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    I show my tints to everyone!!

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    Ive been tinting windows for 19 years. I have had several other jobs like busing tables and directional boring. Window tinting is by far the best thing that ever happened to me. About me: I speak a small amount of German, enough to hold a conversation. I enjoy listening to music and watching classic movies, customizing cars, and taking my dog to the beach.I hold an AA degree in general studies, and am currently working on my bachelors degree in business management and supervison. If anyone has any questions about tinting please feel free to message me on here.
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  1. I completely stopped using them almost a year and a half ago. And I’m lucky I did. I’m still redoing EVERY PHP 35% job and EVERY Raven Select “color stable” job I did. The film is pure garbage. I highly recommend you jump ship while you can.
  2. It happened to me as well. It’s a factory defect. Use more slip and try to have the film positioned without it having to slide much on the glass before your final squeegee.
  3. Most standard dyed films will be the quickest to fade. Those are always the $99 jobs you get at the flea market or anyone else that’s trying to race to the bottom. Extruded dyes will last longer, but will still fade. If you don’t want the film to fade, pay extra for carbon or color-stable film. Even those might fade over time depending on the area you live, but the warranty will cover that and it’ll get replaced.
  4. Is it 70 feet or 70 inches in length? Either way, I think the Prelude back window is taller than 30” top to bottom. So that would mean the film would get spliced. And that’s caacaa. I have people call me from time to time and ask me how much I charge to install their film. I flat out tell them I only install my own film. The majority of the cost in a tint job is my skill and professionalism. Not the actual film. Although I refuse to buy a sub-standard product.
  5. On average, the actual tinting takes about 40-60 minutes per car. However the car is generally at my shop for about 1.5 hours. I have to talk to the customer. Pull the car inside. Prep it. Cut it. Tint it. Clean it. Pull it outside. Touch up. Bill the customer out and give him care instructions. The entire time I’m fielding phone calls or dealing with an occasional used car customer. Some cars don’t take as long. Some take longer. But I always over-estimate the time for the customer(1.5-2 hours). Under promise and over deliver.
  6. The ever elusive Pontiac Torrent. He called for a price and I had 0 idea what vehicle he was even talking about. I had to do a google image search to price him. 🤦🏻‍♂️
  7. Yes. I will be vacationing on my couch in front of my tv. I think I’ll try and beat God of War. Maybe take some naps. Who knows at this point. But no. I’m just taking some time off to get some personal stuff taken care of, being it’s notoriously the slowest week out of the year. I may plan a trip next year. This one just came up too fast.
  8. Who else notices a slow down around this time every year? The back to school crunch. I’m taking next week off. The first time in 5 years I’m taking a vacation. Yeet.
  9. Just three piece it with overlays and SEND IT! Yeet!
  10. Use a razor blade in an inconspicuous spot(like top left or right corner). If it flakes, it’s more than likely a laminate layer(film) and not glue. Don’t use the blade over the rear defroster lines*. If it’s determined that it is a layer of film, take a piece of scrap film or the cheapest line you keep in stock. Cut and heat mold as you normally would. Install it as you normally would. Squeegee out as you normally would. Now take a black trash bag and cut it to fit on the outside of the glass. Take trash bag from the outside of the glass, and using slip solution(soapy water), install that black bag over the newly tinted window. Back the vehicle out of your shop and park it in the sun. Make sure the back window is getting full sun. Wait about 30-60 minutes, until the glass is so hot you can only leave a finger on it for less than a second. What you’re doing is using the trash bag as a steamer, steaming the entire piece of glass at one time. The newly installed piece of film *should* bond to the old layer of laminate, and it will all come off in one shot. if that doesn’t work, get the ole scraper out and begin to go to town. Let customer know he/she will no longer have a functioning defroster. Use soapy water so the adhesive doesn’t get soupy and stuck in the rear deck or c pillar cloth.