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20Laramie11 11-08-2010 01:20 PM

Which bug deflector? Need your opinions!
 
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So here's a pic of my front end...

I'm undecided on which option would look best...so I am asking the group..."phoning a friend" if you will. My window vent/rain guards will be smoke colored as to blend in with the tint...in-channel of course. So which hood bug deflector do I go with? Chrome to match the grill, blue to match that sexy painted hood(LOL!) or smoke to match the window rain guards? Lookin' forward to everyone's answers! Thanks everyone!

platinuminjected 11-08-2010 01:25 PM

i would say match your window visors

RootBeer 11-08-2010 01:34 PM

I'd go with blue or chrome. Smoke would make a dividing line between the grille and hood. If that's what you're after, then go for it.

Also, stay away from deflectors that look like a "handle bar mustache". :D

When you put the deflector on, stop by Home Depot or Lowes and get some foam weather strip with adhesive back. Put it on the hood then install the deflector. This will keep the deflector from rubbing on your paint due to buffeting while going down the road.

20Laramie11 11-08-2010 01:43 PM

Yeah...not really sure if I want that "dividing line" there. I guess that's why I asked on here. Haven'treally seen many pics with them on yet but who knows...there are a million pics on this forum! As for the foam...do you just put it on the front lip of the hood? Won't the adhesive ruin the paint? As for the "handle bar mustache" deflector...do you have an example of this? Not sure I know what you mean. Thanks again!

TC17 11-08-2010 01:52 PM

Well being the military guy I am......and since you have a blue truck, I thing a nice patriotic themed one would be the way to go.....

RootBeer 11-08-2010 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 20Laramie11 (Post 353705)
Yeah...not really sure if I want that "dividing line" there. I guess that's why I asked on here. Haven'treally seen many pics with them on yet but who knows...there are a million pics on this forum! As for the foam...do you just put it on the front lip of the hood? Won't the adhesive ruin the paint? As for the "handle bar mustache" deflector...do you have an example of this? Not sure I know what you mean. Thanks again!

I have a chrome one you can see it in my sig. Only reason I got chrome is they don't make one in my truck's color.

The adhesive side on the foam goes against the front edge of the hood. Won't hurt the pain. That's how all the badges are held on.

"Handle bar mustache" deflectors are the ones that go out over the top of the headlights. I don't care for them. I like the kind that are an extended upside down U. You can see the different types on various sites that sell them.

Kleeeen 11-08-2010 02:43 PM

I say paint color

RansRAM 11-08-2010 02:46 PM

I'd go with the color matched blue if you can get it. I was able to order the Mopar color matched in brilliant black. Here is a pic, http://www.ramforumz.com/attachment....5&d=1287854280. Not sure if you can get the color match in blue however it's worth a try. If not, i'd go with the smoked to match your tints.

platinuminjected 11-08-2010 03:13 PM

or get them all colormatched bugdeflector and window visors

GTyankee 11-08-2010 05:00 PM

you can always buy the one that looks best to you & then add a blue plastic film over it, i have not been able to find a blue bug shield, except the one with red & white along with it

the film comes in a 25" X running foot lengths, so you buy a piece of 25" X 5' at about $7.00 a running foot, for about $35 & have a one of a kind bug shield
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Rowlux_Illusion_Film

i have used RIDOUT plastic products for years, making spice racks, lazy susans, plastic jewelery boxes, even mirrors, great for Xmas gifts


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