Jake

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  1. I think you maybe missing the pay on % basis. It doesn't matter the amount of work he was doing. If the total ticket was $200 he got 35% of that.
  2. You said the word Tom. "Netting" Something people seems to forget about. People chase the clout of looking the part. Image is important, but not to the detriment of your finances. I have been down sizing over the years. Guess what. I have also been keeping more money. Maybe it's not smart text book business model. I don't make money off other people working. But I am a worker and that's okay with me. It's not perfect, and who knows it may bite me in the ass years down the road... My favorite quote is " it's not how much you make, it's how much you keep".
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    Jake

  4. I have done a handful also. I have a small piece of a clear max cut and taped to a bone toll for a squeegee. Its like doing the Golf front quarter glass. They suck!
  5. Turn up the heat in the building. Or place space heaters in front of the windows. Maybe. Just a thought.
  6. Good on you. That's inspiring.
  7. This is true in some states that have annual safety inspections. Utah was one of them. You would 100% fail with the brake light covered.Now they got rid of safety inspections so we cover them now. Oh ya, that tint job looks no bueno.
  8. Gloss film will turn the paint to a gloss look.
  9. I think @Midtown Houston has one. Maybe he can lead you in the right direction?
  10. When we talk about scratch coat it will more then likely be referring to tools scratching it during installation.
  11. Does it do it with the blade out? I have seen this when the bearing in the blade goes out. The blade can't spin so it just grabs the film and bunches it up.
  12. No it was always sh!t. haha
  13. Warranty is a interesting issue. I wonder if techs would need to be trained to do in house warranty's .
  14. WOW! That is beautiful and unique. Very nice
  15. When i built my basement out I did frost on the shower doors. I had the doors off and mixed them up and did one inside and one outside. It's been about 4 years now with out issue. But I would say the outside is a better option.
  16. I feel to be able to do this at the factory level it will need to be dumbed down quite a bit. Meaning the installs will have to be able to be installed by a "worker" not a craftsman. They will not be able to risk peel up after the car ships, so it will more then likely not even be close to the edges. Also any complex curves/areas will have many relief cut and different pieces to accommodate ease and speed of install. It will take business from the aftermarket that's for sure, but it will also make our installs seem that much better to the customer.. I'm sure PPF manufactures will put a spin on it and say how it is beneficial for us and say it will bring a new awareness to the product... I could also see it blowing up in Auto manufactures face, becoming more of a headache then its worth and, will not be a option for long.
  17. I have done probably 100 of these with out pulling the rear deck. Passat and Jetta. The last couple I have pulled the deck, and will be doing so from now on. I feel its worth the extra time.
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    DGI Om-100

    Call Accugraphics. 800-268-3672 they know the DGI plotters and sell parts for them. Ron is the man to talk with.
  19. I wouldn't call that damage. Its rubber. After a bit in the sun it should just relax back.
  20. Try using felt on your card. It slides across the film way better also.
  21. My wife's Audi A4 has Xpel XR Plus 35% all sides and back. My F-150 has XRblack 35% fronts 15% over privacy rear and 70% shield.
  22. This is definitely a issue. the problem I found with ordering online is if something is back ordered you don't find out at the time. Then later in the future it just shows up. Problem with that is you more then likely have already had to figure something else out. It has gotten better the more time goes on I would say. The tint side of things has probably grown more rapidly then they expected. I called for some white frost film to try out on a small job the other day. I just needed 25ft of a 48" roll. I was told the flat glass film is only available in 60" full 100ft rolls. Now not cutting down auto film is one thing, but that's not the way the flat glass industry works. I believe it will get better as time goes on. Film projections will also be better as they get more history to go off of to keep film stock up.
  23. Search for "peanuts back window" you will find lots of post with many different solutions.
  24. @Combover Some people that post issues with a tint job they have gotten are just being overly picky. I believe are are being very reasonable with your concerns. I understand the quarter windows on these Camry's are quite tight, but i believe they can get them better then they are now. A silver of a gap is one thing, but that gap is a bit big. The front doors are obviously a redo. If the back doors and back glass have been done well that tells me they have the ability/skill to do the other windows better. Politely bring your concerns to the shop and they should have no problem correcting them. Every person in this industry weather they admit it or not has had a job that they would not be 100% proud of. It's how you take care of it for the customer that will set you apart from the hack shops. Good luck.