Sunroof air deflector

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    Ok, so I went and added a sunroof air deflector to my daughters '17' T/A Plus Chally. What do ya'll think? Should I remove it? Or leave it? I don't want to have anyone looking at her like she's goofy for the deflector. with a little bit of searching I can't find anyone else who has done this... Should I post a vote?


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    Since the hood and roof are black it blends in not looking too much of an eyesore. It looks like you put something on the back window as well. What purpose does it serve ?
     
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    That is also an air deflector of sorts, Keeps the rear window cleaner with less road soot accumulation. Plus I thought it would look good as I have seen it on other Challengers. I may be wrong, but I believe some Challys came with it? I only assume that because I have seen quite a few Challengers with it.
     
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    It doesn't look bad at all and more importantly, she'll be grateful for it. A sunroof w/o the deflector kinda sucks really.
     
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    I'm not a fan of any stick on accessories. If there was an in channel one that would be different. It would also be impossible because of leaks I would assume.

    I would also be concerned about the adhesive on the matte finish. If you do remove it, how do you remove the residual adhesive without messing it up?
     
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    I have a charger R/T that came with the air deflector and I absolutely hate the look. I ended up using high quality zip ties to hold the air deflector down and it works perfectly!
     
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    -Assuming of course you added the part on the outside to block the vent that pops up... forgot what happens when you assume :)
     
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    Before I applied the deflector I looked up whether it was a painted surface or not and had found conflicting answers. I assumed it was painted and just went for it. Now I am afraid if I remove it, I could possibly end up peeling the vinyl :EEK: So that's the reason for this thread, and the consensus so far is it stays...
     
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    The hood is painted the rest is vinyl. If I were to remove it I would stay away from the heat gun for fear of messing up the vinyl. I would just wait for a warm day and use some fishing line. But that residual glue though. How do you get that off without using solvents or buffing and messing up the finish? If you did mess it up I suppose you could just remove the vinyl and rewrap it. I would just leave it at this point.
     
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    I Agree, at this point I think leaving it is best. I just squirm at the idea of having to do a roof rewrap on a new vehicle with a hundred and five miles on it...

    What I should have done is just sat it on there, took pics and then got a consensus here on what people thought of the look. Then I also could of looked at before and after pics first without committing.

    As for myself and my thoughts, I don't think it looks bad at all really. However, given it is my daughters car, I just don't want her to get embarrassed because of anything I may have foolishly done.
     
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    I don't think it looks bad....it's just different. As long as your Daughter likes it that's all that matters because it's her car. Never worry about what others think........well, you might not want to put a Hello Kitty billboard on the side, but......
    As long as it's functional and does it's job it wasn't a bad thing to do.
     
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    Don't sweat it man.
    She'll be glad not to get her face buffeted by the wind whenever she opens that sunroof. I guess it give the chally a more European look :D
    Joking aside, even if you had to rewrap the roof, that'd be a $200-$300 job, not the end of the world.
     
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    Why don't they just make the flares go to the inside instead of outside so you can't even see them? It would certainly solve that stick on appearance and give it a more factory look.

    Either way it doesn't matter Brittany got the baddest car on the block!
     
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    I have a sunroof and don't feel the need for a deflector...
    I usually see them on Nissans and Hondas, to me they scream "Look at me, I have a sunroof!"
    I'm just not a fan of stick on accessories or the name Chally.
    Just sayin.
     
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    Not my cup of tea, I really don’t like anything the breaks up the lines of our cars. That is the main reason I have waffled about rear louvers....
     
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    Seriously? IMO, louvers were born on Challengers.. Do you really think it "breaks up the lines"?


    That's pretty darned specific calling out just 2 rice brands on sunroofs. Especially considering they are on every auto maker/brand imaginable that has sunroofs. I also don't think people really put that kind of clout into having a sunroof, especially to the point of feeling the necessity to "scream it out". Also I have to add that the sunroof is about the most popular option out there... And as for the term 'Chally' I agree, I had never used the term before I wrote it in the first post, don't really care for it either.
     
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    Nothing wrong with them, Runningwithbeers has them on his car and they look great with his mods
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    It looks fine Jack. I would leave the deflector alone unless it breaks or starts to come off. I really like the rear window spoiler. What brand? Where did you get it? If you decide to remove the deflector, use "Goo Gone" for the remaining adhesive. It won't mess up the vinyl (it's citrus oil based). Soap and water clean up after that.
     
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    I'm not a critic and all
    I figure it's your car and as long as you like it it's fine
     
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