I just had the 4th vinyl solid hood stripe installed last week. If my wife wasn't so bent on having it on there, I would have given up a long time ago.
The first one was damaged on install, so they got a replacement, and it had a small scratch when finished.
They had another shop install the next one. He scratched the hood badly, and the decal had a wrinkle too.
They let me find a shop to do the next one.The next decal had been folded in the box, and had a wrinkle.
The next 2 ordered were the wrong color.
The right one finally showed up, and was put on last week.
The installer said that the material is so thin, and with the convex shape of the hood, it's easy to damage the decals during installation.
He did get most all of the scratches buffed out. (I wasn't ready to start repainting.)
That all being said, I really wish that I had gotten some custom striping painted on. The cyber gray stripes barely show up on black. I would have gone with something a little lighter.
I really like yours Jon.
This is another one that I like alot too...