csixer66

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  1. Ive seen many of tinters not shift back before top cut. Always in my head thought that would throw it off worse. Sounds like it wont. Wonder why this is?
  2. I follow these same steps in a way. I cut front, shift, cut the back, center the film, shift down, then make the top cut. I think I might be changing my angle of my knife. I dont know. When I practice. Hard to tell how it will line up on install. Im a perfectionist and pretty hard on myself. Ive redone windows for customers in their disbelief as they saw no flaws but I did. Again. Ive resorted to filing edges just to make the install right when the top edge just isnt uniform. Cant seem to overcome this.
  3. I imagine I might be changing my angle but I try to focus on not doing that. Im left handed. So drivers side front to back cuts are hard to do with right hand. If I got back t9 front my arms hit the mirror.
  4. I have the film centered for the most part before I make the top cut from the outside. Its when I install that it doesn't want to line up even. Is there qny detailed videos out there that targets just the top cut? I have not found it.
  5. Im.sorry to bug you guys. Im struggling here with my top cut. I practice and practice and practice. Then when Im doing a car I choke. Cut is uniform. Just doesnt line uo straight across the window. It is either too close up front or in the back or on the leading edge. I have been shaving with a file to make it perfect for paying customers. I would love to get a micro edge everytime. I find with shaving I get trash more than I dont. Its so discouraging and not sure how to fix it. I watch vidoes and have Stans Series. Still doesnt get in depth on top cutting. Guess I could learn to shave but done want to go through a blade for every car. Any help or advice would be great. Thank you
  6. I used CB for a long time. I switched to Suntek to try another film. Went right back to Classic Black and love everything about it. I do go Global for Ceramic but classic Black will be my only standard end film I will ever use. Tried Lumar, Suntek and A few others. CB is my go too out of all of them
  7. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I read and read and read and watch videos over and over again. I am getting better. I have switched to a peel board and did do a lincoln suv absolutly flawless. First time for that and best job I ever did. Did have to chizel out a few specs but i was proud of that one. Ive learned to clean less. That has helped with debris as I think I kept flushing it out more than cleaning just were the film contacts. I practice with a roll of metalized film I have and am getting faster. I still struggle on some cars still. But I still feel some in person instruction would help me greatly. Answer some of my questions. Like: How to keep film from creasing and bunching up on front edge when the mirror is super tight to the edge. Why I get jagged cuts in a certain scenario. Why even with a ton of slip in my solition does the film want to stick and not move. Things like this I cant learn from a video. Do you guys think I wouod benefit from Stans video set?
  8. Just fought this on Jeep GC. My film jept shifting everytime I rolled the window down to cut top edge. I had to roll the window down so far to get top it was creasing it on the front by rhe mirror. 3rd attempt and 3 waisted sections of film. Told them they need removed
  9. No problem at all. I appreciate that.
  10. Not sure why the mod moved it. Its a tinting question Mod can you move this back to tinting general discussion?
  11. I put this is a reply but figired Id make a post about it. Why am I getting a hole where my cut ends and I tear the film? Every window I do I have this jagged hole to deal with. I cut the front or back then tear away. Always tear away from film. But seems to leave this hole there. Is this normal. How do I prevent this?
  12. Thank you for the inspiration. It def will defeat you if you let it. Another issue Im having is when I cut and tear. It leave a hole where my cut ends and I tear the film. I always tear away but I can't seem to figure out why
  13. Im meaning if you shift the film a 1/4 inch to give you an 1/8 on front and back. If you shift it forward and leave it shifted that 1/4 inch. Cut your top then center it back when installing it. Wont that mess up your top edge? Im not speaking of window shift itself.
  14. I will give this a try. I do have a blue max. Might not be pressing hard enough