• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Tintguy1980

  1. Tintguy1980

    Applying a sealant for security film

    If the glass is annealed it'll break into large shards allowing the film's adhesive to hold on to more surface area while the shards bite into the frame makes it much more difficult to penetrate or push out the entire sheet. Tempered glass breaks into small beads, which have less effective edge bit and thereby allowing the entire sheet to fall in easier when forced. This is where it is more critical to have a bead of sealant attaching the film/glass combination to the frame. 8mil will not stop entry however, it will dramatically reduce entry time to the extent it may well discourage a perpetrator. It's more dependent upon how big a stick they care if, you get my drift.
  2. Tintguy1980

    Not tucking film anymore

    When I started tinting in 1980 tucking was unheard of. Fast forward to today and I've come full circle; I don't tuck anymore.
  3. Tintguy1980

    Influx of installers in the industry?

    Combination of an industry's aggressive training programs, old timers retiring, glass performance improving and a saturated market.
  4. Tintguy1980

    1979 Corvette

    I believe this model doesn't have the flip up BG. I found it best to work the BG on my back; folding the passenger seat back and placing filler to have a flatter surface to lay on while working.
  5. Similar technology exists in home HVAC systems. I believe the thread title is misleading and or erroneous, Sis.
  6. Tintguy1980

    Wierd rainbow streaks

    Core (tape) impressions and rainbow streaks are two different issues. Rainbow streaks are more likely from a phenomenon known as thin-film interference. In the case of window film it is produced by light traveling through the scratch coat and what reflects off the film surface gets split into different colors. As stated, florescent lighting causes the maximum amount and all other light sources usually display this on a much lesser scale. Tempered glass will also contribute to this phenomenon once film is applied to automotive glass. This thin-film interference rainbow effect can be seen in architectural films real well after dark with inside florescent lighting. To minimize the phenomenon when using architectural films on building glass, the use of LED is recommended. You can look at the reflection of a set of (untinted) sliding doors off the glass of a picture hanging on the wall and when the light angle of view is right, you will see a rainbow pattern on the tempered glass of the sliders. Google 'thin-film interference' and read up.
  7. Tintguy1980

    Am I tripping?

    ~ The speckled look in the back glass, between defroster lines can be attributed to air-borne contaminants. Some are better than others in avoiding these. The black border lift is natural since film generally does not flex well enough to eliminate that type appearance (similar to laying a sheet of paper over the edge of another sheet. It creates an air tunnel at the overlap point where its unable to touch the surface). The dots do the same. The thickness of the material comprising each dot leads to suspending the film over the glass areas between each dot. The dash line close to the bottom of the window in the one picture may be from a minor crease in the material during installation and may come out with a simple touch up. If not, it's a redo.
  8. Tintguy1980

    Tint Concern

    Yes, those bumps around the glass ID marker is contamination and needs be redone. If the scratch is consistent and running in the same direction of the film fit to the glass it is installed on, chances are pretty good it came from the razor knife used to cut the film to shape before the install; if they used a knife and not a plotter cut pattern These are things better dealt with by return visit to the installing shop.
  9. Tintguy1980

    Llumar curling

  10. Tintguy1980

    Llumar curling

  11. Tintguy1980

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    Good luck.
  12. Tintguy1980

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    Not harder to apply however, you will see a difference in heat forming. Straight dyed film shrink faster.
  13. Tintguy1980

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    SolarFX is another solid film brand to go with.😁
  14. Tintguy1980

    Need new tint !!!!

    PMX Coatings (UK) Ltd. 36 Mitchell Point, Ensign Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4RF, United Kingdom Tel : NA Web : http://www.pmxcoatings.co.uk/ Email : justin@pmxcoatings.co.uk
  15. Tintguy1980

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    If those are the two you have as alternates, may I suggest Solar Gard over ST.
  16. Tintguy1980

    Thoughts on a local film company film

    As I do far too often ... a quick glance and I thought metint was resurrected (only old time members will get this). Any tint shop reselling film without a distributor agreement with the mfr'er of the film product, voids the mannies warranty and thereby becomes solely responsible for any warranty given to the buyer (another tinter or shop) and likewise for the consumer.
  17. Tintguy1980

    AS-1 Line Expert Needed

    Old thread but, I'll bite. AS system is used to identify the federal testing standard the glass meets. I believe there are about 13 standards to which you rarely if at all would see above AS-3 on passenger vehicles. The location of AS-1 on a windscreen has more to do with marking critical viewing area than being in alignment with the rear glass. The area below AS-1 is considered critical viewing area.
  18. Tintguy1980

    # Jessica's Law

    Karma bit me last month when I only half azz got the snow off my car's roof. The remainder slid off onto a hot windshield (from basking in the sun before driving) and the glass snapped from thermal shock. $300 lazy azz mistake.😬
  19. Tintguy1980

    Suntek or solargard?

    Pm 4U
  20. Tintguy1980

    Where can I hire experienced window tinters?

  21. Tintguy1980


    Lintec Graphic Films ...
  22. Tintguy1980

    Best way to remove film?