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What do you guys think of the OEM Telluride Hood Deflector?

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I can't decide if I should go with something like this or just get the partial paint protection film. Or would it be better to do this and paint protection film?

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#2
Not a big fan of those to be honest
 
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I ordered the paint protection film from amazon. Just standard stuff, nothing vehicle specific.
 
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Wouldn't the deflector block the "Telluride" emblem on the hood? Will it fit around it?
 
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That would be 1 reason to get it haha. Not sure how i feel about the name being pasted all over the car at this time lol Most people seeing the car will know it's a Telluride and those who don't won't care about the model to start with.
 
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I ordered one, going to pick it up this weekend. I might dry fit it 1st, still not sure about it. Do anyone have any other pictures of the deflector on a Gravity Grey?
 
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Would put it on if it came in clear.I like the Telluride emblem.
 
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Does the deflector simply screw on in pre drilled holes? Is the clear tape included with part?
 
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I think the lettering on the front and back looks cool and looks strange when removed.
 
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Would put it on if it came in clear.I like the Telluride emblem.
Does the deflector simply screw on in pre drilled holes? Is the clear tape included with part?
I think the lettering on the front and back looks cool and looks strange when removed.
Attached are the installation instructions for the hood deflector.

On another forum, others had mentioned that the screws heads are exposed - and they are. Getting some of these to address that:

The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black , 15-Pack. Waiting for these to show up today - I'll follow up after installing.
Amazon.com: The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black , 15-Pack: Home Improvement
Buy The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black, 15-Pack: Machine Screws - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
www.amazon.com

To address the covering up of the hood lettering, I got a hood emblem kit (an idea also gotten from the other forum):
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FWIW -
I applied the letters to the deflector before installing on the vehicle. Method I used was:
- took measurements from the line of the hood, that corresponds to the top of the deflector, measuring to the top of each letter on the hood
-- 'dry fit' the deflector on the hood, line up the 'nose' of the deflector with the 'nose' of the hood and the 'line of the hood' to measure from should become clear
- take the stiff, white, foam template off the letters by carefully pushing the letters thru (making sure letters remain on the yellow backing tape, which is in 3 sections)
- using blue painter's tape, taped the foam template to the deflector
-- starting with the center index mark on the template aligned with the center hole on the deflector
-- using measurements taken from the hood - from the top of the deflector to the top of each letter cut out
- once the template was firmly taped in place (after double checking centering and all measurements)
-- peeled one letter at a time from the yellow backing tape
-- carefully fitted the letter thru the foam template cutout and firmly pressed the letter in place
-- repeated for each letter
-- then repeated the firm press on each letter
-- then removed template

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Install on the vehicle is today after delivery of the screw covers.

Leaving the lettering on the hood - at least for now, probably won't take it off unless it gets annoying for some reason... won't be able to see it unless looking back behind the deflector.

In Canada they sell a hood deflector with the lettering already installed - on a bigger version of the hood deflector (taller, longer and wider; and not with exposed screws) - don't understand why US & Canada deflectors would be different...
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FWIW

EDIT: to remove duplicate pic of lettering kit and add pic of lettered deflector
 

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#16
Looks somewhat better with the TELLURIDE lettering added back to the deflector.
 
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Hmmm... Just noticed in my last post the lettering kit was pictured twice, but not the lettered deflector... here it is
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Edited post above to correct
 
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I like it


Attached are the installation instructions for the hood deflector.

On another forum, others had mentioned that the screws heads are exposed - and they are. Getting some of these to address that:

The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black , 15-Pack. Waiting for these to show up today - I'll follow up after installing.
Amazon.com: The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black , 15-Pack: Home Improvement
Buy The Hillman Group 59047 Hinge Screw Cover Number 8/Number 10, Black, 15-Pack: Machine Screws - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
www.amazon.com

To address the covering up of the hood lettering, I got a hood emblem kit (an idea also gotten from the other forum):
View attachment 1977
FWIW -
I applied the letters to the deflector before installing on the vehicle. Method I used was:
- took measurements from the line of the hood, that corresponds to the top of the deflector, measuring to the top of each letter on the hood
-- 'dry fit' the deflector on the hood, line up the 'nose' of the deflector with the 'nose' of the hood and the 'line of the hood' to measure from should become clear
- take the stiff, white, foam template off the letters by carefully pushing the letters thru (making sure letters remain on the yellow backing tape, which is in 3 sections)
- using blue painter's tape, taped the foam template to the deflector
-- starting with the center index mark on the template aligned with the center hole on the deflector
-- using measurements taken from the hood - from the top of the deflector to the top of each letter cut out
- once the template was firmly taped in place (after double checking centering and all measurements)
-- peeled one letter at a time from the yellow backing tape
-- carefully fitted the letter thru the foam template cutout and firmly pressed the letter in place
-- repeated for each letter
-- then repeated the firm press on each letter
-- then removed template

View attachment 1981
Install on the vehicle is today after delivery of the screw covers.

Leaving the lettering on the hood - at least for now, probably won't take it off unless it gets annoying for some reason... won't be able to see it unless looking back behind the deflector.

In Canada they sell a hood deflector with the lettering already installed - on a bigger version of the hood deflector (taller, longer and wider; and not with exposed screws) - don't understand why US & Canada deflectors would be different...
View attachment 1979

FWIW

EDIT: to remove duplicate pic of lettering kit and add pic of lettered deflector
 


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