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  1. If you get a lot of sun, be sure to look at a film to glass chart when picking out your film.
  2. Just finished a 1950 Chevrolet truck. rear 1/4 windows were tough. I pulled one because of the way the seal looked and tinted it 7 times without success. I tinted the one I left in place in 1 attempt. I replaced the the window I pulled and and got it in the second attempt. I probably would have quit earlier if I had not done these windows before. Sometimes it is smarter to say "no". I guess I am just too hard headed for my own good sometimes.
  3. Hello all. I am curious to know if anyone charges a cleaning fee. I am tired of people coming into the shop with filthy cars. Just tinted a '19 Charger ashtray. It adds 20 minutes to the job vacuuming and wiping down the interior. This means that I could have taken in an extra 2 fronts if I didn't have to clean a car before I tinted it. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
  4. Any tinter knows those bubbles and creases are not going away no matter how long you wait. Looks like it was done in a sandstorm.
  5. Go with Llumar. The scratch coat on Suntek is not good. I recommend Llumar's Air80 for the windshield, great film. I personally prefer Llumar's IRX over CTX, but I am a Llumar dealer.
  6. Masters Car Stereo and Tint in Greenville, SC is seeking new team members to join our family. We are looking for experienced team players but are willing to train the right individual. While we are primarily seeking experienced sales professionals, we are always interested in meeting experienced 12volt installers and tinters. Tinters with PPF and vinyl experience are especially welcome to contact us! We are seeking professionals and pay accordingly. We are one of the largest IID service centers in the state which means that background checks are required. If you are interested in joining a team of professionals working for an established business I look forward to hearing from you!
  7. I heard a rumor that there are a couple of other manufacturers talking about using a similar film on their vehicles soon.
  8. Llumar sent out a memo on these. It does have a coating on the windows. If your customer really wants them tinted, just use a scrub pad lightly and apply. No manufacturer will warranty because film is designed to adhere to glass, not another film.
  9. Most manufacturers will only warranty a legal tint job. Check with the shops you are considering to see if they will warranty it even if the manny won't.
  10. I use a hard card with a paper towel wrap to get stubborn spots.
  11. I use Llumar too. I have gotten a bad roll before. (to see if it is film issue pull another box and try it) You should not that much trouble on that window. As someone else has already said, move your anchor point higher. Leave your bottom long so you can move the film up if you crease it. From the pictures you seem to only need an inch or two to finish the top of the shrink so finish the hard part first then after you scoot the film up do the bottom. I usually float the film as I shrink but if I have a hard car I will try to make my fingers as small as possible. It is better to shrink 3 small fingers than 1 big one if you are having crease issues. And like pbalentine said, don't go too far up at once, shrink evenly.
  12. Your last sentence was spot on... find a good shop. I personally prefer Llumar IRX, but I am a Llumar dealer. There are other good films out there. But, no matter how good the film is you need a reputable shop to install it. Go to the manufacturer's website and check out their numbers.
  13. The articles I have read lead me to believe that the rear seats fold down. I don't see a release latch anywhere. I did leave my glasses at home today. Does anyone have any ideas? I can do it without letting the seats down but it would make the job easier. Thanks
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