Just curious why you took it off if you now want to buy a new one?I installed mine right after I bought the car and the instructions were very specific about cleaning the area with an included alcohol wipe. When I removed it later, it was a bear to get rid of - I had to use the fishing line technique, typically reserved for removing trim and badges.
Anyway, Weathertech now has a bug deflector for the Pathfinder - if it's anything like previous models, I'll bet it's entirely bracketed under the lip of the hood, though they don't show a picture of it. I've been tempted to buy one.
The Nissan one is a very poor design. It doesn't wrap around the lip of the hood, but rather has a thick piece of weatherstripping between the molded plastic and the hood edge. That weatherstripping is held on with just enough adhesive to keep it in place, but it caused a few different problems.Just curious why you took it off if you now want to buy a new one?
Not entirely. There are taped on brackets at the outer extremes. There are two metal brackets that wrap around the hood lip and mount underneath the hood in the manner you describe.Wait a minute!!!!
The new Bug guard is taped on? OK thats not cool, the last series up to 2012 you mounted the Bug Guard . Underneath the hood, there where plastic pull pins , you removed them, put the Bug guard on, then replaced them back. Thats what held it on not double sided tape , how stupid.
Very nice and MUCH better than the OEM unit.Hey guys,
I just picked up a Weathertec guard. Instillation was crazy easy, and it is secured by four screws that require no drilling. No way this is popping off unless I literally rear end someone.
I also like how it does not stop short like the factory unit. See my shitty in garage dark pic's below
You may want to rethink that if it involves drilling extra holes through your hood. If, for some reason, it cracks or you (or whoever you eventually sell the car to) just decide you no longer want it on, you've got something ugly left behind.If it happens again, I am just going to get a low profile nuts, bolts and washers and drill through it and attach the brackets perminately. We install spoilers and the like at the Lexus dealership. It will be fine.
I think I'd go with the Weathertech, which is much better quality, than mar the hood by drilling through it.I know. However we do not get rid of our vehicles for quite some time. We tend to hang onto them. The only area that is not bolted down on a Nissan factory hood protector is the extreme left and right ends of the deflector. However the 3m seems to be holding up.