looks nice, but a lot of work to just pass an inspection. I assume you want them on all the time to go to that much work. I doubt if that would have saved my fender when the tree hit me on John Bull. I'm almost 100% certain that the damage would have been much worse with something like that on the fender; as previously mentioned, I think the "more damage" assessment is correct. This is not an attack on your design or your buidling skills. I think it will look very good when you're done; I'm worried about what the intended use is for.