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first time tinter. what do i need???


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Guest AcuraTSX

hello,

I have never tinted anything so I am happy to stumble across this website. it seems like a lot of the members are professional window tinters. thats great, I'd like to learn from you guys.

for a first time window tinter, where can I purchase the tools and the tint? I dont need much, just enough to do two sedans (my mom and gf). what tools do you guys recommend? I already have a heat gun, the yellow turbo (not sure if this is what its called) and a set of exacto knife.

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welcome :bingo

filmhandler or 44 tools for the tools

dude by the time you spend all that money on the tools and film, film and probably more film

why not take it to a pro and get it done right the first time

good luck

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Guest darkdan

Olfa silver: $5

SS Blades: $20

Squeege: $5

Baby shampoo: $2

Nice spray bottle: $4

6 rolls of tint from the auto parts store: $120

9 hours spent tinting two cars: $0

Doing it yourself and having windows as purple as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince in 6 months and enough dirt in it to spell out a Shakespearean Sonnet in braille: Priceless

Some things money can't buy, for everything else there's professionals.

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welcome  :nope

filmhandler or 44 tools for the tools

dude by the time you spend all that money on the tools and film, film and probably more film

why not take it to a pro and get it done right the first time

good luck

[*]371777

Take the Willies to heart, by the time you do all this for two cars it will not be worht the effort. :spit

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Guest ccpros1

+1 for take it to professional.

me and my partner have wasted more then 100 feet of 40" film. learning.

squeegeeing is not hard, heat shrinking is not hard, trimming is not hard.

the hard part is keeping it clean. Even when you think the window can't be any cleaner.. it get little silver specks.. it's the most frustrating thing.

I can now get most windows in 1st try but back window still get's me. takes 2 or 3 tries to get it as clean as I want.

cost of me to get to this point?...

well over taking 3 cars to a professional.

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Olfa silver: $5

SS Blades: $20

Squeege: $5

Baby shampoo: $2

Nice spray bottle: $4

6 rolls of tint from the auto parts store: $120

9 hours spent tinting two cars: $0

Doing it yourself and having windows as purple as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince in 6 months and enough dirt in it to spell out a Shakespearean Sonnet in braille: Priceless

Some things money can't buy, for everything else there's professionals.

[*]371841

what no total cost of 42.17??? :lol6:lol6:lol6

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yo man tinting IS hard. you want the first car you tint to be someone you dont know. a car you wont see. you'll see your mom and gf's car all the time and you'll have to see your work. HORROR story: I tinted this ladies house. she told me that her sister and then husband tried to tint their own house because they have seen it done. ends up the lady told me that they argued the whole WEEK they TRIED to tin the house, which ultimately started the road to their divorce. I'm pretty sure they didnt divorce because of tint, but this shows how frustrating it can be.

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