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  1. If I ever did that to a customer’s vehicle i would make it right. Replace the glass and retint it. Good thing I have a plotter and rarely cut on the glass. If I do i know how much pressure to put without cutting all the way through. Film will tear on my cuts.
  2. Been using Global QDP since 2012 and have never had a failure except for a bad roll that curled. Seen 3 Llumar ATC adhesive failures during the same period. Global Ceramic is my best seller.
  3. Laminated front doors dont take more time. In fact they’re easier to file the edges then the single plane.
  4. Same here I havnt done the model 3 yet but the model Y is based on the model 3. Looks exactly like the same windshield. Remove A pillar soak shield with plastic covering the dash. Microfiber in the A pillars dash holes and I remove the front camera plastic. No need to remove the front camera just the plastic housing that has felt on it.
  5. I think the gladiator might be a unicorn. First vehicle that does not require any shrinking. I didnt do the front windshield but it sure looks like it doesn’t require any shrink. Tape the side felt and install. 🎂
  6. Two possibilities. Its not shrunk enough. Once you’re done lift the film again and do a final shrink down. Two its the way you squeegee and you’re creating the fingers.
  7. $100k is easy depending on your area. My friends from outta state tell me their prices and im shocked. $100k is just $300/day. That’s ☝️ car a day.
  8. Try higher anchor line. Its your technique. The higher line should help you by putting more shrink in the lower half.
  9. Its a uv coating on the front door glass only. Razor blade will damage it. Tint removal would be pita without a blade. Coating can be removed with glass out of the car and a single edge razor.
  10. Ive been using microfiber rope on those without any issues. Thanks for the heads up, Ill be even more carful.
  11. Modern German cars have a battery controller and its sole job is to make sure you have enough juice to start your vehicle within the next 24 hours. It can shut down accessories to maintain that status. Plus they usually have a big battery.
  12. Turn off everything that can be turned of with the key on. IE interior exterior lights,a/c , radio, seat warmers etc. my standard operating procedure is key on tint driver side then start car for 5 minutes. Key on and install passenger side. This will work on most cars. GM, Ford and Hondas get a battery maintainer applied. You do not want to run out of juice as on most modern cars this will throw low voltage codes that can make a lot of lights on the dash go off. A quick drive usually turns them back off.
  13. What he said ☝️. Typical with removals ill do a quick dirty install of a throw away piece. Theory is it will remove any hidden glue. Save the samples you get from film companies. The model 3 is tough. With experience you’ll get better. I use to require a second set of hands for install. Now I can do them by myself. If you think the model 3 is hard try doing the model Y roof by yourself.
  14. I wouldn’t worry too much even quarter size moisture bubbles will disappear. Can take months. The only time it can turn into an air bubble is if its facings the sun and its hot enough to boil over and create steam.
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