Good evening everyone! It’s Sunday July 15 2018. Tonight I wanted to write a few paragraphs about why I do what I do and how I think a lot of people in this industry are in it for the wrong reasons! I truly love working on cars. I came out of high school knowing I wanted to work on cars. Although I had no clue in what direction I wanted to go with that. I had originally entertained the idea of going to a wyotech or UTI tech school. Looking back I’m sure glad I didn’t, especially after seeing what automotive techs go through!
Long and the short installing clear bra fell into my lap thanks to my mom. I moved back to Thousand Oaks Ca and spent the next 9 years and 10 months of my life working for another shop.
In 2018 as I’ve stated I left the other place and started my own company doing clear bra paint protection film in Thousand Oaks CA. American Wrap Co was born. With the birth of my own company, I have the intention of trying to break the mold for the automotive wrap industry. I feel the majority of people in this industry may not wholeheartedly love it. I on the other hand truly love installing Paint Protection Film. There is almost nothing more gratifying to me than doing work on a very picky customers car and blowing them away with how clean the install is! I am truly passionate about laying film as cleanly as I can. Whether its on a Honda Civic or a Bugatti Veyron I treat every car the same every step of my process does not differ.
I know there are people in this industry that come to it for the money or they start off doing other little things with cars like stereos, modifications, and upgrades. Then they see film being laid and think its soooo easy and that you can make a boatload of money. They go to a few day training course with one of the big manufactures XPEL, Suntek or 3M. They get the little certificate, throw in some video studies from youtube and all of a sudden they’re a pro-ready to install. Let me tell you what…. I wish it was that simple.
Again, a lot of these guys, not all, but most only started on the journey for the money. If your installer is only in it for the money I can tell you first hand they aren’t the right man for the job. I have personally seen countless installs botched up by people who didn’t care. That only gives the industry as a whole a horrible look!
This isn’t just a thing you learn over a week of training. I have personally trained over 10 men to install clear bra. One of which is now as good as myself and I have a lot of respect for his skill level! Each person I fully trained had over A FULL YEAR with me and spent multiple days a week with me!
Point to my whole rant is that to be successful in the wrap industry you have to love it! You have to know in your mind that this is something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life! This is not a get rich quick thing you’re slapping on peoples paint. I’ve heard it compared by customers to an art form, having the hands of a surgeon, controlled chaos, seeing things before they happen and the skill of a rocket scientist! Their words, not mine!
Every day I think about 2 things. The first is the paint protection film competitions I compete in every year in September and February. The second is laying my days film as absolutely perfect as I can get it.
In conclusion guys, I am in this business for the long haul! For many many years to come, you can look for the name Tyler O’Hara associated with the Paint Protection Film industry! I truly love serving my customers, protecting their new cars, informing and educating customers, and making people happy along the way! I am here to help you and serve you!
I love laying this crazy clear film called Clear Bra/ Paint Protection Film on cars!
Tyler O’Hara #wrapgod