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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. One piece on the black area in the center should not be a problem but the bumper itself will be two pieces. The very top shelf of the bumper will have to be separate but the rest should be able to get in one piece if you stretch it from side to side, make sure it's nice and stuck down before you start trimming things away. That's a lot of tension to remove when you take out the whole middle area. I do bumpers in bulk and that's how I'd do it. Josh
  4. Thanks for all the feedback. He hasn't put any film on his car, he was just asking me about the weirdness when his glasses were on and I just honestly didn't know what to tell him. He did say if the film does it he'd rather not have the film on his car. I prob won't do his car since it bugs him so much. Everyone's different about these sorts of things. Thanks for all the insight. Josh

    Most hoods can be installed without ever putting a blade to the paint. You can easily cut half inch off the panel and tuck it all with most hoods.
  6. Thanks for the feedback. He told me some cars with PPF on them did not look weird with his glasses on but then some cars with PPF on them did look weird with his glasses on?? I wasn't sure if it was a certain type of film that does this or all films in general or just films with hydrophobic top coats or what? He said he wears his glasses all the time so if this is the case he just won't put the film on at all???? ugh..... He also mentioned a car in a garage that had film over it that did not look weird with the glasses on but this was in the garage and not direct sunlight. Is it a sunlight thing with the glasses on? if there's cloud cover will it look weird? TIA Josh
  7. Got a call today from a prospective client asking if the Suntek Ultra film I use looks weird with his sunglasses on? He said some cars with clear bras look normal and just like the paint but other cars with clear bras looks all prism like and horrible with his glasses on? Anyone have an answer to this?
  8. 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....
  9. 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.
  10. Make sure your bottles are not getting mildew in them too.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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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  15. 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