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Do you completely film the side drop glass windows and file the top edge off or do you leave a small gap along the top edge?  

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  1. 1. Do you completely film the side drop glass windows and file the top edge off or do you leave a small gap along the top edge?

    • I file along the top edge.
      10
    • I leave a small gap.
      20
    • It depends on how im feeling that day.
      8


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Hey then you guys, when I learnt to tint (at cpfilms :barf ) they taught me to file along the top edge of the side/drop glass/up and down :gasp windows. I used this method myself but my employees do not. Some customers pick up on this but I am aware some professional tinters use one way or the other. How about you's?!

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I dont file unless.... the customer wants to pay me alot of $$$$$ per window

I even had to stop filing my own vehicles, just so when I show my customers

they wont ask it from me unless....$$$$$ :gasp

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depends mate, if I hash a cut along the top up il take it to the edge add heat from outside and make 2 passes over the top edge with me alfa or if I dont il bring it down a smige and heat off again....works for me, the guy whole teached me was a independent guy and I was just shown fook all realy and wished id gone with cpf now....

so anyway the answer to the above is both :gasp

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I dont file unless.... the customer wants to pay me alot of $$$$$ per window

I even had to stop filing my own vehicles, just so when I show my customers

they wont ask it from me unless....$$$$$ :gasp

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I answered both. It really depends on the age and condition of the car. If I am working on a nice, new car, I will file. If it's a POS, I will leave a micro-gap. If the film sticks too quickly to the glass, I am forced to file... but at least there is an alternative to trimming, which is a biotch in that location.

Like was mentioned earlier... the gap left by a good installer is difficult to see anyways. On the other hand, filing only adds about five minutes to the job on a two-door car... so I don't charge extra.

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