Welcome to Tinter Battles™ 2023

International Event & Competition
What is Tinter Battles™?

Tinter Battles™ 2023 is a family-friendly international event held annually gathering the Tint / PPF / Wraps Communities from around the world for 3 days of Education, Business, Competitions, & Entertainment.

Tinter Battles™ 2023 was held in the World Renowned & Prestigious Omni Resorts in Amelia Island!

Event Dates: Jan 5-8, 2023

Tinter Battles™ Show Season 3 Premieres Feb 22!

Eliu Albelo, TintBuster

GAps Challenge Champion

Team Tint Wiz Community

Tinter Trivia Winners

Luis Henriquez, 2023

Heat Shrink Battles Champion

Congrats Team Autobahn!

Tinter Battles Champions of The World

2023 Competition Results:

Eliu Albelo of Florida & Founder of Tint Busters wins the GAPs Championships!

Contest to test a tinter’s GAP Consistency on frameless windows. NO filing, NO shaving—PURE Hand Skill. Top (3) Finalists Advance.

Contest is inspired and judged by Industry Influencer Sheriff Tintright.

2023 RESULTS:

Round 1: Window Film Pros Defeats Team Tintertainment™.

Round 2: Team Tint Wiz Community Defeats Window Tinters United

FINALS Round: Team Tint Wiz Community Defeats Team Window Film Pros!

Team Tint Wiz Community nominated Team Autobahn to the World Championships.

****RULES & INFO BELOW****

(4) Teams Representing Popular Facebook Groups compete in the FIRST-EVER Trivia Game Show!

ROUND 1: Window Film Pros vs Tintertainment™ - (10) QUESTIONS TOTAL

ROUND 2: Tint Wiz vs Window Tinters United - (10) QUESTIONS TOTAL

FINALS: ROUND 1 vs ROUND 2 WINNERS

(20 QUESTIONS TOTAL

(2) Teams select (1) tinter team each to advance to TB23 Champs

***RULES:

Each team will have a participant to answer (1) question. 

The first person to hit the buzzer first will have the opportunity to answer.

If answered CORRECTLY, their team wins a point. 

If answered INCORRECTLY, the other person has a chance of getting the answer and a point. 

If both are wrong: the original buzzer can consult w/ their team to submit an answer as a team for the point. 

If the team is wrong: it goes to the other team. 

If both teams are wrong: the question gets revealed to the audience and discarded. NO points awarded.

TRUE/FALSE Questions: If a true/false question is asked, the buzzer MUST answer the question correctly. 

If they answer incorrectly, their opposing team will get the point.  

NO phone usage allowed during the contest. 

If an audience member yells out the answer, the question will be a NO CONTEST.

Qualifications Clause: The TOP (2) Finalists will each select a team to nominate and represent them at the Tinter Battles™ Championships Competition!

The Heat Shrink Battles Champion is Luis Henriques of Tint Pro w/ a back window shrink speed of (1) Minute, 59 seconds.

Sponsored by: Madico Films—The Clear Choice since 1903.

What is it?

The ultimate 1-on-1 heat shrinking window tint competition desiged to test the speed of a professional's ability to shrink window film w/ a series (1 )vs (1) Battle Round Competitions Divided Into (5) Groups.

Each Battle Group Competitors will battle in an Elimination Series Format: The Winner of Each Group will advance to the Heat Shrink Battles Finals, creating the Official Final (5) Competitors — Advancing to the Championships.


From these 5, the contest continues as an Elimination Series Format: Winner stays to defend until victory or defeat. 

The FINAL two competitors remaining in the Competition will BATTLE in a Best 2 out of 3 declaring the official winner of the Heat Shrink Battles 2023.

RULES: Each participant/team must fully heat shrink and flatten out a back window within the installable area.

Each competitor will have 60 seconds to prepare their back window to their preferred style of shrink. Film is NOT allowed on the glass during the Prep Stage.

Once the round starts, competitors may lay their film and begin shrinking.

NO creases, NO burns. Any defects within the installable area will result in disqualification. Fastest shrinker advances. Referee has final say.

The Top 5 Finalists teams of the Heat Shrink Battles will advance to the Team's Tinter Battles Championships for the World Titles.

Any style or technique is welcome! Heat gun, torch, wet shrink, dry shrink—up to you! This contest has open rules to allow any installer to perform at they're absolute best.

Entry is OPEN to any film professional attending Tinter Battles™. Must pre-register online.

Elimination Rounds & Finals are on January 6, 2023.

Team's Tinter Battles Championships are on January 7th, 2023.

WINNERS: Team Autobahn — Mike Powell & Kyle Whalen

2nd Place: Team Old School — Luis Henriquez, Fernando Sainz.

3rd Place: The Wizards — Chuck Cochran, Jimmy Nance

Tinter Battles Championships: Teams consisted of the TOP MOST INFLUENTUAL Window Film Professionals gather to battle it out for the Window Film Industry Team's Most Prestigious Title—The Tinter Battles World Championship Titles!

How To Enter:

Tintertainment is hosting a series of challenges and competitions on January 6th, 2023.

To enter, you must be a finalist in any competition held on January 6th.

Championships Battles for the titles will be held on January 7th, 2023 at 3PM Eastern Time in the Magnolia Ballroom.

*All Competing Teams in the Finals must meet in the Conference Room at 2:30PM Eastern Time.

The current World Title holders are Jimmy Nance & Chuck Cochran, Winners of Tinter Battles 2022 in Orlando, FL.

Rules:

Each team will have 60 minutes to complete their vehicle. You may use all of this time, or finish early—up to you.

Methods & Styles: All tools & techniques are welcome. This contest judges the RESULTS—not the process.

Disqualitications: Teams are NOT allowed to receive any aid from audience or attendees. Any damages made to vehicles will have major points deductions in your overall score and can result in a disqualification. Vehicles must completed and delivered in "showroom" condition.

Transparent Judging: Judging will be based on deductions from a score of 1,000 points. All scores will be published after winners are announced.

You Do You: You choose your film, you choose your partner, you choose your style, you choose your fate. This contest is about combining the BEST techniques, BEST Tools, BEST Professionals.

Referees: Official designated with enforcing of rules. We want to judge your BEST work—we don't want any one disqualified.

Judges: David Karle (CoolVu), Jody Knight (KDX), Roberta Rodriguez (Solar Gard).

Meet The League of Trainers

An ALL-STAR Lineup of TINT & PPF Professionals from popular industry brands forming —The League of Trainers available for all attendees of all ages!

Intro to Advanced Trainings in English & Spanish—All Under One Roof.

An ALL-STAR Lineup of TINT & PPF Professionals from popular industry brands forming the team of — League of Trainers! Trainings Are Included w/ Your Entry Ticket.

Trainers Participating are:

Marco Cazorla - TINT

Dane Gregory (CeramicPro) - TINT

Jody Knight (KDX) - TINT

Tony Kiger (Autobahn) -

TINTRoberta (Solar Gard) - TINT

Rob Ruska (Eastman) - TINT

Eliu Albelo (Spanish) - TINT

Mike Norng (Auto Film Mastery) - PPF

Pedro Cervantez (3M) - PPF

Billy Ellis (XPEL) - PPF

Alex Valencia (XPEL) - PPF

Trainers will be training on January 6th, 2023 and available for any attendees, Shop Staff & yes, EVEN KIDS! Take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Industry Artist "El Magic" Performs

El Magic performed original songs composed for Tinter Battles Event!

Alexis "El Magic" captivated the SOLD OUT crowd of Tinter Battles™ 2023 w/ a catchy & trendy song: "Tint4Life"

Audiences that joined us from around the world LIVE in person & online witnessed one of its very own living to the fullest extent the very definition of what is a "tintertainer".

Alexis "El Magic" is a proud Representative of Tint4Life in the Latin American Community!

Tinter Battles™
Window Tint Competitions

Tintertainment™ has created a qualification system to test the VERSATILITY of professionals.

How do we do that? Easy. Let's take all of the finalists from each challenge and have them BATTLE for the Tinter Battles™ World Championship Titles!

Meet Sheriff Tintright

Montana Johnson

Challenge 2: Tinter Trivia Game Show

Why isn't TINT & PPF History more talked about?

Well, it's never been fun—until now! (4) Popular Facebook Groups BATTLE in a Never-Before-Seen Trivia Contest.

Topics covered are word definitions, TRUE/FALSE, & history of Window Film & PPF Industry. This isn't about skill—it's about BRAIN POWER!

Top (2) Finalists Teams will each nominate a team to advance into Tinter Battles™ Championships.

January 6th - 11am

Wonder How Window Tinting Got Started? Watch Below:

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Challenge 3: Heat Shrink Battles

January 6th - 11am

The Ultimate Heat Shrinking Competition—Simple Rules: You Choose Your Tool & Style.

Heat Guns, Torch, Dry Shrink, Wet Shrink—Up To You. First time hearing about it?

Check out one of the Battle Rounds:

Finals: Tinter Battles™ Championships

So, we tested you on GAPs, Heat Shrink Battles, & Trivia—now what?

The NOTORIOUS Team's Competition You've Been Hearing About—Simple Rules Format: You Choose Your Tool & Style.

Heat Guns, Torch, Dry Shrink, Wet Shrink—Up To You. To be the best, you have to compete against other's best.

(10) Teams take on the Champions for the World Championship Titles.

January 7th - 3PM

Are you "tinterested"? Watch this: