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So I washed my Cayman GTS today and noticed a weird dark spot on the paint on the front left of the hood. I had full clear bra installed two weeks ago, and its definitely under the film. Is this from improper installation of the film? or is it an paint issue? Thanks
 

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take it back to the installer for an evaluation.
 

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Hard to tell without a closeup on the area. If it was paint you probably would've noticed it on delivery. For film it could either be stretch marks or film adhesive failure. Take it back to the installer; any film installer worth your business should be willing to redo the whole thing if necessary. If it's adhesive failure then it should definitely be covered under the film warranty.
 

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Update today they removed the film, attempted to fix the spot, and it is a paint issue. Had a paint specialist inspect it as well. I can get this fixed under warranty but I rather not deal with this can of worms since for the most part it is unnoticeable. For me I'll keep it as a subtle reminder that it's just a car and it's meant to be enjoyed.
 

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Update today they removed the film, attempted to fix the spot, and it is a paint issue. Had a paint specialist inspect it as well. I can get this fixed under warranty but I rather not deal with this can of worms since for the most part it is unnoticeable. For me I'll keep it as a subtle reminder that it's just a car and it's meant to be enjoyed.
Wise man.

Small cosmetic defects noticeable to you and no one else will in any case accumulate with miles. Don't ask me how I know.
 
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Re: Since my2016 will be the last for the flat 6......

Looks like inconsistent paint, which is actually normal but only seen from the eye of the perfectionist, which is the gateway to insanity. I'm if sure everyone looked closely at their car paint they'd find something wrong.

i wouldn't get the whole front end repainted because of the spot, factory paint has superior inconsistency and durability. IMO just enjoy the ride. It's going to get plenty of imperfections over time.
 

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Update today they removed the film, attempted to fix the spot, and it is a paint issue. Had a paint specialist inspect it as well. I can get this fixed under warranty but I rather not deal with this can of worms since for the most part it is unnoticeable. For me I'll keep it as a subtle reminder that it's just a car and it's meant to be enjoyed.
I think you have the right idea but I couldn't live with that. It would drive me nuts. I'm way too obsessive.
 

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It can be silly how close to perfection we strive for when it comes to material goods that are destined to get damaged.

I don't see people going out and getting skin grafts the minute they discover a mole on their arm or a scar.
 

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It can be silly how close to perfection we strive for when it comes to material goods that are destined to get damaged.

I don't see people going out and getting skin grafts the minute they discover a mole on their arm or a scar.
There is one certainty with car ownership, if they are driven they will get damaged. With luck the damage will be superficial and typically be noticed by only the owner of the car, but they won't stay perfect for long, if in fact they were perfect initially. Almost every time I wash my car I see another imperfection: a little scratch or a little spot where the paint popped off from a stone impact. But I've learned to live with the imperfections, and they don't upset me in the least. Now if it were a piece of art that would be locked away in some secure room, the standard would change, i.e., perfection would be required. :)
 
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