AVS® - Hoodflector™ Dark Smoke Hood Shield

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Hoodflector™ Dark Smoke Hood Shield by AVS®. Protect the leading edge of your hood and fenders from stones and other airborne debris and keep insects from splattering your windshield with the Hoodflector™ Hood Shield. The Hoodflector™ is made from tough, impact modified acrylic for long lasting durability, and its low profile wraparound aerodynamic design will provide protection while complementing your truck, van, SUV or crossover vehicle's styling. Car wash safe and designed for easy cleaning, Hoodflector™ installation is simple and straightforward with 3M™ adhesive and/or mechanical fasteners.


Thickness: 0.11


  • Protects hood and fenders from dings and stone chips
  • Deflects airflow, directing bugs and debris up and over vehicle to protect windshield
  • Wraparound, aerodynamic appearance
  • Lower Profile than its cousin the Bugflector II
  • Custom designed for each application
  • Comes in dark smoke finish
  • Molded from tough, impact modified acrylic
  • Car wash safe
  • Installs with 3M™ adhesive and/or mechanical fasteners
  • Includes rubber bumpers to protect hood finish
  • Can be easily removed for cleaning
  • Includes all necessary mounting hardware and instructions
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

A well-designed bug deflector hood shield protects your vehicle in two ways: First, it shields the leading edge of your hood and fenders from stones and other debris borne by the wind or thrown up by other vehicles, keeping your hood and fenders free of dings, dents and chipped paint. Second, the lip of the shield redirects airflow enough to propel bugs and debris up and over your vehicle, instead of crashing and splattering into your windshield, preserving and maintaining your visibility and keeping your windshield free of chips and scratches. The Hoodflector Hood Shield is one of the best-selling automotive products in North America because it’s so effective at both tasks.

The Hoodflector is the low profile version of the AVS Bugflector II. It’s designed for those who want a sleeker, more aerodynamic appearance while still gaining protection from bugs, stones and debris. The Hoodflector is custom designed to perfectly match the contours of your hood and front fenders and be aerodynamically efficient. It's made of rugged impact modified acrylic which is virtually indestructible, so you’ll get many years of protection, and installs simply and quickly with 3M double-sided tape and/or mechanical fasteners, depending on application. Once installed, you’ll find that the included rubber bumpers will keep the shield from contacting the body, to protect the paint finish, and if cleaning is necessary the shield can be easily removed.

The dark smoke finish of the Hoodflector will make it an attractive addition to your vehicle. It’s car wash safe; however automatic “brush-style” car washes should be avoided. Cleaning the shield is easy with soap and water, and cleaning solvents or other chemical products should not be used. The Hoodflector comes with everything required for installation, including hardware and detailed instructions, and it’s covered by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty applies to the original purchaser as long as he or she owns the vehicle on which the product is installed.

AVS® is the innovator of the auto Ventshade, first produced in 1935 to mount above a car window to keep rain out and let fresh air in. In testimony to its effectiveness, the Ventshade is still manufactured by AVS today, albeit in a much more modern form. The company also manufactures a wide range of other Ventvisor/side window deflectors along with hood/windshield protectors and vehicle styling/protective accessories. In 1998 AVS was acquired by prominent truck accessory manufacturer Lund International, and today is one of that company’s leading brands. AVS products are precision engineered and crafted from the finest materials right here in the USA.


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AVS® - Hoodflector™ Dark Smoke Hood Shield
1-10 of 20 Reviews
It looks great on my truck. I was missing a screw and in the packaging but used an extra screw laying around my house, no big deal since the screws that come with it are kinda crappy anyways. The deflector was difficult to install by myself and I had a hard time getting it under the rubber seal. After I struggled for a bit I got it in and it looks great. Happy customer!
Posted by Brenden (Mansfield, TX) / March 05, 20192016 Chevy Silverado 1500
Appearance is ok. However, being plastic I assume this is what threw the quality of manufacture off. The center mark and the predrilled holes are off by 1/4 inch. I got it to fit appearance wise after much remeasuring and marking.
Posted by Darren (Mechanicsburg, PA) / December 25, 20182015 Chevy Colorado
When looking up bug guard for 2010 GMC i want a bug guard that does not cover up the chrome on the hood. The pic shows the bug guard not covering chrome but later i learned that is for 2014 GMC's. Have to send it back as I didn't buy a cheap Chevy. I even asked multiple times if it covered the chrome and was told no. It covers it and looks stupid.
Posted by Richard F (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) / November 27, 2018
Easy to install very good product.
Posted by Vernon J (Berea, KY) / December 31, 2016
5 of 5
Toyota Tundra Crew Maxx 16
AVS® - Hoodflector™ Dark Smoke Hood Shield
This bug shekel looks great and fits perfect. It installs with adhesive tape and two plastic capture screws. Nice and clean looking. Perfect!
Posted by Charlie (Minot, ND) / June 20, 20162014 Toyota Tundra
5 of 5
Hood Shield Install 2005 Chevy Avalanche
AVS® 21417 - Hoodflector™ Dark Smoke Hood Shield
Installation was easy. Looks great on my Chevy Avalanche. Another great product. Thanks.
Posted by Scott (Portage, IN) / July 03, 20152005 Chevy Avalanche
The photo on the CARiD website showed two options, one that was much smaller and stopped at the hood and one that extended to cover the headlights. I wanted the smaller version and ordered that because I feared the large one would overpower the visual appearance. After opening the box I noticed the bug guard was actually the larger version. The paperwork was correct, but the website photo was not. I realize its not uncommon to show images of different vehicles and sometimes stock photos of items, so I'm guessing this happened in this case. Fortunately I thought I'd see if I disliked the longer version as much as I anticipated, but after holding it against the black hood, the smokey guard basically disappeared. So I'm happy with the error. In all - I've ordered several items from CARiD and I know they would have immediately returned the item if I wanted. They are most helpful and I've been very happy dealing with them and have recommended them to friends.
Posted by Robert (Boca Raton, FL) / June 24, 20152010 Dodge Ram
Great looking hoodflector, easy to install, very happy with it.
Posted by Regina (Spencerport, NY) / March 15, 20152013 Chevy Avalanche
Nice and Stylish. Good Product.
Posted by Jesse (Cleveland, OH) / March 28, 20142002 Chevy Silverado
It looks awesome, makes the truck look more classier.
Posted by Mike (Bloomfield, NJ) / March 28, 20142013 Dodge Ram
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