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  1. 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
  2. As for your hand cutting, are you cutting one side then sliding it over about a 1/4" before cutting the other side? This will help he any small imperfections in your cuts and keep from having light gaps. As far as contamination, Remember cause and effect... everything you do should have purpose. Pay attention to everything. Yes, not extracting enough water can be a problem. So can allowing the water from your sprayer to hit the upper seal and dripping water down onto the window. Do you clean your seals and tape off felt? Do you touch up before it leaves? A heat gun and lil chizler can do miracles. Do you use a peel board or work off the car? You can wash dirt after pulling the liner and wetting the film. Do you let dirt get on the tip of your sprayer? Do you have a fan blowing? Do you wash down your floors? There are so many things that cause contamination. Paying attention to the car before it leaves and remembering each car you work on helps to identify where your issues may come from. I try not to use razors at all unless there is glue residue. i use white scrub pads. I fry the edges with a heat gun after I cut it into smaller pieces. I throw them away if they look frayed. 1/8 of a scrubby is a lot cheaper that redoing a window. Do you bottom load or top load? Bottom loading is usually cleaner but I hate pulling door panels. BTW, when I train someone new it may take a year before they are ready to meet my standards for tinting a car on their own. Sounds like you are doing pretty good. Don't get discouraged. Becoming a quality tinter takes time and patience.
  3. I am a Llumar dealer and I love the Air80. It is has excellent heat rejection for such a light film. Your problem is that most states that require inspections look for windshield tint.
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  5. I know I am late to the party but I think the best way to determine if it is ATC or CTX is that CTX will not match the rear. The CTX film has a sheen where as the ATC will match in color to the rears even if it is a different shade. I recommend customers to use either ATC or IRX to keep a uniform appearance. CTX will stand out against factory tinted glass. I also recommend installing film over the factory tinted glass.
  6. My first job in a tint shop was pulling door panels. Now, I rarely pull panels or gaskets. Whatever works best for you. But as others have said it is best to know how to do both. Prep work is the key in my opinion. If you have felt, tape it off. Clean your seals well. Learn to let the film talk to you, it will tell you what to do.
  7. How do contestants contribute?
  8. I put the IRX15 on the fronts and IRX40 on the rears of my Cherokee. IRX matches so much better than CTX. Now my problem is keeping the frost off my windows!
  9. Do you use filtered water or straight from the tap? Water supply can be another form of contamination.
  10. Greenville SC business looking to hire an experienced tinter. Would consider hiring trainee if you are the right person. PPF experience is a plus. Pay depends on experience, up to 35% plus bonus's. A 5 day work week is normal but not guaranteed. 5 paid annual holidays and medical eligibility after 90 days. After a year, 1 week paid vacation. While film installation is your main job, there are other responsibilities as well. Keeping your work area clean, organized and inventory accounted for are just a few expectations. We are looking for career minded individuals to join our family. To be considered for this position, call Roland at 864-271-6890 or email resume' to
  11. Has anyone tried Llumar's new IRX? I have a roll coming that should be delivered today. I am hearing that it shrinks better and that it matches factory glass better than CTX. Wanted to hear about real life experience before I pull out the steamer and strip the fronts on my truck.
  12. In short then, very few cars have laminated glass other than the windshield. While laminated glass does provide uv protection, it does not generally provide heat reduction. Except in a few limited exceptions, widow film still has benefits such as heat rejection, uv rejection and safety benefits for installing it on factory tinted windows in trucks, vans and suvs. Our jobs are safe for a little while longer on the automotive side.