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anyone ever tinted a boat? not sure whether I should ask this in general or flat glass, but this boat's glass are pretty flat.. have about ten windows to remove & retint. wondering if it's worth giving this guy a quote since I've never done a boat. is auto film ok w/ this? we use solargard charcoal & smoke and he wanted it all in 5%. I know this job isn't easy and probably going to take a few days. any tips? if it's not worth it then I won't do it.

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is auto film ok w/ this? we use solargard charcoal & smoke and he wanted it all in 5%.    any tips?

Here's my tip..charge lots and don't used an All dyed film...he won't be trading in anytime soon most likely and you don't want him thinking of you everytime he looks out his boat windows next yr as he's looking at a purple sky :shock

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I was assuming removing the tint was at least a day because the tint

been on that boat since '88.

because it's all flat glass, use a 4" scaper and I'll come off easily ...just use lots of solution so you don't scratch glass. ( I'd still charge good for the removal though) :rollin

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should take you 1 day to strip and tint, quote high.  BIG Boats cost many

hundreds of thousands.

I've done ONE boat and it took about 5 hrs to strip and retint. sl*t is right, QUOTE HIGH. I may do another boat if one comes along but my opinion that "BOATS SUCK' will never change :rollin and I will make it worth my time and efforts or I won't do it.

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should take you 1 day to strip and tint, quote high.? BIG Boats cost many

hundreds of thousands.

I've done ONE boat and it took about 5 hrs to strip and retint. sl*t is right, QUOTE HIGH. I may do another boat if one comes along but my opinion that "BOATS SUCK' will never change :shock and I will make it worth my time and efforts or I won't do it.

:rollin

You could sweat the old film off, especially if it is PS adhesive holding it up? :thumb

Done a many boats, large and small, in my time and everyone is right on the money with their input.

They can be a biatch to do, but challenging when the money is right. I wouldn't give 'em too long a warranty due to the fact that the glass is always exposed to high humidity (sitting just above water) and PS films do not hold up as long in very humid environs.

If you are giving him SG, go with True Grey for color stability. Those others will be purple quickly. Remember, the water surface will also reflect back damaging sun rays, so the glass and film will get hit hard by the sun.

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