Autospot

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About Autospot

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Age
    50
  • Experience
    32 years
  • Country
    United States

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    Panama City
  1. We have those $99 tint shops that pop up here and there . The truth is they don't last long . I think it's a combination of quality work , film, and keeping consistent store hours. We also have 4 or 5 shops that have been around a long time.. I'm in Panama City fla it's nothing like Atlanta , Birmingham etc. If your a turd tint shop here it takes about 5 minutes for people to figure it out.Good work and reputation are everything here because of the size of Bay county ( population 130,000 ) give or take 10,000. An example of my pricing Camry, Altima ,fusion-149.95 F150, silverado 149.95 expedition, sequoia, suburban, 219.95 BMW , Mercedes 2,3,5 series 169.95 I stay away from the higher end models purely because of liability issues .yes I can tint them but it doesn't make sense to me because I stay covered up with every day run of the mill cars. In a nut shell I'm happy tinting a 2009 impala with beach sand and McDonald bags in the floor. Strip and retints start at 249.95 and I do my best to stay away from them. I've paid my dues. I work alone always have . So there you have it if your in a relatively small town , do good work use good material . And make sure your shop is air conditioned it cuts the stress level way down and your nicer.
  2. For those having trouble with the fusion back glass at the bottom. Pop the child restraint caps up where the baby seat clips in . You can pull the rear deck forward by with your fingers just a grunt and It will give the space you need to slide your film in at the bottom with no problem. Don't be afraid to give it a few good tugs. Run a tucking tool across the bottom to check for suitable clearance . Works every time.
  3. Interesting read! I always thought they were solely for a clean look . I have seen them come off on the F150 and 250 windshields while blading off old film or just cleaning before installation. Possibly aftermarket glass when this occurs.
  4. I've been in this game a long time and it can tell you for sure dealerships will suck the life out of you. They want it now they want it cheap. The last thing they are thinking about is you or your business.I would focus on your retail customers. If you do good work and keep regular consistent store hours they will meet your demands. I've been pencil whipped be dealers most have no respect for your talent. On the other hand I have had better luck working with county and city divisions. They have no problem paying the bills.