I have read a number of threads on the best way to protect the hood from rocks and such dinging the hood. My friend worked in the aftermarket dept. at an automall in Chicago and says the clear ones are pretty noticeable. I just got my E a few weeks ago and do a lot of highway driving on a daily basis, and was just curious if one is prefered over the other. I had a plastic deflector on my old '97 Ford Explorer, and my mom has one on her Odyssey. I want to get something on their soon before I have too many dings and scratches on the hood. Any suggestions?