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lol

 

so ive been practicing tinting on cars in our driveways....yeah i respect the profession a lot after a weekend of sweating n cursing.

 

...im at the point of having successfully done a side window.tucking film under bottom gasket...

 

now..the question...where can i buy some llumar ctx or suntek cir film by the roll.

 

i bought some suntek cir roll off ebay ...but id like to buy from perhaps a place i have more confidence that im getting what im paying....

 

i get that the oems only sell to installers...but....

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11 minutes ago, tools said:

...so im SOL on buying llumar 3m or suntek...

 

Pretty much, you gotta pay to play with the big dogs. Llumar and 3M both require significant minimum orders and suntek as well as the others mentioned are still going to require a sales tax license to place an order. You might be able to order from Express and get your hands on their ceramic which is supposed to be pretty good. Honestly though for what you're going to pay for a roll of decent quality ceramic you should be able to have your vehicle done by a professional in a good quality ceramic for the same or less money.

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your costs assessment is well said..

 

at this time for me..this is more about adding a skillset ..personal challenge at this time

 

and no exaggeration when i wrote that "one weekend of sweating n cursing"

 

its that dang gasket tucking lol

 

by sunday..i was cutting much better and cursing a bit less and finally got rear passenger side window installed with very clean results.

 

think i figured out my issue with gasket tucking...part of which i was cutting with too much to tuck...this weekend ill shorten my excess bottom measurement a bit ..same with sides..

 

this definitely takes practice ...theres really no getting lucky the first time with tinting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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if you want to add another skill set to your box of tricks, take on plumbing,  was quoted 12,800 to replace my cast iron pipes that where 50 yrs old. Got a new hammer drill spent 350 on all new pvc and abs, and saved myself bout 10 grand, NO I don't want to be a plumber. I recently told a General manager at a dealership that if he wants someone with any skill they have better had used a few hundred thou of film, and he cant train an oiltech to be a tinter. Im talking film value, and not the 1.2 million dollars of police interceptors I tinted last year.  Being a film technician is a career not a hobby. Oh and I got to drive this once, beep beep ! Suntek cxp 30. If your sweating and cursing no offense  but u need to play with wires or something. takes me twenty minutes from the time u hand me your keys till I install 2 doors, wipe down panels, fill out warranty card and slam door shut. Finished and flawless. 

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You can't buy any of the big brand names online...eBay has all of them listed but is nothing but cheap counterfeits.  Trust me, the prices you see there are much lower than the actual cost of the film.  If you want dirt cheap, go with ATCFilms.com.  If you want quality with a low price, then check out SolarFX if they will sell to you or Express.

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8 hours ago, DynamicATL said:

You can't buy any of the big brand names online...eBay has all of them listed but is nothing but cheap counterfeits.  Trust me, the prices you see there are much lower than the actual cost of the film.  If you want dirt cheap, go with ATCFilms.com.  If you want quality with a low price, then check out SolarFX if they will sell to you or Express.

tks for the suggestion

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