Old timer

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  • Age
    56
  • Experience
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  • Location
    New Port Richey fla
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    United States

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  1. Not enough slip agent in your water. When you're putting the film on the glass and attempting to slide it into position you're making the marks. A friend of mine who uses global told me that it has a pretty aggressive adhesive. He's a pretty experienced installer I have no reason to doubt him. But I've never actually installed Global myself.
  2. I read on here on another thread to slow down on my shrinking. I ran the same heat on my gun but backed it off about 4 to 5 in from my normal distance. Then I steel wool 000 lines. 2 Challengers not one peanut. Somebody should tell my wife that an old dog can learn a new trick.
  3. Master computer board on the driver side under the switches got wet. Sorry to say got to be replaced.
  4. Confidence is built through experience. You need to be grinding out cars every day. My experience with people I've trained is it usually takes a couple of years to not struggle. I'm sure some can pick it up quicker. But on average two or three years.
  5. Apprenticed at a friend's shop for about 6 months. Got a job had a busy shop work there for about a year-and-a-half. Got hired by a good guy work for him for 18 years. Toward the end he encouraged me to go out on my own. Been doing my own thing for the last 20 years.
  6. Florida is known as deaths waiting room. I'm amongst my peoples!
  7. What booms said is spot-on. I started putting film on before shrinking. So I had to learn how to squeegee.
  8. first-time customer estimates have definitely dropped off. Referrals and repeats holding steady. Sales are still good.
  9. So during all of the covid-19 shut down my website views have went through the roof. Pre covid-19 my Views were fairly consistent. Averaging about 1,200 views per month. Last month being the peak 7400 views. Just got my current month report 5600 views. I wonder if the government's ending the $600 a week unemployment benefit is affecting spending. Hopefully this trend doesn't continue. But it has got me to thinking what the offseason is going to be like.
  10. Looks darker than 38. I'd be interested to know what type of film that is also? The back window isn't real curved so he shouldn't have had to it heat real hard. Interesting he burned it wet.
  11. Max I couldn't let something like that slide. If he's incapable of doing a better job ask for a refund and to remove it.
  12. Technically we call those a zipper mark. Most likely the installer tried to Frankenstein it in. Should have back roll it. And to think I obsess over a speck of dust.
  13. Yeah we'll see how it goes. Good luck with your retirement!
  14. This being my 38th year installing film. The thought of retirement does it really excite me. 56 years old and I still love what I do. My new goal I think is the try to make it to 50 years installing film. If I can make it twelve more healthy years. Last year in a discussion with my wife she told me why don't I just slow down. Go to 5 days a week. I agreed! That was over a year ago. Still working 6 days a week. I love my work. This Saturday I'll do a 38 aquilia in the morning. Doing new 2019 Blazer on my way home.lol