Jake

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  1. Find out if switching is a option first. I called just to try out Solar FX a few years back. I told them I used Global and was informed they wouldn't be able to sell to me.Probably a boundaries thing.
  2. How long have you been installing film?
  3. Jake

    Bad tint job?

    What kind of car is this? Not a Lexus NX by chance is it?
  4. We install XR black everyday and haven't noticed an haze. I have 35% XR plus on my personal A4 and no haze that I have notice either. But it has a very blue color to it.
  5. Am I mistaking thinking 3m dealers are not supposed to be selling film for DIY use?
  6. Jake

    Flexishield

    @Lauren @ FlexiShield Can you clarify something for me. You said you are a manufacturer in Arizona. I know your parent company manufactures other products In AZ. Is your PPF (flexishield) also manufactured in AZ also? Not trying to imply it is not. I have just heard some chatter saying otherwise and want to clarify?
  7. Jake

    EWF slip-tac solution?

    I will third this. No matter how much i used it would tack almost instantly.Seems I always try the new slip solution when it comes out and always end up back with JJ.
  8. So what this test tells use is we should all be using the Suntek 10 mil then. Hahaha.
  9. I don't do much flat glass work, but I am surprised this hasn't been more of a concern in the industry that i have seen anyway. The last job I did was for a friends newly built shop. It was bad. The triumph blade would scratch with even the lightest pressure. I did end up just cleaning with a scrubbie and installing the film. But I am concerned about a future removal. I did a bid yesterday and test the glass in a bottom corner. Same thing scratches very easy. Not sure what to do.
  10. Not trying to be a fan boy but, we used FVD and TintTek before DAP. I feel the DAP patterns are way better IMHO. But like Jeff said above, it is the patterns for the last couple model years that i am referring to.
  11. Jake

    Do or do not keep doing dealership work...

    I would say if your business can stay busy as you want without dealers, do it. I have many reasons I would want to be 100% retail but chasing money has never been one of them. Every time I have seen shops not get paid from a dealer it was because they had failed to have all the correct paper work and po#'s on their end. I am talking new car dealers. Now the small used places would all be cash on delivery.
  12. Look up Protective Film Solution in Orange county. I'm sure they have done many.
  13. Jake

    Am I tripping?

    Here is my . Are you being to picky? Yes and no. The dot matrix sticking in 2 little spots is over board. They look good to me. A tinter can't control that 100%. The dots them selves are inconsistent on cars most the time. Saying your car would not have scratches because it is a 2018 is not a good argument. It's more then likely over a year old now. Take a trip around a car lot and look close at brand new cars and you will find scratches in the glass. Ford especially. Glass is being made so cheap now it gets scratches from the wind.Lastly darkening a window makes scratches stand out more. You may have not noticed when it was clear.Not saying they did not do it but ,saying because it is a 2018 means they did is not correct. The other stuff take back and see if they can do something about it. Remember though, every tinted car will have a sporadic dust spec here and there.
  14. Jake

    18’ Audi A5

    Don't remember it needing felt but not 110% . But I don't think you need to pull the panels. Isn't it open frame?
  15. Jake

    2015 Cla 250 Mercedes

    Just a heads up. We had them start working again after a couple days.