Personally, we never liked removing bugs from our windshield. In fact, we hated this part of our daily car cleaning process because there's something about their sticky dead bodies that's just repulsive. That's why we jumped on the chance to use a bug shield on our 1998 Chevy Cheyenne and give our thoughts on the product. Here's what we have to say about the Ventshade Bugflector:
Ventshade bug shield features:
- Wrap-around type bug deflector made out of acrylic with a smoked finish
- Direct fit product that attaches with automotive-grade tape
- Sold individually with a lifetime Ventshade limited warranty
- Immediately out of the box, we could tell that this was a high-quality produt. We could tell that its slick and shiny look will complement our pickup's appearance just fine.
- The product obviously tries to make installation a breeze. It came with a little alcohol patch that we could clean the hood with. It also had screws provided for the holes.
- It has been protecting our pickup from more than just bugs. We've seen a reduction in the amount of tiny debris that we had to clean from our windshield as well.
- We could still clean and wax the hood easily even with the bug shield installed.
- It survived several trips to the car wash. We think that it could last on our Cheyenne and give us many years of protection from bugs.
We didn't like...
- The holes on the bug shield did not match the ones on our Cheyenne. We had to spend a few minutes drilling in new holes.
- It took two people to install this bug shield since we wanted to make sure that it lined up perfectly on our hood.
While we appreciate the effort in making installation easy, especially for first-time users like ourselves, we found that we still needed to do some drilling ourselves. Despite this minor glitch, we like Ventshade's bug shield overall. It certainly keeps those disgusting critters away while looking good on our hood. We're quite happy to do our daily cleaning and waxing ritual now, especially since we don't have to deal with those tiny bodies and their dried-up juices.