Tint Eastwood

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    What’s in your pouch?

    Outside of the Plasti Dipped broom handle on the Unger Blue Max, my only modifies tool is the scraper I bent with a heat gun for getting behind blinds and commercial security gates. I know they sell angled ones but I’m too cheap and lazy to get one.
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    What’s in your pouch?

    This is what is usually found in my FG tool bag.
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    The Chat Thread

    Catch up day.
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    The Chat Thread

    Posted up my old Honda for sale, have gotten 86 offers for it in around 24 hours..... Knew I shoulda asked more for it...
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    Raffle!

    Congrats no ma’am
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    Raffle!

    @Bham Snowed most of the morning. Barely anything left now. Just wind and
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    Raffle!

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    Raffle!

    Morning folks
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    The Chat Thread

    Gin for the win.
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    What did you tint today?

    Must have been Pawpaws Sunday truck. Love those old trucks.
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    Getting started with blinds

    Guess I could expand on that Solar shades are great for a lot of reasons. Outside of absorption they out perform most films, are safe for the windows and the most versatile solution since it can be lowered/raised when needed. Because of that I tend to sell a surprising amount of jobs with both shades and film. The main benefit is that the customer doesn’t have to go as dark with their film selection. Typically we will install 35-50% film with a shade that has a 10% openness. Highly effective when the sun is shining but maintaining decent visibility. Cost wise, if the customer is ok with a more basic shade setup I can do it for around the same price as film. Naturally they can get expensive when you start adding cassettes/head rails or motorization, but that is all optional add-ons. Good thing to have in your back pocket for the right situations.
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    Getting started with blinds

    Both, really.
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    Quick Help With Type Of Filme

    Likely will stick out like a shiny thumb. Don’t think you can have your cake and eat it too here. Will have to alter the appearance if going with a permanently applied film. A shade with a nice aluminum cassette mounted at handrail would probably be the best option for both day/night and uniform appearance with surrounding glass.
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    Raffle!

    either way you’re on window time.
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    Getting started with blinds

    Being a HD dealer can cost some serious if you are in a populated area. I would suggest looking around for a local assembler/distributor, you may be surprised by how many are around. These outfits typically use name brand hardware/fabrics and have comparable products to bigger names like HD/Levelor but usually at better pricing and no buy-in. A HD dealership seems like something to work up to personally. The best thing I could say about getting into shades and blinds is KNOW THE PRODUCTS. There are so many options and ways to configure them you really need to know it inside and out. A lot of suppliers will have showrooms with their product lines on display, spend some time in them to see what they carry. Get to know the people you'll be calling on for questions, pick anyone's brain you can on what sells and what doesn't, what holds up and what doesn't. Be prepared to invest in samples, people want to see and touch what they are going to purchase. I sold jobs in the beginning without samples but it takes a lot of time explaining and some faith from your customer. When you have sample shades/blinds it just simplifies the process for everyone involved, now selling jobs is MUCH easier. I think shades are a great add on for FG tinters, the installations are super quick and easy with no real need for specialized equipment. Screw gun, a few different types of screws and you are equipped to install 90% of the projects. Go for it
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    Raffle!

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    The Chat Thread

    Haven’t done much gaming lately, just Xbox sports game with the kids mainly. Always looking for a good reason to get into a pc game though.
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    Raffle!

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    Raffle!

    Dryer broke, guess I know what my project this weekend.
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    The Chat Thread

    Final Monday
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    Raffle!

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    The Chat Thread

    Geezus, everything I quoted for the last 2 months seem to be coming all at once.
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    Raffle!

    Back when I was doing construction we were hooking up the work trailer, had to switch ball hitches but got distracted midway through. Drove across town to the job and when we got out the hitch pin and cotter were still sitting in the bed. Thankfully it was a very tongue heavy trailer
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    Pic/Vid of the day (not tint related)

    My buddy posted this pic on FB from his hunt this morning. Damn copperheads.
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    The Chat Thread

    Yeah that would be 400k minimum around here.