Tint Slayer

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    Not tucking film anymore

    You going to check out the EZ-tint thing? Because you need another tool lol.
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    Agreed, I used the red pepper flake today, but yeah def needs a kick, that avocado is bland.
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    whole grain toast with avocado on it, salt, pepper .. coffee Good morning!
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    Why can't it ever be easy
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    I don't have credit cards, it's like spending money you don't have. My Father used to say if you can't afford to save up for something then you can't afford to pay it off.
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    The plans should also come with job specs on 8.5x11 sheets listing what's used in each trade, sometimes the missing info can be found in the job specs. Always get the job specs.
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    Crazy storm last night
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    Didn't do any work yesterday and today, relaxed and took it easy. A perfect 71 degrees out yesterday. Hung at a winery with my GF, we had some really kickass good food then laid on the grass for a while and relaxed (the winery had a band playing outside!), got some sun, heard some tunes. Was a really really good day. I'm going to have to start doing this more often, it feels like i only know how to work sometimes.
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    soap to water ratio

    Oldie but a goodie and most asked. My opinion follows: For a spraymaster size bottle, which is about a quart/liter. Using Joy Non Ultra (i also use Dawn Simply Clean, real slippery chit) 8 mls per quart/liter for sides 12 mls per quart/liter for back glass (i need a little more slip for my install. i'm not super fast) i use multiple bottles, also have another bottle for cleaning only using Dawn 4X Platinum. Reasoning being the slip has the weakest cleaning (acidic) content, but still has all the good slip. The rule of thumb with slip is one ounce per gallon, it's more like a starting point for you to find depending on factors like the film your using etc. An ounce is about 30 mls, so a quart would use a quarter of that being 7.5 mls. So start with 8 mls per quart. It seems to work. Yes i overthink things to death.
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    Coffee with a pb&j uncrustable for breakfast Good morning all y'all
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    White specs BG. Help!

    I use the Scotch-brite shower and tub scrubber like that, i put a white scrubby right over the blue scrubby that's on it so i can re-use the handle. Good leverage and don't have that awkward reach.
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    White specs BG. Help!

    Another option is try be drier when you clean, like clean and dry all the edges without going too deep and kicking up junk and/or getting it wet too deep in, you don't need to soak it when you clean, just when you install. If you cleaned and you're too wet in the area way beyond the dot matrix it can sometimes mix the crap in or absorb in with your slip when you move the film into place like try not move the ends of the film too much when adjusting and make sure the sides are dry after cleaning, sometimes there's dirty foam in there too that gets soaked and seeps out when you get it all wet again with slip. Try when you clean the back window to not drench it when cleaning and be as dry as you can, this way the slip doesn't mix in with the junk beyond where you clean and install.
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    Facebook is a cancer, it's more anti-social than social networking, it makes everyone argue. I had to get off it a few months back, between the politics and the trolls it's not fun anymore at all.
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    Not tucking film anymore

    Right? It always felt like the GW could've been enhanced at some point of it's long existence. The EZ-tint i use often, i very rarely take a panel off. My view is the less you take apart and disrupt the better, bottom load and 2 stage both have their extra time for either panel work or extra time for tucking bs, with this i do neither. I'm liking it.
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    Not tucking film anymore

    I bitched about the price when it came out, i paid $70. Call Xpel, they'll register you and i believe that gives you the price of the Xpel customers.
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    Not tucking film anymore

    Oh shweeeet i had suggested that to Dean when it came out and i bought the EZ-tint (i've been off FB for months), he probably had it in the works, that dude is on top of chit and if he's part of the project, like this tool and his tint patterns on DAP, you'fe going to get a quality item.
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    Not tucking film anymore

    If i can't just pull back the top and pull the seal out easily, i use the Xpel EZ-Tint tool to bottom load. I used to use the Gasket Wizard every now and then but one day i tried this, another new tool, and actually liked it instead of just being distracted by it (you know the deal with that lol). They should make a small, mini or short 6" version with more bend for tuckers because the notch on the ends open the vertical rubber pretty decent when needed.
  18. Best to post pics, there's a lot of answers to one question without a pic.
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    New windshield, time for tint. 50% vs 70%

    How do the other ice cool grey VLT's look? they all blue-ish down to the 40% or are any truly grey? I feel like i'm way to hung up on hue sometimes. I've held up 2 pieces of films (greenish and bronzeish hue) to people and asked which they like better and every one tells me whichever makes me more money. I think we care more than they do.
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    Just give the man a Squeegee

    hahahahahaha "FLORIDA MAN..."
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    Just give the man a Squeegee

    And why did they use the word "parenthetically" instead of just using parenthesis?
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    Not tucking film anymore

    Cool idea for making the bottom load an upsell.
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    Was the roof flat before the back of the truck went up? LoL That's a thing of beauty
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    Hope all goes smooth
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    Sounds like an episode of Trailer Park Boys, was the dude in the coke bottle glasses named Bubbles? LoL day can only improve from here