So i all i have left is driver side quarter panel, rearbumper, two doors, driver and passenger side skirts, passenger fender, and the front bumper which i plan on taking that to someone who will do that for me, its a gxp bumper so i dont want to mess it up lol
Have 15% ceramic tint on all 4 sides. Windows screech badly when rolling up/down during after/rain. Had some people suggest RainX and it unfortunately didn’t help. Anyone know a product that can fix this issue? Thank you.
The installers are not demanding it or don't have a spine to allow them to walk out and set up next door. Why on earth would a good tech work for McMinimum wage under someone else? Installers owe them nothing.
WTH is wrong with these installers? If someone has skills, buy a roll of film and get busy. Are these guys just beat into submission? Lazy?
When I opened my first shop I literally went out on foot with a stack of biz cards to every buisness in a half mile radius, made local connections and 9/10 came back with a car to tint. Pounded on every dealership, rock lot and auto brokers office. Bought a used plotter and made my own store graphics, then started making them for others. No reason to be hungry or under a bad owner.
Not many shops are paying commission these days. The big money in window tinting is in 1. Making training videos (Essentially selling out the trade and 2. Setting up your own space. IMO it doesnt make sense to spend years working for a "sweat shop" in a trade that doesnt offer benefits like PTO STO Medical or some type of retirement plan. Good Luck.
That is good advice if you're dealing with respectable owners. If not, then leverage is the only way to pry your worth out of their pockets.
A top notch installer can command up to 40% on a w9 in most markets and often more on wholesale/fleet work. 35% is average for retail and maybe 30% if you have a base minimum guarantee of say 400wk.
I would personally begin preparing to open independently. Buy your own film and start laying it every minute you're not scheduled. When you build enough workflow go find a good space and put your name on the door. Problem permanently solved.
I always say there is no such thing as "side money" or "jobs". Making money is my job and I get all that I'm able to daily.
You would need to see it done properly. Maybe find a CK vid of him wrapping a mustang fender or something of similar shape to witness how to glass it and where to start laying it down. He does some good bumper and inlay work as well.