Lincoln MKC Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Some good ideas already posted about the lack of this item. Just wish Lincoln had the forethought to offer this as an accessory. They are available on some Ford models so this omission makes no sense. My question about buying an aftermarket protector is that the power hatch of the MKC will bounce back up if it comes in contact with something other then the bumper. I had a very thin cloth item that I didn't tuck back into the hatch very well and when the power hatch came in contact with it, it bounced right back up. Won't it do the same thing to some of these aftermarket protectors that look as if they have a bit more thickness to them? Anyone already bought and installed one? I'd love to hear about where you got it and a photo of your final installation would be an added bonus. Many thanks!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Amanda Piper

·
Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
Some good ideas already posted about the lack of this item. Just wish Lincoln had the forethought to offer this as an accessory. They are available on some Ford models so this omission makes no sense. My question about buying an aftermarket protector is that the power hatch of the MKC will bounce back up if it comes in contact with something other then the bumper. I had a very thin cloth item that I didn't tuck back into the hatch very well and when the power hatch came in contact with it, it bounced right back up. Won't it do the same thing to some of these aftermarket protectors that look as if they have a bit more thickness to them? Anyone already bought and installed one? I'd love to hear about where you got it and a photo of your final installation would be an added bonus. Many thanks!
I don't have any photos, but when I had my front side windows tinted, the shop owner figured a way to cut/shape some 3-M/type clear "plastic" material (that used as front end hood protectors) and applied it to the bumper area under the rear hatch, also covering the leading edge where damage is likely. No logo, just clear. (I had a Ford version on my '13 C-Max, but it contained a "C-Max" logo.) Maybe an idea for you?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
I had the 3M film installed on our MKC on the bumper top and also complete front and partially on the front qtr. panels and hood. It's a kit from 3M. I had this installed on my Focus ST 3 yrs ago and has worked great. I have a couple of battle scars but nothing has hit or damaged the paint. Find someone who does custom installs that can do the entire hood. ST was done in FL and he did custom work and cut his own film. MKC was done in SC and I thought I was getting the whole hood but that was not the case. It really pays for itself, plus I have a warranty to replace on both cars after 5 yrs free.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks Tom...can you tell that it's been applied or is it basically like a clear coat? I presume you can see that it's there, but perhaps someone else passing by would never know the difference? The 5 year replacement warranty is quite the deal. I have some calls to make :) Thanks Again!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Ooops, sorry - confused Tom's post with crshelps, but hope both of you can reply.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
Thanks Tom...can you tell that it's been applied or is it basically like a clear coat? I presume you can see that it's there, but perhaps someone else passing by would never know the difference? The 5 year replacement warranty is quite the deal. I have some calls to make :) Thanks Again!
It is very hard to see it. In fact only where the edges are, where it meets the non-applied portion. Looking at it, it does not change the color...at least on mine (I have the White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat). Except up close, wouldn't know it is there. Took delivery last August, and was applied within days...no deterioration in the past 11 mos.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
As Tom stated, it's hard to see the 3M film. The film has different thickness levels depending on where it's applied. Don't know if the 5 yr warranty applies to each shop that installs but for me that was the case. The film will tend to yellow over time if vehicle is under constant southern sun exposure thus the warranty. You can remove with a hair dryer or heat gun but I think I will stick to authorized installers for that when the time comes. I purchased a Focus prior to the ST because the production was delayed a year. Had that Focus for 8 months and had numerous dings in the hood. Have had the ST for 3 yrs and the film shows a couple of scars but nothing touching the paint and no dings. Waiting for the RS.........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
The installer asked me to wax the areas prior to film install, stated makes removal easier. Plenty of YouTube videos for installation for do it yourself. Small areas should be no problem to install yourself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
I have the 3M clear film on about 1/3 of the hood, a quarter of the front fenders , both mirrors and the top of the rear bumper - made the lease deal on the MKC and then told them I'd go with their deal if they had it installed at their expense - I've had the films on several cars - it's worth it and it should impede the closure of the rear hatch
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
Read my original post - that was "should NOT" impede the closure - just back from vacation guess the brain hasn't figured out it needs to get back to work - sorry for the mistake
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
The installer asked me to wax the areas prior to film install, stated makes removal easier. Plenty of YouTube videos for installation for do it yourself. Small areas should be no problem to install yourself.
Thanks!!
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top