tintnfool

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  1. I got lucky. First window i did was one of the front door port windows. I could feel my red dot dragging when I trimmed the seal. Any damage was hidden by outer seal. You are gonna get one clean chance at thst seal so sharp blade and make it count if you are gonna trim. Heat gun the alarm sticker, pick back with finger nail. Right temp and all the glue is coming off, assuming new sticker. I had a few glue spots that I used a plush microfiber towel and rubbing alcohol and wiped away, again keeping glue workable with heat gun. It's cold here so summer sun would be enough heat really. Tint slime wipe down with same micro towel. Blue max glass to clean. Install film. NO BLADES OF ANY KIND TO INSIDE FACE OF GLASS FOR ANY REASON!!! This is for the first one you do. After the first one, send the rest down the road. I'm all ready not happy about having 4 windows out there with my warranty attached to this future shiz show. Actually, no, my lulu kung fu is strong. I'm worried they are gonna peg it with their seat belt and want it replaced
  2. I tape measure and mark with a pen all across the windshield, compensating for curves of the glass to keep it from dipping on the sides.. Then I run a tape line across the marks and throw the tint on. Just cut along the edge of the tape line. Steady hand required.
  3. I was watching some vids of previous years tint offs and noticed quite a few were disqualified. How does that happen? Never been into the competitive tinting scene so I have no idea of the rules and whatnot.
  4. Edit: i use simple green now. It works more consistently and doesn't have the chemical smell. 409, garbage bag and a steamer. Spray the film with 409 liberally, bag it and park it under the sun. This works on its own more often than not. If the film is very brittle and keeps breaking, pull out the steamer and slowly help it along with the additional heat. Sometimes you only have to bag it for 15 minutes, sometimes an hour, or hours... If the film pulls off but leaves a ton of glue, respray and bag it again until the adhesive turns to snot, then 0000 steel wool it. If its overcast/winter, you will need a few heat lamps on stands to warm the entire back glass up, just be careful how close you put the lamps for obvious reasons.