Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Bug Shield
How to Keep Your Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Bug Shield in Mint Condition
Contrary to popular belief, the bug shield on your car does not solely deflect bugs from the windshield. It also defends your car hood from tiny rocks and other road debris that may damage the car paint. Add to that the fact that new bug shield models come in styles that compliment your vehicle. So to have a long and beneficial relationship with your Chevrolet Suburban 1500 bug shield, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Have a regular cleaning schedule for your bug shield.
You may have a regular trip to the car wash to keep your vehicle looking sleek and clean. However, these services do not focus on specific parts of your car such as the bug shield. It may seem like a minor detail compared to your overall car maintenance, but even bug shields are subject to wear and tear over time. A faulty bug shield not only makes your vehicle look crappy, but also makes it prone to more damage. Set a regular cleaning habit for your car's bug shield and keep an eye out for signs of damage.
- Rebuff the bug shield with a coat of polish.
When cleaning your vehicle's bug shield, a bucket of soapy water and a bit of scrubbing are usually enough to remove the dead bugs and other accumulated dirt. But this doesn't necessarily bring back the shine on your bug shield. What you can do after cleaning is to apply plastic polish onto the surface, and buff it with a power drill. The key is to run the buffer in a circular motion until all the polish has come off. Applying another coat of polish will then reveal your shiny bug shield.
- Wax the bug shield to prevent discoloration.
If you have been using your car for a long time, then you will most likely notice the effects of sunlight and extreme weather on the bug shield. Once you notice that your bug shield is already discolored, then a replacement would be the best option. To keep your bug shield's original color, apply wax or an all-purpose cleaner on its surface. This will prevent the sun from quickly damaging the bug shield.