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Ever tried this option for laying down BG before the final squeegee is done?

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Was recently shown this in action, tried it myself and find it wastes very little time setting the film before the Blue Max final gets done.

Very sweet indeed, felt lined Five-way tool. :thumb

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With the felt being used, i would think over time it would pick up contamination and scratch the film.

What is the point of this tool, is it that it will remove more water around the defroster wires as it is softer than a blue max blade, or no need to use water when you use it ?

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I just us my hand.

Now thats "Old School tinting"...... :thumb ............but if it works for yea.... :dunno

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With the felt being used, i would think over time it would pick up contamination and scratch the film.

What is the point of this tool, is it that it will remove more water around the defroster wires as it is softer than a blue max blade, or no need to use water when you use it ?

it smoothes down the film more or less so that your "hard" blue max doesn't catch it. especially if the film is tacked up in one little spot, the bmax will crease it for sure.

personally I use either a clearmax to go over it medium hard first or do a light pass with the bmax and then a hard one. 5way doesn't fit in a pouch very nice. kind of like an ezreach, always pokes you when your moving and bending.

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I would screw up film if I tried to "tack" it down first. I just lay it down with the blue max and be done. Learn to read the film and you can squeegee it out just fine.

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With the felt being used, i would think over time it would pick up contamination and scratch the film.

What is the point of this tool, is it that it will remove more water around the defroster wires as it is softer than a blue max blade, or no need to use water when you use it ?

it smoothes down the film more or less so that your "hard" blue max doesn't catch it. especially if the film is tacked up in one little spot, the bmax will crease it for sure.

personally I use either a clearmax to go over it medium hard first or do a light pass with the bmax and then a hard one. 5way doesn't fit in a pouch very nice. kind of like an ezreach, always pokes you when your moving and bending.

I know what you are saying Scotty, just asking tintjam65 a few ?, belive me i have tinted a few autos over the years...... :thumb

Thanks for your insite regarding this tool............. :beer

I do not use a pouch or a Blue Max when i am tinting autos........ :D

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Like TG....I just smooth it out and get the worst of the bubbles, then blue max it. :thumb

Do you start with your blue max in the center?

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