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Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector (07-18 Wrangler JK)

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  • Hood Armor and Tailgate Protector
  • Custom Styling
  • Dura-Flex 2000 TPO Construction
  • Easy, No Drill Installation
  • OEM Matte Black
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan with extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Bushwacker Textured Hood and Tailgate Protector, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is for those of you who wanna protect the areas that are prone to damage on your Jeep, like the leading edge of the hood that can catch a lot of stone throws and the top of your tailgate that can get damaged when you're sliding things in and out of the open back window of your Jeep. This will also change up the look of your Jeep, and it's something that's fairly inexpensive, is reversible because you're not doing any major modifications, and the installation could not be any easier. This hood and tailgate protector set is made of the same Dura-Flex 2000 TPO material that all Bushwacker flares and other plastic accessories are made out of. So you know it's gonna be really strong and it's going to resist fading in the UV sunlight, like all of the flares from Bushwacker will. These are built really well, designed to fit, and they are also designed to match all of your OE plastic on your Jeep. So your door handles, if you have factory flares or factory bumpers, these are gonna blend right in and look factory as well. As with all other Bushwacker products, this is really complete, including the alcohol prep pads that you need to clean the surface, so the installation is really easy. As I mentioned before, the installation could not get any simpler with these. They install with your 3M tape, so there is no need to drill or screw into your vehicle. So, to get started with the installation, the first step is to open your hood and keep it propped open with something like a spare two by four. That will give you all of the working area that you need to get the hood protector installed nice and easy. From there, you'll wanna use the included alcohol prep pad or a good glass cleaner to remove any debris or dirt that might be on the hood, which will give you a nice, strong bond between the 3M adhesive on your hood protector and the hood of your vehicle. Now, this 3M tape really works best above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so you wanna be installing this in the spring or summertime or at least in the heated garage. If you put this on in the dead of winter when it's freeing outside, the adhesive isn't gonna wanna setup quite as well and the part might not stick on as well as it should. Once you have the surface clean, you can lay the hood protector up onto the hood, making sure that this leading edge hooks underneath the front of the hood. If that edge is not hooked in properly, Bushwacker does tell you that the hood won't shut properly. So it's important that that is hooked under. Now, all of the 3M adhesive has this red backing tape over top of it and all of the ends of that have been left long, which, again, makes installation really easy. All you need to do, once you have the hood protector clipped in place, is with one hand hold it firmly in place and with the other grab the long tail of the 3M covering and peel it back. There are a total of three strips that hold on the hood protector and two that hold on the tailgate protector. Once all three of the strips are pulled off of hood protector, make sure that it's pressed down firmly and evenly across the front, and you're done, and really it doesn't get any easier. The tailgate protector will install much the same way and it also has a lift on it that will clip over the top of the existing tailgate. The two parts together shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes to install even with cleaning the surface. When I first looked at the price tag on these, I thought it seemed a little bit expensive. But when you take these out of the box and you see how they are built, how they are molded, the finish that they have, the fact that they look factory and they fit really, really well all with an easy installation means that these are worth the price, at least in my opinion. They are going to do a good job of protecting those areas that are prone to damage on your Jeep and they look good doing it. So whether you're looking to add some protection against stone throws on the front of your Jeep and the top of your tailgate from sliding things in and out of your open rear window or you're just looking to change the look of your Jeep a little bit, these Bushwacker protectors will definitely get the job done. And, in my opinion, they do it at a price that's really fair for the quality of the product that you get. So that's my review of the Bushwacker Textured Hood and Tailgate Protector, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Stylish Protection. Invest in Bushwacker's Trail Armor Hood and Tailgate Protector Set to ensure your Wrangler's paint stays scratch free. These stylish protectors feature a matte black OE style finish to complement your factory exterior finishes. You'll travel in style and peace of mind knowing your tail gate edge and hood won't be at risk for scratches due to everyday use and more.

Durable Construction. Bushwacker's Trail Armor is made in the USA from their own Dura-Flex 2000 TPO for extreme protection, durability and flexibility. This material won't rust or cause unwanted damages to your Wrangler's body. Unlike other options on today's market it is 100% UV stable, ensuring the finish will maintain without chalking or fading.

Installation and Warranty. Designed as a hassle free upgrade, this trail armor set installs easily with automotive grade 3M tape for a snug and secure fit. No drilling or extra modification is required to your rig and both pieces are backed by Bushwacker with a limited lifetime warranty for full security and value.

Application. This Bushwacker Trail Armor Hood and Tailgate Protector Set is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models including Rubicon Fitment Exception: Does not fit Mopar Power Dome Hood Found on some models such as Rubicon X and Hard Rock Edition

Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Hood guard
  • (1) Tailgate sill protector
  • 3M Tape
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Both functional and good looking.

After finding a big rock chip on the leading edge of my 2016 JK, I started researching different products to protect the hood from further damage. I looked at a lot different wind/rock deflectors and most ...

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5/5
Bushwacker Textured Hood Tailgate Protector

Looks great easy install. Makes our 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU stand out from the rest.

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars
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i have the 75th anniversary ed. It has a different hood. i dont know if this will fit. Your site says wont fit hardrock hood but im not sure if the 75th has hardrock hood. Please send reply.

Ron

  • Hello, you have the Mopar Power Dome Hood, and unfortunately the Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector (07-17 Wrangler JK) will not work with that hood.

    XTNunoP

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Does the tailgate protector work with the hardtop?

LeeS

  • The Bushwacker TailGate Protector will work with both hard tops and soft tops.

    XTHelenW

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I have a Jk 2015 hard Rick edition and I am aware the bug deflector won’t work but I do want to get the tailgate protector, do you sell it separately?

RubiFox

  • At this time, we only carry the Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector together.

    Rob D

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Put on bug deflector and started w/ top tape. Couldn't pull through other two. Seems very snug. Is this going to be a problem? Didn't see a response to my question. BillB

BillB

  • The Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector will have a very snug fit. The tape is used as additional security. As long as the deflector is tight and does not move at highway speeds, you should not have any issues.

    Rob D

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I have a angry bird grill will it work with that

ChrisS

  • The Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector is compatible with the Angry Bird Grille.

    Rob D

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Put on bug deflector and started w/ top tape. Couldn't pull through other two. Seems very snug. Is this going to be a problem?

BillB

  • The Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector will have a very snug fit. The tape is used as additional security. As long as the deflector is tight and does not move at highway speeds, you should not have any issues.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.735849 4.7
  • Appearance 4.886793 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.45283 4.5



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2016

    Both functional and good looking.

    After finding a big rock chip on the leading edge of my 2016 JK, I started researching different products to protect the hood from further damage. I looked at a lot different wind/rock deflectors and most were cheap acrylic and didn't look right. The Bushwhacker was more than I wanted to spend, but I'm glad I bought it. It's made from the same material as the fenders and fits like a factory option. It blends right in with the over all appearance making it worth the extra money. It's very say to install, but make sure do a few practice runs before pealing off the double stick tape and follow the directions. You won't be sorry with the outcome.

    Jeeplover

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 26, 2016

    Bushwacker Textured Hood Tailgate Protector

    Looks great easy install. Makes our 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU stand out from the rest.

    Jeepster49

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon UnlimitedMichigan

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 19, 2015

    Nicely done!

    The product package is shipped on time and packed well including plastic bags cover all parts. The looks is great and feel solid not like others in the market. Overall installation is easy, end-to-end less than 15 minutes including reading the instruction time ;-) the instruction paper is not clear to me. I would recommend color copy or highlight them. Once it's on, it's solid and stable...try to pre-fit First as the instruction suggested. Overall, it fits my 2012 JKU perfectly with a great look!

    JKUL

    Year: 2012Clarksburg, MD

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 29, 2017

    Great find

    The guys at my job thought it a stock item from Jeep. It seems to help with the bugs and stones. A little tricky pulling off the first piece of the vinyl part of the tape but otherwise simple. My Jeep is granite crystal and it blends very nicely.

    ThomasD

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 25, 2017

    Easy Mod

    This is a cheap and easy way to make your vehicle stand out. No wind noise or drag. Take care to remove the front most adhesive strip first on the hood mod. The rest of the install is easy - 30 minutes tops.

    Ali

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 04, 2017

    Great Look, Good Price

    I really like the way this item looks on my Jeep. It gives it a good bit of character, especially since the color and finish match all the other trim pieces on it. Installation was pretty straight forward, after the first adhesive strip. The first strip of the hood protector kept breaking which caused me to have to pull the whole part on and off again a few times to get the fit just right. After that it was a breeze.

    Cameron

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 15, 2016

    Bushwacker Hood and Tailgate Protectors

    Great look and easy to install. You do need to do a test run fit before removing the tape liner to be sure it is on correctly.

    Rallie

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 10, 2016

    A must for Wranglers

    The hood protectoris a must for JK owners. Had one on my 2013 and had a crack/star free windshield for 3 years! Bought a new JKU and the bugs on the windshield were very noticeable right away. The small bump seems to push everything over the windshield, keeping it clean! Spend a few bucks now and save hundreds on glass in the future!

    RubiconTyTy

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 08, 2015

    Adhesive is like immediate cement

    Mine didn't come with instructions and there aren't any on the site. I assumed it would be straightforward. I snapped it on for fit before pulling off the strips that cover the adhesive. As I was slipping it on the adhesive grabbed. I had to pull it off, losing some of the adhesive in the process. Not it won't lay flat and I'll have to find someone who can figure this out. (not mechanically inclined)

    JillzJK

    Year: 2014Onset MA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2015

    It looks great

    Easy to install and looks great. I would suggest making a practice attempt on installation first. Once you peel the tape cover off and place it on the hood it's not moving.

    Rufus43

    Year: 2015Ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 15, 2015

    Really dresses up the hood

    Great addition to the hood and tail gate. Gives that added protection from incidental contact chips and stone chips along the front of the hood. Very easy to install. Highly recommend.

    David23

    Year: 2015Frederick, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 08, 2017

    Would recommend this product to others

    The Bushwacker hood and tailgate protector looks good, does there job, and goes on easily for a great fit.

    VJ

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 17, 2017

    Smooth

    Well built but a pain to put on. Make sure you have it where you want it before removing tape. Overall does the job

    AndrewW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 08, 2017

    Quality reasonable price

    Attractive addition to protect your hood and tailgait. Easy to install but be careful when removing tape, it broke for me and was difficult to completely adhere product to surface.

    MarkD

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2017

    Good product

    Received this product and was happy with all aspects of it. It was packaged well, look good and fit well. Easy install and looks hgreat.

    BrettW

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 19, 2017

    Nice Addition

    The product is pretty much as advertised. Our reason for getting it was to cover up some paint damage on the front of the hood. We like the look of it. Pay attention to the directions and be sure not to take off the sticker backing all at once.

    GaryR

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    September 17, 2017

    Tape is very strong. Take your time installing

    Tape will peel off if you apply incorrectly but it is hard to lift off and reset. Rear guard is much easier. Looks great

    RichardT

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 15, 2017

    Perfect fit

    This Bushwacker Textured Hood and TailGate Protector was perfect for my Jeep. It took less than 30 minutes to install. It not only protects my front hood from Rock chips but also defers bugs from my windshield.

    Lajory

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 14, 2017

    Love It, but...

    Only issue....adhesive tape started failing a couple months in....looks great and protects the edge of the hood....but all that doesn't matter if it won't stay stuck to your hood.

    MinneapolisJeff

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 07, 2017

    Bad fit

    For the price I expected a better fit. Installed according to the instructions and the last step 3M tape did not hold.

    GuyF

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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