Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southwestern VA-in the Blue Ridge & on the Lake
The benefit depends on where you live and how you drive. For example, in the Denver area, with all the sand and grit they throw down (no salt) the front ends will get sandblasted. If you do little interstate driving and stay back from trucks, you may not ever get a nick. If you do mostly track days, you can tape it for the day and save money.
Look at it as insurance. If it makes you feel comfortable, go for it. But get 3M or one of the other high-end jobs and a good installer.
2006 C6 Z06 MS, Ebony #5,889