TintDude

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  1. One of the tags says stpetelocation so they must have a new distribution point in St Pete Fl.
  2. This is an open game thread, it will lock automatically at a random day and time within 10 days. To play, post anything, preferably off topic fun stuff and when it closes, if yours is the last post, you win the prize. Just kidding, you get nothing, but it's fun.
  3. Sure, we can do that. I'll set one up tomorrow.
  4. I'm a high school drop out and was kicked out of the house at 17 with nothing. I slept where I could and worked any job I could get to get on my feet until I finally started tinting in 1986 when I was about 19. This was before the heat shrinking days. (Tinters now don't know how easy they have it. :lol )

    When I was about 30 I got on the internet with "WebTV". They offered free website hosting, not knowing anything about it, I signed up. Tried to get "TintMan" as a username and it was already taken, so "TintDude" was born.

     

    The little site I built was one page, with a picture of the sun, saying who I was, what I did and if anyone had tinting questions to email me and I'd help.

    So many of the same topics came up, I decided to publish some of the more common questions and answers until a nice little site was going. At this point I started a forum on a free forum site. It got pretty busy so I decided to buy the domain name tintdude.com in 1999 and incorporate the pages I'd made along with the forum onto one site.

     

    It's been nearly 23 years doing this forum thing and it's been quite the wild ride for me. I've learned a lot about myself, about other people and tinting of course.

     

    I hope at some point along the way I made a positive difference for someone in this miserable world.

     

    A big thank you to everyone who has ever been a part of this!

    1. TomTint

      TomTint

      Time flies. I remember a few years ago when I stumbled upon your site. At that time there was no FB and much less public information to be found on the innerweb.. I'm not exactly sure when I signed on here but it must be 10-12 years ago now. ..I as well started in the 80s.... heat shrinking as you said was not en vogue yet. I can remember shrinking some of my first cars and my film supplier freaking out saying I was ruining the film...

  5. That's hairy. Fortunate here, just cold and clear.
  6. If a man is in a forest talking to himself with no women around, is he still wrong?
  7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell
  8. Hey that's awesome @DynamicATL, congrats!
  9. You too Jason! Got anything good in the books?
  10. What's happening peoples?
  11. What are you reading @Roach anything good?
  12. @highplains @no ma'am Found our next raffle shirts...
  13. It's doing that by itself in batches, once a day I think. Sorry it takes up so much in the activity stream, I can't keep it from showing them.
  14. It might be that I had deleted mine earlier when I thought it wasn't working and now it won't let me ad one I guess.
  15. Yeah, the About Me area goes wonky with images in there. Cleaned out a few this morning. Just tried adding my own marker and had an issue. Not sure if it takes a while to update but it didn't show up. When I installed it, it didn't populate the markers until a day later, so I'm assuming newly added markers may also take a while to show up.
  16. It's a spammer. Seemed suspicious right away, so I poked around the web, they hit a bunch of forums with this same thing. Later they will come back and put spam into their profile, or edit into their posts if allowed.
  17. Hello everybody! We've just added a Member Map to the site that you can place your marker on. Anyone searching will be able to find your shop if you are listed. (This is free advertising for you!) If you have a location filled out in your profile already, the map may have automatically added you, so you may want to make sure the marker is in the place you would like it to be. When someone hovers over your marker, some of your information appears. You can add more information, such as your website or shop name etc in the About Me area of your main profile, and it will then show on the map etc. Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Thank you!