Sunbreakers

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  1. Sunbreakers

    Plotter shopping

    Signwarehouse also offers the Q series Vinyl Express plotters which are a graphtec plotter but their own brand. Price may be close to graphtec, but worth checking out. Call them and ask for Katie Zinck...ext 2140.
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    Where do you buy film

    Wow, can it tint the window too? That would be awesome.
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    Where do you buy film

    Whitehog sells solar FX, as seen in his avatar, and Global. Both are wonderful films and good to use as a transition to what you would use for mainstream business. I highly recommend them.
  4. We do a lot of PPF on different price levels of vehicles. We always stress that this is a sacrificial product meant to protect better than anything else they will find outside of leaving it in their garage. Is it perfect? No, but it is better than nothing. I don't know that it adds value so much as protection. I used to advise customers to remove prior to end of warranty and replace. That was when we had 5 year warranties...I would feel that most removals are just like tint removals...if you know what you are doing it comes off with little to no residue or problem. Body shops raise hell about tint removals...those guys have no clue what they are doing..same with PPF. The one struggle we have is most of our work is dealer work. We have some interest from outside of that, but just not that big of a market. I think when it becomes more mainstream...at least in our area, then the perceptions about it and popularity will improve as well. The dealer only side of things does make it feel more of a scam. Think of the dealer who charges $400 for tint on the front doors of an SUV. We have seen dealers get $1k for a whole hood, but they can discount down to what they actually pay us without losing anything and/or finance it into the deal so it serves a good purpose for them at least. For us it helps us keep our numbers up during slow parts of the year. Just my humble opinion.
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    Thoughts on a local film company film

    Ok, I"ll bite. .What is the name of this film company? What is the name of the film? Hard to help you when there is this "mystery" around who and what it is. If you really are serious about wanting help, then give us the info so we can honestly advise. However, I can tell you now....you are on the wrong path. The only thing you will accomplish with film like this is two lessons....how to put it on and how to take it off...1-3 years later I would bet.
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    Thoughts on a local film company film

    You get what you pay for. Cheap stuff is always good to learn on, but do yourself and the rest of us a favor and use name brand quality stuff for the public. The warranty is only as good as the dealer/distributor network. If your "friend" stops selling it is there another distributor? Solar guard and Suntek have their own horror stories though some have good experiences with them. You might try solar FX or Express window films. They are good products and known to last. You don't see or hear anything bad about those two. Plus the distributors are great folks. @whitehog sells solar fx. Hope this helps.
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    Best Plotter for Mobile Tinting & PPF

    Hi @mrteak. My contact's name is Katie Zink. She works for signwarehouse.com and their phone number is 800-899-5655. Her extension is 2140. You are going to want the Vinyl Express Q series 42 or 64. Be warned she has greatly disappointed me lately. Used to be you could call and get a deal off of list price on the website..Last two folks I have sent have been quoted full price blaming it on the the China tariffs. At that price you are better off buying a full brand Graphtec FC8600. Good luck and let me know what you find out.
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    Off Topic Chat Thread

    The question is.....do they still use the remote start? It looks very antiquated. If not....I say off with it. LOL!
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    Suntek or solargard?

    The fact that the HP Charcoal is known to be a poor performer and have failures would be enough for me...sort of like ASWF. If you know at least one of their lines IS going to fail that to me means none of it is worth the box it comes in. The way I understand it from some of the other old timers is SG had a good thing and then cheapened out on a key component which made it a bit grainy. Factor in the lawsuits and court mess and I would go with Solar FX or Global. You consistently hear good things and these two lines appear to be rock solid. If @smartie2shoes comes out and says he would use Global today, and you have any idea of his background, you should jump in and ask questions later. Global=Solar FX=Express by the way.
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    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Of course its Alabama.
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    Off Topic Chat Thread

    Looks like a few days of lunch money...LOL!! Be careful buddy. Might be a gun somewhere in there to hold all of that down. Those types of folks can be dangerous even as your friends.
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    Vevor Plotter

    It was off the cutterpros dot com website. The model was P1350i. It was around $1,200 and was supposedly a great machine...never worked like it should have. I mean never. Tech told me I would have to change out blades every 2-3 weeks...WTF?? I have been using the same blade in one of my machines for over 2 years. Plus tech support is mostly non-existent. I am so happy to be out of that one. I remember me and you both on a forum where someone was talking about using one of the Titans off the US Cutters website. The only concern I had was when he used the words "finicky" and added that at times you had to be patient with it...I wasted almost a whole roll of film if you add it all up trying to be patient with that cheap plotter I had. The good ones you load and they keep going and going. Used to you could get the Signwarehouse Q series plotters for a great price...they are the exact same machine as a graphtec FC8600...even same owners manual, but now I sent someone here to them and...they claim the tariffs have made them much more costly. Now they are just as expensive as a Graphtec..No good options now it seems.
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    Vevor Plotter

    Don´t do it...I went with a cheap Chinese off brand plotter my tint software company said was "great" and "worked well" and such...it didn't. It was slow and loud and inconsistent. I had to send it back and pay the shipping and lost a fair amount of money with that test. If you do this for a living you cannot go wrong with a good investment in your future. There is no such thing as "the deal" when it comes to plotters.
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    Favorite rolling work chair?

    Office computer chair with the back taken off. I get them free all the time as the back part is what breaks. You have a stool with a super wide seat that sits you higher up than a typical mechanic's stool and it is free.
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    Off Topic Chat Thread

    @jh812 isn't that murphy's law? Always that way with me...stepdaughter got a new car like in September..waits till last Saturday when I am super busy and closing at 5:00 and calls me at 2:00 to ask if I can tint her car. WTF??