The New Guy

Josh Buis Assumes New Role at American Standard Window Film

Nov 23rd, 2022

Josh Buis joined Scorpion Window Film in January 2011, climbing to a chief operating officer role. As 2022 comes to a close, Buis begins a new journey as vice president of international sales and private label for American Standard Window Film. I caught up with the industry veteran to discuss his football coaching career, his […]

Wrap of the Week: 3M 2080 Series Gloss Plum Explosion

Nov 16th, 2022

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE erupts on the racetrack, generating 650 horsepower from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. The car’s externals now match its awe-inspiring internals after Sergey Yakobchak of New Layer Customs in Troy, Mich., applied 3M’s 2080 Series Gloss Plum Explosion Wrapping film to the exterior. “Doing color change wraps is always more […]

A Sin City Slideshow

Nov 9th, 2022

The SEMA Show is home to an automotive industry propelled by restyling and car care accessories—namely window film, paint protection film (PPF) and ceramic coatings. The West Hall featured dozens of annual exhibitors, and it was a lot to take in. Let’s scroll through my event camera roll and re-live the event in full focus. […]

Wrap of the Week: STEK’s Dyno Blue Chrome PPF

Nov 2nd, 2022

The Las Vegas convention center is home to a plethora of paint protection film (PPF) solutions. STEK made quite the splash by unveiling its brand new protective wrap on a BMW M4 Competition turned pickup truck. “This is a TPU-based PPF,” says Howard Goldberg, operations manager at STEK. “It’s nine-mil thick layered film with an […]

Wrap of the Week: 14 Shades of Challenger

Oct 26th, 2022

The 2022 SEMA Show is less than a week away, and the automotive world is eager to scan the latest and greatest creations, including a cacophony of color in the PPF arena. There’s no better time to start a series spotlighting mechanical masterpieces. We’re kicking things off with a limited-run, multicolor Challenger wrap featuring 14 […]

An Aerial View of Hurricane Ian’s Devastation

Oct 19th, 2022

Naples Tint Company of Naples, Fla., is based roughly 42 miles outside of Fort Myers, Fla., a part of the world Hurricane Ian ravaged. Owner Matthew Sandherr surveyed the damage from above ahead of a potentially trying fall. “I was fortunate enough to get a tour in a small airplane with a friend,” Sandherr says. […]

Mike Burke Fights Skin Cancer with Courage

Oct 12th, 2022

The Skin Cancer Foundation has emphasized the significance of skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt, effective treatment since its 1979 founding. The organization lists window film as a tool in its Daily Sun Protection Guide, an effort that hits home professionally and personally for Sun Stoppers’ founder Mike Burke. “When I was in my […]

Customer Service Week: Film Companies Answer the Call

Oct 5th, 2022

Customer Service Week celebrates those serving and supporting customers daily this week. The window film industry is due for applause as it has generated solutions in the residential, commercial and automotive sectors for decades. For Gabe Fletcher, owner-operator of Ceramic Pro Pottstown in Pottstown, Pa., customers create more than revenue. Building Connections “The best part […]

720 Days Later

Sep 28th, 2022

Lambeau Field’s capacity stands at a hefty 81,041, but on October 5, 2020, the stadium was nearly empty. The Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers dueled that night in an eerie scene. It was a Monday Night Football battle free of fans due to COVID-19. Today, NFL Sundays—and industry events—hold a familiar vibe that fleeted […]

Mike Rowe: Live and in Person

Sep 21st, 2022

Hundreds of amplified attendees buzzed outside room 214 at the Henry B. González Convention Center on day two of the 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). Just minutes later, Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe took the stage and spoke to a capacity room for a keynote sponsored by Autobahn Window Films. “I want […]

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