Waynes final day began with a big push on the challenges of saloon rear windows. Often people think there is just one way of installing these types of windows and subsequently fall into many of the pitfalls of inferior applications. We guided Wayne around many of these hidden problems to show him how it should be done.
What we generally like to do is actually get a physical car in to the training centre on the final day of a 3 or 4 day window tinting course, and preferably like to train on saloons cars to complete our training schedule. Usually these are not customers cars but donor cars provided from local dealerships that use our retail business and are done on a free of charge basis for training purposes. This week our local Audi dealership gave us one of their approved used cars, a 61 plate Audi A6 saloon to work with. Thanks guys!
Wayne moved very quickly through tinting the side glazing with the new techniques he learnt on day 2. The biggest challenge was of course the rear window, which we were keen to go through best practices on. First we covered the Frankie, essentially carrying in the film into the car, then the Bi-fold or S-Fold as its some times referred as, and finally the 2 reverse roll methods. Wayne was quick to settle for the reverse roll technique which he found the most comfortable for him, although we do fully endorse the use of all the techniques on other vehicles where applicable.
Obviously a big factor of any rear window installation is which tools to use. As a tool distributer Wayne had all of our tools we sell at his disposal as he tackled the cleaning and water extraction stages of the process. Its important to know what is the best tool for the job, and as Wayne found out unfortunately is not a one hat fits all approach. Wayne used a combination of the Titan, Conquistador & the stroke doctor (an updated version of the sideswiper for those tinters reading this right now) to get the job down perfectly. To see our latest window tinting tools in our online webshop click here.
As part of the training course Wayne also received our operations manual which guides him through all the hidden secrets and when, where and which cars to use certain techniques. A valuable resource for anyone starting their own window tinting business.
After finishing the training car, Wayne was eager to re-tint his own Audi A4 Avant as the job he recently paid for was quite frankly not up to scratch now he knows what to looking for!
From start to finish including going through window film removal (another thing you can charge for) he templated his patterns and got the back end of his car in just over 3 hours, amazing when you consider he new nothing about window tinting a few days ago.
To end the day we discussed marketing, workflow / productivity and more importantly for Wayne working and tackling the elements to achieve success with mobile window tinting, a topic we have got lots of information to share.
Wayne is now also fully stocked up with tint, additional tools and ready to work, we wish him the very best in his new venture and look forward to his return at one of our FREE seminars later on in the year.
Tomorrow we have got 2 guys coming from a glazing & window blind company for our 1 day flat glass training course. These courses are 90% theory based and 10% practical, totally the opposite from our car window tinting courses which are one-2-one and 95% practical!
Keep in touch tomorrow when we will pulling back to the cover on our 1 day flat glass course.