shadytints

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  1. I have used blue, orange and white with a fushion 5ES. recently moved to white being softer for the thicker defrost lines. skid marks or grabbing is usually from getting glazed over time. 220 grit to skuff then 400 grit to smooth. turbos, dozers all get glazed after time
  2. They have good stuff and junk stuff like every other supplier, The factory they get it from is good, you have probably used it many times before under a different name/s.
  3. yes, spray it on straight, and yellow turbo to squeegee. hard squeegee's make them worse.
  4. peanut free here, probond for prep or rapid tac if one pops up. 300's and challengers you do compressed snap, little curvy for chargers
  5. first job $1.25/hr big upgrade to $3.35/hr auto aftermarket big raise $200/wk 6 days Always thought if I could get to $5.50 or even $6/hr I would be set
  6. percentage I prefer. Make as much as you want but you eat the redos. I charge the shops I go to a percentage. the number has not changed in ten years, but I have gotten a raise every year. Watch inventory, track month to month average, offer incentive bonus for keeping COM low
  7. little energizers are great, new ones 250 lumens BG's and shields
  8. glass primer is good, hard to cover large area and look good. varaprime or acid etch primer spray can, also rustoleum rusty metal primer sticks to glass.
  9. Peanut free since last post. 000 steel wool, like the old vetts with verticle lines, condensation/oxidization needs to be cleaned off. white scrubby misses the edges of the defrost lines due to thickness. noted tiny contamination that came from the grid. Probond increases bond strength and speeds dry time. high flash point, charger need to rewet towel for second half. bonds film to old frits like fords gti no glue necessary. bonds film to defrost lines!!! shrink how ever you want. shady back to 2min charger & 30 sec 300. yellow turbo to squeegee, love the prohandles but need a soft turbo to conform to the lines 900 degrees seems to be the key. cheap, worn or low temp guns give less peanuts. 1200 degree gun running close to film gives more peanuts. So low and slow is quicker then a hot gun or torch. Rapid tac 2 works great if you do get a peanut. peel back, spray full strength soft squeegee turn defrost on for 2 min.
  10. 3 cars peanut free!! Hate slowing down shrinking so came up with another solution. Probond Cleaning I recommend steel wool to clean the grid. standard white scrubby was not cleaning the corrosion or oxidization off the lines or edges of lines. Rember the vetts with the vertical lines? Scrub them shinny or get peanuts and debris off the lines. probond was wiped on sides and across lines. yellow turbo to squeegee out. softer turbo removes more water wrapping around the lines and not creasing the edge of film to lines.
  11. Orange is the opposite of blue. not sure if it would work or if you could even find a light film with orange hue.. remember green crap woman put over pimples before make-up to hide them. Was told back then green was opposite of red to cancel.
  12. Years ago I saw one that was hex or octagon shaped. old or watch display from a store I think. aprox 2ft high 1ft wide with the rotating base. each piece of glass had 3 types of film same shade. as it rotated the custy could compare the different films of same VLT and feel the heat difference. What I liked about it was no sharp edges in the showroom for kids to play with. I have used wow boxes for about 5 years in my accounts, known problems are, momentary switch on top purse or something left on top and glass broke off/on switch left on, again glass broke on shelf custy sliding glass and it falls (bolted to wall now) exposed edge yes some one got cut Conclusion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,If we attempt to make something idiot proof, eventually they will make a better idiot! Summary,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I think we should eliminate all warnings, cautions and owners manuals from all products, and just let natural selection take care of our ever increasing intelligence issues in society
  13. If anything breaks in your house, usually $125 just to show up, then hourly. small jobs I figure shipping cost and drive time to cover expenses. sometimes more then the actual job. I do try to pre-qualify customers. why do you want tint, how many windows. a example of what the cost is for tint. patio door 6 or 8 foot cost X I get a lot of custy that want to look out and no one able to look in. If you drive to a house, measure the windows and they don't buy, up to X hours wasted. Last year I borrowed a $12/hr employee for a day. true cost to the company came to $35/hr from the time I picked him up to the time I dropped him off. I Purchase decorator from Proview, UV printer up to 72 inch, 1 day ship to Michigan and graphic artist on staff. dont do much but so far so good
  14. lots of options to choose from. fair commission varies by market, go to your competitors and apply for a job to find out. help wanted ad, top pay, interview your competitors employees. I have an assistant, for prep and clean up on salary. steady income, full time summer par time winter work. if I am open 9 to 6 and it takes me 1.5 hours to tint a car I make X 6 cars 1/2 hr lunch. with assistant takes 1 hour and can tint 8.5. do the math for your market. what do you make a car, cost you a car does the difference support an addition? total sales/invoices per year = what ya make total overhead per year/invoices what it cost ya you can break it down by week, day or by employee. can be a eye opener to know what an empty bay cost per hour
  15. i've been watching your vids. Doing a BG in under 2 minutes is awesome! How much does that blow torch help with that? Could you do your method with just a heat gun? yes, started with a heat gun, went to propane ts4000 tip. finally ts-8000 wider hotter tip. Good heat gun hits 1200 degrees, once you get it moving I ran the heat 1/2inch off the film. not as fast as torch but a hot BG and knowing your film wont be two far behind