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    civicrice got a reaction from Dano in What's your limit on difficult installs? When do you call it quits?   
    I have done a back window on an el camino 7 times before it finally laid. it was the only thing on the schedule though.  had an r/r on 3000gt last week that took 2 attempts for the back window. I would have probably given it two more attempts. Dano is right about scheduling on an off day. the added stress doesn't help the cause. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in What's your limit on difficult installs? When do you call it quits?   
    I have done a back window on an el camino 7 times before it finally laid. it was the only thing on the schedule though.  had an r/r on 3000gt last week that took 2 attempts for the back window. I would have probably given it two more attempts. Dano is right about scheduling on an off day. the added stress doesn't help the cause. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from Bham in What's your limit on difficult installs? When do you call it quits?   
    I have done a back window on an el camino 7 times before it finally laid. it was the only thing on the schedule though.  had an r/r on 3000gt last week that took 2 attempts for the back window. I would have probably given it two more attempts. Dano is right about scheduling on an off day. the added stress doesn't help the cause. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in Is this cluster of blurry regions normal on my Model 3 front windshield?   
    looks like old glue from the previous dozen attempts. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from MastersTint1414 in Xpel vs Gobal same company Garware, spec off   
    don't sweat it its just tint.  at the end of the day service goes a long way.  anything from lumar, xpel, 3m and global should meet your needs. they are all good films that will last for years! but to answer your original question xpel and global might be made by the same manufacturer but are NOT THE SAME FILM. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from TintDude in Did the shop do this ?   
    you have to come up with scenarios that would make it plausible.  there are scratches on glass that can't be seen until they are tinted. I see it all the time and even worry I will be blamed. the majority of the cutting i do is on the peel board to avoid any problems that relate to this. 
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    civicrice reacted to Uscfan in Newbie   
    Thx if you have melayeze help you get started you soon like him will be making 1.7 million a year and redos up the arse.
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    civicrice got a reaction from smokinu454 in need advice on a tint issue   
    you are looking at the grain of the film. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from smokinu454 in need advice on a tint issue   
    yeah some films have more than others. i had a customer that had xpel on his 21 ridgeline and had the same issue. I installed a different film and it went away. you only notice it on the windshield due to the angle you are looking at it at. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in need advice on a tint issue   
    you are looking at the grain of the film. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from clear solutions in Rayno S-5 film longevity   
    its crap tint.  In my opinion any film that can last at least 5 years is solid enough but 2 to 3 years is to soon. I've been using global for 10 years no problems. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from supamaka18 in Tint suggestions for a 2020 Toyota Avalon   
    solar guard should work .
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    civicrice got a reaction from alberts316 in scratches after window tinting?   
    Is it time to hang up the pouch? I think i've seen it all at this point. From issues with water frying pricey electronics on door panel switches ( new range rovers), frying computers on rear decks (new Mercedes), and faulty brittle defroster lines (I've seen it on jeeps, chrysler, and Buick), the delicate U.V. coating on the newer Lexus and Toyotas, and now your telling me that plastic can scratch glass?! it seems like doing cars is starting to be a liability, regardless of safety measures.  To the OP, thanks for posting this. will keep an eye out for these Audis. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from TintDude in scratches after window tinting?   
    Is it time to hang up the pouch? I think i've seen it all at this point. From issues with water frying pricey electronics on door panel switches ( new range rovers), frying computers on rear decks (new Mercedes), and faulty brittle defroster lines (I've seen it on jeeps, chrysler, and Buick), the delicate U.V. coating on the newer Lexus and Toyotas, and now your telling me that plastic can scratch glass?! it seems like doing cars is starting to be a liability, regardless of safety measures.  To the OP, thanks for posting this. will keep an eye out for these Audis. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from Bham in Life as A Window Tinter.   
    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. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from Justint in Looking for advice   
    busier seasons 5 to 8 a day
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in Made up for 11 years of injury free installing with one swipe   
    but what about the wasp? 
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    civicrice got a reaction from flat rock stan in Xpel vs Gobal same company Garware, spec off   
    don't sweat it its just tint.  at the end of the day service goes a long way.  anything from lumar, xpel, 3m and global should meet your needs. they are all good films that will last for years! but to answer your original question xpel and global might be made by the same manufacturer but are NOT THE SAME FILM. 
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    civicrice got a reaction from Richnaz in Beginner cars   
    malibus and fusions
     
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in Beginner cars   
    malibus and fusions
     
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    civicrice got a reaction from DynamicATL in is this a lofty goal?   
    my old boss who had been tinting for 35 years would always tell tales of his prime tinting days.  he was still an animal and by no means anywhere near average even at 52 years old.  but he would always say he would whip out a four door in just over an hour.  He would do 6 to 8 a day.  I have tried and tried and the closest i have gotten is an hour and 45 minutes on a late model malibu.  Thats from the minute it goes in the bay up to ready to ship out status. In the pursuit of cutting time I have found that i cant really move any faster but have adjusted my technique to become more efficient.  i'm burned out after 3 full cars in 1 day i cant imagine doing more than that for an entire, week, month, Years! this stuff requires alot of focus and a stamina that i think can only be acquired through actually putting yourself through the grind and doing way more cars a day than your comfortable with until it becomes normal.  does anyone here know any 1 that has that kind of movement and swag?  is it an attainable goal? 
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    civicrice got a reaction from hewitt_jay in is this a lofty goal?   
    my old boss who had been tinting for 35 years would always tell tales of his prime tinting days.  he was still an animal and by no means anywhere near average even at 52 years old.  but he would always say he would whip out a four door in just over an hour.  He would do 6 to 8 a day.  I have tried and tried and the closest i have gotten is an hour and 45 minutes on a late model malibu.  Thats from the minute it goes in the bay up to ready to ship out status. In the pursuit of cutting time I have found that i cant really move any faster but have adjusted my technique to become more efficient.  i'm burned out after 3 full cars in 1 day i cant imagine doing more than that for an entire, week, month, Years! this stuff requires alot of focus and a stamina that i think can only be acquired through actually putting yourself through the grind and doing way more cars a day than your comfortable with until it becomes normal.  does anyone here know any 1 that has that kind of movement and swag?  is it an attainable goal? 
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    civicrice got a reaction from Tint Eastwood in What did you tint today?   
    is that suntek?
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    civicrice got a reaction from Bham in What did you tint today?   
    is that suntek?
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    civicrice got a reaction from pbalentine in New to tinting. Any advice would be appreciated!   
    fun. fun. fun. all films are different but keeping your heat gun moving steadily and swiftly as you watch the film shrink helps.  take a scrap and see how much heat your film can take before it burns up. learn how the film behaves before it it burns up and adjust your gun movements accordingly.  other than that because you are new all i can say is ; practice , practice , practice.  its going to get easier. 
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