We purchased a black EX and took delivery in June. I was looking for a paint protection system that would look good on a black Element. After some research-- I ordered a kit from Toughguard, INC www.toughguard.com. What a product! The paint finish looks great and mud, dirt and goo does not even stick with this product. Black is such a hard color to keep clean. The finish is the deepest dark black glow I have ever seen. We travel a great deal at night and the bug mess just does not stick. We have also used their vinyl protectant on the plastic panels. Dirt and mud just does not stick with this product applied.