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hey guys I ahvent done much flat glass but was getting a haircut the otherday and haridresser says she was thinking aobut tint on shop front windows.

anyway I didnt have a tape on me at the time but they appeared to be over 60 inches wide which I use johnsons and they only have 60" wide film.

how do you guys do a seem join do you do it like with auto when you two piece a back window and use a straight edge to cut the film at the join or do you align 2 natural edges up ?

also what sort of solar absorption is safe it gets afternoon sun for a few hours only with a little shade from a scummy little tree out front, it is laminated glass . im thinking around 30% solar absorption?

one last thing , she is getting some sign writing done on the window ive never tinted over sign writing (vinyl stickers im assuming) before is there anything I need to know or just go straight over the top ?

thanks guys !

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Guest teamfutaba

g'day... double cut the film. also pull your first peice as usual, then flip the second peice so you have matching edges. makes for a nicer install as you dont see a color difference as much.

R.I.P. steveo

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How about just continue to do auto glass and leave the flat glass to the FG pro's. You dont want to have things go wrong and have to find a new place to get ur hair cut.

I learned auto first, then learned fg. It takes a little time to learn but I wouldn't discourage him. I would say he needs to practice on his friends/families houses first. First thing to learn is reverse rolling. If you can't do a 67x104 window by yourself, or a 72x48 arch by yourself, you shouldn't be doing flat glass. :twocents

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the other day I did a window that was 128" x 123" all by my self, and it was 7 mill film too, Tommorrow I get to do one 158" x 83" (153" wide by the way).......but the biggest window I ever did was 9.5' x 27ish ' (yes thats feet though we had like 5 guys! one on each level of the scaffold and one on the ground ) my smallest window was less then 1" x 1/4 " very annoying ruinied about 5 peices ............talk about the waste factor

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thanks for the feedback, I have done some flat glass but not much I wish to offer flat glass and auto services to customers !

I will ignore the negative comments as everyone starts somewhere and I will be running every job past my supplier before hand.

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