work is good, some of the best in my area but its rarely 100% perfect
  3. i just realised this is an old thread hahaha *facepalm*
  4. Why is Crystalline so expensive? * the material itself costs 4-5 x the cost of CXP * installation, allow 2-3 x your normal install time when using it * average tinters won't use it, if you screw up a window its a costly mistake there's tonnes of films out there but realistically you wont get much more than 55% TSER from any auto film, the darker than legal films which have around 60% also absorb more heat so when not driving at decent speed it will radiate heat onto the passengers. $330 is a fair price from a reputable tint shop for CXP or similar film (without knowing vehicle type that also plays a part in pricing) I use a lot of Ultragard fusion ceramic, i put it on my front 2 doors and it is noticeably cooler than a hybrid metal film i had on there before. are you north west or south west? may be able to recommend a shop
  5. mates

    suntek Johnson rage scratching easy

    it would be the same scratch coat as their other films, johnson are pretty good for not scratching, suntek do scratch easier unless they have changed recently i wouldn't use either base films, they don't last
  6. mates

    spray wd40 on olfa blades

    i recently had a bad pack, scratched glass even with fresh snaps (snapped blade 5 times on 1 window) i bought some general purpose oil / machine oil few drops on the blades then put them back in the pack, haven't scratched any glass since and its not the way i was holding my knife before any smart a$$'s chime in