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  1. Supreme

    Applying PPF profitable?

    As others mention the initial cost and then the cost to hone your skills is pretty crazy. One of the big reasons not anyone can just start doing it. You need that commitment. I must admit in the early days i almost packed it in with the amount of times i would take off a panel and redo it because i was not happy with the quality. not a good feeling scrunching up any profits and throwing them in the bin. I slashed my overheads by changing film providers (for other reasons) and can make good money per job. All those things will come into play as you get into it. Good Luck!
  2. May depend where he is located. I know some of the distributors here for brands new to the market (new here anyway) only offer 60" rolls e.g Stek & Avery. They are obviously distributors that arent too aware of the needs of the installer or are just offering a limited range until they can gauge its popularity.
  3. cmon man, dont make it so tempting to make a comment about being a father or banging a relative
  4. Sorry but it came across as sour grapes with comments that weren't needed, nothing to do with me being sensitive. Maybe reread your first too unnecessary lines instead of blaming others for why you don't post. So bottom line is guys, Suntek announced 72" rolls are on their way. Others apparently haven't them to but 3 months is too early to start marketing. Enjoy them from whoever you get them from but apparently they will have issue. Enjoy your installs, I'm off to get a coffee.
  5. Shots fired against Suntek hey, not sure why. Well they did market it at SEMA and they also did installs of it I believe, which one could assume wouldn't be done if there was quality issues. No one ever said it was exclusive, just that they are first to announce its release as it is a much anticipated size for some. If Premiumshield has quality issues with their 72" rolls then that's their issue, and if you are not expecting much from it then why would you release it, don't release it at all until you are certain the quality is high. I wouldn't be comparing the sub par quality of Ventureshield to the better quality and more forgiving films of today.
  6. Seems like Suntek are 1st to the ball and have launched their new 72" rolls, although not available until January though. Should help with those wide bonnets!
  7. Supreme

    Long term lifting issues

    Looks completely different to where the film is to me If my car came with that much orange peel in the paint id be taking it back!
  8. Supreme

    Long term lifting issues

    That's some orange peel! I haven't seen 3M pro but damn! I went the other way, from XPEL Ultimate to Suntek Ultra and man I love the finish of it and how it was to work with. No issues with edges for me. I have heard XPEL was bringing out a plus so id say it will be on par with Suntek Ultra but I can only imagine the price of it over here if its more expensive then the standard offering. I'm saving about $800 a roll using Suntek Ultra, can pass that onto my customers which should inturn bring in more business. Havent had a chance to play with the new Trucut but from speaking to the rep a fair bit has changed and has become more user friendly so that will be a plus, otherwise I will just keep bulking...
  9. They both have their pro's and con's. I don't think kits are necessarily quicker, for install sure, but what about the time it takes to find the kit, ensure its right, cut, weed etc. That is added time. I switched from DAP to TruCut and it was a lot more time consuming to extend edges and make other mods, with more time I'm sure I could get a little quicker but still not as simple. I was more forced to switch from kits to bulk. Film companies don't have different levels of access for their programs to cater for different businesses. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to install PPF every day to cover the crazy fees. So you have to do what fits in with your business. You don't need to remove a lot off a car to get a better fit with bulk. You can tuck under a headlight instead of trimming in front, you can tuck into the grille rather then having a line going around it. The cons of bulking is material wastage and cutting on a customers car.
  10. Well said guys! This all comes down to the education of the customer before the install. These sorts of potential issues need to be made clear before the job is started and let the customer make their mind up then rather then send yourself broke looking for a 'flawless' finish. The technology and products are awesome but there are limits. Unless you don't drive your car then as soon as you drive down the road you get spots that will look exactly the same from bugs, dirt, tar etc. A car looks great freshly washed but stays that way for a minute.
  11. Yeh your first post mentions the client wont let you remove headlights, door handles etc off the car. Hope he doesn't swing by lol
  12. Ermm...no comment. Just cant imagine doing a complete paint replacement wrap in PPF and it not looking funny due to being able to see the original colour in between panels or even some edges. Using multiple pieces to create joins due to the limits of conformability in areas such as the small bumper inserts but I guess with no time limit anything is possible. Look forward to seeing it done.
  13. Heard XPEL had this a couple of years ago now. Havent seen it used over here yet which isn't surprising since it was priced higher than the Stealth.
  14. Supreme

    Need help with directional wrap

    the colour change wrap is probably the most critical to ensure it is the same direction. We usually wrap panel by panel to ensure each edge is wrapped around enough and avoiding seeing the original colour in between doors, but with the colour change it is best to wrap the whole side at once. This guarantees the sides look uniform.
  15. Supreme

    DYNOprism from STEK-USA !

    They contacted me on facebook to see if I was interested in trying the film here in Aus. Within 2 days I had an international package from the US with a heap of the DynoPrism in it. Out of the blue a week later they also sent some matte. Impressed with the service although haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Of course the challenge is DAP is locked down here in Aus to only allow XPEL film to be cut. STEK did mention they are working on a template database (possible by the end of the year) but I will need to bulk or look into another cut program. They are working with a few distributors to setup permanently in Aus.