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Guest Deno

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Not sure if this has been posted before but I think it works great. This works for people who like to take glass out to tint or if your like me and dont like removing anything unless absolutely neccessary, but get a bad edge sometimes on the top edge of a door glass. You can use a herringbone file, just a small double cut file on the edges of the glass to make your edges look factory, there is NO light gap at all. The tops of the door glass for the most part have that little lip, what the file does is shaves off the excess film right under that lip, so the film is as far to the edge that you are going to get it, and looks really good. Best bet is to heat the outside just to make sure the film is sticking to the glass, then use the file, try it, you'll like it.

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I'll let the Vetrans of the board handel this one. :lol

...won't be me..I'm in too good of a mood today! :lol

Yep..herringbone, emery board I think someone they said they use a while ago, bastard file is the one most use that do this "feature" The Aussies say is been "standard" practice there for yrs now. FBJ does it all the time using the Bastard file :lol .

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Well I use a herringbone personally but im sure it dont really matter, I have been told it just has to be a double cut file so double mill bastard files etc im sure would work, never tried a emery board though, could be a good idea because I know some customers get a little freaked out hearing someone "file" their glass lol, I just find it easier for me than using a knife, im not always consistent with the knife lol, anyway just a tip for any newbs checkin out the great site.

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Guest nwflboy

I wouldn't go near a piece of glass with a file under any circumstances. Don't we as professional tinters receive enough abuse from the pure fact that any window we tint shows all the defects that were already there - without someone suspecting that we've brought a file of any kind towards their car.

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