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    Ogden, UT
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  1. 15-18 Sonata

    Anybody know how to remove the headrests on these damn things? I know the center headrest is fixed, but it would be nice to remove the sides. Tried everything and didn’t want to break headrest on a car with 50 miles on it.
  2. Hmmm if you look really close there are some inconsistencies on the edge that aren’t typical with a plotter. I’m guessing just a bad hand cut. But who knows. Anyways that’s besides the point. Just play it cool and ask the shop if they wouldn’t mind redoing the window. Sometimes tinters like to see what they can get away with.
  3. New tint

    I personally remove all stickers unless they’re really small. Snagged one the wrong way once, creased the film and had to redo the whole window. Won’t happen to me again.
  4. 2018 chevy Colorado door panels ?

    I believe he’s talking about tucking the film itself behind the seal in typical top load fashion. Not actually tucking the seal down.
  5. Small Miscut, Should I Ask for Fix?

    Damn. Those tight corners on frameless windows are annoying. Been there before. But I would never let it leave like that.
  6. Glue smearing or tearing armolan and solar fx !

    Coincidence?
  7. 2013 Hyundai Veloster

    Just did a 2016. Easy car for sure. I found it well worth the time to remove the spoiler. Remove the center plastic trim piece on the rear hatch, this will expose (7) 10mm nuts. Remove the nuts then then spoiler will be held on by two clips - one on each side. Hit those with a plastic pry tool (they’re tight!) then the speakers spoiler is out of your way for a quick and easy shrink. I just left the electrical and washer fluid line and attached.
  8. Windex only for wetting and application

    Well if you haven’t realized by now, this forum is not geared toward the DIY, but more for industry professionals.
  9. Best tools for back glass

    Yeah the black rubber on these works pretty good for both prep and install. If you have extra cut one into a triangle shape. I’m loving mine for roll up windows. It works way better than the Tri Edge plus, and is more low profile than the conquerer.
  10. Unfortunately those little white specs are dirt trapped between the glass and film. When you first install the film all of the moisture helps hides these imperfections. Once the film has time to cure, debris under the film becomes much more noticeable; more so with darker films. There so many variables here. Any tinter will tell you "there's no such thing as a perfect tint job". Keep in mind you're working with a 10 year old car. The older the car, the more dirt. Cleaning/good prep methods are crucial on vehicles of this age. It's import to wipe off all panels around the back glass in addition to cleaning the glass itself. And don't forget the number 1 rule of tint... never touch the sticky side! What is your prep method? Step by step? And how/where are you peeling your release liner? You could be introducing debris to the film right from the get go if you're peeling from a dirty car.
  11. Most annoying customers

    You ever have a customer ask to use your bathroom when you were working from home? That’s always awkward haha... it’s like “yeah I guess...” I’m not going to say no... but I don’t like randoms using my bathroom! One of the worst situations when working from home for sure!
  12. Important lesson learned from bottom loading !

    Ahhh been there before. Lesson learned!
  13. 2018 Kia Optima

    Did one today. One of the easiest cars to pull seals on. Screws behind the release lever and pull/handle. Also need to remove the little plastic triangle piece in the corners - couple of clips there. Then lift up and pull on the panel and the seal comes right out. And unlike Toyotas, it’s super easy to lift the door panel back onto the seal when you’re done.
  14. Best tools for back glass

    [mention=29693]jh812[/mention] Awesome idea man. I just cut one down about the size of the Tri Edge X. Can’t wait to try it out on some roll ups!
  15. Completely agree!
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