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  1. This is for the current 2018 S5 & A5. Door panel removal is same as most Audi two t25 bolts behind door handle trim and one below the window switch. This car is not easy. Quarter windows are recessed pita. cover the electronics in the quarter panel they do get wet. Door panel removal for felt. Definitely charge for this one.
  2. It's a new tool so I had to get it. How you going to know if you like it if you don't try it. My preferred tool would be the side swiper. This fits right between that and the Titian. I would probably use this more for cleaning although it will work for the lower part of the back glass. I would recommend it for your toolbox you might need it someday. "Better to have and not need them to need and not have" on a side note I've only used it on two back windows.
  3. I'm sorry for the bad tint job you got but that's kind of expected at that price. First picture is the front window is dirt from his right index finger when he was holding the pattern. Second picture is what they call a micro gap except it ain't so micro. Back window bottom edge tells me he's a wet shrinker and didn't get a complete shrink. Hence the tiny fingers. As for the side of the back window he didn't wipe with a towel after he squeegee. This is what you guys don't realize that at $300 for that tint job the tinter wasn't allowed to take the extra steps needed to produce a clean job. When you're working with those margins it's all about production. The faster you crank them out the more money you make. That's when cutting corners makes more money. Unfortunately a lot of customers think that this is normal and will give a good review because they don't know any better. I hope your tinter will step up and make it right.
  4. I've been to the big box stores and they don't have any file like mines. I found some other 10" files that work. Frameless windows you can use a large file no problem it's when you start doing small front windows that size matters. That file I have is the perfect size and most of the time can get to the corners without taking my smaller one out. It's like when you find that perfect tool that gives the intended results you tend to stick to it.
  5. Cmon guys do you really think I didn't google it before I came her asking four your help. I checked google,eBay Amazon and I even reached out to Nicholson without any luck. Home Depot has some files that'll work but the one I had was the best.
  6. No gap period. Here's my take on it if you want to charge a good price for your jobs then there should not be any gaps anywhere.
  7. Thanks bro did you find the file I had in that google search?
  8. What's that? Do you have a website?
  9. Hi I got a set of Nicholson files off of eBay and I'm down to my last one and can't find where to purchase more. If you guys have an alternative to these files that be great too.
  10. I haven't done the tt but did the TTS 😜It's cake except for the felt.
  11. Three T25 bolts one beneath door panel one below door handle. There's no need to remove anything for the first two bolts. The last is the carbon fiber trim piece with the seat memory buttons. Use a plastic tool pop starting from the forward most point because it has a hook towards the rear. This car also needs felt. I seriously don't know what's going on with the Audi engineers when they made these nice cars without felt. Most of the lower end cars have it.
  12. Two t25 bolts behind the plastic trim around the door handle. One t25 bolt behind the speaker grille. 3 bolts total and the door panel pops off. This car needs felt. Other then that this car is cake. Don't let the sticker price scare you. Rear window is small and easy. Now for the spyder model the rear window can pop up higher then normal when the top is down. It's called cleaning mode. You can find the info in the owner manual. I forgot but once the top is down hold the window button for a few seconds longer to get it to pop up.
  13. The new 2017 A4 have this problem. I did one and tested to see if it get wet and even with min slip it still dripped. When u close the trunk the water runs down the plastic. When you open watch it drip down.
  14. I believe what you're describing iscalled dry spots. It will disappear when it fully cures. You can also help it along if it's really bad by warming the window at the spot and going over it with a paper towel wrapped hard card just like you would for a dust contamination. As for slip solution don't use Johnson baby shampoo. Yes it work but is one of the worst products to use. First problem if you don't clean your bottles all the time it can leave lanolin and it'll shoot out at the worst time. Second that stuff cause cancer. There's an article about it. I personally use Joy ultra. Now as for adhesive removal use the orange cleaner from dollar tree. It is by far the best product for removal. http://bestgirl.me/johnson-johnson-finally-admits-their-baby-products-contain-cancer-causing-chemicals-2/
  15. It's pretty much the same as the other years. Frameless Windows pop up when closed. Doors need felt. Other then felt it's cake.