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Anyone here use a "hood deflector" on your vehicle? Are you happy with it?

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Anyone here use a "hood deflector" on your vehicle? Are you happy with it?

after getting dinged and stone chipped twice on my hood near the edge, im not considering one of these hood deflectors. My brand makes them but i never thought they looked that great on my model.

seeing as this hood accessory could have prevented and help deter stone chips and other possible damage, im considering it.

i was wondering anyone here who uses it, are you happy with yours?

i gues my only concern is cleaning underneath them or something.
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Looks ugly. Try 3M invisible bra instead.
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Wow is this the 80’s? Might as well put in tiger stripped seat covers while you’re at it.
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One came with my 2006 Accord. I didn't like it at first, but it's grown on me. I see other Accords of the same era, and the leading edge of the hood is all chipped and rusted. I've had mine off to wax underneath there, and my paint is fine, so the air deflector (as Honda calls it) has done its job.
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Got one on my truck, its chrome, but so is the front edging, so its there, but not unless you really look. I think it looks good, and thats all the matters. And it does help with paint chips, etc
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3M film looks better, but may cost more. What do these ugly things cost? They probably also ruin your car's aerodynamics.
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engineered wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 5:16 pm
3M film looks better, but may cost more. What do these ugly things cost? They probably also ruin your car's aerodynamics.
Mines molded for my truck, because its not generic. If it ruins my "aerodynamics" I have no idea, because well, Im not in a race car
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Forget plastic deflector or clear bra. You want to be the OG

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engineered wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 5:16 pm
3M film looks better, but may cost more. What do these ugly things cost? They probably also ruin your car's aerodynamics.
Can't possibly "ruin" aerodynamics on a Highlander, which has coefficient of drag of probably 0.99. May even add much needed downforce on the front and improve handling.
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WikkiWikki wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 5:31 pm
Mines molded for my truck, because its not generic. If it ruins my "aerodynamics" I have no idea, because well, Im not in a race car
Ones on trucks don't look bad since they're bulky and often have accessories added.
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er34er34 wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 6:04 pm
Can't possibly "ruin" aerodynamics on a Highlander, which has coefficient of drag of probably 0.99. May even add much needed downforce on the front and improve handling.
Maybe the old Highlander, but that new one is an aerodynamic jelly bean like most SUVs these days. If you took off the badges and grill most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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peteryorkuca wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 5:54 pm
Forget plastic deflector or clear bra. You want to be the OG

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Had that on my old '88 Turbo Sprint.
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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Yes I do, I like the Toyota ones and they look pretty good on most of their cars!

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