Improves Instrument Readability
Build quality is excellent and the surround fits closely to the stock clear plastic facing. It's attached with a few dabs of RTV on its top edge. Installation took minutes.
Wunderlich includes a pre-cut sheet of high-gloss clear vinyl that is supposed to be applied to the stock clear cover before the surround is installed. After reading numerous reports of problems with this sheeting on Wunderlich's website I elected to not use it.
While the black surround does improve the aesthetics of the bland stock RT dash, I found it only marginally effective at reducing instrument face reflections. The top half of the central digital display benefited most; what I really wanted was to be able to read information in the bottom half. Reflections there and on the useful ranges of the tach and speedo remained a disappointing problem.
My solution was to remove the surround and, after carefully cleaning the clear instrument face panel, and to install three pieces of a non-glare iPad screen protector (cut to just cover the tach, speedo and digital displays, the smaller pieces allowed bubble-free installation). I then reinstalled the surround.
While the anti-glare sheet eliminates the reflections and allows me to read the panel under all light conditions, its distance from the plane of the displays produces a slightly "fuzzy", out of focus appearance when viewing the panel.
While I can now see the bottom half of the digital display, I haven't really improved overall instrument readability. I'll live with this setup for a while and see if it grows on me. I may just remove the anti-glare film from over the tach and speedo.
Bottom line on the Wunderlich Instrument Surround: by itself, full marks for build quality, ease of installation and aesthetics, 5/10 for glare reduction and overall value. With added anti-glare film on the stock instrument cover, 6/10 for readability of the digital panel, 3/10 for the tach and speedo.