Volume 13, Issue 1 - January/February 2009


Beat the Heat

Do you sell automotive films in an extremely hot climate area? And do you find yourself replacing product due to adhesives that simply won’t hold up? Then you need to check out VMS.
VMS stands for VanGuard Mounting System and its just one of the features Advantage automotive films offer. Aegis Films of Norcross, Ga., produces these films and company officials say VMS offers a high temperature rating on its mounting adhesive and that its Advantage films will hold up to even the harshest environments while remaining crystal clear.

Advantage films are 100-percent American made and are designed to the specifications of installers. Company officials guarantee no color change and offer a nationwide lifetime warranty.

Produce Near
Flawless Installations

If you need new installers, but you simply do not have the time to train them; or, maybe you yourself would like to improve your skills or business management techniques, check out windowtinting.com. The El Cajon, Calif.-based company offers everything from a complete five-day beginning course, to one-day advanced courses and even a one day business management course.

Offerings include automotive, flat glass and specialty applications. According to company officials, the school has been in operation since 1997 and is the only to provide all three areas under one roof. All courses begin the first and third Monday of each month.

Decorative Films Add Some Color

Wintech Co. Ltd., a Korean-based film provider, offers a variety of decorative products, including colored films. The company’s Graphic Art films include red, which offers a 10 percent visible light transmittance (VLT) rating and 28 percent total solar energy rejection; yellow, with an 80 percent VLT rating and 22 percent total solar energy rejection; green, which clocks in at a 50 percent VLT rating and 31 percent total solar energy rejection; and, last but not least—blue, offering a 40 percent VLT rating and 30 percent total solar energy rejection. Wintech also offers a number of opaque and patterned films for your decorative customers.

Don’t Turn Them Away

When times are tight, so are consumers’ wallets. And when a customer walks into your showroom and balks at your prices, chances are he’s going down the street to someone offering a less expensive alternative. Officials for Solamatrix Inc. say the latest addition to their company’s Sun-Gard® film line can help solve this dilemma. “We have heard the message from our dealers loud and clear and have created a new automotive film value series to address the market reality that our customers are facing,” says Bryan Young, business development manager for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based film manufacturer.

But, for the sake of your company’s reputation, you can’t afford to offer a film that costs less yet doesn’t deliver on quality. Solamatrix officials say GP Max™ fits the bill by offering high-performance at prices that are approximately 30- to 50-percent lower than many conventional premium films. GP Max is a 1.5 mil product with an attractive neutral color, excellent heat shrinking properties and it’s backed by a factory warranty.

Spectrally-Selective Automotive Films

Earlier in 2008, Commonwealth Laminating and Coating grabbed everyone’s attention by combining two terms that aren’t typically associated: spectrally-selective and affordable. At SEMA, the company grabbed attention on the show floor by combining these elements with a brand new 2009 Corvette.

That’s right—the company has expanded its SunTek Ultra-Vision™ line to include automotive films. Unlike some spectrally-selective films, Ultra-Vision films are made with all non-corrosive raw materials and are available to all dealers at competitive, factory-direct pricing.

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