How And Why To Incorporate Bug Deflectors That Are Effectual
A common reason for not looking into bug deflectors is the fear that they will look awkward, or even silly, on a sleek, well-cared for automobile. Fear not. Modern bug deflectors come in a wide variety of colors and even size and shape. This lets you pick a bug deflector that will blend well with the style and shape of your car so the new deflector looks factory installed.
Modern bug deflectors are made of stainless steel, or acrylic and last a long time. They are damage resistant so you aren’t likely to have to replace them for the life of the car. In fact, a good bug deflector is effectual for both providing a cleaner automobile, but can actually save your car from scratches caused by flying debris and rocks when on the road.
An efficient bug deflector also gives your automobile, SUV, truck or RV a more aerodynamic edge by helping he wind sweep up over the roof. Even though most cars are designed with an aerodynamic edge, every extra slice into the wind helps cut resistance and increase fuel mileage.
The real beauty is that that bug deflectors aren’t that hard to install yourself, saving you lots of money while letting you look forward to a clean car that doesn’t require as much time at the car wash. You can install your new bug deflectors in less than an hour in most cases, either alone or with a helper. Having someone lend a hand will make the job easier and faster.
First make sure the surface is clean and dry. Use a rag soaked in rubbing alcohol, or a good degreaser to get the installation area completely clean of grease that will affect the stability of the adhesive.
That’s right, you need a slick and spotless surface, because your new bug guard is going to be glued on. That’s a good thing. Bug guards go on with adhesives so you never have to worry about holes in the hood if you want to sell the car, change the guard, or remove it all together.
The method of adhesive will be different for each style of bug guard. Some use a combination of glue and Velcro, some use glue all around, and some use heavy-duty tape designed for the purpose. Make sure you use the type of adhesive your particular guard is designed for. Changing to a different type of adhesive can make your bug guard unstable.
Once your car is clean and you have lined up the exact position of the bug guard, have your helper if you have one, help you hold the bug guard steady so that you can place it straight. If you are working alone, make small pencil marks along the area the guard needs to go and install it carefully.
Once the main deflector is on your hood, you will need to glue the rubber bumpers that come with your kit at regular intervals behind the deflector. These little bumpers keep the bug shield from bending and hitting the hood of your car when traveling at higher speeds.
You might expect to pay a lot of money for all of the advantages of incorporating a bug deflector to provide effectual protection for your car. They are very affordable and are usually cost between forty and a hundred dollars for a complete kit.