Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Bug Shield
A Few Tips That Could Add Years to the Life of Your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Bug Shield
The bug shield may look like a simple contraption added in front of the truck, but it actually produces a streamlined spurt of air to deflect bugs and other elements away from your truck, especially from the hood, windshield, and other front-end components. You see, bugs are a big NO as they become a sticky caked-on mess that could damage the truck's paint job. So it pays to keep your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD bug shield in good shape. Here are some tips to help you maintain the bug shield of your Silverado 2500HD:
- Clean the bug shield once it got caked up with mud or coated with filth.
After a serious off-roading or any rugged task, your Silverado usually gets filthy. If you're too tired or you don't have time for a thorough car wash, then at least take time to wash and brush dead bugs off the bug shield. Dead bugs, especially those that have dried up, can really be a pain to remove, so don't expect to eliminate all of them on your first try.
- Inspect the bug shield for scratches and other signs of damage every now and then.
Once you've washed and dried the bug shield, it is a good idea to check it for scratches, dings, crack, and other signs of damage. If you notice anything unusual, deal with it immediately to prevent it from getting more serious. While hairline scratches can be ignored, deeper and longer ones can really be unsightly and may take away from your otherwise good-looking truck.
- Polish and buff the bug shield to restore shine.
Age and frequent exposure to direct sunlight and other elements can make your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD bug shield appear dull, therefore giving your truck an unkempt look. You can restore your bug shield's original luster by polishing and buffing it. Just make sure that you'll use the right polish for the type of material your bug shield is made of. For best results in buffing, it is a good idea to run the buffer in circular motion. If you want an extra layer of shine, you can put another coat of polish and then rebuff the bug shield.