I need welcome any feedback on my idea for hiring an experienced flat glass installer. The person must be very experienced and skilled, communicate well with customers and leave the customers completely satisfied.
I am offering a compensation package of:
$3.50 sf for all jobs
Will provide a wrapped company van to use 7 days a week (work week is Monday thru Friday) Van will be equipped with an interior mounted film handler.
$2500.00 sign on bonus
$1000.00 Holiday Bonus
Will provide any tools you might need but currently do not have.
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts as to how attractive this compensation package is.
I showed this product to a paint tech and his thoughts were that it smelled like it had an activator chem in it to help the glue to kick faster without having an alcohol that would break down the glue.
About 20yrs ago I would put 1/2 a cap full in my flat glass solution to lock the edges faster and stop water running on emulion windows. For automotive I recommend only using it as a surface prep.
About 30% for high tack or on questionable surfaces where the paint might lift.
Close to full strength if I'm laying something high tack out in the summer sun on hot metal.
It's also good for floating vinyl on glass. As well as stacking colors. It lets you reposition into the right place before tacking.
Allegedly you "can't" lay wrap film wet, but I've been doing cut vinyl graphics with wrap film and floating it down for almost 10yrs. Sometimes you only get one shot to get in in the right spot. (Picture laying a Shelby hood kit for a bodyshop on fresh/hot paint and it has to leave that afternoon) You have to let it tack up for a while before pulling the transfer tape and re-squeegee with a banana/monkey strip after.
No heating any of the vinyl until after the solution evaporates.