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Is the factory air deflector an effective in protecting the hood and windshield from bug splatter and small rock damage?

Also, I'm concerned that the cure is worse than the illness in that the protective tape, metal brackets and plastic end supports (that are glued to the hood) will damage the paint if removed at a later date.

Anyone have a deflector removed that was in service for long time? Was the paint damaged or discolored?
 

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I had the same concerns - I hate the idea of sticking stuff on the paint so I went with an aftermarket one by Macneil. It is smaller than the Honda one and it mounts from underneath with screws and 2 sided tape. I used just the tape and it has held very well.

www.macneil.com

They even have a picture of one on an Ody.

Good Luck
 

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There are a bunch more posts (more links than I thought) on this topic under the Problems and Concerns and Aftermarket Accessories forums. Your best bet is probably to use the search feature and look for deflector and/or nose mask.

Good Luck,

Jeff

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'01 SS EX
Cassette, Rosen Video System, Fog Lights, Splash Guards
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Thanks, I have scanned the past posts on this and there don't seem to be any specific posts about weather there is any damage from the removal of the adhesive support posts after an extended period.

The MacNeil sounds like a good alternate to the stock deflector. Does the MacNeil make contact with the hood's leading edge or does it require rubber bumpers? I'm wondering if it avoids all contact with the painted surfaces of the hood because vibration between the deflector (and rubber bumpers) and the hood would wear away paint over the long run.
 

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Sorry about that, I missed the specific question about removal. I'm sure that you saw the post of someone who had problems with the adhesive early on and had to remove and replace it.

Your concern was one of the same that I had. I suppose that if you can actually remove the adhesive piece that you could use an adhesive remover, such as Goof-Off, to remove the residual "glue".

Jeff

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Cassette, Rosen Video System, Fog Lights, Splash Guards
Full Nose Mask

See photos at:
http://www.fototime.com/inv/B5EC5C7BC6CFA07
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 2001aRoadOdyssey:
Thanks, I have scanned the past posts on this and there don't seem to be any specific posts about weather there is any damage from the removal of the adhesive support posts after an extended period.

The MacNeil sounds like a good alternate to the stock deflector. Does the MacNeil make contact with the hood's leading edge or does it require rubber bumpers? I'm wondering if it avoids all contact with the painted surfaces of the hood because vibration between the deflector (and rubber bumpers) and the hood would wear away paint over the long run.
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I am also wondering about installing a deflector. I think one of us has a misunderstanding of how the deflector is installed. I believe that the rubber bumpers are attached to the cars paint and that any rubbing that occurs is between the bumpers and the deflector. That way there is no wear on the paint. Only the question of removal of the smaller bumpers if you take it off. Can anyone who has a MacNeil deflector confirm whether the bumpers are on the deflector or on the car body.
 

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The MacnNeil bumpers are usually on the paint, but, I see no reason they could not be installed on the back of the deflector.

Jerry O.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jerry O:
The MacnNeil bumpers are usually on the paint, but, I see no reason they could not be installed on the back of the deflector.
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That's how mine is installed. My reason for not getting the Honda one was the need to attach things to the painted surface. I placed the adhesive bumpers on the back of the MacNeil deflector - so far so good.
 
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