Posts Tagged ‘ paint protection film ’

Are Bad Installations a Result of Nature? Or Nurture?

Aug 19th, 2015

Sometimes air bubbles can be helped and sometimes, they cannot.

For me, “Nature Versus Nurture” is all about how to get the best install finish with paint protection film (PPF) and whether it comes down to environment, skills or both. Don’t Get Dirty I just came back from doing some field work in North Carolina where I saw some interesting environments in which installations were being […]

PremiumShield to Exhibit PPF at WFCT 2015

Jul 21st, 2015

Paint Protection Film supplier PremiumShield, has signed on to be a Sponsor of the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). The event is set to be held September 30 – October 2 at the award-winning Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and the […]

Wrap Suppliers to Tinters: We’ll Save You Time and Money

Jun 10th, 2015

3M’s 1080 White Gold Sparkle is placed on the hood of a _____ at WrapsCON last week in Indianapolis. A flame pattern, designed by Phil Aklin, were cut out using Knifeless Tech Systems.

How large is the overlap of tinting and vehicle wrapping? Quite large, according to major vehicle wrap suppliers. Company representatives tell Window Film magazine they can help make tinters’ businesses run more efficiently and gain more profit. “We have a lot of interaction with window tinters,” says Paige Maybrey, marketing coordinator for St. Paul, Minn., […]

XPEL Profit Down Slightly, Revenue Up 66 Percent in 2014

Apr 1st, 2015

The numbers don’t lie: XPEL sells. In its 2014 financial report, the company’s revenue went from $17.9 million in 2014 to $29.6 million in 2014—an increase of 66 percent. Gross profit as a percentage of sales, however, declined slightly to 31.2 percent from 32.1 percent in 2013. “We made great progress in 2014 growing our […]

Registration for Tint-Off Competitors Now Open

Mar 25th, 2015

Registration is now open for Tint-Off competitors.

Competitor registration is now open for the 2015 International Window Film Tint-Off™. The competitions are set to be held September 30 – October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will include automotive, architectural and paint protection film (PPF) divisions. They are once again sponsored by Window Film magazine. “The number of competitors has grown […]

XPEL Acquires Canadian Film Distributor Parasol

Feb 11th, 2015

XPEL is a major supplier of paint protection films.

XPEL Technologies Corp., global supplier of paint and headlight protection films, has acquired Parasol Canada, a distributor of paint protection and window film products for the Canadian market. Parasol, founded in 2009, is headquartered in Terrebonne, a suburb of Montreal, with a distribution office in Calgary. The distributor has hundreds of independent installers and automobile […]

From Skin Cancer to Bird Safety:’s Five Most-Read Stories of 2014

Dec 30th, 2014

Top 5

It was a good year for window film, but what did our readers pay the most attention to on Was it news about mergers? Tint-Offs? Or birds? Surgeon General Issues Skin Cancer Warning, Tint Shops Respond When government officials speak, people tend to listen. This was the most-read story of 2014 and marked a […]

‘Tis the Season to Sell PPF, Dealers Say

Dec 3rd, 2014

Bulgins offers Christmas specials on PPF installs, which she says spurs sales through the winter.

When things get colder, they tend to move slower—and automotive window film industry is no exception. Each winter, some automotive tint shops (especially in northern states) struggle to stay afloat as the demand for heat rejection dies down. Paint protection film (PPF) takes the cold sting out of winter for Gail Bulgin, president of Private […]

XPEL’s Revenue Up 72 Percent Year-Over-Year in Third Quarter

Dec 3rd, 2014

XPEL Technologies Corp., supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection films, announced positive results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended September 30, 2014. For the third quarter of 2014, company revenue was $8.4 million, a 72 percent increase as compared to revenue of $4.9 million in the same prior year quarter and […]

SEMA: Film All About that Paint (No Window)

Nov 5th, 2014

Jose Pichardo installs Solar Gard's Clearshield Pro paint protection film on a Mini Cooper.

It happens once a year—the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show brings out the best in aftermarket automotive products.