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I have been reading the forums and found them very very helpful. I tinted my first window today and I must say I think I did pretty good for my first time, although it was a simple side window on a 98 civic coupe. I creased it in one spot but I'm proud of my first window.

My question is what do you use to clean it when your done? Water? Alcohol? The soap and water solution?

And how much j&j do u put it a standard spray bottled? I know there's many many topics about this but I never seen what it was to a actual spray bottle?

Also should I of had to heat shrink the window on this car? I had fingers everywhere! I didn't buy a heat gun yet so I had to use a hair dryer lol

Should a blue scrub pad be good enough for cleaning or should you always use a razor? I only had a scrub pad and just took my time and made sure it was clean.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I feel I want to go further in tinting as I enjoyed doing my first window.

Than you,

Dub

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:thumb one more thing. No matter what brand of film you use don't use the cheap chit. Easier to work with and a better all around film no matter who makes it.

Don't be a bottom feeder :lol

I dont really know what the cheap %&$# is but I believe I have 3M film I don't remember I just used it. It's like that with anything, cheap %&$# isn't worth the time of day

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To answer your queations though i always mix about 2 tsp of j&j in a regular ole spray bottle and i always clean with a razor blade then use a black squeeze or blue max for the final clean. If u mess with defroster lines use a white scrub pad or 000 steel wool. Tint stuff has a few videos on youtube that could be helpful also.

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To answer your queations though i always mix about 2 tsp of j&j in a regular ole spray bottle and i always clean with a razor blade then use a black squeeze or blue max for the final clean. If u mess with defroster lines use a white scrub pad or 000 steel wool. Tint stuff has a few videos on youtube that could be helpful also.

Thanks I dot think I used enough j&j so maybe that will help me out next time. I will have to get a white scrub pad and a razor blade tool to make it easier for me, thank you for your time and help!

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Go a little heavy when learning on the baby shampoo. Makes things alot easier when learning how to handle and place the film. Check out the homepage on here. There is a bunch of good tips on there also

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I somewhat learned on my own. I had one day with a guy showing me how to do a side window, and the next week he showed me how to do a bg. He taught me using the reverse roll, and I learned frankie myself. I worked doing in house for a dealership for about 8 months, then worked at a shop for a few years, learning new things, but I also had to learn from my mistakes myself.

So, although I did have help, it was very little. Now Im third best in the world. Suck it bitches!!! WOOT!!!

So Coop, you can do this yourself, but it will take many years to be a good window tinter. We all do it differently, but of course my way is the best.....

At the competition, I was shocked to see how different we all did things. Courses are fine to get your basics. You absolutely have to work in a shop to get real exp.

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every question you could ask short of something about a brand new car will have already been answered on here....I promise you this. You are the newest of the newbies and if you search you will get the answers....faster than asking us I am sure....

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I have been reading the forums and found them very very helpful. I welded my first joint today and I must say I think I did pretty good for my first time, although it was a weld on a.....

Get the idea? You did one of the easiest windows going...and even then you creased it. If you plan to make any money tinting....expect to go thru several thousands of dollars worth of film before you can charge for it....especially if you are not getting any training. IMO, the cost of training by a proven professional would be far better money spent. :thumb

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everyone learns differently. when i first started i learned the basics by watching a couple different people tint and going to town on my vehicle and friends vehicles before i did an actual professional job. go out and waste a lot of tint and youll get the hang of it eventually. im willing to bet that only a small percentage of people on the boar actually used a training course to learn tinting.

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hey coop, take it with a grain a salt brother, these guys were hard on me in the beggining and ocassionally still do! :lol but when your talking with these guys with the years of exp and training they have you just take it as constructive criticism and learn from it, thats why they are the pros and are only trying to protect the tinting industry and make it better :thumb

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