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  1. Its commonly used substitute for alcohol. I would dilute it until it does tack fast anymore. With alcohol becoming scarce, the vinegar will be a lot easier to get and use. good luck everyone!
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  3. So had one that we did last year come in because the back window had a "split". He said it happened the first time he used the defroster. What actually happened - the defroster between 2 main lines (the connector line) seemed to short out, melted the tint in that section between the 2 lines. And left cracks in the glass on the inside layer. Customer took it to Tesla Service and they said "the defroster is in spec" and made no notice of the fast the glass is cracked and film melted. Tesla Service "window tint is due to improper installation on rear glass" lol. Looks like Im buying a rear window. Has anyone had a similar issue?
  4. I wouldn't cut 60" rolls on the 54" plotter a lot. Like you said, the 6" will cost you over time. Ive been using a 54" plotter for years. Bulking hoods is the way to go if you have a 54". I only recently got a plotter that can cut 60" rolls. And I still rarely cut a full hood pattern. It helps when doing full cars and need to nest sides on a 60" roll and being able to cut that. Also the sides of most cars are 48" or less so once again, the 54" plotter works. So cut all your ppf up to 48" on that plotter. If there are hoods that have vents or emblems on them, just line the pattern up to cut all the stuff out on the end that doesn't waste. Then let the top edge run off the cut, and just trim the top of the hood by hand. Blades are the same for CE and FC series. I would have bought that plotter if I had heard of a deal like that! Winner!
  5. Welcome to the full wrap Supra club! Definitely one of the most complicated cars. Ive done 4 of them so far and it doesn't seem to get any easier lol. Good Work and keep it moving!
  6. So I have car that came from Dubai. Its wrapped in what I thought was ppf. Its glossy but hard. Pulling it off and it looks like pure overlaminate. But the entire car is done and the install is actually really clean lol. Has anyone even seen this on cars overseas, China, UAE, India? Or is it old film thats breaking down? Theres no stretch to it when cool. And even weirder, one panel was painted over and it looked good smh.
  7. So how many of you guys avoid dealerships because they take too long to pay? Weve been doing a few over the years and sometimes backfired and have to chase the $. What are you guys experiencing these days?
  8. I've forever been trying to find an outfit that can recycle the plastic cores we use. Now that I burn up a lot of ppf and tint, the waste is getting out of control. That goes for the liners from ppf as well, since it's 2-3 times as thick as tint liner. Either way it seems that even with a silicone coating, the materials could be remade into something.
  9. Getting some video content made of some of our better jobs. Let me know what y'all think!
  10. Im looking to add someone to a growing shop. We specialize in full coverage clear bra installs (full fronts and whole cars) and have a steady stream of high end cars and dealership work for tint as well. Raleigh NC is one of the faster growing cities in the US. I am willing to help with relocation costs for the right candidate. Shoot me an email for more info.
  11. We are a high end Tint, PPF and Vinyl shop that do 95% new cars. Looking for a Tinter to join our team for expansion. Minimum 3 cars/day guaranteed. PPF experience is a plus but not required. We work in a fully climate controlled shop and workers must keep a clean environment. Also valid drivers license and must pass a drug test. Growth opportunities are only limited to how efficient worker is. Email
  12. Seen it a few times on new 911's. Putting the wrap on before the paint dry maybe? one was club coupe and one an gt3rs.
  13. I had a video production company do it. I could never find time to do it myself. It took like 2 months to shoot because we never had free time and schedules changed so often. But it came out good for sure. The other videos on my Youtube Channel I made with iMovie with video shot with Gopro, iPhone and a DSLR camera.
  14. Had a video put together for this Mercedes we did a wrap and brakes and wheels on. Check it out let me know what you think.