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Behind The Tint: Tom Kovach

The Art of Tint in New York and XPEL: An Interview with Shop Owner Tom Kovach

Every successful business has a unique story behind it. Today, we dive into the world of window tinting in the heart of New York and get to know more about the renowned brand, XPEL. Sitting with us is Tom Kovach, the owner of "The Art of Tint", a popular window tinting shop with an inspiring journey.

Tom, can you tell us about the story behind your business? How did it come into existence?

"Oh, it’s quite a tale. At 16, right after getting my driver's license, I was all about getting those dark tints. After my third disappointing experience with a local shop, I took matters into my own hands. I got a roll of window tint, taught myself, and started with my own car. Soon, I was tinting for my family and friends. By the time I was working at my parents’ printing shop, fate took another turn. A customer there, who owned a car customizing company, became my ticket into the professional world of tinting.

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The Film Trainer Visits Texas Tint Masters!

The Film Trainer has entered the chat! I had the coolest experience visiting my friends at Texas Tint Masters and doing a ClearPlex™️ demonstration. Let me tell you all about it!

Imagine a windshield tint that goes on the outside of your car. Yeah, you heard me right - on the outside! That's ClearPlex™️ for you. This awesome windshield tint protects your windshield from cracking when annoying rocks get launched from semi-trucks on the freeway and other debris hit it.

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The Film Trainer Visits The Great & Powerful Eclipse Window Tinting!
I had the honor of training Eclipse Window Tinting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Working alongside me was Mike Pecoraro, part of the ClearPlex team.We had the pleasure of working with a team of skilled installers. We were delighted to learn that Eclipse was interested in expanding their product lineup to include ClearPlex windshield protection tint. This type of tint not only protects against rock chips and other debris on the road, but it also rejects heat, much like traditional window tint.
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The Film Trainer Visits High End Detail
The Film Trainer Visits High End Detailing
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Josue Recinos at owner of High End Detail. A detailing and tinting shop located in Kendall, Florida. I had trained Josue and his daughter Brianna last year with some advanced tint training, and I was excited to see how they were doing and catch up on their progress.
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