In 2018 we were honored to be sponsored by XPEL for our entry into the 2018 Window Film Magazine Tint-Off and Conference Paint Protection Film installation competition.
This competition draws installers from around the world to various locations across the United States once a year. In 2018 it was held in San Antonio, Texas. There were approximately 45 installers from around the world in attendance for the paint protection film division.
The Competition takes place over 3 days. It consists of a series of elimination rounds to reduce the field down to 10 finalists. These finalists then preform a bumper installation and are judged on every aspect of their install to determine the top 3 winners.
All the competitors are allowed to use their film of choice but past that have no choice on patterns or vehicle. Vehicle selection is at random and remains anonymous to everyone. Competitors are allowed to do a bulk install if they choose to do so.
This was our fourth year coming to this competition and our first year competing for XPEL. As any competitor does we came in wanting to win. XPEL had never won this competition before and we were gunning hard to put them on the podium.
The main focus of the judges is quality. The four judges comb every install looking for every little flaw the installers might leave. Time is only used in the event of a tie.
It was truly a knockdown brawl for Tyler O’Hara and the other competitors. There were many big-name installers in attendance, one of which is a rival of ours from 2013.
In the end, Tyler O’Hara came out on the top step. Taking the gold medal and title of “Worlds Best Paint Protection Film Installer” home to American Wrap Co and XPEL!
Tyler is the only installer in the history of this competition to now win using two manufactures film and never placing lower than second four years in a row! No one else has achieved this feat!