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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.

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  • Quick Tips for Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Bug Shield Installation

    Imagine the hassle of having a dead bug on your windshield while driving. It's not only distracting, but it's also an unsightly view. That is why bug shields exist—to prevent bugs, stones, and other road debris from damaging your car hood and windshield while driving. You don't need expert skills to install a Chevrolet Suburban 1500 bug shield. In fact, you just need to consider these tips and you're sure to be done in a jiffy:

    Tip #1: Start your exterior upgrade with a squeaky-clean vehicle.

    Whatever you are installing on your car's exterior, always begin with either an overall wash or a specific-area cleanup. For the bug shield installation, focus on cleaning the area along the front of the hood since this is where your bug shield will be attached. Make sure you dry the area thoroughly because the bug shield won't stick to a moist surface.

    Tip #2: Prepare the necessary tools for installation.

    Check the bug shield package contents for the parts and tools you will be using. Most bug shields come with alcohol pads, washers, screws, and rubber bump-ons. On your toolkit, you will need to take out car wash supplies, a clean cloth or towel, and a Phillips screwdriver. This may vary depending on the bug shield brand that you have purchased, as it might come with different screws.

    Tip #3: Do a trial-fitting before the actual installation.

    It's best practice to test-fit the bug shield on your hood first to achieveperfect positioning and fit. Measure the width of the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 bug shield before the installation. Keep in mind that if you install and remove the bug shield repeatedly due to misalignment, the tape's stickiness will be reduced. You can use marks as references on each side where you want to attach the bug shield. Just make sure that you use a marking pencil or any instrument that will not stain the car paint.

    In addition, you should check the fit of the parts before doing any modification such as painting. You might have a hard time returning the modified bug shield if it happens to be unfit for your vehicle or the paint turns out to be horrible.