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  1. each to his own, if you are not comfortable to remove a badge than don`t , i do not refer to you , but in general. each case with badges is different , you can strip the whole car if your time is payed and you have the knowledge to do it. with decals , if are provided the replacement than why not put a new one , if not just leave the car in original state , some owners prefer to have all original, plus you have to take in account the surprise element once you take something apart. i pre-cut bumpers and no need to cut the sensors, but i did cut out a few. i bulk hoods , so mostly i remove badges where possible. youtube university teach you all , i do not remove any decals , i do wrap on top of it , i do multiple passes with the squeegee , on some occasions i may use alcohol or steam to force the bond tighter to the edge of the decals. do your best , chase perfection if you have time , but keep in mind it will always be someone who will object , or not like your work.
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    Let's See Your Websites ppf-ceramic coating-auto detail
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    Applying PPF profitable?

    took me about 20 cars to get a hold of it , been doing it for 5 years and i still learn, mobile install is not my favorite , you will need a shop or a clean bay , with good lighting. add to that that lately everybody wants perfect install, some think it takes 30minutes for a full front and they can wait till is installed ...and the list goes on keep in mind initial investment: training , plotter , fees for software, fees for cuts, material , than more material , material , did i say material? my cc goes skyrocket when i get rolls.....
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    2018 Porsche 911 turbo S

    we use a pressure on demand steamer and steam it 3-4 times before any install , also we use soft cloth with thin car wrap squeegee for edges. but flushing them with steam does great.
  5. what film was used? also the best way on bigger projects is to keep the car overnight , that way you can have a second look for this areas that have tendency to open and address it before delivery. you can do some proactive steps to prevent opening: good prep , de-grease , use some adhesive promoter, heat gun the edges, steam edges, on some film alcohol help to increase bonding.
  6. the designer may think different from installer ... is always good to be open for trimming , also a helper to line up the sensors etc. i think kits gets a lot of test before getting them on the software , but maybe should be tested by different installers... from what i have read is used an different film to mark the shape , than scan into computer than tested....
  7. i bulk hood and on occasion fenders, mirrors. but bumpers and doors i use kits. you guys are right , kits doesnt fit perfect , but with a light trim it can fit nicely. i do wrap edges where possible.
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    if you know anyone in texas, let me know.
  9. update: **SOLD Slightly used. Asking 5400$ , austin tx Any questions , contact
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    Pay Scale for Tinters

    i give you double and commission , come work for me
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    Wrapping the hood

    Is not just the tack, is the stretching. A light stretch will eliminate the fingers. Also is important what film and temp you work with
  12. Looking to add window tint to our detail & ppf install service , we hire a window tinter, must have experience! We are a growing business, focus on luxury and exotic cars , looking to add tint service. Base pay plus commission. For more info, feel free to msg Cosmin or call/text 972.834 .9150 , Or come by for a face to face interview. 501 w powell ln #208 , Austin TX 78753
  13. i hear you... they remove me from their dealer locator and i remove their material from my shop! after 3 years of loyal customer and exclusively selling and inslall their film
  14. except the mid scoop , similar hood , and no fingers , or minimum. stretch the material and tack the film before you squeegee . if you work a partial kit , than bulk it , so you are not limited to options.... 7 is a light pull and squeegee that area.