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  1. If you're adding extra soap sometimes those tiny soap bubbles collect and don't like to get out. I call this champagne because it looks kind of like champagne bubbles. They are a real pain to deal with, you have to back track some water into it and try to work it out the same way you worked the water in.... I've used several 72" rolls now and not had any issues. The issues I commonly find happen in the summer time with large hazy patches and bad core impressions that don't heat out. I don't use a cap sheet, can't stand it but maybe i need to switch over. Josh
  2. It's much better but not quite as good as suntek. You'd have to see them side by side to really know the difference though. If sutek clarity is a 10 I'd say the Xpel is a good 8.5-9.
  3. Film is a physical protection, coatings are a chemical protection. Film actually protects and the other make it nice and slippery and easier to clean. A person really does not need to coat over film but this is America so they want the film and the coating super sized and for 1.99 with a one day turn around... lol after its' filmed and coated they will take it home and wax it to protect the coating..... and then put a car cover over it in the air conditioned garage..... the detached garage, not the one connected to the house. 😉 Josh
  4. Will the Suntek 72 inch film not cover that whole hood in one piece? just curious how big that hood is? nice work
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  6. Talk to your employees and see what they think...... they are the ones being effected by it, ask them their input, then come up with a plan that fits your agenda and makes them happy.
  7. Are you using mainly pre cut kits or doing it with bulk sheets? It's ideal to stretch and tack all your corners before you start to squeegee out the water. If you can cut several inches more then you need on each panel you should be able to tack to the next panel for panels that need more stretch. Once it's in place and squeegee out don't lift it again. If you find you're getting excessive dirt and dust under the film then you need to re evaluate your prep process and try flushing out trim better. Getting a clean install is usually all about prep work. If stretch marks are your problem then it's more about the techniques you're using while installing the film. Josh
  8. Most people use kits so you may not get many reply's. To do this bumper in bulk, you need to stretch it side to side fairly aggressively, then when you have everything in place and squeeged out you only need to splice the horizontal line, not the vertical line you show in green in that pic.... There's a bit too much to describe over a few sentences but basically trim the vertically close to that vent edge, then once the pieces are separated, stretch it back into that corner into the vent and I trim off the piece just below that horizontal line and in the lower groove then splice in a new piece so you barely see the bottom line only. If you call me I will describe it too you better over the phone. Find my number on my website. Josh
  9. Get on Suntek's website and look up who their rep is for your region and get ahold of them that way and I'm sure they'll get you a sample or a whole roll if you're needing it as well as discuss costs per roll and such. Josh
  10. Many panels that low have slightly textured paint and the film will not lay down perfectly flat which causes lots of little bubbles and edges like that to not stay down. If it's not textured like you say and are that worried about paint lifting, you need to just have them trim those fingers off. The installer may have forgot to heat down the edges cause it was such a low area.
  11. As mentioned it was prob a water pocket or just moisture left behind and a tiny bit of air in that moisture. Once the moisture is gone the air is left behind. That's a pretty easy fix.
  12. I would add Suntek to your list, they are a good film and one I would consider in the top 3 categories. Very stretchable, adhesive is not too aggressive and it looks good.
  13. This is a really old thread, I know Suntek has redone there software and it's way better then the original version and still way cheaper then anyone else out there. Josh