Exact-Oh

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Exact-Oh last won the day on August 12 2015

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  1. [emoji19] [emoji20] [emoji26] Oh, I know there's a photo or two somewhere here on TD, probably in the Tips & Tricks or Tools forum. We're talking 10-15 years ago though.
  2. I took a simple adjustable divider (from geometry class to make circles), filed the point down so it wasn't sharp, and instead of a pencil, I used a small hose clamp to install a Sharpie marker. It works well since I can adjust the width, and mark the film while following the top gasket. Sorry, I don't have a photo right now.
  3. I'm not superstitious but have taught many that uttering those words that shall not be spoken will sometimes result in you being on the Second to last window!EVERY time it happens its on the easiest no BS window too! I'm not superstitious either, but I have taught to never, never put the box of film back on the shelf after everything is cut, before everything is fully installed.Seems like every damn time I do that, something screws up.
  4. 1. Practice 2. Reading tips on TD
  5. Sharpie. Same marker I use to mark the bottom edge profile to match the curve at the top edge of the window, because i don't like to leave the bottom edge straight.
  6. Yes. Take his class. You will waste a lot of time, money, and stress if you don't get a good start.
  7. I tint all cars in an auto repair shop. Fortunately, my work starts when their work ends, but I still have issues with contamination. The mechanics know what is acceptable while I'm working. I have gotten better at tinting because of this, and the reality that I can't isolate my bay from theirs.
  8. The only micro fiber towels I've ever seen are way too thick to jam in to tight gaskets. I'd be interested in where you purchase them, so I can check them out. I've been buying the blue, lint-free towels from Zep for years, but I'm cheap, so I'm always looking to save money at the shop.
  9. Will you PM me with where you had it done? I'm always interested in shops in WI.
  10. Bring it to me in Oconomowoc. Only SunTek, film, lifetime warranty, but pull all gaskets, sorry. No scratches though. 26 years experience, but I already have a month's waiting list.
  11. 26 years, and nothing I do is perfect... Nothing. TD was the best resource to help me improve, and I used TD more frequently between years 10-15 the most, I think. It took about one year, and 15-20 cars owned by friends and family, before I felt comfortable charging people to tint their new cars. Still, I can always pick out little details on cars that I'm unhappy with, but my customers are mostly returning with a second or third (or more) car now, so I'm sure all is well.
  12. Zep boxed blue towels. Dry and reuse, or they claim you can wash them too, but I don't go that far.
  13. A fused lumbar spine is working well for me. Three months of severe pain fixed years of ice pick pain in the lower back. I agree, new tinters (including myself 26 years ago) don't think about their knees or back sustaining in their career. I remember when I first joined on TD, and all of the old tinters got on my case about crouching to install door windows; now I know why.
  14. Same here. Though since I'm not the only one scheduling cars, some fall through the cracks. I tinted a 2001 Olds 98 last week - YUCK.
  15. The constant battery charging and discharging would kill the battery in a few months. Not worth it if you consider cost of battery is more than most conventional heat guns. Rechargeable batteries are all about the charge cycles. Don't they have "smart" chargers, so to speak. Where it will only put a charge to it when it needs it. So if you put it on the base for charging, it could detect whether it needs to charge or not. Yes. All our batteries are 'smart'.