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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I saw the front hood chrome bug deflector today, and I liked the way it looked. Does anyone have any experience installing this? I believe there is some minor drilling required. Is this mod a thumbs up or thumbs down? I love chrome by the way.

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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

dabitz- I put one on mine. I like it. 4 holes to drill, not to bad. It took me maybe 10 minutes total install time.
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

Do you drill right through the hood? or is it just on the inside of the hood? In other words, if I later on decide to remove the deflector, will my hood have 4 holes on it? :-(
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

it is on the inside of the hood. it comes with rust inhibitor and the mounting hardware. if you would take it off later you could always leave the screws in it, no one would see them.
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

I put one on mine and I will offer this advice. Make sure when you mark the drilling locations you mark in the center of each slot of the shield so the plastic clips line-up and fit correctly. Use a very sharp drill bit. Listen very carefully to the sound while drilling. When you get close to punching through the second layer of sheet metal (not the top of the hood) slow your drill bit speed and listen even closer. Back way off on the pressure so you dont go through hard and end up putting a dimple on the topside of your hood. You will be able to hear the sound changes near the point you are almost through and you will also notice longer pieces of metal close to the end coming from the bit (at least for me this was the case). I was never so nervous drilling four holes in my life! After I was through drilling I filled each hole with silicone (help with rust), inserted the plastic anchors and installed the shield. I am impressed with the fit and how solid it sits on the hood. Just my thoughts....hope some of this helps.
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That is great advice. I first thought it looked cheap, but after seeing one today I loved it. I think I'll go for it. Need to find more stuff to sell on ebay first. :-)
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

Too bad it's not stainless instead of chromed plastic.
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

Same as the front bumper molding. I just installed it today. I was dissapointed it was chromed plastic.
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

were the instructions helpful to you?
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Re: Chrome Bug Deflector

Provance, if it wasn't for you I would've taken it back to the dealership. Once I removed the 4 clip pieces it was piece of cake. I first tried with the clips on, just in case you might have done something wrong, but no way it would go in. Once I broke the clips it was piece of cake. My handles haven't arrived yet. It is almost two weeks since I ordered. Take a look at the nerf bars I installed. I got them from ebay's seller "intrigued" at 150.00 shipped.

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