Glass Tinting Supplies

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About Glass Tinting Supplies

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    You only get 1 life... If you play it right.. 1 is all you need

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    Dropped in 1980
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    est 1997
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    glass tinting, window tinting, and cutting out film in my time off.
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    Western Sydney
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    Australia

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  1. Glass Tinting Supplies

    Window Film Brand to Sell?

    Dear Tint PB, My thoughts are that 3M run a wonderful brand push. However my personal thoughts are that 3M don't put enough focus on usability. I will be brief. I would suggest contacting the crew from Express Window Films based in Orlando to ask for the best range to suit your needs. In my defense for sounding like an advertiser that would receive kick backs, I can only say that the experience that Express offers has made ours better. I feel it a good business/life decision to contact the peeps at Express and have them share their unsurpassed knowledge. Michael.
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    Is it time to move on?

    Dear Taco_Conch, The extremely experienced folks that have offered you advice are correct in me own opinion. I felt the desire to respond simply because I have contracted a long term (High volume) dealership tinter in the past 18 months and his inner most thoughts are that he was being used and tinting in the same place for the same ungrateful people day in and day out was "Soul destroying". He is not engineered for running a business of his own, but he is a wonderful people person, so he is an absolute pleasure to work with and I feel like he is an asset to the business. There's more than meets the eye in regards to running a business of your own... Leaving work at 5pm sharp is not an option if you want to grow your biz. It's funny how confidence can play such a critical roll in business and it sounds like you just need to speak to someone experienced that can point you in the right direction from a business aspect to be able to assist in your current situation. Take a deep breath and reside in the fact that you have the skills that your employer needs. Hope this helps. Michael.
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    3M supplier

    Hi Bestdealtinting, The new 3M supplier is Spicers. https://www.spicers.com.au/architecture-interior-design/automotive/automotive-window-films Hope this helps.
  4. Hey there, I'd like to take a moment to make mention here on the best tint forum in the world that we have connected with an efficient air-freight service to offer the entire range of window film and tool products to our mates across the ditch. A vast choice of quality Automotive, architectural, safety/security, decorative and specialty films, along with our entire tool catalogue can now be quickly and safely distributed to all parts of New Zealand. We stock some hugely successful products, both automotive and architectural that are very well suited to the NZ market that are yet to be experienced outside of Australia. An added bonus to this, is all tinting operators can now access and use the advanced GTSpro APP to produce professional and fast quotes/estimates and purchase products in seconds. For more information, or to request samples and pricing, please register your interest at www.tintingsupplies.com.au/register or to download the GTSpro APP simply follow this links below.. Apple (Itunes) https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/gtspro/id1231224158?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tintingsupplies.app Looking forward to saying G'day. Many thanks, Michael (GTS)
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    Neutral Black Residential Film?

    Hi CncCustoms, I can understand that you don't want to miss out on a good paying job, however if you do decide to proceed given the chance of glass failure is pretty high, you might want to cover your bases by having the customer accept the risks involved in writing. Express Window Films may have a product that suits if the total area of the pane is less than 40sqft. I'll attach the information to this post. NE Neutral 35 - (TSER) is 50% Hope this helps.
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    Manufacturing Custom Window Tint

    Hi Tint-Titan, Nice to E-meet you. Manufacturing your own window film would be a heck of an adventurous achievement unless you have a surplus of capital you wouldn't mind laying on the line. Total investment would really depend on the level of quality you would like to have for the finished product. There are a number of window film producers/manufacturers that would be happy to take your money and attempt to construct the film you desire if you are able to meet their MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity). My guess is they will only invest the time and energy into creating your specific recipe in the event it will be a product they will produce again and again. If you want to build your product with the best components money can buy, you will only be able to do so via a small few 'manufacturers'. These will be the bigger producers of finished goods that have access to the very best in adhesive, particle and color/colour stable technology. The draw back is those guys already produce a vast amount of window film, and supply components and polyesters of differing stages to other window film assemblers throughout the world, and might not be interested in making a '1 off' line. Who knows?? My hope would be that you achieve your goal and make the best window film on the market... I worry that it would be a long journey for you, and could be very expensive. Hope this helps. Michael
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    Pic of the Week #587 Winner

    Nice waiting area! All adds to the customers experience and satisfaction. Cheers
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    Xpel window tint who makes it ???

    Hi Rayno Rick, I'm not sure why you have assumed my post was directed at you? Did my statement strike a resemblance to your current practice? Thanks for the biblical agriculture advice... I agree wholeheartedly.
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    looking for a good quality films

    Hello Fea, Nice to e-meet you. You are blessed to be able to access a number of very good quality options. Given your harsh environment, you will need a range that has a history of longevity. The very highest performing films that fit this criteria come from Eastman and Garware. Their adhesive formula has been time tested for a generation. Huper Optik, Llumar, Global, 3M would be brands that might suit your market. I believe that Mist of Miami is the Global distributor for the UAE, so they could look after you from a Global perspective. Or Express Window Films carry's a vast catalog of products that would include a premium range that may suit your needs. I'm not sure who represents Eastman in your area, but maybe the great, admired and well respected Smarty 2 Shoes could assist. Good luck in your venture. GTS
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    Xpel window tint who makes it ???

    Hi Rayno Rick, Companies such as those you mention put a great deal of energy and expense to give the tools that their customers need to be able to get the best return on their purchase of products. Years of brand building, marketing and support structure and sales materials, supply chain, warranty policies and networking... This is the driving force behind the growth and success of those that install the products.. I'm sure it's much harder than running a Facebook group from your phone and giving the old "Hey guys... Wink Wink, it's another more popular brand in a different box for a few bucks less". ;-) ;-)
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    Anyone know where to get good film in Australia?

    Hi jaydossignet, Kind words... Thank you. Your a pleasure to deal with yourself. Be safe.
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    Best carbon ceramic film best price ???

    Hi Quality Tintz, The heat lamps demonstrations themselves don't lie... It boils down to the individual that is demonstrating. A heat lamp can physically prove to a customer how well a film can reduce transmission of Infrared heat. However the customer should be aware that when they are driving their vehicle out under the earth's sun, it produces vibrating photons in the form of solar energy that simply won't be emitted from an everyday heat bulb. An Infrared heat bulb puts out energy in the wavelength that humans are most sensitive to, (Vibrating photons that penetrate our skin) however IR energy is only part of what causes 'heat build up'. So I think a good way of describing the effect that a heat bulb demonstration offers would be 'The instant feel factor'. The reduction of IR in summer might feel pleasant... However IR heat can be quite welcoming during the cooler periods. Think of how nice it feels to turn on your bathroom heat lights and stand under them when getting out of the shower... Make sense? For an accurate overall gauge of a films performance, it would be best to refer to the 'TSEr' Total Solar Energy Rejection. This accounts for the IR performance. Hope this helps.
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    Glue smearing or tearing armolan and solar fx !

    Hi Quality Tintz, If you are using a trigger sprayer, my instincts are telling me that it could be a build up of soap slime in the trigger nozzle of your sprayer. During summer I'm sure you would be adding far more slip to your bottle. What can happen is the funnel at the end of the sprayer can become blocked with built up soap. Then as you spray, the build up is released in clumps out of the sprayer nozzle. This would appear to look like clear clumps of adhesive. The films you mentioned contain aggressive adhesive, and compensating that, combined with the heat of summer means adding lots of slip. To test this theory, simply change sprayers or run some very hot water through your sprayer to clear out the parts. Hope this helps.
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    Recommend Quality Brands

    Hi Ryker, Not sure if the Klingon range is available for Earth currently? Communication with the supplier can be tricky, especially when you don't have a gravitational energy photon receiver. The last time I ordered from the distributor the delivery crew was vaporized by an exploding dwarf star whilst in hyperspace. Their no refunds policy left me 3 standard di-luminum crystals out of pocket, and with no Klingon... Logistics can be an issue. The nearest stockist is 2-3 light years away. If you want it delivered Express via a tear in space time... That's going to cost you. Also, I picked up a interstellar communication from a tint shop in Gamma Zone section 12-B. Apparently Klingon are setting up exclusive territories. And our solar system has been allocated to Regon 6J. And we know those guys are just going to keep all of the Klingon for themselves... Or double the price. There are other good local Milky Way based options, but nothing beats Klingon... The stuff shrinks like butter! Cheers
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    Switching Tint Supplier

    Hi FehrTintGuy, Could I suggest calling the team at Express Window Films? They are conveniently located only 25-30 miles away from you in Placentia. As for a film suggestion, I can happily say that the custom-specific color stable Classic Black formula has been installed on the equivalent of around 1 million vehicles in all parts of the planet. To be more precise... Express Window Films has distributed 32,826,539 sq/ft of Classic Black since first running off the production line. That's not the most interesting part though... There has not been a single longitudinal failure to this very day. I hope this helps in some way. Michael.