Any opinions on the full nose mask? Seems fairly reasonably priced, but I'm concerned about uneven paint fading and/or wind abrasion.
Amazon.com: Honda Odyssey Genuine Factory OEM 08P35-TK8-100 Full Nose Mask 2011: Automotive
If it is a lease and you'll be returning it at lease end, you are basically renting, so why do you care? As long as some stone chips are considered normal wear and tear, just drive it and forget it. Many of the nose bra products trap dust and grit underneath them and rub against the paint as you drive. 3 years later, when you take it off, you have a sanded hood that needs a repaint. That won't be considered reasonable wear and tear by Honda.Clear bra is too expensive IMO; this is a lease, don't really want to over-invest in it. I'm lazy too, so taking the thing on and off all the time sounds like too much work. I actually like the look of the nose mask, but I guess its a little '80s old 'skool.
How does it install?
I don't care too much to be honest, but I kind of liked the look of the mask in the pictures; perhaps I'm living in the past - I haven't seen any vehicles with bras in a long time admittedly. Not sure what will happen at lease end, more than likely I will return it for a new one, but I'm pretty anal about my "stuff", even if it isn't mine.I agree that if you just hate looking at stone chips, just get a 3M film installed.
These things went out of style in the 1980s. As others mentioned, they destroy the paint underneath either by grinding sand or simply because it fades differently.
The secret to washing bugs off a car after a long trip...
Take a couple of big towels, soak them in water and lay them over the windshield and front hood/bumper. By the next morning the bugs will come off easy.