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post #16 of 40 Old 02-03-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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I would not install this deflector If I were you. I have one on my Frontier, but it is mounted to the under side of the hood. I have the option of removing it if I want without doing any damage to the hood.

I put the clear bra on my 2001 Miata and just as you said, they cut the paint in one area. I just got my car out of the paint shop from having the black on the lower part of the grill and the rear reflector panel painted to match the car. They said they would be glad to do any touch up on my car as it becomes necessary. I'll just leave mine stock and pay to repair it when it does become necessary.
Yes, even though you think they are not cutting your paint, they are if you look closely.

No clear bra for me this time around. Like I stated you could probably paint any damage for the same as a the price of a clear bra.


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Ill put an aftermarket deflector on any day instead of painting my hood. Looks like the OEM is made just to never come off. At 10000 miles here in WV im all chipped up. Might even trade it in it bugs me so bad.


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They sell the clear bra pre cut, so no knife will come near your car. Just have to get a good installer. I recommend getting the entire hood and the front portion of your fenders covered. You can barley see it.

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AVS is a cheap solution to not getting a clear bra if you want to protect just the hood. I have the AVS on mine and it's been on there for about a year with no issues, and protects the hood from getting chipped. I actually like the look of it. If you want to protect the entire front bumper, get the clear bra.

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Ill put an aftermarket deflector on any day instead of painting my hood. Looks like the OEM is made just to never come off. At 10000 miles here in WV im all chipped up. Might even trade it in it bugs me so bad.
I live in KY so I share your sentiments. I just bought this deflector for this reason. I have 25k miles on my car now and the leading edge of the hood is taking the brunt of the chips. I have a few stray chips but had I installed thus from the beginning it would have eliminated 90% of the chips. I don't think it looks bad and I have no desire to take it off, so the sticky pads don't bother me.

I should install mine this weekend assuming the next wicked snow storm doesn't delay Mr. UPS.
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Yep the flush mounting AVS on my black coupe looks good IMHO. I did not like the raised AVS but the flush is pretty nice. And it is on with tape so if I need to get it off no issues.
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I have the oem on my black sport and its barely noticeable and sits really low on the hood. I like them but that's just me.
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Yep the flush mounting AVS on my black coupe looks good IMHO. I did not like the raised AVS but the flush is pretty nice. And it is on with tape so if I need to get it off no issues.
How is that easier than removing 4 screws?
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I really like the OEM deflector. I wanted to install a full car bra, but I have the front under skirts, so it wouldn't fit. Here are pics of mine installed:



I agree, though, it does look really good on a black car.
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I have a similar one. About 2 inches shorter on each end. It mounted under the rubber seal on the hood. We removed 4 plastic fasteners and replaced with SS screws. Looking for a pict now.



It has saved my hood IMHO.
Which deflector is this? I see it is AVS but which one?

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I live in KY so I share your sentiments. I just bought this deflector for this reason. I have 25k miles on my car now and the leading edge of the hood is taking the brunt of the chips. I have a few stray chips but had I installed thus from the beginning it would have eliminated 90% of the chips. I don't think it looks bad and I have no desire to take it off, so the sticky pads don't bother me.

I should install mine this weekend assuming the next wicked snow storm doesn't delay Mr. UPS.
I dont even drive my accord as much now until I pick up a deflector. I was in kentucky a couple weeks ago. It snowed 2 inches and the only thing I found open was a liquor store.

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The AVS does look nice.

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How is that easier than removing 4 screws?
Don't remembering debating anywhere 4 screws verses tape? You must be reading voices again.
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