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#1 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 06:25 PM
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just been away for a few days and the car is starting to get plastered with bugs.

I have a flexible bug screen from my previous vehicle, but the problem is, that vehicle had a rectangular flat front and also you could hook the cords around the fenders.

On my Rondo its very tapered and you can't hook around the fender due to the inside liner. Has anyone got any ideas or come up with suitable solutions, much appreciate any input as I will be doing a cross country trip this summer and don't fancy the constant cleaning and picking bugs out of the rad
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Cut a piece of screen wire to fit into the grille opening. Wire it to the grill in a couple of places so you can easily remove to clean.
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I was thinking of something similar. I thought you might want to make wire rings the shape of the openings for support and wrap the screen around it. I have no idea how well it would work though.
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Try it and see.
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I may do that when it gets warm enough for bugs. It's still freezing some nights here so its not a problem for me yet. I just pulled the top half of my winter front off a couple of weeks ago.
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I just finished installing a metal grill to the lower open area to help protect it from any rocks that could enter that area and also to reduce the bug penetration. It took a few trials but it doesn't look too bad.
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Looks really good. It looks a lot like the grill on Kia's SX concept car. Are you planning to put something on the top as well? BTW, hope you enjoy your trip.
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... It took a few trials but it doesn't look too bad.
Wow, nice job, from my point of vue it look very good too. Does the material rust proof?

Here is a picture of the SX. Like Puddleglum said, it's really close.



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Looks really good. It looks a lot like the grill on Kia's SX concept car. Are you planning to put something on the top as well? BTW, hope you enjoy your trip.
that's where I got the idea from, unfortunately the pieces that I got are not wide enough for the top, so for the trip I will just tie some screening to that area.
We head out on Tuesday (so any comments from me will be sparse for some time) I should be driving through Red Deer at some part of my trip so you may spot a Aqua Silver Rondo with Ontario plates on it

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Wow, nice job, from my point of vue it look very good too. Does the material rust proof?

thanks, I hope not, the material is actually evestrough screening that I picked up at Lowes (pack of 5 for about $11) and the rubber trip around it (otherwise it will scratch all the plastic) is slitted screen molding, but something a little larger would be better.
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