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Ok some of you may not like this tip and some of you may already know this one.

I hate doing strips and I really hate cutting them on outside of the windshield.

What I do is I have a sixty inch roll of 5% film on a film handler for strips only, pull down 7-8 inches (depending on the size of the strip you need) and cut it of the handler so both top and bottom of film are straight edges, film should be now 60"x8" or so, clean the inside of the windshield. With the mirror removed(depending on vehicle) peel the liner off the film and go right inside the car with it, set the film so both top side corners of the glass are covered with same amount of film, then push the water out with a squeegee and cut aruond the mirror bracket. If top sides of the windshield are even the film will be even. If one side of the film is higher than the other side the strip will be crooked. It might sound like a pain the azz but its very easy to do and no measuring is needed, once you get used to it it should take 2-3 minutes to do almost any strip. Any window thats need shrinking is easy also, just move fingers to the side and shrink them horizontal on the inside. Super easy to do but Im not good at explaining things. I hope some of you give this a try and tell me what you think, it takes a little getting used to but its real time saver. :DD

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1st question would be "how many windshields do you find that is anywhere near straight across the top?"

I personally cut all strips to match the contour of the windshield and think that a reverse smile that you get with the factory staight edge looks cheap and lacks any professional flare. I have only had 3 customers in 8 years that insisted on the straight edge instead of the curved once I explained why I prefer the curve.....

whatever works.

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but I do have a 20" roll of 05% cut in 2 so ihave 2-10" rolls just for visors.

fingers? heat? use Film on :krazy

Phuck that I use the free left over film from the G.D. truck back glasses to do all my visors no cost and I save the frickin liner too as a patern for all the next ones :?:lol2:?:?

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I personally cut all strips to match the contour of the windshield and think that a reverse smile that you get with the factory staight edge looks cheap and lacks any professional flare. I have only had 3 customers in 8 years that insisted on the straight edge instead of the curved once I explained why I prefer the curve.....

No "Ghetto arch" for me either. That looks so flee market and the tinter of that car instantly gets put in the "hack" category. I save all my left over film from the back glass for strips.

And as far as this tip is concerned....Those strips must look like booty when you're done. I would have headliner felt and rear view mirror mount dirt all over the place. Especially if it was a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury.

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depending on the size of the back window take the top or bottom edge of the tint and ues the factory edge to go across the winshield inexpensive and easy

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