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JULY 2020 THE SHOP 49 wrap edges or corners, so it's tucked up. We want it to look just like paint, but to have all the protection of film, and then make sure the install is super-super-clean." LOOK INSIDE Window film installs follow a similar pro- cess, starting with cleaning and prepping the glass. A heat gun is used to shrink the film, which is applied the same way as PPF by peeling off the backing, putting a soapy solution on the sticky side and squeegeeing out the excess. The film's edges are filed on edgeless glass so that the film exactly matches the window's shape, making it seem as though there isn't a layer of film placed on top of it. To help improve the quality of the process, Windows and Wheels (windowsandwheels. com) has invested in a high-end keg sprayer that makes applying the slip solution easier, flexible squeegees that don't mark up the film, a quality plotter, an air conditioner for temperature control, and an air filtra- tion system that helps with the film installs. The shop keeps film of different sizes in stock to shorten the timeframe for jobs, but tries to avoid overstocking. Wills works with many car enthusiasts, car club members and those who want to show off their cars or protect their investments. He particularly likes those moments when customers express their excitement upon seeing the results of his and his team's work, including shedding a few tears at times. "They can't believe their baby (looks) the way it's looking. That never gets old," he says. SHELLEY WIDHALM is a freelance writer and editor and founder of Shell's Ink Services, a writing and editing service based in Loveland, Colorado. She has more than 15 years of experience in communications and holds a master of arts degree in English from Colo- rado State University. She can be reached at or swidhalm@shellsink- SPECIAL REPORT: TINT & PPF Happy customers have been known to express their joy and excitement, even shed- ding a few tears at times. 800.772.2678 Worldwide Distribution Of High-Performance Automotive Components Since 1964. when performance matters when performance matters we deliver CORSA Performance DryTech 3D air filterS maximize power and boost filtration capacity, lengthening time intervals up to 50K miles depending on driving conditions. Closed box intakes feature large duct diameters, marine-grade clamps, high-quality silicone connectors, and unique mandrel bends with smooth transitions for increased power. Find the full line of CORSA Performance products at Motor State Distributing. Worldwide Distribution Of High-Performance Automotive Components Since 1964. 800.772.2678 07-20_half_Corsa.indd 1 5/19/20 8:22 AM

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