I found a LLumar Clear Bra installer near my house (actually the only clear bra dealer in Oklahoma that I could find) and he quoted me a fantastic price of $315 for the bumper, hood, fender, and mirrors.
He sounded like a really nice guy and I saw the work he did on his truck and it looked good. Four hours later, i showed up at the shop and was absolutely horrified to see the most heinous fitment/application ever! The bumper was in 4 separate pieces and there was a huge 1/2 inch gap right down the center of the bumper! There were huge gaps all around and the lines around the side running lights weren't even parallel!
The installer had gone home for the day and I told the general manager that I refuse to pay for this work. They let me go home without paying so I don't know what to do tomorrow when I come back. What do you think I'm entitled to? Can I ask that the bra be removed and not pay a dime? I'm OK with the hood/fender/mirror, except for a black smudge on the underside of one of the edges (see pics). Granted that the smudge can be removed, do you think it would be reasonable to keep that film on and go w/ a different brand (3M) for the bumper. I don't think it would be noticeable since they are on 2 different panels.
I'm so irritated right now!
I just spent $40K on this car and this is the piece of crap he thinks I'll be happy with? Thanks for letting me vent. Enjoy the pics!
******************* UPDATE ********************
I talked to my installer today and he was very appropriate and he knew I was not happy. He admitted that he did not expect Llumar to send their pattern in two pieces. His distributor started using another pattern cutter recently and he was not happy either. In the end, he understood my unhappiness with the product and will not charge me a penny!
He told me I could take it off myself w/ blowdryer or I can bring it into the shop and he can take it off. I think I'll just leave it on until I can find a clear bra dealer in Dallas to my liking. In the end, this guy really was a stand up guy. It killed me that he spent all this time on my car and talking to me (this has been a 2 month ordeal trying to get the '06 pattern). I can definitely recommend him for tint work... and I will, because he's a guy who stands behind his work. Thanks again for all the support guys, and feel free to let me know of any installers in Dallas that I should check into.