Posts Tagged ‘paint protection film (PPF)’

The Sun Stops Here: Mike Burke Finds his Team

Sep 22nd, 2021

Mike Burke’s first car was a 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon, a four-speed, family-hauler that puffed black smoke at the onset of second gear. The 16-year old creative leaned into stenciling, drawing and airbrush work during his high school years—and it’s a good thing, too. He channeled the imaginative side of his brain to shield […]

Marco Cazorla: The Traveling Trainer

Sep 15th, 2021

Trainer Marco Cazorla spends his work weeks at XPEL’s headquarters and training facility, helping others harness skills he began sharpening in 2004. The building sits on the edge of Sunset Road in San Antonio, Texas, and it’s where tinters learn how to take on the trade. It starts and ends with patiently trusting the process. […]

Eastman to Acquire PremiumShield

Sep 13th, 2021

Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films, LLC, marketer of PremiumShield performance films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s paint protection film (PPF) pattern development capabilities, pattern database and installation training expertise, according to the company. It will also complement Eastman’s […]

XPEL Named Official Paint Protection Film (PPF) for Xtreme Xperience Supercar Fleet

Sep 8th, 2021

XPEL, Inc., a provider of protective films and coatings, announced its designation as the official paint protection film (PPF) provider for Xtreme Xperience. Xtreme Xperience will exclusively use XPEL’s PPF product on its fleet of supercars, muscle cars and support vehicles. The experience allows guests to drive or ride a selection of supercars and is […]

Learning Leadership from Billy ‘Frickin’ Murray

Aug 25th, 2021

Billy ‘Frickin’ Murray guides six Car Toys locations in Colorado. The managerial role is the latest stop in a career path that began at Mobile Electronics in Lagrange, Ga., in 2005. How did he grow into leadership, and what’s his connection to comedian Bill Murray? Know Yourself “My name originated from people calling me, ‘Bill […]

The New Guy—Tinting To Go

Aug 25th, 2021

Is there anything that can’t be ordered online these days? Thanks to companies like Carvana and Uber Eats, cars and carbs can be ordered anytime, anywhere. Services of all kinds are expanding their reach in an increasingly intertwined national and global landscape. Jason Omoletski dubs himself the ‘original traveling tinter,’ and he has a new […]

Ceramic Coating Your Car Explained and if You Should

Aug 25th, 2021

Everybody knows the importance of keeping your vehicle mint. The notion is equal regardless of whether your car’s a Ford or Ferrari. There are some things that you need to know about new car ownership. It’s virtually impossible to retain a factory-like appearance while using it as intended. However, there are detailing products that could […]

California Film Company Moves to Bigger Location

Oct 7th, 2020

“It’s a big thing for us to move into a bigger location because when you stay in a place for 10 years or so you want to be able to challenge yourself and see your business grow and that’s exactly what we get to do,” said Sid Maharajh, co-owner of Genesis Window Tinting (GWT) in […]

Brand Old Doing the Same Work on Brand New 2020 Vehicles

Sep 2nd, 2020

After over 31 years tinting and 15 years working with paint protection film (PPF), Chris Brooks, Kauffs Tint & Wraps owner, says nothing is too difficult for him. “But every day is different,” Brooks says, “And that is what I like so much about my job is that I do the same thing every day, […]

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