Windshield Tear-Offs2019-02-01T13:01:12+00:00

Windshield Tear-Offs

Windshield Tear-Off

The ProShield tear-off story begins with Plato Hoyle, the founder of Pro-Tint, Inc.

For added safety, NASCAR required the teams to use Lexan®. Although Lexan is unbreakable, it will nick and pit easily, making it very difficult to clean and often creating a white haze or glare that can obscure a driver’s vision.

While visiting Geoffrey Bodine’s #7 shop, Plato immediately noticed the poor condition of these windshields after a race. He conceived of a clear film that could be applied to the outside of the windshield before the race.

Upon joining Pro-Tint, Steve Fricker continued Plato’s vision by experimenting with the application process, trying various thicknesses to improve the durability of the clear film. Eventually, he successfully created a product that could be multi-layered and removed during the race.

With the valuable help and feedback of Kevin Hamlin, then Crew Chief for Performance Product Racing’s #1 car, Pro-Tint was able to develop the innovative product that is now used by most race teams today.

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Charlotte Location

6849 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28217 – MAP
Phone: 704-333-8850
Fax: 704-333-8898
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm


735 Concord Pkwy N.
Concord, NC 28027 – MAP
Phone: 704-918-4520
Fax: 704-933-4329
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Kannapolis Location

1098 North Cannon Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28083 – MAP
Phone: 704-938-8468
Fax: 704-933-4329
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Greensboro Location

603 Edwardia Dr. Suite A
Greensboro, NC 27409 – MAP
Phone: 336-315-1875
Fax: 336-315-1810
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm