Well, if you are determined, the best way to start is buy some inexpensive film to practice with. Tint your own car, your friends and family etc and get an idea what it's like. Maybe you'll have a knack for it, and practice more until you are confident enough to start charging. Maybe you wont have a knack for it and tear up some cars along the way and realized you dodged a bullet.
Definitely hear you on that my problem for me is my primary job won’t allow me to do that I’m trying to start somewhere before I decide to leave my job for right now it’s an extra money gig before it becomes my primary income
You should really get some experience under your belt before just opening a tint shop.
This is a difficult trade and good tinters rarely make good businessmen and visa versa. There's a lot to learn about this trade and you don't want to be learning on customers' cars as you can do plenty of damage as you go.
I'd suggest getting a job as a helper in a tint shop and develop your skills for a long while before even thinking about going out on your own. Just my opinion.
Hello everyone I’m new to this window tint world was thinking about giving it a try want to know everyone inputs on what tint film should I buy to start…don’t want no Walmart or AutoZone cheap film I want something for my business
Whenever asked to match, I'd tell them it will not match. You can't even match if you knew the film since it varies from roll to roll and even from side to side on the same piece of film. Just say you can get the shade close but there will always be a slight color difference.
As far as the dual pane, I'm probably wrong, but I think they are so small the risk of thermal fracture is low.
Hey my tint friends! It's been a very long time since I've posted here at TD.
I have a couple questions for anyone who has experience tinting large RV windows.
1. The customer is replacing some windows, but the replacement glass is clear while the existing windows are factory tinted approximately 20%. What's the chance I can match the shade and color between the two? He's asking for limo, so if I was dealing with a standard SUV I would just add 20% to 20% factory tint. Since these windows are flat and it will be much easier to see any minor differences between panes, I'm concerned.
2. The customer is rightfully worried about 4g/5g signal strength thru the film. These RVs run exclusively on hotspots, so the film cannot block any signal. Do you have suggestions for the film type to use; dyed, metalized, ceramic, etc.?
3. I asked the customer to follow up on this questions since he's purchasing the replacement glass, but... all of the glass is dual pane/thermo-pane glass. Should I be concerned with adding limo film to the inside surface of these windows?
Any info would be appreciated. I've been tinting cars only, and only on a part-time basis for the last 10-15 years. I'm not too excited about this job with the unanswered questions above, along with some access issues to some of the glass. The window behind the rear cabin bed is partially blocked by cabinets, for instance, with only ≈3-4 inches of clearance. Either way, it could be worth the income, since he has two full busses to tint, but that's only if I can match the shade and deliver a product that works for the customer.
Heh... I got pulled over a few weeks ago for it. I got the car back in the summer I think.. and no one really seemed to care. I drive a ton, so i pass cops all the time. I don't ride dirty anymore... so I wasn't super worried. But I went by this one cop and of course he pulled out... I knew it was for me. He just gave me a warning for the tint... so...
Years ago I figured 2 things. First - I would accept 1 tint ticket before pulling it off. I pulled it off even though I did not get a ticket cause I was tired of freaking out driving at nite.
The other was 1 speeding ticket once I get either my R8 or my R32.