Old timer

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  1. Old timer

    Mobile Tinting "Efficiently Tips"

    As others have said reverse role is key. Especially in a mobile environment. High top Sprinter van or Ford Transit. Peel Board mounted to the wall inside the van.
  2. Old timer

    Roland vs Graphtec

    I bought a Q series from signwarehouse years ago. Never an issue with it.
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    Sole Proprietor vs LLC

    If you're going to set up as a corporation you must have your quarterly meeting minutes. This will be the first thing requested by an attorney in a lawsuit against you. You don't have the minutes it's called puncturing The Veil. Your Corp won't do anything to protect you.
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    Cheap tinters... wtf!

    Yeah that mentality is part of the problem. Your not the only Tinter I've heard say that. This industry needs some kind of unity, I'm glad ceramic came around. Also if you tint out of your garage your not a professional. If you think my works equal in value to someone just entering the business you are mistaken.
  5. Old timer

    Cheap tinters... wtf!

    I honestly don't care what anyone else charges. You can get your car painted at cheapo place for $299 or go to a custom paint shop and pay $10,000. Not the same end product.
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    Favorite Brand of Film?

    Solarfx sent me a sample a few months back. Still haven't had a chance to use it. Flex film sent me a sample of their cir when it first came out. I put it on my tundra. Still looks good. But I have a rule of wait and see over time. I've been burned before.
  7. Old timer

    first car you ever tinted??

    1976 cutlass supreme
  8. Old timer

    no shrink excluding windsheilds and back glass

    4 newer cars come to mind that are far easier with panel pulled. Charger,300, accord and front doors on corrolla.
  9. Old timer

    no shrink excluding windsheilds and back glass

    It's interesting to read how others tint. I only shrink a few. BMW 2dr,mustang,corvette, lexus 4dr. But I pull all sweeps or pull panel.
  10. Old timer

    Taking door panels off

    If sweeps don't come right out. I pull panels. Speaking of Mercedes what about the suv rear door with the torque screw under the speaker. Germans
  11. One of my customers was lured away by high tech nonsense spewed on here constantly. When I asked if felt any cooler he said no. But he felt a lot poorer. Now he's back to high performance film.
  12. It is my opinion also on the cause of it. But I have no definite proof of which or both. 10 years ago or so this was a non issue.
  13. It can be seen at an angle in the sun every place the blade touchs. Certain car brands are more susceptible to marking than others. Audi and BMW are a couple. which happen to be the most popular brands I work on. One my friends in the business actually has a quarter window from a car mounted on the wall to display the marking. It is not a scratch and cannot be felt. But obviously can be seen. You seem to agree ryker because you put a piece of plastic under the blade tip. Most dont.
  14. If a car is hand cut. It will leave a mark on the glass any where the blade touched. Not much of an issue on a roll up window. But can be for rear windows and rear quarter windows with anodized. The pluses for hand cut have already been mentioned in previous posts. Not all cumputer cut systems are the same either. Some are definitely more accurate than others.
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    Suntek or solargard?

    I was one of the southeast dealers named in the lawsuit against solar gard for knowingly selling defective films. The conference room filled with dealers at the attorneys meetings would disagree with you. It took me 7 years to clean up the mess. All brands have their issues. But when a corporate policy is to denie the problem for years. It's not company I chose to do business with. In the end if you and your customers are happy with it great. But in my area were solar gard used to dominate the market. Non of the big guys use it anymore.