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If you’re new to the industry, you will want to check into the percentage of film that is allowed to be applied to vehicles in your state. For example, if you are applying a 30 percent piece of film that means you are allowing 30 percent of the light to be transmitted into the car, home, etc. The lower the number, the darker the film will be.
Also, know that learning the right techniques is just as important as choosing the right tools and film.
The hardest thing for you to learn when window tinting is usually heat shrinking back windows and installing film in tight seals. There is a dry shrink and wet shrink method, and depending on who you talk to, one window tinter may prefer one technique verses the other. I suggest attending a school that teaches both methods to find out which is better for you
The best thing to do is attend a professional school or act as an apprentice developing your skills by observing a professional. The rule of thumb is to do roughly 50 to 100 cars before setting out on your own. Repetition is key to becoming a quality installer.
Michael Patrick is the president of Appearance Plus Inc, of Melbourne, FL.