The final cut of TMC Podcast #34 is available now with topics timestamped. We covered Tesla's rollercoaster prices, Toyota pushing junk science, Mike's new Model 3, Optimizing track mode for snow driving, FSD V11 apparently coming by the end of this week, and more. You can watch and check out the chat replay on YouTube.
Interesting. I wonder how it looks after you peeled off the PPF? Anyhow, my '18 has about the same mileage, 38k with more highway miles. I also went frugal and did a 24" bikini cut on my hood, and have no chips. Was yours only 12"? I'm wondering if all of your chips are in the bottom 24"? In hindsight, I would also do a full hood, but it was my first time with DIY PPF, so learning as I go.
Aside from the typical front fascia areas, the windshield is also a rockchip, nick, bullseye magnet on these cars - 3s much more than Ys likely given the ride height difference.
A lot depends on driving mix (highway/motorway vs around town, mix of trucks and trailers, construction or farming equipment encountered on the road), driving area (proximity to sand beaches or deserts, mountains, etc), road conditions/material too (quality of surface, use of rock salt, sand etc in winter), and of course driving style (average speed, tendency to follow closely, etc).