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  1. That is crazy. I usually dedicate two full days to the installation and then keep it for another three to go over every inch of the vehicle several times. Problems always arise in the curing process. Totally unreasonable to expect you to do it in a day. Even if you're the fastest guy out there, you'd still want to be putting out better quality than that.
  2. I'm at the point where I'm completely unnerved by this problem and I'm not sure what to do! I prep every vehicle that I work on with 3 different solutions that strip the wax off of the edges. It's not my first rodeo. I thought I'd developed a fool proof system, and to be fair, it works on every other brand. And then I'll get these BMWs back, usually within a week to a couple months, and they've blown a whole piece of film off. Or a lot of pieces of film off. And when I go to remove it, it peels off like there wasn't even glue there. I've had an issue on certain BMW headlights for a long time where they release static and it messes with the glue, creates a crazy stretch mark, and peels like butter, but it seems like this is all encompassing now. It's not ceramic coating - the paint is so soft it scratches when you breathe on it, and most of them are fresh off the truck. The rockers are the absolute worst. I'm at the point where I wrap every edge, and I still get them back. The majority of warranty issues I have are with this problem. I've spoken to a few reps about it from multiple companies and all I get is a blank stare. Anyone else have this issue? All tips are appreciated.
  3. Yeah I would say that you're being underpaid. I have been told I'm underpaid and I make 9 hrs at a similar rate for similar package. This is a great question, as it's definitely time for me to renegotiate as well and it's so difficult to do. Dealerships want to keep everything the same for every vehicle, but man has it gotten difficult to put a blanket rate over every car. It used to be that you'd get the odd one with a fully painted front end, and now it seems like that's all I get. 6 piece grille and 3 piece bumpers on the new trucks really strain that flat rate.
  4. I try not to use it at all. It's a lot easier to correct issues if you haven't used it. The minute you put it on, you know you can't fix anything without having to replace that piece. And leaving a ton of glue behind on removal. But every so often, when the film just will not stay down due to wax or something rough preventing adhesion on that spot, it can be a lifesaver. Pro-tip - if you're applying film on a repainted vehicle, don't do it.
  5. I've been installing for ten years, and the only time I've seen removal of paint when taking film off is on vehicles that have been repainted. Or severely damaged by something that went through and wrecked the body panel anyway. When I first started out there were films that were coming off in small chunks and leaving tons of glue behind, but since I've learned the tricks of removing it properly, and film has gotten better, I don't have any problems. Unless the vehicle was repainted and film was installed too early, in which case, yeah. It's a gamble. We have a 3 week window until we will install after paint. We do take it off of about 30% of trade ins, but our dealers seem to love it because it gives them the opportunity to resell it when people see what it does. Especially if you have a vehicle that didn't have it to do a side by side comparison on. But yeah, maybe my opinion is coloured by the way our roads are here. Super dirty and tons of rock chips and bugs, so it certainly is worth it here.
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