Exactly the same here. Got the matte from AO and only then took off the factory film. My only complaint is the brake lights. But might be more factory screen issue than AO.I just peeled off the factory protective film and put on the AO protector at the same time. The screen has never seen the light of day without some sort of protection. I love it, cuts down on the glare quite a bit and reduces the appearance of finger prints by a lot. And AO was very quick with their shipping which was really appreciated. Very solid product.