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Working with Cuts


Working with Cuts

This week's tip:

I recently recieved my purpleheart for a cut on my finger from checking my microedge...apparently it was a bit higher than the glass, it was prestige 70 so NO I couldn't see it.

They were frameless roll ups so I wanted them to look good but not peel my tint when the door was closed...I did heatgun it and "lube the gaskets" anyway!!

I didn't like cleaning people's dirty cars with my open wound getting nastier by the car, so I used a bandage and hospital tape...the tape got wet and I was ripping it off in the middle of installs, just so I could work.

Well, I just discovered some waterproof bandages at a 99 cent store and they rock, like sticky saran wrap covers completely. This picture isn't the brand I got but they are by 3M for you loyal filmers.

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