pbalentine

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  1. Ive seen that one. It would be too weak. Im still waiting for a heat gun thats solely made for tinting.
  2. 30 seconds into the video and I just wanted to rip the film off and slam dunk it in the trash! I would never see enough of these to learn them...same with Beetle. Tight work though!!
  3. Seals that pull with one to zero screws.
  4. For top cut I hold olfa how Jason holds a butcher knife. Then I cut right to left. Im right handed.
  5. If anything, the 21’s are easier since they changed the defrosters lines on the BG. The lines are not as thick and run horizontally. No more peanut problems. I sand the lines if the older ones. Sanded the hell of a 21 Charger and got zero peanuts.
  6. Rear 1/4s are different sizes. Ive had to trim the passenger side from the inside 3x now! Probably do it again, but maybe its faster this way? While im here, the gaskets come out with one screw by handle.
  7. No matter the film it will need to be replace after 7-10 years.
  8. You’ll want to turn it off between windows. If theres a panel to remove I do that first before turning ignition on, unless its a quick pull of a seal. Then I clean, install, roll glass up and turn it off.
  9. Right after install I clean inside & outside and press any contamination dots down I see from the inside and small creases. If any crease doesnt lay down I leave it dry and get it later. Once job is finished I check again from the outside real quick.
  10. Only thins ones Ive seen are the gray Unger brand from Home Depot. Of all the micro fibers Ive used none compare to the ones from Perfect Clean.
  11. In the 2nd photo the far left top corner is down flat, but there are a few fingers on the side if it. Shrinking more evenly will make it easier, so you dont end up with a fingers like that. Also, If you smooth the film flat while shrinking, try not to smooth so far day to allow the film to float and shrink easier. Edit: Try a glove to smooth. The hard card makes the film stick to much.
  12. Don’t dust off the tool pouch if you have one. Just trash it like I did. Best tool improvement yet.
  13. Following up with an adhesive remover is a must for BG removal.
  14. If the install looks good you might want to leave it. Its hard avoiding adhesive with removals and I doubt they’re gonna give you a perfect removal and a refund.
  15. Id add a hundo or so for the suicide doors. Just dont like anything thats not easy now.
  16. Nice, I got Classic Black on a car going on 9 years and It still looks great.
  17. I would double your price for a larger SUV on that one.
  18. These cars are put together worst than anything. Did a model Y that had a huge piece of debris under the paint. Never seen that along with a other shit. Just two piece if and send it away for good!
  19. I would just leave it. If you have it removed then you might have adhesive left over, which would look worse. I rarely will redo a back window I certain models.
  20. I hate the looks those...just worthless. I’ll offer to take them off, but they can deal with putting them back on.
  21. You can apply film over the Visor strip, but you’re gonna see a line where the film for the windshield over laps the visor. Not horrible looking but won’t look as clean.
  22. The best way is sanding with 1500 grit really well horizontally. Then follow up with steel wool. The lines are so thick you will barely be touching glass. Then just squeegee like any Bg. Just did one now with no peanuts.
  23. Its gonna take dozens razor blades. Most likely going to gets scratches, especially if the glass is soft. Defrosters lines wont work either. Only other option would be replacing the glass.
  24. Maybe reduce slip mixture and sand more.