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    since 2007
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    Window tinting, skateboarding, foxbody mustangs.
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    Phoenix, Arizona
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  1. Sedan vs Crossover pricing

    Its hard to keep up with all the SUVs, whether they are 7 or 9 window. I used to charge one rate for the Crossovers and another for large SUVs. Doing this has cause me to charge the crossover rate many times for somethin like a 9 window Lexus SUV. I thinks this is why many charge just the same for all SUVs. Im definitely gonna charge more for the crossover.
  2. Sedan vs Crossover pricing

    Thats the reason i kept charging more. Also, if all your competetors charge extra and you dont its lost profit. I guess we have to consider our competetors pricing to some extent. In reality the sedan should be more, but fact is nobody charges that way. In years to come im sure it’ll change. I may consider charging slighly more for a 7 window crossover. Id take a 7 window Ford Escape over a 7 window Ford Focus any day.
  3. Sedan vs Crossover pricing

    Getting more money I why I was pricing higher. Its just that there are many more small crossovers today. Pricing the same i think i get more of them. I try to charge the same for each vehicle, but will charge more for if the vehicle is much more difficlult. A good example would be VW Jettas and Passats, which take me much longer than your average sedan. Last Jetta i did, i said i was going to stop tinting them!
  4. Sedan vs Crossover pricing

    Seems many still price them much more. IMO, this is pricing from over 10 years ago when SUVs had 9 windows and required a 22” roll for rollups. Did an 19’ Equinox the other day and pulled a 40” roll slightly larger than the BG. Then used the fall off for both rear rollups.
  5. Sedan vs Crossover pricing

    I decided to price all 4 door sedans and crossover SUVs with 7 - windows the same price. Theres just a lot more SUVs now with 7 windows instead of 9. Just dont see the point in charging more for a crossover when it the same amount of film or less than a sedan and i dont have to crawl in a back seat. What do you guys think??
  6. Tint peel boards! Let’s see yours

    Here is the folding easle I want. I think its more strudy than the tripod ones. Trying to come up with a 2 piece board that folds up or where both pieces can be joined. Looking to go 60” wide minimum.
  7. Fusion all type slip solution?

    Been using the equate and for got some Johnsons to see if it provides more slip. How did you like the orange tint slime compared to fusion?
  8. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    Yeah, I got the 8” too. I trimmed it to about 7 inches and use it install. Got a 6” clear for bgs and 6” orange in the hand tool for rollups. Just about broke that hand holder tool one time, but love it now! Key to it is to back hand it, instead doing the slap motion.
  9. Tint peel boards! Let’s see yours

    Thats nice!! Ive been thinking one up using a folding easle stand, but think the ladder might work better.
  10. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    JH, have you tried pushing to clean with the redline?? Still looking for what glides best for cleaning the bg and windshield.
  11. 19 Lexus ES350 changes

    Its funny how i finally got the old lexus panels down and now they changed them. Secret for the old ones is you got use some force to get the panel back over the frame edge. They never just fall into place!
  12. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    I remember all that. I have re issue of a Vision Psycho Stick on my wall.
  13. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    Cool! Yeah those ratt bones and older wheels were in the high 80s durometer.
  14. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    The blu max is 95 durometer and the redline is 98 durometer. The harder the more easlily a knick could happen. Im a skateboader and the wheels are a similar urethane ranging from about 95-100. The small amount is actually big difference in feel. The 99 and 100s can get flat spots & knicks (uneven skid marks). Softer wheels and it wont happen.
  15. Blue Max vs Orange Crush vs Redline etc

    Not sure which one I have. I’ll wait as long as i can be for trimming it. Been using it for about a month a its still sharp.