So what is it like tinting windows in America's sunniest city, anyway? Well, we are here to tell you. It can be fun, and it can be troublesome, depending on the time of year.
The thing about tinting windows is that you need a clean, dust-free surface for your tint to adhere to. Without that, you're going to run into a lot of problems, and you're going to lose a lot of time and money when you have to pull the tint off and start all over.
Can you guess what the number one problem we face is? It's not dust. It's not air bubbles (we stopped making those rookie mistakes years ago). The biggest problem we have when applying car window tint in Yuma... is SWEAT. That's right. Dripping sweat.
Imagine cleaning a window to be perfect and free from dust. Streak free and ready for a nice piece of top quality tint to go on it. You take your time and get it done nicely. Then, you grab your tint and start laying it in place to cut it to fit. After lots of brow furrowing and face-muscle clenching, you finally get it right. Now's the fun part, adhering the tint to the window and getting that satisfying feeling because you just made Joe Schmo's window look like Batman's.
And then... it happens... a tiny bead of sweat rolls down your forehead, down the crease of your nose, and right off the tip, only to land in the worst possible place -- between the tint and the window.
Trying to keep from smashing every window in sight, you calmly pull the tint off, and begin the process all over again. After grabbing a cool drink and a towel to wipe the sweat away, of course.
Sound fun? No, no it doesn't. But it can be on days where everything goes smoothly, which averages out to be about two to three days out of every month.
In reality, we love what we do and we wouldn't trade our business for anything. Except for maybe more cloud coverage. Seriously though, we have some good times in the shop. Jammin' out to our favorite tunes and telling jokes all day, guffawing at each other's clever wit. Of course all of our jokes are PG as well. You know, knock knocks and chicken crossin' the road type stuff.
Wanna hear one? What's that, you do? Wasn't expecting that but alright! Here goes:
A guy is washing the family car with his son. The boy looks up at his father and says, "Hey, Dad, why can't we use a sponge instead?"
That's right. Laugh. Laugh until you pee yourself. Oops, we mean "wet yourself." Let's keep things PG here.
Let me tell you a quick story about my grandma, while we're at it.
The last thing my dear old granny said before she kicked the bucket was, "Hey, how far do you think I can kick this bucket?"
Are you cacklin' now? She sure did. Now she's 102 and still hasn't "kicked the bucket."
If you guys read this far, we applaud you. Seriously. Well done. Come on down and hang out with us for a while. We're a friendly bunch of fellows and you'll have a few good laughs. Heck, maybe we'll even let you tint a few windows.
Probably not though, that stuff is expensive and we can't afford to waste any materials. Better leave it to the pros.