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  1. Express and global

    Any advice on which one I should buy from or if it’s all the same? Thanks again
  2. Express and global

    Am I getting the same film if I order from global or express? Also which line of theirs would be closest to Suntek HP? Thanks
  3. #TintMan window tinting 2015 BMW i8

    Third picture has the first part of your headache. First one has two of the 3 screws. The next one is easy enough to find. My advice if you’re not familiar with this type of monster is to tell the customer to take the car to BMW and have them remove the door windows and bring em to you like that. Whoever said it was a piece of cake I salute you for your bravery and I will contact you next time one of these shows up so I can fly you up to Wisconsin to tackle it. I’ll do the back and you can hit the doors....2 guys from the body shop next door helped me so yeah it was not as bad as it could’ve been
  4. Shop heaters

    You need one of these. Ventless. 99% efficient. This one is a 100,000 btu that heated a 20x40 shop with 20' ceilings in Wisconsin for full time tinting. I used lp but they set them up for natural gas too. About $600 out the door at Northern tool. You'll need to hook up a thermostat too. I moved shops and don't need it at the new one so I'm taking this one to the garage. Used mine for two winters without a single issue
  5. Am I trippin?

    Stretching the film is cake when the glass is off the car. Can't barely be done when the body of the car is there. I like the method but we tint windows on cars usually
  6. Pic of the Week #549 Submissions

    2018 Maxima
  7. Cold weather slip

    I don't think a little alcohol in the solution is going to change results a ton but worth a shot...maybe if you have an extra sprayer with more alcohol than normal in it and lift the edges that are trouble and spray under there. A little alcohol may also be of benefit after a stressful day....moderation
  8. Semi

    Yep did one quite some years back for the man that lived next to the shop where I was. I think it was about 18" from the top. Still looked small on that aquarium face
  9. New Land Rover

    I thought that too but the thought was there n gone. She's going to the dealership for full ditz exposure
  10. Semi

    Right about 80" long brow. I also had the joy of tinting the top 5" of his front doors which had triangles to go with. Happy Peterbilts are common in these parts wouldve put a finished pic up but I only take pictures if they're clean
  11. New Land Rover

    Anyone ever have somebody ask about the rear lights after tinting fronts only? Someone asked me if I disconnected them while tinting it and I about fainted wondering if they got sensors or something electrical for the rear lights hiding in the front door As you can tell by the question I don't pull panels thanks....go tint now
  12. Commission or salary

    Yeah Overhead may have been a better word to use
  13. Commission or salary

    33% is fair but not above average when I started I made $50 per car $25 for two fronts and $15 for a brow 20% is basically a kick to the groin 13 years later and I work for myself i won't tell you what I get now but it's about 70% because the rest goes back into inventory with 3 years of experience someone is going to make a lot of money off of you if you let them
  14. 2017 Jetta rear tray

    I removed one of these the other day. step 1: open trunk and unplug brake light and release seats to put them down step 2: back deck clip removal find the 3 rubber bump absorber buttons behind where the seat was and pull them out if possible or they may need to be turned out counterclockwise part of the way. (They are threaded) Step 3: clip removal behind the part of the seat that is remaining up when you have the seats down on the left and right side there are two more push clips or whatever they're called that need to be removed with a small panel tool or flat screwdriver. The center needs to be popped halfway out then the rest of the clip comes out. Try not to drop them or they will be lost behind the cushion and not worth the effort of getting back step 4: side panel removal. get your fingers behind the panels that are on each side of the back glass and pulling towards the center you will release two clips and when they come free you will begin to pull towards the front of the car while being careful to note how the bottom front comes apart from the back deck step 5: removing back deck there are 3 clips coming down from the back deck that come through the metal. These need to be squeezed by a pliers enough to be able to pull up on the back deck so the clips cannot reattach themselves and cause you to need to pinch them free again. So while punching each one pick up on the back deck and hold it up and away. Once these are free you will simply pull the deck towards the front of the car with enough strength to get it out. Replacement is is as easy as your recollection of how you removed it all be careful for the cable that runs sideways along the top of the metal deck when putting the back deck in....it wants to snag one of the guide clips that holds it in right by the brake light area now go TINT Oh I just saw someone else left their instructions
  15. 2013 5 Door Golf

    Once I get the pattern cut and set in place I let it sit there and drain while I tint the door window. Then I take the blade of my swiper and slide it out a few inches to have reach and squeegability for the bottom part of the window. For the top part I use my fingertips to push out what's left up there and sometimes I'll shove an ezreach in there to touch things up but my rule with these is if they look close to decent I try to leave them be so I don't have to go through all that again. Charge accordingly