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  1. my plotter seems to have increasingly common errors where the blade will cut a zigzag across the pattern or it will just start feeding out tint endlessly until it is manually stopped. do any of you have these issues?
  2. maybe try to get some smaller jobs, like residential jobs where you'd be able to finish the job with what film you have remaining. it would depend on how much you have left on the roll. i bet you could find some customers that would just want 1-2 windows done in a home office or bedroom where the light shines in. I don't do flat glass but that's just my 2 cents on what i would try to do.
  3. I'd say offer a mid range tint and get the ball rolling. Your customers will tell you if they want a more premium film or if they want a cheaper price and you can order accordingly.
  4. how do y'all have your shops setup? We're looking into updating our setup and getting some new peel boards so its a natural time to look into different options.
  5. i use 2-3 pumps per liter of water, but it varies depending on all kinds of stuff. if the film is sticking too hard ill add a little soap and if its not sticking ill dilute with more water.
  6. thanks, any advise for getting it calibrated properly. this blade and strip have lasted a year with every day use. im not sure if that's good or not.
  7. our plotter is having issues and i think it's caused by the strip wearing out. it will cut through in some areas and not even score the film in others. ive ordered a new strip and blade but im here to see if yall have any temporary solutions or ideas if it could be something else wrong with the machine.
  8. not all 3m tint has the watermark, it would be tough to prove what it is one way or the other. it's common for the back glass to dry faster then doors because it gets more sun exposure.
  9. try scrubbing it with your glue remover and see if that helps. there could be rain-x or anti fog on it
  10. make sure you're consistent with your quality control expectations.
  11. it depends on the market and experience level of the installer but you also need to factor in if your installer buys their own tools and chemicals or if you supply them. who pays for vehicle damages? do you pay them for fixing comebacks? do they get pto and benefits? do you have a plotter or do they have to hand cut everything? my guys make around $40-70 per car, their patterns are pre-cut for them on a plotter we supply all their tools and chemicals they get pto and benefits they came in with no experience and learned on our dime
  12. we supply masks and gloves to our employees and customers. we've also been promoting social distancing. a couple of our employees have gotten sick but not many.
  13. i'm sure someone could create a model that would compare the surface area and solar angle to predict the the change in tser, but since you've already decided that it needs to go, why worry about it? you could guess and say ~30%, but again it gets more complicated depending on which direction you park. id expect better performance if you park facing north. you could also put sun reflectors in your window when you park to keep it cooler for when you get back. hope that helps a bit.
  14. look up "tint stuff" on youtube. its helpful to see what others are doing