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Hi all,

 

This is my first post here and I am glad to be here.

 

I just had 3M Crystalline 90% film installed on my 2019 GSF and I am pleased with the result as the tinter did a great job. Before he started, I insisted on not having the door panel popped open for the installation and pretty much watched how the film was put on the car throughout the appointment.  As careful as I was, there are two things that I must have overlooked and I was wondering if anyone can chime in regarding them:

 

  1. The tinter used a razor blade to trim/slice a very small strip of rubber (probably no more than 1mm) on the seal separating the rear and quarter windows before he put on the film on the rear quarter window. I would have stopped him but he did it within just seconds. Is it normal for seal/rubber gasket to be cut/trimmed off like this? Just to be fair if it weren’t for the video capturing what he did I would not have known about it at all. It looks flawless.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=GeQyZsdF4Z4
     
  2. I specifically told the tinter to not remove the 3M logos on the tint film for now. He did what I asked for but I don’t see any 3M logos on the quarter windows and the front driver side window. The tinter explained that since he used a 30 inch roll, he had to cut the film in certain ways and therefore the 3M logo won’t be seen on some part of the film. Does this make sense?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

J

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1) Yes, in some circumstances. I don't do it, but that doesn't mean it's wrong. And if you can't tell that he did it, why worry?

 

2) Yes, the 3M logo is not on every square inch of the film, so if you have a smaller window, it may not be on that particular piece.

 

You're welcome. :)

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Booms said:

I appreciate the feedback! In a way I wish I didn't take that video so I won't have to dwell over it. :)      

Is it normal for the 3M logo to not show up on the front driver side window film as well? It's a rather large piece.

Thanks again!

 

J

 

18 minutes ago, Booms said:

 

1) Yes, in some circumstances. I don't do it, but that doesn't mean it's wrong. And if you can't tell that he did it, why worry?

 

2) Yes, the 3M logo is not on every square inch of the film, so if you have a smaller window, it may not be on that particular piece.

 

You're welcome. :)

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Booms said:

If you're that worried about a trimmed gasket, you got bigger problems than a 1/16th of an inch trim job that you said yourself looked flawless.

 

Quit obsessing and enjoy your window tint.

That wasn't the question I raised the second time.

 

You indicated that it's normal for the 3M logo to not show on the smaller windows. I asked if it's also normal for it not to appear on the front driver side window, which is rather large.

 

That's all I wanted to know.

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4 hours ago, Ryker said:

All I'll say is thank God you aren't in my area.

 

You are way to worried about stupid little things and a professional doing his job the right way!

 
Point me to any window film manufacturer that approves or endorses such practice before I start giving any weight to your claim. 
 
Mind you. I have been very amicable with my situation and just wanted to get some productive feedback from tinters. So I am not sure why you’re making smart ass comments.
 
And guess what? Unless I signed a waiver or have been verbally informed of any alteration (I don’t care if it’s just a cut) made to my car other than having a film applied to it, you don’t have any leg to stand on should I choose you to blast you on social media or take you to a court of law.
 
So grow up.
 
J
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23 hours ago, CuriousTinter said:
 
Point me to any window film manufacturer that approves or endorses such practice before I start giving any weight to your claim. 
 
Mind you. I have been very amicable with my situation and just wanted to get some productive feedback from tinters. So I am not sure why you’re making smart ass comments.
 
And guess what? Unless I signed a waiver or have been verbally informed of any alteration (I don’t care if it’s just a cut) made to my car other than having a film applied to it, you don’t have any leg to stand on should I choose you to blast you on social media or take you to a court of law.
 
So grow up.
 
J

Like I said "thank God you aren't in my area" although  I would be more than happy to "fire" you from being a customer.

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On 9/3/2020 at 8:55 AM, CuriousTinter said:

Hi all,

 

This is my first post here and I am glad to be here.

 

I just had 3M Crystalline 90% film installed on my 2019 GSF and I am pleased with the result as the tinter did a great job. Before he started, I insisted on not having the door panel popped open for the installation and pretty much watched how the film was put on the car throughout the appointment.  As careful as I was, there are two things that I must have overlooked and I was wondering if anyone can chime in regarding them:

 

  1. The tinter used a razor blade to trim/slice a very small strip of rubber (probably no more than 1mm) on the seal separating the rear and quarter windows before he put on the film on the rear quarter window. I would have stopped him but he did it within just seconds. Is it normal for seal/rubber gasket to be cut/trimmed off like this? Just to be fair if it weren’t for the video capturing what he did I would not have known about it at all. It looks flawless.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=GeQyZsdF4Z4
     
  2. I specifically told the tinter to not remove the 3M logos on the tint film for now. He did what I asked for but I don’t see any 3M logos on the quarter windows and the front driver side window. The tinter explained that since he used a 30 inch roll, he had to cut the film in certain ways and therefore the 3M logo won’t be seen on some part of the film. Does this make sense?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

J

you came in for a tint job and was shook that your seals be cut up. I get it. we as tinters do that to avoid a slither of a light gap that would be noticeably present if it wasn't for this technique.  Not going to lie some noobs can butcher them sometimes. as for the 3m logos i can bet anything that if you went back and asked for them on the windows that don't have they will gladly do that for you.  

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9 hours ago, Ryker said:

Like I said "thank God you aren't in my area" although  I would be more than happy to "fire" you from being a customer.


And like I said you're a smart ass. I don't know if you've been tinting too many $5k cars so you just got used to not caring or respecting other people's property. Either way, start doing that to $100k plus cars in front of their owners AND keep up with that attitude of yours I promise you will be crucified some day.

 

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