Posts by Category : Paint Protection

Have you ever wished that you could keep your car looking as pristine as the day it was purchased?  Driving a new car away from the dealer’s lot begins the erosion process of pitting and chipping of the new paint. Many car dealers and shops are now offering an innovative way to protect your investment with a product that keeps vehicles looking “car lot new.

“Paint protection film,” or a clear bra, keeps exposed surfaces of a vehicle protected from

Tap or drag a finger across your phone tablet and you are probably stroking a gorilla – a piece of Gorilla Glass from one of the most innovative glass manufacturers on the planet, Corning. Gorilla Glass is riding high on the touch screen revolution of the past decade. Like its namesake, Gorilla Glass is strong, hard, scratch resistant and recyclable. Hundreds of millions of touch sensitive devices in use today contain Gorilla Glass.

According to Corning, as of October 2012,

Some of the most useful reviews for products can be found in enthusiast forums.  It is surprising that only die-hard consumers that do it for the love, have the patience and money to buy products from different brands and in the process, developed a deeper understanding.  In this case, spareparts from UK has a magnificent post regarding his perception of paint protection brands and products.  A quick summary of the findings by spareparts in the UK:


Vehicle wraps have risen to become a fixture in advertising.  When the first vehicles were wrapped, they were oddities often gawked at, drawing the attention due to its sheer novelty.  As wraps migrated from bus, to cars, and now trains, vehicle wraps that serve as advertising space can be found virtually in all forms of transportation.

Recently, I was shown an Eva Airlines’ special Hello Kitty airplane.  To those of you that don’t know, Hello Kitty is a iconic cartoon-like

The 2011 SEMA show concluded last week. Car enthusiast blogs as well as professional trade magazines like Window Film Mag are catching up and getting their thoughts and opinions posted. One series of videos that were especially helpful were these from the “FILM’d” series hosted by editor Katie Hodge which highlights the thoughts of many industry players from manufacturers to dealers with their thoughts on window film product lines to general comments about surviving in this economy.

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From Solutia earnings conference call for Q3 2011. On this call were Jeff Quinn, Solutia’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mike Donnelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Jim Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Quick summary is that domestic window film sales are mostly flat. Growth driven by adoption of window films in high end markets in China. Solutia sees SouthWall acquisition as important step to continue this market development.

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