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I ordered a Bug Deflector II from the local Wal-Mart and installed it last week.

I really like it - in fact of all that I have seen in both pictures and on the road I think it is the nicest -
- The Honda is too big, too expensive, and green(!?!)
- the McNeil and the FormFit are too straight and flat for my taste.
This one has a nice shape, the right height and the right size overall (IMHO).

It is smoke acrylic, and the "II" designation signifies that it wraps around the fenders. The regular Bug Deflector series simply stops at the hood.

Installation was by 3M foam adhesive or screws - I chose both! It installs 1/2" to 3/4" off the hood surface, allowing easy access underneath to clean the backside of the acrylic and edge of the hood.

The price cannot be beat either - at $65 Canadian ($42 US) it's a steal.

I will take some pics this week and post.
 

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Yes - I thought of that - but their web site is PATHETIC. One of the worst I have seen.

For what it is worth:

http://www.ventshade.com/products/bugflector_2.html

It told me nothing and offered no pics of ANY Van application. Basically I ordered it sight unseen knowing I could and would return it if I did not like it.

As I said, I'll get some pics up this week.
 

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Can't wait to see the pics. I'll post them in the Tech section too.

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Hi Jim.

I have sent you 8 photos of the Bug Deflector II via Email (My fototime expired).

Please feel free to post in the Tech section, and please excuse the dirty hood!!
 

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What, straight and flat?? I have the MacNeil deflector and think it is very stylish and CERTAINLY not "straight and flat". Also, it covers the leading fender edges and there is not a straight line on it.

Jerry O.

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I did not mean to criticize anyone else's choice, I was just trying to state what looks best to me.

Actually in looking at the McNeil in the tech section I think it is virtually identical to the Bug Deflector II !!!

I had it in my head that it (the McNeil) was the same as the FormFit - which is very flat across the top from fender to fender.
 

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Thanks for the info on the alternative bug deflector.
I got Honda's deflector with the van and, with all due respect to Honda, have to say that I regret that choice.
My wife wants it taken off because she thinks it hurts the look of the van - both because of the size and because of the green color.
I'll check out the alternative, or else go without one altogether.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mendota Mike:
I got Honda's deflector with the van and, with all due respect to Honda, have to say that I regret that choice.
My wife wants it taken off because she thinks it hurts the look of the van - both because of the size and because of the green color.
I'll check out the alternative, or else go without one altogether.
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So, Mike, would you consider selling yours to me? I happen to like the look of the Honda deflector.

Terry



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I've had air deflectors on my last two vans, a Lund on the GMC, and a Bugdeflector II on the Villager. The Bugdeflector II is by far the best of the two. Has anyone had any experience with the Magnum Air Deflector from Ultimatetruck.com? They have a clear one that you can paint from behind so it will match the van's paint.
 

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I too have the BugDeflector II. It serves its purpose especially when I take the long drives to NorCal and back. When I didn't have it on, my windshield would typically be blasted with bugs. After installing the BugDeflector II, I noticed a big difference. There wasn't too many bugs like before. ;)

Here is a distant pic of my Ody with the BugDeflector II. I'll try to take a close up shot of it.



Enjoy!
 

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I went to our local WalMart here in Richmond Hill and inquired about the bug deflector II. I was told that it is only available for the Honda 1999 - 2001 model. The price is very reasonable. My question is would the 2001 deflector fit my 2003 odyssey? I believe it should but I would like to be sure. Please advise.

Thanks, Roger
 

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Roger, it should work on your 03. There wasn't any major body change. They basically just changed the grill if we're talking about that area of the Ody.

Anyone else care to comment?
 

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KaliOdy said:
Roger, it should work on your 03. There wasn't any major body change. They basically just changed the grill if we're talking about that area of the Ody.

Anyone else care to comment?
My sis has an 03, and it looks identical to mine, even the grill. I haven't opened the hood on hers to do a side by side comparison though...
 

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I have one on my 2003. It will fit fine. Just for comparison, I got it at Autozone for $47 special order.
 

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Thank you all for your prompt replies.

I'll get one the next time I visit Wal-Mart.

Regards,

Roger
 

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Bugflector II was my first choice too

The Bugflector II was the first thing I added to my 01 Ody last fall after buying it used. I bought the b-II from AutoZone via special order & was about $45 or so after tax.
 

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I'm thinking of buying a BD II. Is installation easy to do? Any holes to drill on the hood?

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Drilling holes to secure with screws was optional in the Bugflector II instructions. I just used the double-sided tape that came with it. It's been on for about a year & just went out check it & it's secure as the day it was installed.
 

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My experience was that the adhesive 3M tape didn't hold after awhile so I basically ended up using the four screws that came with the Bug Deflector II.

I found that it didn't hold when I opened the hood after two months from when I installed it. It felt secure from the outside, but when I opened the hood, it was practically loose because the tape didn't hold so I basically used the screws. I figure since I wash the Ody alot and wash around the hood area, it's best to basically rely on both the adhesive and the screws to hold the BugDeflector II in place. I wouldn't want this BugDeflector II flying off my windshield when I'm on the freeway and that's the main reason for me to go ahead and use the screws that came with it. Just my two cents.
 
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