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  1. smookee408@yahoo.com

    What tint job do you have on your personal car?

    Global Ceramic 50 on all windows
  2. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Expected pay per vehicle tinting at a dealership?

    I agree dont know why his here. I'm in the same boat as you are. I'm really trying to become a tech, and considering just doing the tint as a business on the side for now so how did you market, do you use a plotter? Good to hear you're doing good I’ve been tinting for over 14 years and I have a large clientele base. That’s where most of my work comes from the other 1/3 is from Yelp. I’ve been hand cutting most of those years and funny got a plotter two years ago. I really don’t know why I didn’t get one sooner. As for being a tech it’s great I like the work but it’s looking like I’m going to retire from it once I’m a journeyman. Last year I made more money from my side tinting business then as a tech. Considering that I was only tinting weekends. Factor in how much money I spend on tools and it looks like I have to open my open tint shop. We’re all here a short time so I have to make as much money in the shortest possible time. Let me know if there’s any other questions.
  3. smookee408@yahoo.com

    2018 GTi quarter

    I remember using the tip of the reach and was able to squeegee all of it out.
  4. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Opinion on these scratches after getting window tinted

    The tinter is just inexperience in cutting. Over time you learn to snap the blade more and cut at lower angles. Most of all the amount of pressure it takes to make the cut. Later on in my career I started to use a button and markers but mostly I’ll scored the film. Especially on the backglass and quarters. Then I’ll tear the film away or finish it on the peeler. Now that I’m using a plotter I’m even more scared to cut on the glass. It’s because if you’re not cutting it on glass you’ll lose the feel for it. When I have to cut on glass it’s always a new blade and with enough pressure to just score the film. Man I really hate it when I don’t have a pattern in my database.
  5. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Opinion on these scratches after getting window tinted

    Definitely the Tinter’s fault. If he’s a stand up guy he’ll replace the glass. It happens even to the best of us. I’ll admit it and I’ve replaced a customer glass because I’ve scratched it. Good thing I have a plotter now and that’ll never happen again.
  6. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Inspection routine/Damage waiver

    I do a walk around on all vehicles I tint. I’ll point out everything that I think they don’t know about. It does suck that sometimes they feel embarrassed by it but better then they saying I caused it.
  7. smookee408@yahoo.com

    No more black turbo or black unger channel

    So are you using the blue Max exclusively to squeegee?
  8. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Film Question.

    I have a theory on why this happens and I think it’s those windows that have the anti-fog treatment. It reduces the bond of the adhesive and once the tint is peeled the treatment is also gone. What do you guys think? 🤔
  9. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Ceramic films

    Global sells 50’ x60” and I’ll Have it cut 22” and 38”.
  10. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Any tricks on reverse rolling windshields ???

    Here’s how I do a reverse roll on a back glass. Once you’re done shrinking clean the back glass with the pattern on it. Now spray the pattern. This will kill the static. Peel on side and make sure the liner doesn’t fall back on the pattern. This is why cleaning is super important prior to peeling because it can happen. Spray the pattern and repeat on the other side. Now just roll it up and it doesn’t need to be too tight of a roll. Once inside pull your pattern down like 12” then flip the liner over and begin sliding your pattern in place. Unroll it over the backglass. Once you’re near the end peel the liner off completely. This works the same for the front windshield.
  11. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Tesla Model 3 Window Trim Scratches

    Good luck bro! I would also like another try at this car again. First time I laid the film front to back and used a combo of the ryk method and normal shrinking to the sides after I trimmed it. I got a feeling that just laying my 60” roll with an anchor straight down the middle and leaving all the excess to pull shrink. It’s a hunch that this method might work better.
  12. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Back window on the new Honda hatchback.

    I got one a couple of months ago. The first one I got was the last one in the Bay Area and it broke during transport before it got to me. Just my luck that one was OEM. My glass guy was able to secure another one for me that was aftermarket but It took a couple of weeks coming from the east coast. It’s Chinese glass but worked as a shrinking mold. The OEM glass list for $800 dealer employee pricing is like $500.
  13. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Back window on the new Honda hatchback.

    Save yourself the hassle and get an aftermarket glass for about $150. Then hand cut it. Shrinking with all the cuts is a pain just shrink the whole thing and then hand cut it.
  14. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Tesla Model 3 Window Trim Scratches

    The sunroof i had to tuck all the way around. Save some money and get a model 3 but we gonna tax you for it!
  15. smookee408@yahoo.com

    Tesla Model 3 Window Trim Scratches

    I just did one today with Global ceramic in one piece. I laid it sideways and it took awhile to shrink. My hats off to the guys that can do it in CR. Also did the sunroof and was about to crap my pants when the main screen started wigging out. Lucky it stopped after awhile.