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  1. Lots of schools are requesting security film. The bondkap company out of Florida has their attachment system along with those backer rods? What are those for? Should I be pulling the big rubber gaskets of the aluminum framing if I get these school windows? I was hoping it would be applying the Film and applying the 995 sealant to the film and frame. Not pulling gaskets.
  2. There are 2 shops south of me about an hour. I contacted the 3m rep to see if we could become an authorized dealer specifically for the architectural film. The rep said no. I'm too close to the other two shops. He asked if I wanted to use their automotive film. But currently using global and love the stuff and the staff. Any tips in becoming a dealer? (asked the rep and he said pretty much wait and see if the other businesses move or go out of business. no opportunity for us) Lot of schools around us are requesting 3m safety film (reasoning why we want to be a 3m dealer) thanks
  3. I've got a 1980s ish Camaro in my shop and it has the braided/twisted defrost line that is an 1" from both edges. I've read some guys paint the space between the defrost line and the edge of the window. What do you guys do? Looks like this thing has lots of dirt in the defrost line. Any recommendations?
  4. ya tintpro2007... what do you mean you anchored it "lower"? Was it the "U" anchor people speak of? Or the H pattern? Any pictures? I just have to figure out how to anchor. I've got a 2002 vette coming in tomorrow. Never had to do a vette before.. Any tips would be appreciated before tomorrow!! lol
  5. sweet.. thanks for the pict... i will work on how i lay the tint down.. thanks!!!
  6. well people have the option of muting their their computer!
  7. I somewhat agree CTC. I think it's also the changes in the scratch coats over the years. I have noticed that if my film is too dry then the yellow turbo will leave streaks. BUT-- they always wipe right off with a blue towel. sorry guys... i should have been more specific... which tool do you use (thats like the handle and comes to a "point") for your last squeegee on the window before installing the film?? thanks!
  8. i have never been good at wet shrinking.. always dry.. but open to anything... i appreciate the long response... you know.. if youre doing a boat sometime soon.... i think a lot of people would be eager to see a youtube video!!!! haha
  9. So I have always used the 5/6" yellow turbo squeegee. I like how its smaller, no handle, and the squeegee itself comes to a point.. So during use I can almost flip it to the other side of the tool while using it. however it seems like the turbo chips quickly which leaves nicks in the tool allowing possible contaminants. do you guys use a squeege with no handle and comes to a point like the yellow turbo squeegee? Thanks
  10. so to stretch the film do you spray the glass, squeegee the film to the larger part of the window.. then use the heat gun to make the tint pliable? and stretch and the tint is being heated? to form the curve? Never really had to stretch tint before.. There boats I have been doing do not have that curve but I have a customer that has a windshield very close to the one your posted.. thanks for the help
  11. good to hear... I was hoping someone had years of experience with this marine subject. i will let them know. Do you know where i can get that sealant? Is the same sealant you use when applying exterior flat glass film? Just starting to get into the flat glass business as well.. i will do some research instead of getting this thread off topic.. Thanks for all the input.. SHOUT OUT to global/solar fx guys Missouri. Best company I have found. great customer service and they call spontaneously just to see if i need anything!
  12. just a normal sealant from hope depot or something
  13. there really not big boats.. just really expensive.. one boat is only 3 30"x 40" and the second boat is 5 panels with the added 2 20"x40" side panels...just simple malibu boats.. I did think of the metalized film messing with gyroscopes/instruments.