Winners have been announced for 2018’s International Window Film Tint-Off. The event took place in San Antonio, Texas.
What is the International Window Film Tint-Off?
The International Window Film Tint-Off is a three-day event held each year in San Antonio, Texas (USA) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. It is part of a window film convention that allows businesses to showcase their products and skills.
Over a thousand people came out to the convention and watched the competition. There were between fifty and one hundred contestants who entered in the various categories.
There were three different categories which participants could enter in. Contestants were allowed to enter more than one product, and also allowed to enter more than one category. A single person represented their companies, who were from all around the world.
The first category was paint protection film. These are types of films created to protect the pain on automobiles, and they were judged based on how well they did the job at hand. Paint protection film should stop nicks and scuffs from occurring.
The second category was architectural. This applies to window tint film created for use on homes or businesses. The purpose of architectural tint is to provide protection from energy loss, stop excess heat from entering buildings, and provide protection from the sun’s UV rays. These UV rays can be hazardous to both human health and interior design elements.
The final category was automotive. Automotive window tint should provide adequate protection to a vehicle’s interior, while also keeping the individuals inside safe. Often, people with medical conditions utilize this type of window tint film when they must travel but are unallowed to be in the sun for extended periods of time.
All types of window tint film were judged based on durability and usability. The winners in each category presented the best products that did the job required of them better than similar entries.
Gold: The paint protection film division was won by Tyler O’Hara, who represented the American Wrap Company, based in Thousand Oaks, California. The architectural division was won by Ricky Miller. Miller represented Green Valley Tint of Henderson, Nevada. The automotive division was won by ByeongYeol Park, respresenting Korea-Tinter.com of Gwang-ju, Korea.
Silver: Second place in the paint protection film division was awarded to Kyle Murdock of Gilbert, Arizona’s Oz Braz. The second-place architectural division award went to Josh Miller of Green Valley Tint in Henderson, Nevada. In the automative division, the silver winter was Robert Salvia. He represented Hunters Hill Window Tinting, based in North Ryde, Sydney, Australia.
Bronze: Third place in the paint protection film division went to Chris West of Anchorage, Alaska. He represented CCA Motorsport. David DeRocha took the bronze award in the architectural division. He represented Adhesive Pro of Duncanville, Texas. The automotive division’s third place winner was John Ross Arendse of Barons VWNI City Fitment Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.