Paint Cure Time/3M Paint Protection Film
Thanks for all responses thus far. All have been helpful in different ways.
I don't know about Extreme Colors response time by email but I spoke to the owner shortly after leaving a voice mail on the installer phone line.
I guess I'm no longer concerned about the cure time for BMW paint but I sure would like to hear from a few people that have used Extreme Colors in Greenville, SC. They apparently use 3M paint protection film exclusively and cutouts or templates from another company whose name escapes me at the moment. The 3M product (Scotchguard?) carries a five year warranty against yellowing, etc. As for the actual vehicle coverage, I was actually thinking more along the lines of what they call a bikini wrap, since I want to see the paint luster on the hood and not a hood covered entirely in plastic. Everything doable below the front of the hood would be covered.
That's about where I am at the moment. Hope someone steps up and is able to tell me about their experience with Extreme Colors.