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Why doesn't some company make METAL tools! Specifically hard cards, rear window tools, etc. It would NOT be that difficult to make something like a Conqueror out of aluminum, with or without a replaceable rubber edge. I'm perfectly content to wrap a towel around it.

I'm sick of every single tool I have not being tough enough to hold some pressure! I have to wedge my other hand down in there to push up on the tool!

OK, now that you've heard my rant, Manu's - TAKE NOTE!

thanks

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Guest Malcolm E Boo

I think I'm like one of four people on the manny side who actually read posts. Sorry Bob :(

I know dozens over here alone who read this forum but for whatever reason they have not signed in or logged on.

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Why doesn't some company make METAL tools! Specifically hard cards, rear window tools, etc. It would NOT be that difficult to make something like a Conqueror out of aluminum, with or without a replaceable rubber edge. I'm perfectly content to wrap a towel around it.

I'm sick of every single tool I have not being tough enough to hold some pressure! I have to wedge my other hand down in there to push up on the tool!

OK, now that you've heard my rant, Manu's - TAKE NOTE!

thanks

We can certainly look into it, but you are correct in that most tools are not made out of metal for fear of scratching the film during installation. You can wrap it as you suggest, but many have not wanted to do that. Even the original Windshield Wizard rear view mirror cut out template was once made out of metal. I wish it still was as the current one is prone to cracking. :unsure: Also, the cost to do it from metal would likely make the tools much more expensive. Once a mold is created, plsatic injection molding can be done in high volume at reasonable costs. Anything made from metal would be slower and more labor intensive which would drive up the costs.

Like most other things, nearly anything can be done if people are willing to pay for it.

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Well I am willing to pay for them.

I can make my own, but would rather pay for a big company to do the R&D and make the right tool for the job, with a comfortable handle, and a nice polished finish.

Unless you ding up the edge, it would be a challenge to scratch film with a polished aluminum tool.

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I like your idea Bob but Patric brought up some valid issues. It is really a matter of dollars and cents. With tint tools, the market is small to begin with, and it is finicky; not everyone will buy such a tool. So you can come up with a great design idea but if there is not enough market to produce the return on investment, then no MFG is going to invest all of the upfront R&D expenses to bring a particular tool to market.

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