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  1. okay so I have a 2001 Lexus RX 450 Installing 3M color stable 20% to the back glass and getting way more fingers than normal tried the dryer sheet then doing it wet Still creasing, the film wants to pinch towards the bottom of your shrink even going underneath it doesn't help I don't know what the deal is says like I haven't done this before but I do believe the color stable is garbage. Anyone have a suggestion I'm thinking of maybe baby powder shrinking it I'm not sure Thanks. Jr
  2. Let me start off with saying thank you for the wealth of knowledge that all you people have posted here and made available. I made an account just to post this because I am at a loss with what to do at this point. I am feeling a little defeated and aggravated, to say the least. So.. I brought my car ( 2017 VW GTI) in to the only 3M crystalline preferred dealer within almost 200 miles. I live in MA. I drove 2 hours to get to this place. I did so because I have my heart set on CR all around. They are the only game in town, and I was quoted $600 for windows and $330 for windshield. My wallet hurts but if everything came out kosher I would have been glad to pay it. WELL It’s been madness since then: First time (a Saturday) they did the tint, there was a swirled what looked to be a pube under the tint directly in my line of vision on the windshield. They said it was just a bubble so I gave it a few days and it in fact was not. There were some “squished” sections from applying pressure before the layers collapsed after 5-10 seconds, and some hazing. I started looking at this site to get answers of if that was acceptable. Their policy is 100% satisfaction, so they say.. I book the appointment 2 days later to come in and get it redone Second time around (weekday, take time off work and drive 2 hours) it comes out almost perfect, there was a tiny bit of hazing in the corner passenger side, and a tiny bit of the squishing on the bottom passenger side, a slight slice mark where he must have pushed too hard with hardcard and scratched it but it was out of my vision. I wait the 30 days and about two weeks in I see this matrix of white hazey “smudges” in the shape of what looks like water drops like you wiped a window with a wet cloth and it dried. Except it was under the tint. At night with headlights it is ALL I CAN SEE. Third time (weekday, take time off work and drive 2 hours) it has terrible crystallization from being overworked while still too hot, it has smudging in a few areas and there is a hair under it. They said give it a few weeks and the crystalizing and smudges will go away(they didn’t). I wanted to give it enough time to humor them, however on week 2 the matrix of dots came back this time in a different pattern and density. I look at the rest of the windows, and they ALL have it in different patterns but aren’t as noticeable because the tint is darker and I am not staring directly through it when there is bright light on the other side of the glass like I am with the windshield. The most recent time they had to special arrange me to come in on a Saturday. I was eating up my vacation time and the cost in gas having to drive 4 hours round trip to get this redone over and over has made this $330 tint more like a $600 disaster. When I first get there, they pressure me to let them put ceramic 50 on it instead. This is against their policy to change shade or tint line. I decline, because 70 is the darkest I am willing to go, I don’t want to mix n’ match and I came here for crystalline. I could have gone ANYWHERE for ceramic 50 on it. They keep trying at it to get me to change my mind until I said absolutely not. The tinter said his boss the owner will only let him do it in CR70 one more time. I say to the tinter that if it happens again, I will just have to find another place to do the windshield. Here is where I need a sanity check…This time, for the first time the tinter left a 3m logo on the tint, and purposefully pointed it out which I thought was odd. I get in the car, the tint is almost TOO good. No haze, no slices, no distortion at the bottom near the vents, no crystal smudge, and most importantly to me (because it was the same single person who did it each time) none of the signature mistakes associated with the difficulty of installing a 200-layer film… It feels a little darker but I tell myself I am just imagining it. I get the car home and get out to look at it in the sunlight.. it looks flat charcoal. None of that strange rainbowish I was used to with every other install. I wait 4 days, telling myself that it is going to start having that rainbow hue, I just need to find it. I wash the car, all the windows reflect rainbows through the water droplettes, except the windshield. I take a picture of each window at every angle while it’s wet and while it’s dry, with the flash and without the flash, sunlight or night time, close or distant. I can’t get that gentle almost flowing rainbow that all the other windows give me. I even have pictures of the first and second application of the windshield with an unmistakable rainbow. I think they didn’t put crystalline on it. I think it’s some other 3M film and are betting on me not noticing or thinking I am imagining it. On one hand; don't know if you would call it empathy but I see the negative motivators and potential reasons to stray from their code of ethics, perhaps do something deceitful. On the other hand the tinter talked to me at length and knows I detail the car each weekend and see every miniscule thing. The tinter is the only one certified there for Crystalline and we got to know each other as you can imagine because I would hang out and chat about stuff before and after the car was re-tinted. I want to say it wasn't his decision, and that it was his Boss', but he also started pressuring doing it in ceramic on the third time. Every review they have that states a similar issue with install is greeted with the "bring it in, your satisfaction is our priority" response. A couple reviews say that they will only refund the arbitrarily decided cost of materials. In this case that would be $100 the first install... When in reality it cost me a day's vacation hours and about another $150 in gas, neverminded the headache. I have literally lost sleep over this… I don’t know what to do guys. What would you do? PLEASE ADVISE!?
  3. Prefer someone who lives in Las Vegas. Looking for someone with experience and a flexible schedule. Must have own transportation. We only work with flat glass. We do not tint auto. Please call Stephanie at (702) 254-5054 or e-mail at
  4. We are a fast pace and fast growing company looking to hire a Paint Protection Film (Clearbra) Specialist to help expand our Paint Protection Film division. We are looking for someone who has experience in this field of at least 1-2 years. You must be able to install a full front kit solo, and must be handy with trimming as well. WE DO NOT & WILL NOT PROVIDE TRAINING! An installation demo is required to determine qualifications and employment. We exclusively focus and cater to high-end luxury and exotic vehicles at high volumes and offer a full range of automotive car care products and services. Compensation is dependent on experience but is negotiable. First month relocation expenses paid. This is a stable and secure long-term full-time position with opportunities for career growth. Rhino Films & Detailing has been established for over a decade and continuously growing. Come be apart of OC's number 1 car care center! Please send in resumes with work experience. If interested, we will contact you to set up an installation demonstration interview. Job Type: Full-time CONTACT: LUIS Rhino Films & Detailing 7402 Mountjoy Drive Suite B Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Website: Facebook: Instagram:
  5. Hi, I am looking to figure out a way to cover the dot matrix on a car. I have heard of the dotrix method, but that is very expensive for a 50 foot roll of vinyl. I was thinking, could I just use a 3m 1080 glossy vinyl instead of the dotrix to cover the dot matrix? Thank you.
  6. We are still looking for experienced 3M window film installers needed for auto and flat glass work. Requires great customer service skills, a good work ethic, drivers license, transportation and clean driving record. Flat glass installer: Must have experience with 3M flat glass films and be able to work on ladders. Auto glass installer: Must have experience with 3M automotive films and knowledge of heat shrinking Crystalline, Color Stable and FX Premium window films. Also, experience with 3M Paint Protection Film installation would be a plus. Compensation will be based on experience and skill level. Contact us at
  7. Dynamic Appearance is looking for a window tinter that currently owns his own business or works are other shops to tint for us on all Monday's. We need someone that consistently puts out quality work, can work on difficult vehicles, can tint over DOT Matrix's, and will be on time at 10am. Typical day would be 3-5 vehicles so installation time for most vehicle needs to be in the 1.5-2 hour range. We use Llumar and 3M Window Films so experience with them is a plus. Applicants need to be drug & drama free, have their own vehicle for transportation, and be punctual...tardiness is not tolerated. Please send me your contact information and current & previous work experience along with salary desired to or PM me here. Thanks, Justin Dynamic Appearance 6300 Jimmy Carter Blvd #104 Norcross, GA 30071
  8. I have several thousand dollars worth of marketing materials for 3M residential and commercial window films. I am looking to get rid of them as I do not have a tint company anymore. I am willing to sell this cheap to get it outta here but I'm not going to give it away. I am willing to ship it but you will pay for the shipping, I would say all of it can fit into a 24x24x14 box and weighs well over 50 lbs. I would prefer someone to pick up locally. I have everything from folders to sample card, case studies, tri-folds and more. I have more pics and can answer any questions on what's available. Name your price, I would say first come first serve but it has to be somewhat reasonable, again I'm not giving it away.
  9. Looking for experienced Window Tinter / PPF Installer at Quality Auto Trim in Spokane, WA. Beautiful shop , great working conditions. In business in Spokane 36 years. Year round work. Check website Looking for a team player. Salary DOE Call Mike 509-993-9181