Seems like since SS is all Elises anyway, you could have a gentlemen's agreement on the issue.
I've worked protest @ Nats several times over the years.
Let's just say I don't trust "gentlemen's agreements."
I could not care less, and anyone who protested ME over a <1# chunk of plastic is REALLY missing the point (I have considerable built-in ballast), but whatever, no opportunities will be given
My next fun task - the little plastic grille on the front? My d-side one disappeared. Allegedly, it is POSSIBLE to get to the screw through the turn signal. Heh. We Shall See.
I _REALLY_ doubt anyone would protest. OTOH, at Nats, stupid things like this get people thinking "what ELSE did they decide just does not matter?" I've certainly wondered about some cars that have little "who cares" things wrong...and wonder what ELSE might be wrong.
Never filed a protest, though. I've worked several I'd not have filed. I've worked several that were valid as well.
I'm a rules-beeatch, for myself. I try to tend to ALL the loose ends. Screwed up once, though, on my last car - FSP BMW 2002 - I took all the trim off, welded the holes shut, filled with filler, sanded, primed, painted.
Turns out I'm not a good bodyguy, the holes looked ok BEFORE paint.
Anyway, painted, was putting a giant sticker across the trunk, found myself thinking about the reverse lamps......DOH! Heh. I'd filled the holes for the reverse lamps. Oops. So, I put the lamps in a bag, taped them tight, duct taped them to the INSIDE of the trunk. Was never a problem, people did not even notice til I pointed it out. If push had come to shove, I could have redrilled the holes and screwed them on, but most found it amusing that I was a moron & did not care about it....
Dunno, confirmed that my box is on the way, I'll ziptie that little effer onto my battery and it'll be good.