Posts Tagged ‘ PPF ’

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Nov 25th, 2015

We’ve all said it to ourselves. “If I did this on my own, I could make so much more money.” I know I’ve said that in the past. For the most part, we’ve all started out working for someone else to get our feet wet. Then, a moment comes—or maybe a few—that cause us to […]

The Best Ways to Start Selling PPF

Nov 11th, 2015

I want to first welcome everyone back from both the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ and SEMA. These were two great events to network, learn and explore ways to build your business. Both had people who expressed a strong cry for help, particularly how to increase their sales. The question takes a bit of […]

2015 Tint-Off Finalists Announced

Oct 1st, 2015

Chris Peterson, last year's automotive Tint-Off winner, advances to the finals in Reno.

The finalists for the 2015 International Window Film Tint-Off™ were announced moments ago. In no particular order, finalists for the paint protection film division include: Tyler O’Hara, Ghost Shield Paint Protection, Newbury Park, Calif. Nick Abaro, Genesis Window Tinting, Elk Grove, Calif. Chris Peterson, D&L Window Tinting, Edgewood, Md. Jackie Kostive, Stop Rocks, Olds, Alberta, […]

Tint-Off™ Divisions Reach Record-Breaking Numbers for 2015

Aug 26th, 2015

With International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2015 right around the corner, news surrounding our annual competitions is really starting to heat up! We hope to see past competitors at this year’s event, as well as several new faces. Now in its 15th year, the annual event, once again sponsored by Window Film magazine, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Will Protective Panels Put a Dent in the PPF Market?

Sep 24th, 2014

Will the new Airbump technology put a dent in the PPF market?

The French car maker Citroën has introduced exterior protective panels called Airbump on its new C4 Cactus passenger car that is designed to reduce dings and scratches on the car’s surface. The air-filled panels, manufactured from thermoplastic polyurethane, compress up to 3/4 of an inch upon impact and, according to the company, bounce back to […]