Could you ask the dealer to leave the protective-cover sheets on the car when taking delivery, at least where you'd want PPF applied? Or remove, inspect, and reinstall? Then drive from your delivery to PPF shop, and let them work on a just-delivered vehicle?The best time to install PPF is immediately after purchasing a new vehicle when the paint has the minimum damage - and don't ever, ever, ever let the dealer "wash" the exterior prior to delivery. Many use a touch carwash or improper hand wash methods that essentially rub sand and scratch your paint. You will pay hundreds of dollars to correct this. It's best to wash the car using the two bucket method - YouTube it:. Did I mention to never ever let the dealer wash your car, ever?