jconnors

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  1. i put a maintenance charge on any full car i am doing as soon as it comes in-then you never have a worry
  2. anyone tint one of these yet? i love that suicide door look-looking forward to seeing one in person.
  3. i've been tinting about 30 years and thought i was pretty good i have tinted my fair share of c4 vettes and always 3 pieced them-i no longer do them because i don't need that stress in my life that was the most impressive rear window shrink i ever saw i've heard of it being done but always thought it was BS you are a master and i feel like the grasshopper
  4. had the same thing for 2 fronts and the customer just kept arguing so i said to him " if you had a stereo installed and it broke, would you throw the stereo out and expect it to be covered under warranty?" conversation over
  5. or just reject it 😲 don't need any challenges anymore! lol
  6. you have dust/debris under the tint it takes tons of practice to get your install technique down to get a clean install
  7. i prefer the "you send work to me and i'll send work to you" method. that way no one is fighting over a $20 bill they think they are owed. also, if you are doing good work, people will find you
  8. i've seen some really big scratches after tinting that i never spotted before
  9. with the guys i have trained in the past, i felt it took 2 years to really get it down-and that is with direction. not that you couldn't tint a window sooner-i just felt that it took that long to really be confident and adept at tinting a full car with no trouble. i have to add that i take things really slow when training. so don't give up. and remember, you can make money and not be perfect. turn some jobs out. do the best you can. and then fix your mistakes if they get noticed. when you fix your mistakes and you are not getting paid for your time, you learn quick. a young carpenter's work is not as good as a seasoned contractor, but he can still make money and learn.
  10. doesn't even make sense-what seal is broke that would cause a window motor not to work???
  11. i can see your point also and i understand it. this is the problem with our business: we are specialty and custom work but we do not get the respect because our work is not expensive enough. let me explain the way i look at it. let's say i get a new civic sedan in and i charge $300.00 for it and it takes 1.5 hrs. guy is unhappy because he finds a few dots and can't be reasoned with. i remove it, risk damaging defroster, spend more time than the application in removal, and give his money back. and i never did anything wrong-he's just an asshat and can't be satisfied. and i'm done and out all my money and time. down the road, jimmy's body shop does a paint job for $3500 and the same guy is unreasonable with him. what does he do? give back $3500 and remove the paint???? no. he tries to explain and then eventually tells the guy to go screw. we are not treated with respect because when it comes down to it, all we do is put big stickers on windows
  12. DO NOT GIVE MONEY BACK FOR A JOB DONE CORRECTLY! NEVER! you tell them to go get the tint done perfectly somewhere else. if they bring it back and YOU can't find a flaw, then give them the full price for the tint and the removal fee from the other shop. i guarantee you will not be paying any money out of pocket.
  13. been tinting for 30 years-never did a perfect car yet. you can find a flaw in every window if you want to get down and dirty and look for it if anyone says they can do a full car perfect, another tinter will find a flaw in it. it's the nature of the business. there is dust in the air all around us and that gets picked up before you can peel and set it in place. can't be done and i'm not a betting man, but i'll put money on that all day long. it's a no brainer.