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Old 09-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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I readily admit to driving my GXP like a granny. I baby the car, avoid tailending people, park in the last slot in the parking lot. But nonetheless the front end of my GXP looks like sheet. I simply am amazed at how easily the paint chips off this car.

I have searched high and low for a rock deflector like this one http://www.wooddash.com/item/PONTIAC...EVILLE_1992_99 which I am buying since I just re-did the paint on the 96, but with no luck for the GXP. So my question is:

Does anyone now of another car with a very similar hood that I can retro fit a deflector for? The older Bonnie hoods are too different to retro. I was thinking about the Dodge Intrepids but I think it has a funky curve that wont work. Basically I am looking for something that is close enough so that I can do minimal drilling/cutting of the deflector.

Any guesses?
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did you consider trying to fiberglass your own
may not be easy but would look sweet
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its funny when you read a post and it sticks in your head. I just went food shopping
and while walking through the parking lot I was looking at hood line shapes for you. didn't see anything until on the way out.
I drove by an Audi and the hood line looks similar.

But its not listed on the web site you provided
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Anybody own a 97-03 GP? That hood looks very close to the GXP and I saw a GTS deflector on one this morning.
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Anybody own a 97-03 GP? That hood looks very close to the GXP and I saw a GTS deflector on one this morning.
My grother had one, but I am not sure if he'll be home this weekend. if he is, I'll take some measurements.
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My grother had one, but I am not sure if he'll be home this weekend. if he is, I'll take some measurements.
I would appreciate that muchly.
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You could just add some 3m clear coat protector.. It is a clear vinyl type film that is cut to fit and laid on. I have covered my headlights with it.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...otective_Film/

And one the GXP is painted the whole front end and mirrors are being covered.
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I've heard people having real problems with the plastic stuff. Thoughts?

I absolutely WON"T use a car bra. My 96 hood was ruined by a car bra by putting a cloud like haze in the clear coat.
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