Arendse Aiming To Win Another Tinting Title

September 19th, 2018 by Emmariah Holcomb

Earlier this month Atlantis native, John-Ross Arendse won the first Llumar SA Window Film tint competition. He competed against the top ten installers of South Africa, in the final rounds. The competition initially had 300 participants. There he was named the country’s best and most creative window tinter, and he’s on his was to San Antonio in hopes of another victory at the 2018 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off competition (WFCT).

Arendse has been in the industry for more than a decade and admits it isn’t where he initially thought he’d be professionally. “After I matriculated I did not have a vague idea that I would end up in this industry. My uncle taught me the basics, as the skills run through my family. I gradually improved over the years,” Arendse said.

After learning the tricks to the trade and growing in the industry he still hasn’t gotten use to his recent win. “It was extremely overwhelming, as I did not expect that I would take the title in South Africa…but I can say it was and still is a proud moment for me because it shows my years of hard work payed off,” Arendse said.

As WFCT competition grows closer he says he’s focused on not only representing his country, but also learning new techniques from those in the U.S. “I am excited for the chance to tint with the best of the best. This will grant me the opportunity to learn how tinting works in Texas and what my fellow competitors do differently to be more efficient,” Arendse added.

And of course another win would be nice … “Winning in Texas would be one of the biggest highlights in my career, so let’s wait and see what Texas will bring,” Arendse said.

WFCT will be held Sept. 27-29. Come watch all the competitors in all divisions to see who takes home the top prizes.

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