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@oldsalt has sold his EC, unfortunately, but mine came equipped with a hood protector from the factory. It's got 4 clips that hook on the underside of the hood and the top had f corresponding silicone bumpers to protect the paint. I'm not sure if the aftermarket products work the same, though.
 

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@oldsalt has sold his EC, unfortunately, but mine came equipped with a hood protector from the factory. It's got 4 clips that hook on the underside of the hood and the top had f corresponding silicone bumpers to protect the paint. I'm not sure if the aftermarket products work the same, though.
Ah ok! Thank you! I have a 2022 and just ordered one for mine from Mitsubishi, was hoping it would be easy enough.
 

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I'd love to have that but based on my experience with my two vehicles, they are real dust and pollen traps.
 

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I'd love to have that but based on my experience with my two vehicles, they are real dust and pollen traps.
I didn't request it. It was already on the vehicle at the dealer, but after 1-1/2 years with it on, I've had zero problems with dirt, staining etc.
 

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I didn't request it. It was already on the vehicle at the dealer, but after 1-1/2 years with it on, I've had zero problems with dirt, staining etc.
good to hear! pollen is huge here in the south, it can turn a black car into green in just a few hours of pollen storm, LOL.
 

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I purchased the OEM version and fitted it easily in about 20 minutes. Comes with all the fitting screws and mounts. Rubber bumpers are already fitted to the guard and you just need to stick clear vinyl pads to the hood to protect the paint from rubbing.
 

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I purchased the OEM version and fitted it easily in about 20 minutes. Comes with all the fitting screws and mounts. Rubber bumpers are already fitted to the guard and you just need to stick clear vinyl pads to the hood to protect the paint from rubbing.
Awesome. Can’t wait for this to arrive, along with the other bolt ons I ordered lol
 

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Hi is there a difference between hood/bonnet shape on the new 2021/22 EC models. The after market protectors all list as 2017+. Looking at the Airplex Bonnet Protector listed at BONNET GUARD - CLEAR. Cheers
Not sure but unfortunately Mitsubishi canceled my order stating they had an issue with it coming loose on cars so they won’t release yet.
 

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Thanks for that @Sicoupe06. Had a closer look and I think there is a difference with the 2021/2022 bonnet as there isn't fixing holes near the edge on the underside of the bonnet. The Mitsi NZ site shows the factory protector screwed on the outside Browse accessories.
 

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Thanks for that @Sicoupe06. Had a closer look and I think there is a difference with the 2021/2022 bonnet as there isn't fixing holes near the edge on the underside of the bonnet. The Mitsi NZ site shows the factory protector screwed on the outside Browse accessories.
I believe the screws are to tighten the clamps. They don’t actually screw into the hood. But Mitsubishi advised these come loose and can fly off the vehicle at higher speeds so they have pulled them for now. Hopefully sooner than later they’re available
 

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I was walking past my EC in the garage and my shirt caught on the corner of the hood protector. It took very little force to snap the thing right off. :(

Not sure now if I want to replace it or just take it off.
 

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I was walking past my EC in the garage and my shirt caught on the corner of the hood protector. It took very little force to snap the thing right off. :(

Not sure now if I want to replace it or just take it off.
Oh wow, that’s terrible. Now I’m kind of happy they canceled my order for now.
 

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It was almost 2 years old and exposed to a lot of UV and the elements which I suppose could make it brittle. Cheapest I've found an OEM replacement is around $90 US.
 
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