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by screenman
June 4th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Windshield Repair Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Windshield Repair Practice

Can I also add, when practicing it is a good idea make the damage wet before starting the process and also to do a good few outside. The wet gets you used to drying out and the outside gets you used to the idea of direct and indirect uv. Making sure you master these things will make the quality of y...
by screenman
April 28th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Besides dealerships, what other places make good fleet accounts?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Besides dealerships, what other places make good fleet accounts?

Stand on the end of your road for an hour writing down the names on the side of trucks, there is a start. Find a local mobile tool sales guy, as they are magic at finding fleets. Local public services, school buses the list is endless. I drove past a sewage works for 18 years before finding out they...
by screenman
March 10th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Winter Repairs Tent at mall
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Winter Repairs Tent at mall

Busy 12 months of the year here, but I do not do general public. customers
by screenman
March 6th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Rubbing a cork on from the inside, what's it for?
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Rubbing a cork on from the inside, what's it for?

It is supposed to help the resin flow, I have tried it on numerous occasions and found it not doing very much, I much prefer flexing the break from the outside. Also if you know how glass breaks it helps you understand why flexing from the outside is the way to go. I may be wasting my time but here ...
by screenman
February 6th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Business Development
Topic: Build Customer Base
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Build Customer Base

Sorry missed this one.

I built my base by knocking on the doors of large fleets, my best ever customer took me 17 calls before I got my first job off of them. They then spent about $2,000 a month with me for the next 17 years, I then trained them up and sold them two Delta kits
by screenman
January 24th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Pit Polish
Replies: 26
Views: 20217

Re: Pit Polish

You must be leaving an air bubble in it then, certainly you do not have a nice flat surface, a picture would be great.
by screenman
January 12th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Shading
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Shading

Being in the shade is nothing like blocking UV, understanding indirect UV helps, Try this park your car well in the shade, put a bit of pit fill on the glass a tab over and see what happens very quickly. People not using a UV shield is one of a few good reason why there are so many poor repairs out ...
by screenman
December 27th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: whats the best canopy / rig to setup for windy places
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

Re: whats the best canopy / rig to setup for windy places

That looks nice and bright, but do not think it is blocking uv from your repair as it certainly is not.
by screenman
December 21st, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Tent setup. Locations
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Tent setup. Locations

Slow and boring, that is the problem I see with car parks waiting for something to happen rather than making it happen. I would much rather drop into a fleet or dealer do 3 or 4 jobs then be on my way again, OK in the first place it takes a little work but the payback is worth it.
by screenman
December 18th, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Business Development
Topic: Best Lead Ideas!
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Best Lead Ideas!

I would never do that, seems a waste of time as it is too random also you leave yourself open to all sorts of claims. That time would be far better spent talking to multiple vehicle owners, trucks, buses, dealers etc. You want places where you can be working on way more than one vehicle per time. On...