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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bug Shield

How to Take Care of Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bug Shield

When travelling on the highway at your cruising speed, it is inevitable that you encounter flying insects smashing into your hood. These bugs leave unwanted traces of their bodies in colorful residues of sorts. Unless you want an artsy canvass of bug carcasses on your hood, you ought to find a shield to take the splatters before they reach the gloss coating of your hood. This is where the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 bug shield comes to play. This piece of plastic fitted on the tip of your hood is the first one to take the flak of insects. But of course, you will not let all the slime accumulate on the bug shield over time unless you are creating another piece of artwork for your collection. We can agree that you should give your bug shield regular attention and care to prolong its life. Here are some tips on how to show your tender loving care to this piece of truck accessory. Read along.

  • Wipe off any residue on the bug shield at least once a week.

If you can't afford to wash your truck once a week, you can at least wipe off insect residues that stick on the bug shield during your weekends. These insect residues can sometimes have chemical reactions on the material of your panel leaving nasty marks on it. At worst, the mark becomes very obvious and ruins the aesthetic appeal of the panel.

  • Rinse the bug shield with a steady stream of clean water.

Using water for cleaning any panel of your vehicle's exterior is standard. Directing a steady stream of clean water loosens dirt and grime attached to the surface. With a certain amount of pressure, it can already remove some foreign bodies sticking.

  • Scrub stubborn dirt and residue with a sponge.

After rinsing the bug shield with water, you can continue getting rid of dirt by using a sponge soaked in a car shampoo mixture. Scrub the plastic panel with soaked sponge until the residues are eliminated. After, rinse again with clean water then dry with a chamois.

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  • Replacement Tips for Your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Bug Shield

    Bugs, bugs, and more bugs. There is no escape from these little creatures. It gets worse when they end up splattered all over your truck when you are driving down the freeway. Whether we like it or not, the miniature road kill does happen… and sometimes, very frequently. Despite the tragic fate of the bugs, your truck can also suffer from unfortunate outcome due to bug residue sticking to the surface of your panels. Splattered bugs on vehicle surfaces are known to cause chemical reactions that can damage the finish of the paint. We can reduce this kind of occurrence by installing accessories like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 bug shield. Here are a few tips for installing a bug shield to your truck.

    Tip #1: Cracked areas on your old bug shield may be a sign that it needs to be replaced.

    Your old bug shield has already aged due to long-term exposure to elements. In the process, it wears out the quality of the panel’s material. This can lead to cracks, scratches, discoloration, and distortion. If these symptoms are already manifesting on your bug shield, you might want to consider getting a replacement.

    Tip #2: Pick the bug shield specifically designed for the year model and trim of your Silverado.

    There is a wide variety of bug shields available in the market. When picking one for your truck, always make sure that it is specifically designed for the year, model, and trim of your Silverado. Truck hoods have different lines as trucks evolve into newer models. You don’t want to end up installing a bug shield only to find out that it does not follow the shape of your hood because it is suited to an older truck model.

    Tip #3: Make sure to clean the surface of the hood before mounting the new bug shield.

    Before you mount your replacement bug shield, make sure that the hood is clean and dry. This ensures that the panel will be attached properly to your hood.