I've been fielding a few questions on the clear bra I had installed on my new RX. So instead of folks needing to dig through the forum and search this will be the one stop thread for it. Since I got the hood, fenders, bumper and mirrors done I went back and had the A-pillars, above the windshield and door cups done as well. Total retail for this is around $850 with a 5 yera warranty. The 3M product is quite thin and has a clear coat allowing you to buff out any minor scratches.
Here is the vehicle as it sits just looking at it...
From standing at the front in the middle and looking at this angle you can see (or maybe not) something that looks like some kind of line about 8 or so inches up the hood.
I took this one since this angle is the one where you CAN see a definitive line. I took this one because it is the only angle where you definitely see there is something there. Same angle with my wife's C70 has the same result.
Again, same angle showing the fender coverage. Man I love that metallic in the Stargazer...
Side mirrors from the same angle do not show as much of a line. I am attributing that to the massive curvature of the mirrors vs. the flat-ish hood and not so curvy fenders.
This is one taken of the hood from the front passenger corner. I am looking across the hood towards the driver side.
Here is the driver's side a-piilar. Above the windshield is done all the way back 1 inch beyond the front of the sunroof. The seam is behind the roof rail so it isn't visible unless you are about 6 foot 5 inches tall and looking for it.
Here is one of the door cups. I HATE looking at a car that has ring scratches on the door cups. I am very aware when entering the vehcile as well as my wife. Guests, passengers, etc. may not be so much.
So there ya have the Rock Guard. Is it noticeable? Yeah it is depending on the angle. Is it ugly? That is subjective. In my opinion it looks better than a bunch of stone chips, even touched up ones. But again, it's subjective.