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  1. Not worth the liability IMO. yes you could do it if you follow these instructions from this video but ask yourself if it's worth the risk. Imagine trying to open it with wet film on it... You don't want to be the one making that phone call to the owner that something went wrong and he's got to get a new hood or whatever....
  2. Long term lifting issues

    3M rep gave me a couple samples of the new Pro Series and I used it on my mirrors which are very round so it required a pretty aggressive stretch and they look like crap, none of the edges that were stretched against have stayed down after a day. I'm not impressed. I've stretched other films just the same and even though there's stretch marks at least they stayed down and in place.
  3. Make sure your bottles are not getting mildew in them too.
  4. DYNOblack ppf is here!

    I need to contact you guys this week, maybe get a couple samples of your fashion films. I really need to see how they all look on different color vehicles. I was talking with my old pal Anson this weekend from Houston and he's really happy with your products so I'm anxious to check them out. Thanks, Josh
  5. DYNOblack ppf is here!

    I'm very interested in this. To clarify, is this a true PPF film or something more like a heat stretch vinyl? Thanks, Josh
  6. After I wash and clay the panels and surrounding areas of the car I go and spray the trim and crevices with my soapy water solution and let it drip dry then another wipe down. Much of that dirt may be coming from trim and crevices that the water is getting into when you spray it before you put the film on. Also when you remove the backing there's quite a bit of static charge that attracts dust to it. I spray the film and backing before I remove the backing to help kill the static charge. Try putting the film on a glass wall and soak it as you remove the backing so no dirt or dust sticks to the adhesive. Josh
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  8. Llumar Issues

    In that pic all I see is the corner notched out, that's not peeling, that's normal practice to notch out the corners.... I tell my clients give it a week before washing. I usually wash it before I do the install so they won't feel the need to wash it for a while. Josh
  9. F450 Hood

    Nice job
  10. ferrari F12 hood

    Thanks for the step by step.
  11. F450 Hood

    Sorry I'm just now seeing your post. How did it turn out? I would have told you to tack it down on the fenders yes, starting at each side by the windshield, give it a little tug to flatten it out across the top, then go to the front and do the same but you'll have to give it a lot more stretch to get the front edge to sit flat. Use surface prep (adhesive promoter) on the entire edge of the valley and front edge. Use lot of soapy water and tack down that valley edge, then gently push the water out down to the nose. Squeage those valley's well cause they are a bubble haven if you don't. If you do get some bubbles in those valley's be very careful when you pop and suck them out as you don't want to blow up that whole valley again with air. Give it some time to settle and stick down before you pop them and make sure you'll holding down the area when you stick the needle in. Make sure you pull the front center area down well as you will have to pull it side to side quite a bit and if it's not pulled down well enough when you trim out those letters you'll get some nasty creases. And don't try to trim out the letters individually, do the whole word. Josh
  12. Whenever I have clients that want their glossy painted car to have a total matte finish, I typically direct them to a vinyl shop as it's just way too much effort to cover every single square millimeter of the vehicle in matte and make it look perfect too.... The PPF film just doesn't stretch like the vinyl film.
  13. PPF Adhesive Removal

    When it's that old, I steam the heck out of it and scrap it off with a plastic scraper, then use 3M adhesive remover. Typically the urethane film separates from the adhesive and you've got two projects to tackle. If you can manage to still get it to come off in one material with the backing you'll save a ton of time. There's two different 3M adhesive removers, a really strong one and a lesser strength adhesive remover. The stronger 3M adhesive remover will ruin any rubber or plastic trim it get on so be cautious, the lesser one is not so bad though. Get a couple MF towels you can throw away and get to rubbing. Josh
  14. Llumar Issues

    Am I blind? what is it that is wrong in that picture? I don't see anything unusual? Doesn't look like anything is peeling up? Josh
  15. 18 Ferrari 488 spider

    Don't be that guy that charges more cause it's a high end car.... act like you've done a hundred of them (don't lie about it, just be confident in your work and experience) and don't treat it any different then any other car. If you do crappy work on a honda because it's cheap then you'll never get a Ferrari to do. Do the honda like it's a Ferrari and you'll have a better business which will get you better cars and pricing.... Josh