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Why Install A Bug Shield?

Bug repellents has been a cause of dispute between believers and nonbelievers for quite a while. Some claim that they work and others say contrary. Since a lot of testimonials that support both sides of the argument appear on the internet and via the word-of-mouth, choosing which to believe can be a challenge. Prior to that it’s essential to comprehend the reasoning behind the bug deflector design.

In directing airflow upwards towards in front of the car The purpose of deflectors is to transport bugs over and up the roof rather than directly through the hood into the windshield. Bug deflectors aren’t able to alter the aerodynamics of your vehicle in any significant way however, anything that helps to redirect airflow over your vehicle will improve efficiency to a small extent.

In the beginning bugs deflectors were tall straight pieces made of Plexiglas connected to the front of the vehicle. The form of your vehicle or truck and the type of vehicle, they could be effective however, they were not always. In recent times there has been a lot that’s been learned and learned about aerodynamics and been used to create bug deflectors, where it was never before. Modern design rules dictate that higher height isn’t always superior as the overall shape and curve of a deflector can yield the same, if not superior results to an elongated, flat plank that is nailed to the front.

Deflectors are currently “vehicle-specific” This means they’re designed specifically to suit specific brands and models. Since deflector curvature and angle is tailored to the airflow characteristics of each vehicle it is highly effective, while also complementing the vehicle’s design and still retaining a stylish appearance.

Windshields are covered with insects.

The skeptics will claim that the difference between the old and modern bug deflectors is small. They will offer newer deflectors points for their looks. But the truth is that a deflector that is made of high-quality materials, and that’s custom-designed for your specific vehicle is efficient and will give tangible outcomes.

Another advantage to bug repellents is when you may see bugs that splash against the deflector, you’ll be able to be sure that road stones are flying off it as well. Pebbles and other particles which could chip your hood are essentially thrown away. We’ll look at several bugs deflectors that we provide to assist you in making an informed decision.

Tape-On vs. Bolt-On Bug Deflectors

Bug deflectors sold by us are attached in place with screw or double-sided tape and the methods of attachment described on each item’s page on our website. Screw-on deflectors are typically shaped with a sleeve which fits under the hood, or they come with brackets that allow this. In either case, the slots in brackets must be placed to permit you to use the holes in your vehicle in the hood or grille molding is mounted. Simply take the trim piece off and then install the deflector then put it back in place and then mount it and put it back into place.

The Peeling of the Protective Backing Deflector

Deflectors that are taped into the place are made using 3M(tm) double-sided, automotive-grade tape. This tape is sturdy and efficient enough that numerous automotive manufacturers utilize it for the attachment of chrome trim in their factories. A foam core permits the tape to adapt to surface imperfections and also allows expansion and contraction when temperatures vary. Installation is very simple since the tape has an outer layer of protection that is removed off before the final installation.

Products for Bug Deflector

When you’re looking at products for bug deflectors you should always examine the product’s Options field. You’ll find the variations in product and finish that might be applicable to your particular brand and model.

The deflectors we offer are constructed out of polymer-based substances like acrylics or ABS plastic. Although the majority come with smoke tinting, some are available with chrome finishes clear finish, chrome finish, and different designs. When considering products for bug deflectors be sure to examine the product’s Options field. You’ll find any variation in the product’s the finish available for your specific brand and model. We’ll discuss the deflectors available in clear, chrome and various finishes. Other than that, the items mentioned are standard smoke tint.

Low-Profile Bug Deflectors

Low-Profile AVS Chrome Aeroskin Hood Shield

The slim-profile AVS Chrome Aeroskin Hood Shield.

Sometimes referred to by the name of “off off the front of your hood” deflectors. They are made to fit just behind the car’s hood in an encased fitting, form-fitting style that is a perfect match to the contours of the vehicle. They often are akin to OEM trims more than the accessories. Since the modern automobiles have thinner hood lines than they have ever had and their paint is more susceptible to damage from rock chips. This is the reason we offer a range of deflectors made to fit a range of automobiles and trucks. For models for cars that are a bit older, it is the AVS Carflector Smoke Hood Shield is specifically designed for vehicles from the early 1990s. the AVS Acrylic Aeroskin Hood Shield and chrome-finished Chrome Aeroskin Hood Shield offer an excellent selection of cars starting in 2004 (as as trucks from earlier years).

For vehicles such as trucks, SUVs and vans for vans, there’s The AVS Hoodflector Hood Shield along with the Stampede Vigilante Premium Hood Protector as well as it’s the AVS Aeroskin II matte black Hood Shield that features a matte black finish and an upward-facing ridge on the top of the hood to aid in airflow while not compromising appearance. If you’d prefer a transparent, un-tinted low-profile bug deflector Wade provides an UltraGuard Bug Shield and Platinum Bug Shield. It is important to note that both Wade products are made with smoke tints for all models. However, the it is possible to purchase the clear version is dependent on the model and make.

Standard-Profile Deflectors

The bug deflectors with a standard profile are located further away from the hood, and could have an angle profile. They are ideal if you live in warmer regions with bigger bugs since they push air upwards and can increase the chance that tropical bugs can be able to pass through your roof completely.

There’s a starter kit, The WeatherTech Dark Smoke Stone and Bug Deflector which offers an impressive selection of options for cars and trucks with lower hoods , which are more prone to damage caused by stones. For trucks it’s an AVS Bugflector Hood Shield and Lund Interceptor Bug Deflector in smoke tint. If you’d prefer a selection of clear or smoke tint plastic that you can paint and sprayed, we have an AVS Bugflector Deluxe and Bugflector II. Its Bugflector II is manufactured for an extensive range of minivans and crossovers as well as to SUVs and pickups.

Stampede’s Vigilante Premium Hood Protector provides the choice of clear, smoke tint and chrome camouflage along with United States flag designs with or without an eagle in the front. If you’re looking for carbon fiber’s look the GTS Omni Guard Hood Deflector as well as the Bug Guard Hood Deflector offer it on certain models, along with smoke tint or clear. For both of these GTS products, simply type in the model, your model, make and year and select the most appropriate option for a redirection to a second page on which the finish is chosen.

Stampede Vigilante Premium Patriotic Hood Protector

This GTS Smoke – Bug-Gard Hood Deflector has rugged contours and the added benefit of having a round central emblem that is customizable by incorporating your personal image. Putco offers smoke and chrome tinted versions of their Element Hood Shield. In lieu of the gentle curve, Element deflectors are designed with sharply beveled edges that are designed to complement the appearance of trucks, with a rugged style that is their own.
Putco Element Chrome Hood Shield

The Putco Element Chrome Hood Shield (left) and the Element Tinted Hood Shield (right) enhance the rugged look of all trucks.

If you own an Dodge Dakota or Durango model between 1997 and 2003, we’ve got an “fender eyebrow” set of deflectors specifically designed for the lower, distinct areas that are above the headlights. It is offered in smoke or a dark tint these AVS Fender Protector pieces attach using dual-sided 3M tape. Also, if you own a 2007 or later Jeep Wrangler, the Rugged Ridge Hood Bug Deflector is available in matte black. Smoke tinted versions are available for Wranglers and various Jeep models up to 2010.

Element Tinted Hood Shield

Bug Deflector in Different Designs

Bug deflectors can be efficient, however we want to remain honest: they’ll reduce, but they will not entirely stop, bugs from getting splattered on your windshield. They also have the benefit of providing a bit of protection for your hood, and honestly the models we offer are stylish as well! The best part is that the installation process is fast and simple.