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  1. ace_gt350

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    I’ve never owned a modern mustang before. I bought this car used. Can you see the lines in the picture? Is this normal for a modern mustang or did the previous owner put on some kind of a protective coat/film? It goes all the way around the car and can be seen on all the panels. I’ve never seen this on any of my previous cars before (or maybe I just didn't notice since none of my cars were bright blue). What do you guys think - Normal or protective film?

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    Aftermarket film, poorly applied. Congrats on the car though.
     
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    Looks like protective film installed by an amateur/cheap shop. You get what you pay for. Cleanest install is a custom job, usually runs about $2-3k nowadays just for the entire front end in Silicon valley.
     
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    Protective film
     
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    Easy to remove. Look on u tube for directions.
     
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    Thank you everyone, for the responses!
     
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    I agree the install looks poor, but on the plus side it probably still did its job of keeping your pain fresh.
     
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    Pray they didn't use a knife all over that installation and seriously mung up the paint.
     
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    Yeah, I've never had paint protection on a car before but I assume having it with a less than ideal install is better than not having it at all.
     
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    Keep it unless it start to deteriorate. It will still protect the paint.
     
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    Yeah, I plan to keep it. The rest of the car looks fine except for this part
     
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    I ordered (and received yesterday) the owners kit from Shelby, which among other things, includes the original window sticker ( I am the 2nd owner) Looking at the window sticker, it seems this PPF was installed by the Ford dealer and part of the purchase of the car.
     
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    Then they need to fix it.

    I'd leave it on. PPF is expensive and is necessary for these cars.
     
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    Yeah, I made an appointment for tomorrow at my local Ford dealer to fix the keyless entry and ask about the PPF but my only concern is that they might tell me I have to go back to the original dealer it was installed at
     
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    You can order a the owners kit as a second owner?
     
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    If I read it right, he ordered a kit from Shelby American, not the OEM Ford kit.
     
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    Yes - but it's not the exact same as the original.

    This one is through Ford show parts. You give them your VIN # and they send you:
    1.Certificate of authenticity
    2.Original window sticker
    3.A Shelby cobra keychain
    4.A letter from Ford thanking you for your purchase
    5.The Shelby production numbers for the year for GT350/R
    6.A poster of a GT350
    7.Metal business card holder for your desk (Brembo brake rotor and caliper)
    8.Shelby gt350 brochure
    9.Vin decoder
    10.Track tips brochure

    http://www.fordshowparts.com/store_...91402&store_id=1&dept_id=1163&product_id=7222
     
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    Got it, it would be nice to get that flat plane crankshaft.
     
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    I know!! That's what I really wanted
     
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    Yes they will, that was a dealer sold item.

    Maybe I missed it, but is it far?
     
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