civicrice

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  1. I normally do it in 3 pieces with the two sides ran vertically like you stated and it does make shrinking a breeze.
  2. in defense of the tinter it might have looked good fresh. definitely get it redone. they shouldn't hassle you about it either.
  3. I low key want a stainless steel keg pressurized sprayer. hoping somebody has been listening to my complaints about my spray bottles this summer lol
  4. if that worked for you, one should be good using a water wick then?
  5. I won't train someone for the fact that i have never worked at a shop that hasn't created their own competitors. I have worked along side meth heads though, fun times.
  6. That will cure. May I suggest you give the yellow sledgehammer squeegee a shot from pro gasket tools. Best squeegee I have used that gets damn near all the water out with one pass.
  7. gross or profit? you figure $300 a car is $210 after you pay Biden his cut -$30 in material - $45 (roughly) for overhead= $135 net profit you do 100 full cars a month on the good season (700 for 7months) and 300 cars on slow season (5 months worth of cars)= 1,000 cars a year $135 x 1,000 cars= $135,000 I didn't include insurances and based the shop rent at about $1,000 a month. totally doable for a 1 man op but the stress can be devastating.
  8. just depends if there is any tint shops around you and the level of income the population around you gets. if you live in a poverty stricken area you might have to trade tint for food stamps.
  9. thanks ryker, I was referring to the roll up windows. I'll try that out for the back window though.
  10. I was doing a time study on my tinting technique and I'm curious to see how many of you guys smooth the film (with a softer squeege or pass) before you really lock it down with a hard pass. I'm trying to cut time down without sacrificing quality.
  11. interesting to read the customers perspective on situations like this. 3m crystalline is notoriously difficult to install, your windshield might just be that get right after 5 attempts piece of glass. considering the cost of materials it sounds like the shop doesn't want to keep wasting film, thus the previous subpar installs.
  12. NT blades are sharp as Sh!t. I had an unused pack that i got a year ago and had to use it because my olfa ran out. I can double cut with ease and rarely have to go over cuts when doing back windshields. For some reason though i can't get a crisp cut on the top door edges. they are jagged and feel rough. I use the olfa for the top edge on rolls downs.