Thoughts on Bug Guards

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  1. 98chevy2500SS

    98chevy2500SS Custom Conversion Freak

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    Thought about recently getting a bug guard for my truck to help against bugs from ruining the paint and/or chips from rocks hitting it. (I have read that bug guts are acidic and can ruin paint?) But I don't know if I'll like the look of it with my SS theme. I love how these trucks are without them, nice and clean, but I also like them on the trucks. What are your guys' thoughts on em and if they are worth around $50 for one? The one I'm looking at is a AVS bug guard. I have a gift card at an auto parts store that I need to use up on something...

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  2. Wade

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    I have one in my garage, and I haven't installed it. I personally think they look a little tacky.
     
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    The slim line ones or whatever they're called look the best.
    Personally I don't care for them but if I had to recommend one it would be the slim one because the regular ones are super bulky and look very tacky.
    But I feel like it would damper the SS theme a little.
    However on a black truck it wouldn't be as noticeable so.... :shrug:
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I agree with what you said @Wade, they can look kind of tacky, especially the super large ones.

    I agree with you @ima93chevyguy, the slim ones do look nice, but I thought it would damper the SS theme as well. When I see them on black trucks they look cool.

    Well, I think that answers my question, I don't think I'll be getting one. Thanks!!
     
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    Looks are the downside. They do help keep the windshield cleaner though by directing some airflow upward rather then along the hood.
     
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    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    X2 to what skylark said. Plus, the majority of them install with self tappers on the front edge of the hood. Which creates a great spot for rust to develop after you realize how ugly it is and take it off. Ask me how I know...
     
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    Another alternative is a Rustoleum rock guard, It is a clear peel coat that is meant to protect against rock chips and bugs.
     
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    Mine came with one and I dont mind the look so I left it but I wouldn't personally put one on a truck. Self tappers is the biggest turn off but its also a pain to wash under it! Especially if you wax, always leaves something under it that drives me crazy until the truck gets dusty again and it blends in.
     
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    It is love bug season in the sand pit right now, and I just don't drive Blue until they are gone ! No bug shield for me.
     
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