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    window tinting, honda 50 mini bikes, coin operated machines, honda cars, acura cars, chevy caprices, honda del sol, honda accord, honda civic, chevy impala, lowriders
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  1. hello.....I am having a really hard time lately trying to install oracle 8300 vinyl on taillights.....I have done several......lots of them actually....I have a love hate relationship with that stuff.....lots of people don't come back but recently I had 2 people come back and say the edges are starting to peel back up 1-2 days later on some of the lenses.... I cleaned the lense first and then sprayed a water only solution down and stuck the oracle on the largest flat part of the lense first.....then I pull gently and used the help of a steamer with a water only solution also......the vinyl laid down fine and smooth....the edge was fine and smooth....I added a heat gun afterwards.....very lightly added the heatgun and the excess vinyl gets all floppy as its heated that much....it looked fine....clear up to the edge of the vinyl where I trimmed it.....then 2 days go past and the customer sent me this pic I had the film at the edge laying flat and fine......this was on a gmc acadia taillight 2016. I don't work with this lense film often enough.....its extremely frustrating. I used a soft thick felt card on the film and it was nice and flat when I was done.....no chance of it lifting for hours and up till they picked the car up.......previously when I had this problem a semi local installer told me I need to add more heat at the end....I tried that but this still happened. what the heck am I doing wrong...... the other lense that didn't stick for me was on a Hyundai veloster........on the huge curved bubble headlights.... I appreciate any feedback, tips, tool suggestions, or any kind of help. I am a member of many groups related to window tint, paintless dent repair, and auto detailing. I always offer solutions in times that I see where I can help but I am really at my wits end with this stuff..... thank you in advance everyone (that raised area was laid down flat for hours when it left my shop)
  2. wish I could go......have fun there....I heard its a lot of fun
  3. hope everything is going alrite on the tint side as well!!!
  4. I also use that hammer it has a nice flat head on it.....they also make some screw on tips that have a slight slight curvature to them. that hammer has really helped me out sometimes when other tools cant. and u will def. like the extra tips and tip holder. I need another tip holder now myself. now u need some of those rods with screw on tips from ultra. I ordered some more dent tools the other day and its so much fun when they come in the mail. I was online on this other forum site and I thot to myself I wonder if diablos tint commented anything new on tint dude. haha good luck man I hope everything is working out for you on the pdr side of things!! there is so many tools out there it is just trying to determine what will help you the most with the type of repairs that you do. I want to order some more rods here but I wanna be cautious so I don't order something that is gonna sit around. Im looking for the type of tools that are the first thing that you reach for if you know what I mean
  5. that's good to hear...im alrite.....yes I check that a lot too....I read it differently tho....I start from the day 1 posts and read it backwards....trying to take in every single post......you learn an awful lot doing it that way......and have less questions to ask in the end....I did the same thing on this site for 2 of the sections.....read....every....single.....post.......!!!
  6. yes I still check this from time to time.....how have you been?
  7. what im trying to say....is have fun with people like that....
  8. lol I can think of a bunch of reasons....lots of reasons....why tinting is a real job that pays well.......a job where every tinter is trying to be the best, fastest and cleanest installs (because it PAYS!!!) the easy way to explain it is sooo many people try and fail at it....this is why people are willing to pay the most for the best install.....(not counting the cheapskates) some people only learn by showing them.....my advice is to show her the hundreds $$$$$$$$$$ that you get in only a few hours time.......I can think of a hundred ways to rub it in to people who laugh at you now.......the most important part is keep practicing now....... when shes at work (having to be clocked in for 8 hours per day) you go tint a car and say well I made 3 days pay and the only I problem I have now is what to do with the rest of my DAY!!!!!!! (say that while shes still clocked in)........
  9. that first pic is of the wiper channels.......and the second pic is a pic of the side view of them......there are different styles...the white one is different from clear ones.....the clear ones are from "trico flex" wiper blades......(different lengths)....I don't know what thee white one came from......I use these on slim foot and go doctor and ones I don't use every single day but still want to carry with me I still have to take a pic of the rubber ones from gm on the blue max.....
  10. I work at different new car dealers and use the rubber door edge guards (the temporary ones that come on brand new vehicles off the car haulers) as a rubber protector to fit over the end of blue max and other vulnerable edges...... the gm ones work the best for me....but im sure theres other ones that will do just fine. the lot attendants and detailers on the car lots usually take these off and toss them away.....they are also able to be cut easily......they stay on decently well with no modifications and keep edge nice..... another idea that I use sometimes is....... theres also plastic V shaped channels that protect rubber wiper blades when they are new..... these plastic channels come on certain wiper blades and also work fantastic for covering the edges of tools if you are always on the go and bring tools with you......they protect the edges from everything else sliding around in your toolbox.....the plastic v channels (at the time of this article 12/7/16) come on TRICO wiper blades and always get tossed by mechanics.....its nothing to get 10-20 per day from a busy garage and they are easy to cut also. (HINT.....try to take the long ones (26-28'') and you can get multiple covers out of one blade channel) if someone doesn't understand what I mean ill take a picture...but im not around them at the moment or I would have..... these things work great for me and are always still on the next time I open my toolbox.....if you work in a fixed shop then you prolly don't wanna cover your tools.....but for mobile people...or just to protect your bluemax at least hope this helps someone.....did I mention they are usually free or thrown away........ask you mechanic friends for the wiper blade ones and detailers from new car lots for the door edge guards. they are plentiful
  11. clean the tab surface and the vehicle surface with alcohol also
  12. thats what I need to order next is the whale tail set.....that and some more glue tabs....theres so many tabs to pick from nowadays...lol almost too many
  13. did you ever have any experience using a dent dial setup for extreme repair and extreme pushes? i got one but i know im not using it to its full potential. same guy that makes the slapper tapper i heard u mention. who makes best set of whaletails? dentcraft right?