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I keep reading about bad windshields, soft windshields, etc., and I was wondering whether a deflector will help keep things from hitting the windshield. Now, I have never used a deflector and would rather not get one, but, if it would help keep small rocks off then I will consider installing one. I can understand a deflector working on bugs (they weigh almost nothing) but rocks? What do you think? Would they really help reduce the number of dings on the windshield?

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at least it would prevent chips in the paint on the leading edge of the hood and at highway speed it may even deflect debri from winshield i dont have one either still debating bra vs deflector depend if honda comes on with recall on windshield
 

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*Maybe* your money would be better spent going with $0 deductible insurance on your comprehensive (includes glass breakage, vandalism, etc.).

That's what I do.
 

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Just my 2 cents. I've had an Acura bra on a new Acura years ago- only to find it served as a collector for moisture and grit. After seeing damage to the new red paint job- I threw the hood and fold down headlamp covers in the trash.

I put an aftermarket deflector on a new Mitsubishi Montero years ago- and promptly threw it in the trash after noting paint wearing on the hood. Perhaps a factory version would be acceptable.

I have just received clear plastic covers from Griot's. They will be applied to the headlamps, hood edge, and door sills this weekend. I was impressed with the material shown at a trade show- and fully expect it to prevent most paint chips and cracked head lamps.

The windshield just has to take its lumps. Had a rock induced crack in the first month of ownership- but my Allstate coverage replaces up to three windsheild per year at no charge. What with the road construction going on in CT- and the salt plus sand plus gravel the trucks lay down each winter- I wouldn't consider doing it otherwise.
 
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