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has anybody tried doing this on curvy windows? like a vw beetle?

we had a guy from sun guard in the other day and he showed me a video of a guy doing one in under 10mins! :passout:beer

it takes me about an hour to do this dry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!never mind wet!

I refuse to do these in 2 bits...its one peice or not atall...

what do you guys think about this method? :dunno

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has anybody tried doing this on curvy windows? like a vw beetle?

we had a guy from sun guard in the other day and he showed me a video of a guy doing one in under 10mins! :dunno  :beer

it takes me about an hour to do this dry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!never mind wet!

I refuse to do these in 2 bits...its one peice or not atall...

what do you guys think about this method? :passout

[*]301679

I do most all backglass shrinking with dry soap method.

Exept '98-2000 Camaros and firebirds, I do them wet.

On excessively curved side windows get done wet also.

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Guest Corsa_stu

I normally do a beetle window as follows:

clean glass down and dry it.

apply some baby powder and spray a H frame on the glass.

apply my film and hard card out the H frame which results in leaving fingures top and bottom.

then I heat these out, but due to the fact that the fingures are so big it proves to be rather hard, often rresulting in alot of swearing and lifting and re-laying of the film... job gets done and always looks good but takes far to long for what we charge to do the job!

the guy in the video done it a totaly diff way!:

he wets whole window then creates his H frame, but thats where its gets crazy...

he dont trim film just leaves overlaped on all sides.

pulls film slightly away from glass and applies heat..almost like he is overheating it..

it just molds into shape perfectly!

very hard to explane.

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Guest Corsa_stu
:passout  :dunno  :lol

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I watched the video and im still confused! :beer

how do you do windows like this? I normally do them dry with baby powder but im always up for new ideas

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:passout? :dunno? :lol

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I watched the video and im still confused! :beer

how do you do windows like this? I normally do them dry with baby powder but im always up for new ideas

[*]301698

I use mDogs soap method.

Wet the glass and soap it all over with Ivory soap or some type of bar soap.

Let that dry, then make a wet H pattern in it to anchor the film with.

Try to evenly spread the fingers so they are a shrinkable size.

Then I shrink across horizontally work down to bottom and up to top...horizontally.

I use a cotton glove on hand to check the film and lay it flat after each pass.

I also trim the outer edge of the glass before hand.

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Guest Corsa_stu

never tryed the bar of soap before..whats that all about... I have a very good sucess rate with the powder but as a said.. I want to improve and I cant without taking some advise from others...

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Guest naughtydog

I saw a guy do this lifting method at the UK tint-off, he was the SG trainer.

He had not perfected it and was trying on a renault clio, you just lift the film and heat it where you have pulled it from the glass, it sounds easier than it looks. The last Beetle I did I did with powder, It was a bit achy on the old arms due to the amont of heat gunning you have to do.

Naughty

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It sounds like the video is showing something similar to the "lift and pull" method. You lift the film off of the glass at the point where it needs to be shrunk (just barely off the surface of the glass) and pull (easily) using the excess that you would normally cut off. You couldn't pay me to wet shrink a new Beetle. Using the Mdog soap method, it can be shrunk in under 10 min.

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