AVS Aeroskin Matte Black Bug Shield

A Custom Molded Hood Protector Designed to fit the Contours of your Truck’s Hood

When it comes to accessories designed to prevent bugs, rocks, and debris from impacting your vehicle, AVS is the company that comes to mind most. AVS, or Auto Ventshade, in partnership with parent company Lund International, have some of the best vehicle protection products. And they don’t stop there. Their AeroSkin bug shield is stylish and tough, protecting your vehicle’s hood against rocks, bugs, and various other debris you might encounter on any driving excursion. Guard against scratches and dings while making your vehicle look sweet with an AVS Aeroskin today.

Bullet Point Breakdown of the AVS Aeroskin Flush Mount Hood Protector

        No time to read this whole article? Just want the quick and dirty dets? “Too long; didn’t read” your fav acronym? Don’t worry. We hear ya. Here’s our Midwest Aftermarket Bullet Point Breakdown of the AVS Aeroskin Flush Mount Hood Protector:

  • Aero Skin, an ultra low profile hood shield from AVS
  • Designed to deflect bugs, rocks, and various road hazards away from your vehicle
  • Solid windshield protection at an affordable low cost
  • Made from ABS Acrylic
  • A Solid and Durable Hood Guard--No Cheap Feel Here
  • Made in the US, right down in Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Super easy install, with pre-attached 3M Tape
  • Available in Matte Black, Chrome, and Smoke Finishes
  • Backed by AVS’s Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Protects your Hood and Windshield against incidental or consequential damages
  • Chemical resistance and attached via soft sealing
  • Protects against a wide range of road hazards
  • Keeps bug guts from harming your paint job
  • Reduces the need to repair or replace windshield from rock damage
  • A Warranty Period that you can believe in--Limited Warranty for Life
  • A Stylish look that is non-obtrusive
  • Made by a company you can trust
  • AVS has been in the business since 1935, making great protective and stylish products for automobiles everywhere
  • Guard your hood and windshield today with Aeroskin by AVS!
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Protecting your Hood just got more Stylish

I still remember the day I got my new Chevy. I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel and take her for a spin, but after a long day at the dealership dealing with nonsense, we had to have some much needed refreshment and some food to boot.

After a bite and a couple brews, we hit the road to head on home. It was a cool, crisp summer night--one of those nights when you just gotta have the windows down and the tunes cranked. And I loved my truck right from the beginning. I loved the way she handled, how high up I was sitting. It was even nice to have my wife with me. I mean especially nice, especially nice, honey, if you’re reading this.

And I remember how shiny and red my truck looked on the lot when I bought it. And I remember the night air flowing up over the hood of my truck, over the windshield, through my fingertips out the window. But what I didn’t really recall until later was that high pitched buzzing in the background when we went flying past a streetlight out in the middle of nowhere.

But I saw the repercussions in the morning, when I went out to take my truck for a spin again. The front of my hood, where the grille hits the hood, was coated in dead bug parts and guts. It looked like a bug massacre, like some crazy bug hitman had come to town and left the remnants of his work smeared across my hood like a calling card.

Yes, bugs, my friends. Bugs.

And when I was scrubbing the guts and bug parts off, my buddy pulled in next to me--he in his F-150, me in my new Chevy Silverado. After the usual ribbing between Ford and Chevy drivers had concluded, he saw what I was up to and dropped some much appreciated knowledge on me.

First, he told me something I didn’t know about bug guts. They can take your paint right off. Turns out most bug guts are acidic. Yeah, who knew?!

Those acid insect carcuses eat right into your clear coat and down to your paint job. And if you don’t do exactly what I was doing right then--cleaning that crap off immediately--then over time as the bugs decompose, it only gets worse until you paint is really damaged.

So I turned to my buddy, sort of flabbergasted. I mean, how often am I going to hit bugs especially at night like that? Probably every night, all summer long!

He just laughed at me, said something about me being an ignorant Chevy driver, and then pointed to the front of his Ford F-150.

And you know what he had there? I’d almost missed it cause it blended right in with the rest of his trim. I mean, this hood protector looked like it belonged there, stock, from the moment he drove that truck off the lot. And, I can’t lie, it really improved the crappy look of his Ford. Just playing, Matty. Just messin’.

He had an AVS Aeroskin installed on his pickup, and it really did look great there. He explained to me that not only did it look stylin’, his hood guard also protected his paint job against these toxic insect guts. Since the vast majority of bugs hit right there, at the front of your hood, the AVS Aeroskin acts as a shield against this kind of damage.

Now going into this situation, I always thought that the best bug and rock deflectors were those huge ones that jump out from your hood and sometimes those aren’t the most pleasing to the eye, nor do they look or fit your vehicle’s shape. They aren’t aerodynamic in any way. Little did I know that was an old school design. The more modern take on hood shields involves AVS AeroSkin style--a deflector that adheres to the curve of your hood. And since this part is made from durable ABS acrylic, it can take a hit from a rock and bounce the thing right over the top of your vehicle’s cab. Likewise, ABS isn’t going to get damaged from bug guts like your paint job will. So while I still try to keep my AVS Aeroskin cleaned up on the reg, I don’t worry as much about my hood’s paint job now that I have it installed.

Just think. Without my Ford driving, crazy AF friend, I may never have learned about this great product that would help protect my vehicle over time. And I have to say, the AVS Aeroskin looks pretty sick too. I got mine in matte black because it matches the trim of my vehicle, but they do come in chrome and smoke too. The smoke is a semi-transparent look too that I considered heavily before buying. And the chrome would match any aftermarket chrome or stainless steel parts nicely too.

And if you’re looking for something with a little more bump or raised section that is still pretty aerodynamic, you should check out the AVS Aeroskin II or 2. It has a similar style but is made out of TPO and has an added raised bump designed to kick rocks and debris even higher into the air to prevent it from hitting your windshield. I’m pretty pleased with the original Aeroskin, myself, but the second edition, if you will, does a great job of protecting your hood and windshield as well.

So if you’re looking for a great hood protector from Georgia--that’s right--made in the US, right here by American workers--then you need look no further. This stylish hood guard will help your truck stand out in a crowd all while providing great added protection against bugs, rocks, and anything else you might run into on a cool summer night when flying down the backroads.

AVS has been protecting vehicles since 1935. These folks know how to make a bug guard and make it look good. Let us get you your very own AVS Aeroskin today to help keep your paint job pristine and your hood undented by rocks. There’s nothing worse than seeing your brand spanking new truck scuffed up and dirtied by road debris and insects. And yet, it happens all too often. The first step is to be proactive. Get a hood protector now to maintain that like new look for years to come.

And when you go to order, make sure you tell them that Matty said that the only way to make his F-150 look nearly as good as my Chevy was with an AVS Aeroskin installed on it. Yeah, that’ll give him a laugh, ya’ll.

Until then, keep your hood clean of bug guts and enjoy the night driving. I’m off to install a new Aeroskin on my wife’s SUV.

Upgrade your Front End and Protect your Paint Job

While I realize that many of us never consider the paint job or things like bugs and rocks, these really are a major issue that could over time damage your investment. And no matter how tough your paint and clear coat might be, if you are in an area with lots of acidic bug guts or drive in the country at all, this can certainly cause you trouble over time.

At the end of the day, not only will this AVS bug shield protect your hood, but it also makes your truck look great! For a small dollar amount, you can make your vehicle look slick and protect your paint job and even your windshield at the same time.

And if the Aeroskin isn’t your style and you’re looking for something a bit different, you should look out for AVS’ other options, including Aeroskin II and even the brand new Lightshield option! AVS really has you covered when it comes to protecting your vehicle and doing so with style.

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When you’re ready to order your AVS Aeroskin Flush Mount Hood Protector, we hope you’ll get yours from us here at Midwest Aftermarket. We only promote products we believe in and sell them at the lowest prices, shipping quickly to you for free if you’re in the lower 48 states. We have an excellent return policy and strive to get you the right product in perfect condition the first time.

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