Subcool

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  1. Tintzeus, I ordered a 40"x10' roll so I could try again. I'll do it really slow and smooth it with a felt card. Thanks for the tip!!
  2. DynamicATL, I hadn't even considered receiving fake 3m tint. I bought it from a tint shop online that also sells precut kits. It was really hard to find. The color seems off, the tight radiuses were poorly cut, and it was really hard to shrink. I'd say there's a pretty good chance it's fake. I ordered a roll of the same tint from a different vendor so I can cut my own window. I'll compare the new tint to the first set I got. I should be able to tell if at least one of them are fake. The rest of the car is finished so I'll leave it on and see how long it takes to turn purple. Thanks for the advice!!
  3. I bought a precut kit from a 3m dealer. It's the first precut kit I've used and I wasn't impressed with the quality. It was about an 1/8th short at the front edge of the front windows so it didn't quite get under the seal. Also, the radiuses at the corners were choppy. It was really nice not having to cut everything by hand but I need a better product. Can anyone recommend a vendor with accurate patterns and a machine capable of cutting tight radiuses? Thanks!!
  4. Is it decent film or is it cheap? How does it compare to Solargard? How easy is it to shrink?
  5. I tinted about 50 cars over a year period 20 years ago. I'm not even close to an expert and I'm way out of practice. I worked with Solargard or Sungard back then. I need some help now though. I'm trying to shrink a piece of 3m ceramic on the back window of my 07 Cayman. The window is fairly flat so it shouldn't be too hard. I tried a piece last night and ended up creasing it in a couple spots. When I was shrinking the film I had a ton of horizontal fingers develop. Not on the sides but in the middle of the film. I have a feeling I wasn't heating it proper or maybe overheating it. What's the proper technic to deal with these? They were everywhere, ranging in size from 1" to 8". I tried heating them directly which just made them worse. I went ahead and tried to apply the film out of curiosity. 99% of these horizontal fingers went away but I ended up creasing 3 of them. Of course I have to try again. If it happens again I'm pretty confident that I can get them to lay down but I'd rather not have to deal with them in the first place. Also, the adhesive on this film seemed really weak. Any advice on how to get it to stick tighter? More heat in the glass, I assume. Next time I'm going with Solargard. Thanks for the help!!!
  6. I tinted about 50 cars over a year period 20 years ago. I'm not even close to an expert and I'm way out of practice. I worked with Solargard or Sungard back then. I need some help now though. I'm trying to shrink a piece of 3m ceramic on the back window of my 07 Cayman. The window is fairly flat so it shouldn't be too hard. I tried a piece last night and ended up creasing it in a couple spots. When I was shrinking the film I had a ton of horizontal fingers develop. Not on the sides but in the middle of the film. I have a feeling I wasn't heating it proper or maybe overheating it. What's the proper technic to deal with these? They were everywhere, ranging in size from 1" to 8". I tried heating them directly which just made them worse. I went ahead and tried to apply the film out of curiosity. 99% of these horizontal fingers went away but I ended up creasing 3 of them. Of course I have to try again. If it happens again I'm pretty confident that I can get them to lay down but I'd rather not have to deal with them in the first place. Also, the adhesive on this film seemed really weak. Any advice on how to get it to stick tighter? More heat in the glass, I assume. Next time I'm going with Solargard. Thanks for the help!!!