Stone & Bug Deflector vs. Hood Protector

Stone & Bug Deflector vs. Hood Protector

If you have ever owned a vehicle, you’ve most likely fallen victim to the unfortunate event of a rock chip on your vehicle's painted surface. Chips in your vehicle's paint are sometimes caused by stones or small rocks, hardened salt chunks, bugs, or other debris that is kicked up by other vehicles on the road onto your vehicle. This causes unsightly dents or paint chips on your vehicle's front end, like pimples on a face. Good news, there is a way to prevent or even limit the damage by using a WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector or a WeatherTech Hood Protector. One common question we receive is, "Which one do I need?" Let’s take a quick look at the differences between each one so you have all the information you need to make the right decision for your vehicle.

WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector

WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector

The Stone & Bug Deflector is a sleek and low profile custom-fit rock and bug shield that protects the hood of your car, truck, SUV or minivan. Made from aerospace-grade acrylic, it's virtually indestructible and scratch resistant. The WeatherTech Easy-On Stone & Bug Deflector is aerodynamically designed to provide excellent protection against stone chips and bug stains. Attaches easily to most SUVs, trucks, minivans or cars using either a 3M brand automotive adhesive tape or fasteners that use existing holes in your vehicle's hood. No drilling is required.

Key features:

  • Sleek and low profile
  • Custom fit
  • Aerospace-grade acrylic
  • Scratch resistant
  • Uses 3M branded automotive adhesive tape or Fasteners using existing holes
  • No drilling required
  • Made in USA

WeatherTech Hood Protector

WeatherTech Hood Protector

The Hood Protector is a custom-fit bug and debris shield that helps preserve and maintain paint finishes. Features a sleek and low profile made from flexible acrylic, built to withstand anything the road throws at it. Made in the USA. The Hood Protector allows for ultimate protection through its sleek, low profile polished finish. The Hood Protector is made from a durable, yet flexible acrylic that withstands the wear-and-tear from the daily grind. Through its exclusive, custom-fit design, the Hood Protector follows the hood’s contours with a wrap design that provides a sleek, aerodynamically-friendly finish. By providing a barrier against bugs and debris, the Hood Protector helps to preserve and maintain your vehicle's paint finishes. The Hood Protector mounts in minutes using strong 3M automotive tape without the need for drilling.

Key Features:

  • Stylish skin-tight fit
  • Designed to flow with the contours of each vehicle’s hood
  • Flush mounted
  • Flexible, durable, acrylic material
  • Uses 3M branded automotive adhesive tape
  • No drilling required
  • Made in USA

Do stone and bug deflectors actually work? Wondering how one small piece of plastic can protect your hood and windshield from insectoid splatter and kicked up rocks, stones and other road debris. Read blog article: Do Stone and Bug Deflectors Work?

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