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well I guess there is some kind of clear tape with the Ford Bug Guard.  my Brother put one on his Focus and there is a clear tape that goes down where the clamps go that hold the Bug Guard to the hood.  it doesn't use the existing holes under the hood like some LUNDS have on other cars or trucks.
 

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ordered mine today.  hopefully it only takes a week to get here.  I'll take pictures once it's on, maybe I'll post some here too.
 

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well I got it today, put it on when I got home from work.  not to sure I like it.  the way it mounts kinda sucks, don't like those little clamps.  had help from my brother.  it is kind of a 2 person job I think.  my brother had less trouble putting the factory one on his Focus then this one seed to be, he said so, he's not to sure he's all that happy with the one on his either.  well here's a couple of pictures.  the little rubber bumpers that your suppose to put on the hood I put on the under side of the guard, it didn't say you couldn't.  that way if I decide to take it off I don't have to worry about getting them off the hood.  they stick with 3M red double sided type tape.  OH YA the instructions really suck too.



 

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[quote author=Donald T link=topic=47121.msg756226#msg756226 date=1149648296]
the little rubber bumpers that your suppose to put on the hood I put on the under side of the guard, it didn't say you couldn't.  that way if I decide to take it off I don't have to worry about getting them off the hood.  they stick with 3M red double sided type tape.  OH YA the instructions really suck too.


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Just be careful... the reason they mention to anchor the rubber stoppers on the hood and not the deflector itself is for vibration purposes. Imagine driving down the highway, that deflector will be buffeting from the wind, which inturn means your bumpers will now be rubbing on your hood. x this the hundreds of times you'll get up to highway speeds = paint ruboff. I had an Explorer with a deflector put on the improper way from the dealership, sure enough at the end of the lease spots were worn down at the bumper spots. Needless to say, with that and them installing the wrong side steps (under warranty), I decided to go to another dealership that had a better service department.

Hopefully nothing like that will happen, but I just thought I'd give you the heads up before its too late.

take care
 

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[quote author=alrob25 link=topic=47121.msg763020#msg763020 date=1150032441]
I think it looks pretty good but as far functionality, only time will tell.
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I know on the TrailBlazer I had it did keep bugs off the window.
 

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[quote author=Donald T link=topic=47121.msg756226#msg756226 date=1149648296]
the little rubber bumpers that your suppose to put on the hood I put on the under side of the guard, it didn't say you couldn't.  that way if I decide to take it off I don't have to worry about getting them off the hood.  they stick with 3M red double sided type tape.  OH YA the instructions really suck too.


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DonaldT,
Just be careful... the reason they mention to anchor the rubber stoppers on the hood and not the deflector itself is for vibration purposes.  Imagine driving down the highway, that deflector will be buffeting from the wind, which inturn means your bumpers will now be rubbing on your hood. x this the hundreds of times you'll get up to highway speeds = paint ruboff.  I had an Explorer with a deflector put on the improper way from the dealership, sure enough at the end of the lease spots were worn down at the bumper spots.  Needless to say, with that and them installing the wrong side steps (under warranty), I decided to go to another dealership that had a better service department.

Hopefully nothing like that will happen, but I just thought I'd give you the heads up before its too late.

take care
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thanks never thought of that.
 

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No offense intended, but it kind of looks like something a really old person would put on their Grand Marquis along with the box of Kleenex in the back window...not too sporty looking. (IMO)
 

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[quote author=ajp745li link=topic=47121.msg764307#msg764307 date=1150118452]
No offense intended, but it kind of looks like something a really old person would put on their Grand Marquis along with the box of Kleenex in the back window...not too sporty looking. (IMO)
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no offense either, but that sounds like a kid comment, (if you didn't mean any offense there was no reason to say it).  from experience with the TrailBlazer it helps with the small stone chips too.  those little Hyway stones will go up over the hood, but like I said I'm not sure I'm going to leave it on.  I haven't seen Kleenex in any back window for as long as I've been driving.
 

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So, do we the rubber bumpers? Donald T have you noticed any flex on the bug deflector while driving?Just wondering becuase I have it but haven't installed it yet and am a little apprehensive about putting those on the my hood.
 

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[quote author=alrob25 link=topic=47121.msg766171#msg766171 date=1150187997]
So, do we the rubber bumpers? Donald T have you noticed any flex on the bug deflector while driving?Just wondering becuase I have it but haven't installed it yet and am a little apprehensive about putting those on the my hood.
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I haven't really noticed, but then I haven't driven to much since it's been on there maybe 3 days worth.  the weather here's been beautiful and really hot, so I've been on my bike alot.  sorry...
 

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I've install the original ford type on mine and install the bubbers on the hood. this wont damage the paint .They come off easy if you have to.You will be surprise ,in a couple of years, how pitted the plastic will be.I've used it on all my previous cars and it's working.It also help the winshield.You need the bubbers otherwise it flex to much and defeat the purpose of the deflector. :D
 

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My hood already has 2 chips right on the lip of it. If I had one of these then they would not be there. The car is 3 weeks old
 

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Donald T, are you still around??

Did you keep this on your Fusion? I am seriously thinking of buying one of these for my Silver Fusion SEL V6. I think it looks good myself. I ordered a sunroof deflector that should be here by Friday...
 

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I like the look of the deflector myself. I think it is more for looks than for the purpose intented, like a small wing. It being a "Bug Deflector", the only bugs it will deflect are the ones as light as mosquitoes. I mean think about it, when you are going fast enough to splatter bugs on your windshield, the upward pressure from the shield will have to be more in relation to the speed you are going, and that slight upward design does not create enough upward pressure to do that. It probably produces an upward pressure at about 20 degrees. It would have to be at least around 60 degrees to be successful. I have one on my 4Runner, and I still have to clean my windshield of bug gutts. So, I think it is more for looks. Thats just the way I see it. I am still getting one for my Fusion though. :cheers:
 
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