JoshVette

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  1. Go to walmart and buy some drop cloth in the paint section, it's like a clear garbage bag material. Use it to trace out your patter and take that template and put it over the PPF and cut it out. Should cost you all of $3 dollars. Josh
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    Help and advice needed please

    umm..... suntek
  3. So you want a full car wrap on a rover (big car) from a good shop with "fair" pricing?? What is fair pricing to you? I just did a full wrap on a rover and priced out every square inch was over $6300 plus tax. There's tons of little trim areas and lots of pieces on the roof and the rear deck is very difficult with that curve and trying to trim out around the letters... Do you want all the panels tucked and lines hidden that can be? or do you want a precut kit for less money but with more noticeable lines?
  4. Newer BMW headlights are tough even if you've done them 100's times. If it were me, I'd skip the pre-cut kits, they are too difficult on this type of headlight. Use a larger piece of film that's wider and much longer then the light, tack it to the inner part of the headlight near the grill, then stretch it around to the back and use the excess to stick and secure it to the fender and bumper, squeegee it all out and let it settle up for a bit then trim it all out. This should give you full coverage with just one piece.
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    2018 Porsche 911 turbo S

    remove the vent completely and flush and clean it out thoroughly then flush it out again and when you install the film go lighter with the slip solution around that area so it's not dripping.
  6. I agree with Jeff, also try wearing a hat and de lint yourself with a lint roller before you start the larger panels. Flush out all the seems and panel edges very well as that's the real issue most of the time.
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    Ferrari 488 Pista

    That hood looks like a nightmare.....
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    Suntek's new 72" rolls

    I agree with Supreme, the way you came across was sour grapes. Funny you say why market it when there's still 3 months to go, well it's called marketing, you have to get the word out and build and gage interesting in the product especially on a new product you want it to have a successful launch but you've been doing this for 18+ years and know all the senior members of all the major brands so you already knew that, I'm actually surprised you didn't know about the 72 coming out long before they announced it. ...... an no I haven't had my coffee this morning yet either.... ;)
  9. No matter how good you are installing the film you will still get a tiny bubble or two around edges and sometimes on angled curves with sharp angles. Air bubbles do not go away so a tiny syringe can be poked in at a 30-45 degree angle and then just push down with your thumb over the tip of the needle and pull it out. If it's a water bubble or water pocket I would let it evaporate over a 24 hour period and usually it's completely gone the next day, but if there's a tiny bit of air in it, the air bubble will reveal itself after the water evaporates and then you can pop it. This technique can cause a slight mark to appear but if you do it right it will not be noticeable.
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    Suntek's new 72" rolls

    I'm hearing this will be released early January. Can't wait to get my hands on some.... Got a call the other day for a F12 right after Suntek announced the 72 and I was like "you're in luck".... lol Josh
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    Llumar PPF Question

    I respectfully agree and disagree with Jeff.... Yes you have to improve your skills and tweak you skills no matter what film you use. I have used multiple different films and consider myself a good installer and some are more difficult to install then other due to variations of adhesive being more or less aggressive as well as some films being able to stretch better then others. I would not want to have to learn and tweak my skills based on what brand of film I'm using. Imagine doing 3 installs with 3 different brands and having to do them each slightly differently.... I say find the film you like the best and use it all the time. You'll be a better installer and your installs will come out more clean with less flaws. You don't need to offer multiple brands to your clients, just explain to them why you use one over another and what the pro's and con's are of each brand.
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    Suntek's new 72" rolls

    That Viper hood is 80 wide and 80 long??
  13. Also try spraying extra slip in those areas before the install and also right before you push out the air, that should help.
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    Dry application of PPF

    Dry is not a good way to install PPF for anything, I would suggest using a tiny bit of slip sol at least mist it on or whatever, you need some moisture. Also you can wrap your squeegy in a MF towel or a paper towel and slowly press the PPF down which should allow it to slide across the PPF without marking it up. Josh
  15. You can cut the paint with a kit just the same. If one practices their cutting technique and learns to do it correctly it should not be a problem, doesn't matter whether bulk or kit, you will end up having to trim something. First thing you should learn as a new installer is how to properly score the film. I learned to do bulk from day 1 and do not have any issues with cutting through the film.