Posts Tagged ‘tinting’

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 […]

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 […]

What Would You Do: Is a Job Worth Risking Your Reputation?

Jun 4th, 2014

Sometimes it can be tempting to take on a steady tinting job, especially one with a car dealership. But if the conditions aren’t just right, is it worth risking your reputation as a professional installer to land the deal? That’s a conflict one tinter recently debated. “I have a dealership that has 100-plus cars that […]

The Day I Tried to Tint

Apr 16th, 2014

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend a few days traveling around the country meeting with window film suppliers, distributors and dealers. One of my stops was at Interwest Distribution Co.’s Anaheim, Calif., office where Dennis McMullin was kind enough to teach me a little bit about installing film. To start, the guy trusted […]

California Assembly Passes New Tinting Regulation

Aug 16th, 2012

Window film continues to make legislative news, and again the changes are coming out of California. The state assembly and Governor signed into law an amendment that changes tinting regulations for vehicles driven by peace officers. The new amendment, proposed by assemblyman Jose Solorio, will not affect the current regulations for California’s other drivers. According […]

Pre-Registration Deadline Nearing for the 2012 IWFC

Aug 16th, 2012

The pre-registration deadline for the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC) is coming up on August 31—just two weeks left to save! The event is scheduled for September 20-22, 2012, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Louisville and Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky., and is the only international event just […]

Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: Solar Gard

Aug 16th, 2012

Editor’s Note: Window Film magazine is marking the days until the 2012 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ by introducing this year’s Supporters with company profiles. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling each of the six Supporters you will see on the show floor – be sure to stay tuned. Solar Gard […]

Additional Items Requested for Silent Charity Auction at IWFC

Aug 16th, 2012

A Silent Charity Auction is being held Friday, September 21, 2012 during the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC) Exhibition/Extravaganza and additional items for the Silent Charity Auction are needed. The council hosting the auction is inviting attendees and companies to donate items to be up for bid. Items in the past that have […]

Liquid Security Film?

Aug 16th, 2012

Well after 66 days I made it back from London and the Olympic projects. It’s good to be home. I really enjoyed my time there and working closely with such a fine film manufacturer (3M) was rewarding. There were some major challenges to be sure but all went well in the end as we finished […]

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