MikeMN

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    MikeMN reacted to Bham in The Chat Thread   
    Morning ever E body.  Here’s a little preview of what I’ve been doing after work everyday. More to come when it’s finished.  
     
     


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    MikeMN got a reaction from Roach in What do you do with leftover window films from a job?   
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    MikeMN reacted to vanhorn1 in Shop Layout   
    It should be paid for in 10 years.
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    MikeMN reacted to vanhorn1 in Shop Layout   
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    MikeMN reacted to Tint Eastwood in Something close to 3M Frost Film   
    From my understanding, 3M Fasara films were pulled from Solyx's product lineup. I would contact solyx by phone and inquire what their equivalent is....  
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    MikeMN got a reaction from TintDude in What did you tint today?   
    A few jobs, some printed film and 3M Dusted Crystal.






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    MikeMN got a reaction from Tint Eastwood in What did you tint today?   
    A few jobs, some printed film and 3M Dusted Crystal.






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    MikeMN got a reaction from Roach in What did you tint today?   
    A few jobs, some printed film and 3M Dusted Crystal.






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    MikeMN got a reaction from alberts316 in What did you tint today?   
    A few jobs, some printed film and 3M Dusted Crystal.






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    MikeMN got a reaction from deadjame5 in What did you tint today?   
    Well it has been awhile, a few pics.




















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    MikeMN got a reaction from TNTLady in What did you tint today?   
    Well it has been awhile, a few pics.




















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    MikeMN got a reaction from Roach in What did you tint today?   
    Well it has been awhile, a few pics.




















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    MikeMN got a reaction from Tinting Timmy in Dirty gross wood frames   
    The frames do not look to bad, I would clean the window as normal, flush the edge with my tank and and then squeegee the window from the edge and to the middle and down and dry the edge with a towel, Install the film and stay away from the edge as in do not let water get to the edge while doing so " up to where the film leaves the glass to the frames edge". trim the film from the bottom up and then use a push out card and then admittedly dry the edge with what ever you use to wick the water from the frame. 
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    MikeMN got a reaction from alberts316 in Dirty gross wood frames   
    The frames do not look to bad, I would clean the window as normal, flush the edge with my tank and and then squeegee the window from the edge and to the middle and down and dry the edge with a towel, Install the film and stay away from the edge as in do not let water get to the edge while doing so " up to where the film leaves the glass to the frames edge". trim the film from the bottom up and then use a push out card and then admittedly dry the edge with what ever you use to wick the water from the frame. 
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    MikeMN reacted to highplains in How well will it work.   
    Partials cover your primary impact areas at a lower price point than completes. Depends a lot on your customer and the particular vehicle in question, as many years as I've been doing PPF in my area I can still probably count on one hand the number of serious inquiries I've gotten for completes, certainly wouldn't have to take off my shoes. That said there isn't a large portion of the population driving premium vehicles here either. 
     
    @MikeMN I'd do the leading edge of the hood at the bare minimum. If it were mine I'd personally do the hood & fenders, bumper, mirrors and the door edges & handle pockets. Like @alberts316 said it's a fairly easy one to do.
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    MikeMN reacted to DynamicATL in How well will it work.   
    I can give some advice but would probably be wrong. 🤣 I do the complete front clip on my vehicles with wrapped edges plus the side mirrors and door cups. I honestly don't see the point in doing partial installs.
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    MikeMN reacted to Midtown Houston in How well will it work.   
    Apply ceramic coating to the ppf and your problem is solve.
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    MikeMN reacted to alberts316 in How well will it work.   
    I'll help Mike! Yes cleaning the bugs off is a bit easier, not tons.  That bumper isn't too bad to do, but it might be a challenge if you don't do ppf often.  If you're interested I will send you a kit for your car in suntek ultra(cost plus shipping).  Maybe Jeff from Xpel could help you out on some product too.  Let me know and I'd be glad to help!
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    MikeMN got a reaction from MT1 in A few job pics.   
    3M Dusted Crystal. At 3M.



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    MikeMN got a reaction from MT1 in A few job pics.   
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    MikeMN got a reaction from CaliTINT in What did you tint today?   
    What is that a printed wall graphic in front of the forklift......?
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    MikeMN got a reaction from highplains in What did you tint today?   
    Started this one today, 3M Affinity 15 2.375 sq ft.




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    MikeMN got a reaction from Roach in What did you tint today?   
    Some 3M Yamato today.




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    MikeMN reacted to Roach in The Chat Thread   
    'evening all....
     
    Not trying to bring anyone down... but it's topical... sorta. lol 
     
    This is Mike... my brother from another mother.. he passed away 8 years ago.. (or 2, depending how to you look at it ) He was the one who got me into tinting in the first place. He was dx'ed with cancer and since by that time I was on my own, I was able to help him as much as possible and just work around what he needed. (That's his wedding pic, but he passed way about 12 yrs later. I just really like that pic of him) 
     
    Anyway... cancer sucks... I'm not alone in loosing someone... not looking for sympathy or anything. Wasn't a crazy hard day oddly enough. But I still miss him. 
     
    But if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be a tinter. Not exactly sure how to view that tbh. hahahahhaha If I didn't start tinting, I would have remained doing IT work.
     
    Going to see his Mom tomorrow... which is going to suck... but whatever. It's not about me.. wanna give her a hug cause I know what she's going thru. 
     
    Anyway.... 
     
     

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    MikeMN got a reaction from Roach in What did you tint today?   
    Some printed 3M Controltac.