I do not plan on any protective film usage...I think I can spring for new OEM lens every couple of years if need be... they were about $70 each. I haven't heard good things on the film...they yellow after a while and still won't stop a rock from cracking the lens. Do you give a thumbs up on them? Are there better films than others? Educate me. I just got this car and am freshening up the front end with new euro-lites , driving light lens, and a new grill. Just had the bumper/lowers painted to match the rest of the car which is spruce green. The stock lite green lowers didn't do it for me, kinda reminds me of the goo that comes out a bugs ass when you squeeze 'em.