ErieTint

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  1. ErieTint

    New Llumar IRX

    Wanting to try some of this myself. Talked to one of the trainers, he spoke highly of it and says it should be the new top dog. Considering my rep doesn't even bother to talk to me, I'll have to call Support and get pricing and see about getting a roll in for my truck.
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    Llumar CTX vs Autobahn i3

    Very one sided reply here because we are a LLumar shop and do not have any experience with Autobahn or Huper Optik. We stock CTX and the customers that have chosen it have been pleased with its heat rejection performance. LLumar did just introduce a new line that has higher IR rejection numbers called IRX, maybe that would be something to look into.
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    Tinting a Full Semi

    But if he is being contracted as a 1099 employee, does that law still apply?
  4. I've got a 2006 GMC Sierra crew cab that's got who knows what in 35% over everything. It was done a week after I bought the truck in 2010, well before I started tinting. The woman has a 2006 Pontiac Torrent that has 50% over everything and had a sun strip that was so purple I had to pull it. They will both be getting either LLumar CTX or XPEL Prime XR+ over everything. Likely 50% windshields, 35% fronts and 5% over factory rears. Problem is, our vehicles don't put any cash in my pocket so I'm dragging my feet on doing either of them. She's antsy, I'm not. 😂
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    What did you tint today?

    This was how my Monday started..... 1995 Corvette
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    Huge Shoutout and Thanks

    Just wanted to say thanks @OverLord for his huge HUGE help on a 1995 C4 Corvette back hatch yesterday. Burned up a couple pieces of (ceramic) film on my own and became super frustrated. Car has been sitting in my shop for a week while I mentally cooled down and debated how much more film I wanted to trash. David was nice enough to stop by the shop and lend me a hand. When I say lend I mean he drove well over an hour each way to school me on how to tint a 'Vette. I've not been doing this as long as a lot of you but days like yesterday give me hope. This truly is an industry of sharing knowledge and helping your fellow tinter. Hopefully I can put in as many successful years as some of the guys here. Appreciate the help man, more than you can imagine. Tell Ann thanks too for being patient with us. My fiancé gets antsy when its "guy time" because she knows the clock almost seems to stop. Next time we will have to catch up for something less work related, maybe when @jh812 is back in this neck of the woods.
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    Not tucking film anymore

    Might actually be worth looking into then... 🤔
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    Not tucking film anymore

    I want to get one. Just don't want to spend the $80+ and shelf it...
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    Not tucking film anymore

    I have not yet. Well, not really. I did try to bottom load a demo door in their booth at SEMA with Dean coaching me. Tried their software, like it. Haven't tried their film or any tools other than SEMA. Would love to stop pulling doors apart to get seals out if this thing works the magic it claims to work.
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    Camry rear headrest. How to.

    So that's what you were talking about on the phone. 😂
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    Not tucking film anymore

    They do make a mini version. It may not be to market yet but I have seen videos of it on FB from Dean Mitchell, he is their pattern guru.
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    Llumar curling

    I've got a couple rolls of ATC right now that seem to have more curl than normal to them. I plotter cut so I notice it after I cut film off and the plotter does it little reset routine. Working through it as I just considered it isolated incident. 🤷‍♂️
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    New windshield, time for tint. 50% vs 70%

    I've done windshields in 50 dyed and 90 ceramic. I have a friend asking me to do his in 35 and I'm dragging my feet. I like the added glare reduction and the touch of color you get from 50 but would rather have the added heat rejection with the ceramic film. Really it depends on what you are after. Is it a form or a function thing?
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    Wierd rainbow streaks

    Figured there was a term for it. I hate throwing film away but that's better than firing up the steamer and fixing windows.
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    Wierd rainbow streaks

    I just did one the other day where I got a window out of the last little bit on the roll and it was no good. Everything laid out find and looked mostly ok except the last 5"-6" of the window that was at the end of the roll had what looked like waves in it. I've never gotten that close to the end of a roll before but I'm guessing that was the issue.