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Old 07-24-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Bug deflectors

Does those bug deflectors help keep bug splatter of the windshield ?

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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With as vertical as the windshield is, I don't think much of anything will keep it clean. There are some guys here who think the deflector is great and others not so much. I think that's one of the 'if you don't mind the look, it's worth a shot' mods.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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I am one of those who don't like the look. We're at the gas station so much it's no trouble to just clean my windshield all the time.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:13 AM   #4
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I think so.

Also helps with chips on hood
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:33 AM   #5
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It only helps with chips in the hood for a very small angle of a rock's approach. Think about it: the rock is on it's way DOWN if it's gonna hit your hood. How much of the hood is protected? If it's going up you're tailgating INSANELY close, and it's gonna hit the windshield anyway, not the hood.
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Does those bug deflectors help keep bug splatter of the windshield ?
No. I tossed mine in the trash.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #7
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They do nothing, but I think they look good so I kept mine.
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Plastidip the hood!!! Ha ha ha ha
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They do nothing, but I think they look good so I kept mine.
Exactly. The windshield is too vertical for the Bugflector to be effective, but personally I like the look. To me it "ruggedizes" the front of the Jeep and gives it a unique look. Besides, it flows really nicely with my black grill.
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We're at the gas station so much it's no trouble to just clean my windshield all the time.
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Get the bushwacker hood piece. Helps cover the edge from chips, and acts as a deflector. I will say that it slightly reduces windshield splatter, but not significant enough to effectively deflect. Again, as mentioned, due to our vertical windshield. Looks great!


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Old 07-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #13
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I agree with others here doesn't help with bugs but it does protect the leading edge of the hood and I love the look always have (maybe because growing up my dad always had one on every vehicle and he still does).

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I hear what everyone is saying input the weather tech on for looks but I believe it as cut my amount of bugs down less than 1/2. I was cleaning windshield every day now couple times a week
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I think if the deflector was up a couple inches then it would deflect more but I rarely see bug deflectors like that anymore, I had one on my 85 Cherokee back in the day.
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they do nothing, but i think they look good so i kept mine.
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