Thousands of car windows are tinted every day, but have you ever stopped to think about how many windows could be tinted in an eight hour work day? That was the question that motivated XPEL and dozens of window tinters to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday, July 29.
It all started when Mike Burke, SunStoppers Window Tinting owner, attended XPEL’s dealer conference where a guest speaker gave insight on how he set a Guinness Book record related to shooting nerf guns. “I said we should do that for film,” Burke said, and the idea took off from there.
The next step was getting a film supplier on board and finding a location big enough to accommodate the amount of vehicles and installers. That’s when Burke contacted his longtime friend, Charlie Pierce, the owner of Town & Country Ford in Charlotte, N.C. Pierce wasn’t sold on the idea at first, but after some convincing he agreed. Then XPEL representatives and SunStoppers’ installers met there Sunday for the event.
XPEL supplied the film. “For us it’s just the kind of thing we would do. So when Mike mentioned it I thought about it for all of ten minutes and said let’s do it,” Ryan Pape, XPEL president and chief executive officer said.
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