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I chose to go with Armorcoat. It isn't a sticker like 3m. It is actually more like an epoxy. It is clear like the 3m tape and provides the same security from rock chips but has more strength to it. My buddy has a 911 Turbo with the 3m product on it and it has a tear from a rock that hit it. It did its job and protected the paint but now he has an ugly tear in the tape. Armorcoat is more like an extra thick clear coat. I think it stands up a bit better. It does cost more but I think worth the money. I had my brother's shop install it. It retails for about $1100. He sells both products and highly recommends the Armor over 3m's product, so much so he wouldn't let me put the 3m on my car and uses the same product on all of his cars.

Either way you go though the biggest thing is the protection of your hood. Both will do it, it just depends on what you really want out of it. I cant tell a difference when they are side by side for looks, but the tear on my buddies car is dissapointing because he is going to drop another 750ish to replace it, but I guess it's better than a new paint job.
 

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Will it be noticeable with obsidian? If it is, then Armorcoat will be a better choice for me, although more expensive.
Ask the dealership to show you an example. They should have a car around with it on, maybe one of the loaners they have on the lot or at least a small piece of a body with the 3m. Good luck. Either way it's a good investment.
 

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Refund!!!!

I had the 3M Bra put on "by an expert" at the dealership. It bubbled on the light:

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2093/106/105/1578643234/n1578643234_92000_4484.jpg


And Peeled on the lower bumper:

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2093/106/105/1578643234/n1578643234_92001_4708.jpg

So they fixed both right. Nope. Lower was not touched even though he claimed to replace the entire lower portion and now the lens has a cloud on it:

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2093/106/105/1578643234/n1578643234_92002_2686.jpg

I'm told this is normal and can happen when the temperature changes. Anyone buy into that BS?

Before I asked them to fix the bumper, I did point out that not all of the bumper was covered with the bra:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2093/106/105/1578643234/n1578643234_92014_4281.jpg

Would you expect me to do anything else other than demand it to be removed and ask for a total refund?

There is NO way in hell I would put up with that! I would expect it to be removed and paint at least buffed out to make sure there is no residue left on the vehicle. If it was me I wouldn't settle for anything less than having the entire front end clay barred to make sure everything is removed. But then again if the 3m is any indication of the quality of their workers I wouldn't want them touching my car period. Tough call, but you should at least get it removed and get your money back.

good luck, let us know how it goes.
 
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