So you're basically saying don't let the factory install it?I think most forum members will tell you the same thing.... if you're looking for the best protection for your C7 find an authorized installer of XPEL, which is generally thought to be a superior film as compared to 3M's product.
Many forum members (like myself) then have an authorized CQUARTZ Finest installer apply this coating to the entire car.
Hope that helps.
Can CQUARTZ be used on top of XPEL?Even if they could install it - it would be worth the extra money to have XPEL placed on your car. That's the general forum consensus. Also don't forget CQUARTZ. It makes your car look incredible (I feel like a CQUARTZ sales person).
no need to go back and forth, step 1 can be done after step 2...the xpel installer can prep the surface well enuf for xpel...This has been answered before but I'll repeat the process because it's a hot topic. This is the most typical way things are done (although I'm sure there are variations).
(1) Step 1: CQuartz installer performs "paint correction" to entire vehicle.
(2) Step 2: XPEL installer applies XPEL to front of car and fenders (most typical install) or to whole car if you're loaded with $$ (or if you're really anal-retentive).
(3) Step 3: Car goes back to CQuartz installer who applies CQuartz to entire car (including over the film).
fair prices...enjoy....Thanks Glen - this is how my local installers have decided to do things but I agree with you completely. I'm going with XPEL to partial hood, bumper and fenders ($1000) plus CQuartz ($850) if it helps to know prices.