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dgmt321

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I was shrinking the back glass today and would like to hear some advice for improvements. I did a wet shrinking process and it was taking me way too long to finish, I sprayed soap solution on the glass ( Didn't use powder or soap method).

Here are some questions I would like to ask you guys

1. I was shrinking the film for over 30 minutes and there still fingers creeping out. What is the average time to finish shrinking a rear window. It feels like I am not doing it effectively enough. Any thoughts What am I doing wrong here?

2. As I am trying shrink the top and bottom, there are a lot of fingers creeping out on the sides. I heard in many videos that they said you can't shrink side to side, why is that? What would happen if I try to shrink the sides?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks alot.

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I think your a good candidate for Stan's DVD's. If you don't know and have to ask why you can't shrink the sides of a back window, then you shouldn't be working on customers cars

You are right, I shouldn't be working on customers cars and I am not. Do you really think I would without the extensive experience? lol. I am trying to master the tint process right inside my garage with different cars with trial and error. I don't really have anybody to teach me hands on, my only resource is this forum. I been doing side windows pretty well and now I am trying pick up more skills in doing back window.

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I think your a good candidate for Stan's DVD's. If you don't know and have to ask why you can't shrink the sides of a back window, then you shouldn't be working on customers cars

You are right, I shouldn't be working on customers cars and I am not. Do you really think I would without the extensive experience? lol. I am trying to master the tint process right inside my garage with different cars with trial and error. I don't really have anybody to teach me hands on, my only resource is this forum. I been doing side windows pretty well and now I am trying pick up more skills in doing back window.

me 2 :D

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I think your a good candidate for Stan's DVD's. If you don't know and have to ask why you can't shrink the sides of a back window, then you shouldn't be working on customers cars

You are right, I shouldn't be working on customers cars and I am not. Do you really think I would without the extensive experience? lol. I am trying to master the tint process right inside my garage with different cars with trial and error. I don't really have anybody to teach me hands on, my only resource is this forum. I been doing side windows pretty well and now I am trying pick up more skills in doing back window.

I basically taught myself to tint as well. I watched someone else for several weeks, but watching is a lot different than doing. Just keep practicing, and your times will get better. Honestly, a half hour for a window is really not that bad when your just starting out. Try looking up the mdog soap method on here, and try that. Once I switched to it, I only wet shrink the very basic windows now, like SUV and minivan back glasses. Never a car. Just keep practicing, and you will get better with each car.

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Welcome to the foum :beer

To address your questions :

It takes me an average of 3 - 5 minutes of heatshrinking depending on the difficulty of glass . This is using the soap shrink technique ( here is the link) :

http://www.tintdude.com/soapshrinkmethod.html

It is not advisable to shrink the sides of the film..like wood, tint has a "grain" to it . It will usually curl up and burn on you.

You have to start somewhere and family and friends cars is a good place to start with hands on (hopefully they are still your friend when you are done :beer )

Best of luck in your journey into tinting :D

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I like the magic sizing method. :dunno

what is it?

Spray starch. Spray heavy all over back glass. Wipe a H pattern, lay film on back glass. Trim the film. Anchor the film with hard card, then stretch film with your hands to get fingers smaller. This works very good for me.

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