Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ErieTint

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Cedar Point Ohio
  • Country
    United States
  1. Pic of the Week #604 Submissions

    Wowza! Just out of curiosity, what's something like this pay? (Can chat through PM if you don't want to post it here.) We don't have anything with that much glass near us. This is the kind of thing dreams are made of in our town.
  2. Fusion all type slip solution?

    I buy it right from LLumar when I order film and other supplies. I spray from a Poly II pump sprayer. They sell a pump that screws onto the bottle of Film On. Can't remember the exact volume but I usually use 6-7 pumps in the summer, 4-5 in the winter in a full sprayer.
  3. Just to cover my ass so I didn't get yelled at for driving a rebranded Chevrolet Silverado, it isn't on there either. Just saying.........
  4. Fusion all type slip solution?

    I stick with regular ole Film On. Used Johnson's on the very first truck I tinted, nothing but Film On since. I can't really see switching from something I know works. For what, $2 over a bottle that lasts for 20+ cars. Nah, I'm happy where I am.
  5. Had to go check it out for myself. I drive a 2006 GMC Sierra. Not on their site for tint. Hell of a lot of help that was....
  6. Learning from dvd

    Shouldn't need a bulldozer for that window. Did one of those a month or so ago, not bad at all. Only thing with them is the defrost lines are THICK.
  7. What did you tint today?

    My own patio doors with LLumar DR15 since the roll was already in the film handler for another job. Fiancé is happy, that's what counts, right?
  8. Visor strip trick with fat sharpie !!!

    This is how I have done the ones that customers have asked for extra length on. Wax pencil marks at equal lengths on the sides. I then run a piece of masking tape as straight as I can (with the curve of course) and shrink as needed. This gives me a full length reference for setting things in place.
  9. Ceramic films

    Been there twice now. Very friendly people and more than willing to share information. Joe at the front gate is a super nice and understanding guy too!
  10. Hardest roll ups to bottom load

    I just spent the last week fighting with Ford Transit front roll up doors. Not the smaller Transit Connect but the full size Transit vans like U-Haul has for rent. Can't bottom load them because its all part of the same seal/sweep. Hole. Lee. Hell. Pain in the rear but after 6 vans I got a little quicker. @jh812 is right though, the body style Jetta before the new ones (13-18 maybe?) has some deep sides.
  11. Keep options simple

    I don't know if it would work 100% of the time with my customers but I figured it would be worth a try. Worst case, we swap words for numbers. Still doesn't change the inventory though.
  12. Keep options simple

    True. Had someone ask "What do you carry?" so I tell them what shades I stock. Then flat out asked for something I didn't have. Hence my thoughts on moving to the Legal, Light, Medium and Dark scale. Don't even talk numbers with them. Makes it safer.
  13. Keep options simple

    Two options, four shades in each. Really its ATC or CTX then a couple options on darkness. There is AIR too but thats mostly reserved for windshields. Thinking of doing up sample boards with Legal, Light, Medium and Dark to avoid the whole number situation. Correspond Legal, Light, Medium and Dark as 50, 35, 15 or 20 and 5. I can't stand the "Do you have like a 26?" question.
  14. window film inventory

    This is what I do. I plotter cut so I use the smallest roll possible for each corresponding window. There is some loss associated with everything obviously because nothing is square. For inventory I write the date I "opened" the roll, then I write how many feet were pulled off and the date again each time I use that roll. Say I do a car, my box top would look something like; Opened 10/1 -12 10/1 -15 10/2 etc... This way, when I get past ~55-65 feet, I know its time to restock that roll so I don't cut myself short.
  15. Need Opinion on Windshields Tint

    I agree with the couple posts from above. I have yet to do mine but when the time comes I am thinking 50% top to bottom. I've done a handful in 50% for people already. Have a close friend asking me to do 35% on his and I'm dragging my feet.