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Rear Bumper Protection

I just acquired mine and noticed that for what ever reason the folks at Lincoln never thought anyone would need a protective cover on top of the rear bumper. So the minuet you open the hatch there is a beautiful 7" of high gloss clear coat ready to be destroyed if you happen to put much of anything in the rear. I mean they are marketing the MKC for the active individual not their 70 year old existing customers. There is no aftermarket or Lincoln product. Now I got to go to my local auto-one for a semi custom 3M protective film in order to save my bumper fascia. Have no idea how this escaped the development team.
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I just acquired mine and noticed that for what ever reason the folks at Lincoln never thought anyone would need a protective cover on top of the rear bumper. So the minuet you open the hatch there is a beautiful 7" of high gloss clear coat ready to be destroyed if you happen to put much of anything in the rear. I mean they are marketing the MKC for the active individual not their 70 year old existing customers. There is no aftermarket or Lincoln product. Now I got to go to my local auto-one for a semi custom 3M protective film in order to save my bumper fascia. Have no idea how this escaped the development team.
there are quite a few things that "escaped"
Why not a cover for the the trailer hitch is so equipped
Why not better lighting in the cargo area, especially since lighting is such a feature of this vehicle
Why just one hood strut, yeah it only needs one but looks cheap, maybe it allows better access not being there.
check your Lincoln letters on the tailgate to make sure they are centered correctly
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I noticed the lack of bumper protection near the cargo area as well. Seems like it's asking to be scratched. Probably just a matter of time (and sales) before an aftermarket or FoMoCo accessory is made to custom fit. In the meantime, be extra careful.
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3M seems to be about the way to go. But as far as I know (and this is only as far as i know ) no company in the league offers you factory paint protection. If thats something you want all the OEMs will make you go out and get it.

Just the way it is, would be a superfluous addition to production IMO.
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might be an overkill but a good solutions


http://www.carid.com/dawn/bumper-cover-protector.html
or this
Cargo Cape | Protection for SUV from Dog
or this
http://www.autogeek.net/covercraft-c...rea-liner.html

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Probably wont be long before Lincoln offers it as an accessory
Rear Bumper Protector | The Official Site for Ford Custom Accessories
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there are quite a few things that "escaped"
Why not a cover for the the trailer hitch is so equipped
Why not better lighting in the cargo area, especially since lighting is such a feature of this vehicle
Why just one hood strut, yeah it only needs one but looks cheap, maybe it allows better access not being there.
check your Lincoln letters on the tailgate to make sure they are centered correctly
Great points. Of particular aggravation is the dinky cargo light that gets blocked by the cargo cover. Maybe they blew the budget on the exterior led lighting. What would have been excellent is for them to put a LED on the tailgate. Vibration is not an issue with the LEDs as it would be with filament lighting.
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Probably wont be long before Lincoln offers it as an accessory
Rear Bumper Protector | The Official Site for Ford Custom Accessories
Thanks I ordered the Cargo Mat and will most likely go with Weather Tech for the front and back winter mats. I have owned them in the past and they hold up really well.
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Thanks for the options.
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Ford offered a 3M like coating for the rear of the MKZ, but it was nearly identical to the 3M with the OEM premium applied.
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