Tint Yoda

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  1. Nope not Reckless it was my other tinter that did it. We pull the mirror, easy to remove but you better have emblem adhesive to put that long wire cover back on as adding tape will show. Takes all day to shrink and install and not easy at all so really not worth it either LOL. We charge over 1K for the windshield but think we have it down just not a lot of takers at that price.
  2. I am the one that did that Mustang with the white stripes. Because its white its more of an option and since we wrap edges fully no contaminates will get under it. It is not noticeable even up close but would not recommend on a dark colored car. The customer was informed of his options and went with going over them.
  3. Its not even close. XPEL is the better option.
  4. We pull them out of the car since we remove door panel. Its only a screw on the top and a couple bolts and its out. Some cars have weak aluminum screws or they were already stripped and in that case we will trim the rubber as a last resort. I always prefer not to alter a customers car when possible. While you can achieve a near perfect fit trimming, pulling them is a no brainer for getting them perfect every time. I have the prepper yank and tint them, reinstall before I even get to the rear door rollups.
  5. Get the Crystalline, you can't go wrong and its proven!
  6. 3M has a technical bulletin on CR90 stating it was constructed as California compliant. Not sure if I am allowed to share it so won't but it was built above 88% VLT and it only has to stay above 70% once applied to glass(glazing) if you read the law. Not to say it would not drop below that on some of the lightly tinted factory glass like the solar green ones.
  7. My customers think Crystalline is black magic. Never, ever had anyone regret installing it. Usually they just bring more cars to us for more of it
  8. The problem with trying to do this yourself DYI is this stuff is time sensitive. Without the experience and speed you will not know what has to be dealt with immediately and what does not. Not knowing these things you will have marks up, down, sideways, basically all over the film. It will not be worthy to leave on the panel. Add in cutting skills, stretching, tack pattern, etc I would think its safe to assume you just added $600 cost to what ever some professional is going to charge you to do it right. I get the whole DYI thing as I was always one that did it on my own but this is just not one of those things your not going to get right first try to the 20th try. I have guys that can tint, wrap, and even do some PPF but they are in no way ready to do a full front on their own. These guys have many years of experience in similar crafts. Good luck, your going to need it! I can still recall the first one I did and all the cursing that took place
  9. 3M Crystalline CR90 is California compliant.
  10. Agreed, this is one of those nightmares that wake me up in the middle of the night but then I remember I don't put out work like that Almost the same as that dream where I look up on my motorcycle and see the car in front of me is stopped Price is not bad for a good install but on the lower end for my area.
  11. What did the spray foam run you? The roof in our shop is registering 130 degrees or more and we have been thinking about foaming it.
  12. Seriously....how much? Summertime $1500-$2000 monthly...highest was $2400 once. I am right there with you. In SoCAL and we have 8000 sq ft with 3300 sq ft of shop. 4 AC units with a 7 ton on the shop. Bill is around same as yours. We also charge a Tesla and our loaner vehicle on the same meter currently. Its 104 degrees out today but stays around 80 in the shop. We try to keep it at 75...when people come inside you would think they got the Holy Ghost or something the way they react. How does the loaner vehicle thing work? yeah, showroom we keep around 76, shop is big and door opens often enough 80 is good. No real humidity like what you deal with either ;) We offer both long range (gas powered) and full electric (fiat 500e) for any service we offer. I also have a Tesla Model 3 on order and fully intend to make it a free loaner vehicle. We are slowly building a fleet of them. Our customers spend 15mins here and we get to work on the car without pressure. Everyone wins and they don't suffer because someone tinted the car in 1 hour. Our competitors have since offered shuttle service or uber/lift. Its just not the same as our customers can go about the day as normal since they have a car to use. They have to be 21 or older and have proof of insurance and valid license. Our insurance picks up the bill if theirs does not. This service really shines for PPF since customer may be without their vehicle for days depending on the work we do.
  13. Seriously....how much? Summertime $1500-$2000 monthly...highest was $2400 once. I am right there with you. In SoCAL and we have 8000 sq ft with 3300 sq ft of shop. 4 AC units with a 7 ton on the shop. Bill is around same as yours. We also charge a Tesla and our loaner vehicle on the same meter currently. Its 104 degrees out today but stays around 80 in the shop.
  14. I have two shops near us doing the same thing. One has it on their website but carries Rayno/ASWF and both will tell you over the phone they carry it. Classic bait and switch because of what the 3M name pulls in. Report them to your rep is all you can do.