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I installed an OEM Honda Hood Deflector over the weekend. I regret buying it because it doesn't even cover the entire width of the hood, yet it was expensive AF. How much are you American guys paying for one of these from your dealer on average?

Pics below. If anyone wants to take a shot at installing it, feel free to ask me Qs and I'll help, I got it done pretty easily and it looks good overall, but wish it spanned the entire width of the hood.
 

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I think it would look unbalanced and overwhelming if it was the entire width of the hood. It obviously is made to work where the bugs hit you, which is directly across the front.
 

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Nice job- it looks great & should help. I already have a little ping on my hood from small rock. Am considering having my tint shop install a clear bra, but since my car is white I am concerned about it yellowing.
 

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Nice job- it looks great & should help. I already have a little ping on my hood from small rock. Am considering having my tint shop install a clear bra, but since my car is white I am concerned about it yellowing.
I did mine within the first few weeks of ownership. The shop told me most 'yellowing' is actually the result of not keeping it clean. I wash my car more than my bride would like, but after 3 years it still looks clear, unlike the rock guards near the rear fender wells. That tells me the glue used on the back of the Honda applied material is junk. So, go for it. I actually had them do the mirrors and door handle inserts on the front doors at the same time.
 

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ask for XPEL - it does not yellow, on high end cars, its the standard....

www.xpel.com
 
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ask for XPEL - it does not yellow, on high end cars, its the standard....

www.xpel.com
I did mine within the first few weeks of ownership. The shop told me most 'yellowing' is actually the result of not keeping it clean. I wash my car more than my bride would like, but after 3 years it still looks clear, unlike the rock guards near the rear fender wells. That tells me the glue used on the back of the Honda applied material is junk. So, go for it. I actually had them do the mirrors and door handle inserts on the front doors at the same time.

Thanks!- the clear bra I had on my Honda Fit for over 8 years never yellowed, but it was on a light blue car- so I imagine the same stuff will stay clear on the white pearl.
 

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ask for XPEL - it does not yellow, on high end cars, its the standard....

www.xpel.com
Glen, do you have any tricks for removing the OEM material by the wheel wells? I'd go with the xpel if I could figure a relatively painless way to remove the existing material without scratching the paint.
 

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Glen, do you have any tricks for removing the OEM material by the wheel wells? I'd go with the xpel if I could figure a relatively painless way to remove the existing material without scratching the paint.


heat gun- not a hair dryer- and then application of citrus goo gone to clean it up....pull paralell to surface to pull up.....ive pulled off the same stuff from two corvettes....
 

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heat gun- not a hair dryer- and then application of citrus goo gone to clean it up....pull paralell to surface to pull up.....ive pulled off the same stuff from two corvettes....
Looked at youtube in the meantime and saw that a steamer would also work well. May have to try that this weekend. Unfortunately the site you referenced doesn't have the kit for the area we're talking about. But, I think it could be easily done by hand.
 

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I installed an OEM Honda Hood Deflector over the weekend. I regret buying it because it doesn't even cover the entire width of the hood, yet it was expensive AF. How much are you American guys paying for one of these from your dealer on average?


Pics below. If anyone wants to take a shot at installing it, feel free to ask me Qs and I'll help, I got it done pretty easily and it looks good overall, but wish it spanned the entire width of the hood.

Weren't you aware of the length before you installed it? It serves its purpose regardless
 

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I just purchased a 2021 hrv sport. I would like to install the front bug guard on it. Has anyone installed the one from Honda??? Do you like it??? Was installation easy???
 

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Cost was around $125

my hood has Expel protective film and the little clear tabs. I am sure it will not hurt my hood by rubbing through. I think even with a non wrapped hood, as long as everything is tightened down correctly it should be fine.
 
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