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replace cat converter heat shield(s)?

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h'lo all,
I've got a '97 Ody.
A while back, the lower heat shield under the catalytic converter came off (corrosion). A dealer said it wasn't all that necessary to replace. Now, the upper heat shield has died as well. I've removed it.
I can get replacement heat shields - about $40 each from Honda - or get a new aftermarket cat converter w/heat shields for about the same price.
Which way you would go, or would you even worry with it?
many thanks in advance
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