seems like it's better to just pay the markup and ignore all the dealer bs they try to justify it with. worse off otherwiseDealer installed that clear hood, fender, and mirror protector today since they owed me it(along with window tint) as part of the bullshit markup package I couldn't opt out of. They did such a terrible job because it had bubbles and dust underneath. I tried to pop the bubbles with a needle but it did nothing. In addition, whatever method they used to 'clean' the hood, fender, and mirror caps left swirls and lines. So the installer guy is using dirty fucking rags to do his job. Shoulda known better and asked them just to do the tint. Got home, took that protector shit off, and did minor paint correction on the hood, mirror caps, and fenders. Thankfully, the white paint hides all that pretty well and is barely noticeable now. I really hate dealership work. I dread the day I need to take it in for service.
They gave me a regular white Corolla sedan as a loaner while they did their work. That loaner also had the clear protection crap on. The dirt and debris line was noticeable. On the fenders, the film stopped adhering on the curved section so there's a pocket pull of dirt and grime. And the protection film surface looked yellower than the bare paint surface. One of the reasons why I took that shit off on my GRC.