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Meet the 1st 3M Master Tintero

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Even the rain could not stop the overflow of talent as the best of tinters from around the country gathered and battled it out at the 1st 3M Master Tintero challenge, the Philippine’s first tinting skills competition, last Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Tiendesitas’ People’s Village.

The event featured around 30 skilled tinters with their first-class car tinting style, representing different aftermarket auto shops in the Philippines. The contestants were given three hours to fully tint a car and were judged according to quality of tint installation. Car and shop owners showed their support by staying all throughout the competition, with some coming from as far as Dagupan and Iloilo, and Cebu.

The affair was made more enjoyable by the energetic DJ Kristindera from Yes FM who hosted the program. Beautiful 3M models also graced the event and participated with the master tinteros during the exciting games prepared by 3M. The upcoming girl group Pretty Young Thing or PYT provided entertainment through their showcase of powerful vocals and sexy dance moves.

Four master tinteros stood out and won the competition. 3rd Runner-Up Antonio Umbao, Jr. from Speed Zone from Iloilo shared the award with shop owner Mr. Ronnie Uy. Juan Rotarca from Golden Bridge in Makati came in second place with shop owner Ms. Joan Lam. 1st Runner-Up Roque Terre from Dan’s Car Audio from Dagupan was accompanied by shop owner Mr. Danny Cruz. Bagging the Master Tintero Grand Champion title was Jess Andes from Team Car in Banawe, Quezon City with shop owner Mr. Kerwin Valencia. All the participants, winners and non-winners, received gift bags and certificates from 3M.

Also present at the 1st 3M Master Tintero are representatives from 3M including Mr. Reggie Pulumbarit, VP for Industrial and Transportation Business; Ms. Cherry Ibarrientos, Division Manager; Ms. Freya Vargas, Asst. Marketing Manager, and Kate De Chavez, Technical Engineer for Window Films.

3M, the innovator of car tint in the world continues to give support to tinters by recognizing their talents through this competition. Not only innovative when it comes to its products, 3M also creates unique programs where all its partners — dealers, sales clerks and of course, the master tinteros – will feel special. The company is also planning to make this a yearly affair.

3M’s Automotive Tint line comes in four tint options, the 3M Crystalline, the 3M Color Stable, the 3M Black Chrome, and the 3M FX-ST all of which are available at leading aftermarket dealers.

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