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I just purchased the Honda 08P47-TLA-100 Hood Air Deflector and I'm wondering if there is any tips on installing it?

I'm in the Midwest so should I wait till it gets warmer? My garage is about 50° F right now.

The video below makes it look pretty straightforward but I want to make sure if there are any gotchas. I installed the roof cross bars and ended up scratching the roof rack since it was a two person job....

Install Video (I'm pretty sure its the correct one)
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If you have a helper it helps as the deflector is wide and take your time.. I usually dry fit (after installing the brackets) paying attention to the lower section making sure that I don't see any part of the hood below the deflector while making sure that the deflector is not proud of the bottom of the hood. Then I mark off the top left and right edges with painter's tape so when it's time to install it's more dialed in. I actually dropped the screw so had to get a magnet to get it out. Also, when putting down the protective tape for the brackets make sure it's aligned properly if you're off the bracket could touch the paint. Finally, when you get the double sided tape started double check to make sure that all sections are started. It's easy to miss one. The PP was my fourth time doing this and I was overconfident and could have paid closer attention so just take your time. Good luck.

If you do the body molding, magnets are huge help in holding the templates in place.
 

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I would wait till it warms up. 3M double sided tape is used on that and 3M recommends temperatures above 60 degrees during installation.
 

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Thanks. I'll wait for the temp to warm up as I don't want the tape to peal because I was inpatient.
 

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If you have a helper it helps as the deflector is wide and take your time.. I usually dry fit (after installing the brackets) paying attention to the lower section making sure that I don't see any part of the hood below the deflector while making sure that the deflector is not proud of the bottom of the hood. Then I mark off the top left and right edges with painter's tape so when it's time to install it's more dialed in. I actually dropped the screw so had to get a magnet to get it out. Also, when putting down the protective tape for the brackets make sure it's aligned properly if you're off the bracket could touch the paint. Finally, when you get the double sided tape started double check to make sure that all sections are started. It's easy to miss one. The PP was my fourth time doing this and I was overconfident and could have paid closer attention so just take your time. Good luck.

If you do the body molding, magnets are huge help in holding the templates in place.
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Check the plastic washers that go on top. Mine were extruded plastic, wrapped in a circle and glued together. Prime for failure. Slightest pressure and the glue gives way. Always worried I would loose the unique screw. I actually ordered the hardware kit for the deflector later to take a chance it might have better washers - it did.
Also, on the dry fit, make sure the deflector conforms 100% to the hood. Mine had a slight uplift on the passenger side. I thought it was no big deal, the tape would hold it in place. Wrong! I should have taken my heat gun to it and do a fine tune of the form before installing. If the h/w kit I ordered had the double-back tape, I would have completely redone the install.
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Never thought about the profile being off. I had a similar issue when installing on my Ridgeline, got some more double sided tape and shoved it under there. Maybe the hood was off a bit, who knows.
 

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Check the plastic washers that go on top. Mine were extruded plastic, wrapped in a circle and glued together. Prime for failure. Slightest pressure and the glue gives way. Always worried I would loose the unique screw. I actually ordered the hardware kit for the deflector later to take a chance it might have better washers - it did.
Also, on the dry fit, make sure the deflector conforms 100% to the hood. Mine had a slight uplift on the passenger side. I thought it was no big deal, the tape would hold it in place. Wrong! I should have taken my heat gun to it and do a fine tune of the form before installing. If the h/w kit I ordered had the double-back tape, I would have completely redone the install.
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thanks for the pointers.
 
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