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Question Auto Ventshade 25057 Bugflector II Stone/Bug Deflector Fits 18-19 Equinox

Does anyone have this mounted on there 2018/2019 Equinox ?

Does it really work ?

Can you post pictures of it with a side view ?

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My son has a 2016 Equinox with the Weather Tech Window Rain Guards (they have a wonderful appearance), and we now have a 2019 Equinox, but they do not make them as of yet for the 2018 to 2019 Equinox.

Is the design of the window track (space available in the upper track) the problem?

However they did send me an email last week that the Hood Bug Deflector is now available. You may wish to check Part # 50277 which is now on their site.



Is there someone that can advise of any success with the 2018-2019 Equinox vent shades/rain guards.
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Is there someone that can advise of any success with the 2018-2019 Equinox vent shades/rain guards.
Due to WeatherTech not offering vent visors for the gen3 Equinox, I resorted to the GM accessory in channel version provided by Lund. They are not the quality of the WeatherTech brand, as the edges are rough and the material seems to be more brittle; but they are functional, fit well and are reasonably stylish. The prep and installation is critical to a satisfactory result. Here's mine on my 2019 Redline:


2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
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Thank you for taking the time to share your insight and the excellent picture. Pardon my delayed reply, and being new to this forum as well. I was on the my.chevrolet.com page and searched accessories, seeing the Lund part number 19368979 as being offered. I then went to autoanything and began to read reviews.. with the common issue of windows stopping due to the impact apparently on the rough surfaces you mentioned, and some making mention of them shattering.
Have you, or are you willing to share insight as to the best way to prep them and install them to reduce this issue? I greatly appreciate your taking the time to do so if possible.
Very disappointing that this is a problem, as I have rain/vent guards on virtually every vehicle I own. We are having a very hot temp issue having to leave the windows up and we also have the Panoramic roof, even with the shade closed, I am sure adds to the heat build up.
I am fairly adept at modifying things, and would value your experience being shared. As a side note I have an 87 Buick Grand National we performed a frame off back in 2014, along with many other detailed upgrades during the process. Also an Astro Van with 485,000 original miles that has fed my family for 27 years.. I know how to make things last. Good day to you sir.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your insight and the excellent picture. Pardon my delayed reply, and being new to this forum as well. I was on the my.chevrolet.com page and searched accessories, seeing the Lund part number 19368979 as being offered. I then went to autoanything and began to read reviews.. with the common issue of windows stopping due to the impact apparently on the rough surfaces you mentioned, and some making mention of them shattering.
Have you, or are you willing to share insight as to the best way to prep them and install them to reduce this issue? I greatly appreciate your taking the time to do so if possible.
Very disappointing that this is a problem, as I have rain/vent guards on virtually every vehicle I own. We are having a very hot temp issue having to leave the windows up and we also have the Panoramic roof, even with the shade closed, I am sure adds to the heat build up.
I am fairly adept at modifying things, and would value your experience being shared. As a side note I have an 87 Buick Grand National we performed a frame off back in 2014, along with many other detailed upgrades during the process. Also an Astro Van with 485,000 original miles that has fed my family for 27 years.. I know how to make things last. Good day to you sir.
Yes, I can share a few installation tips for a successful install.

The first step is to get the window channel clean enough for the double faced tape to bond. The supplied alcohol wipes proved insufficient; I used a clean rag wrapped around a putty knife, saturated with rubbing alcohol to clean the channel more thoroughly.

Then test fit the visors without removing the film from the tape, just to see how they will go into the channel. Then you can remove the tape backing and install the visor.

The most important and overlooked part of the instructions is:

The tab on the visors that mates with the B pillar, the one that doesn't have tape applied, is supposed to fit between the rubber window channel and the outer B pillar plastic trim. (not in the window channel); the window hits the visor when raising because of insufficient clearance in the channel for the visor and window combined.

The method I use to assure that the window doesn't hit the flange of the visor when initially raising the window is to use some old plastic gift/credit cards as a guide.

I put the window up close to the installed visor, place a plastic card into the track between the visor and the window both on the front and rear of the window; then carefully raise the window all the way up. The plastic card/guides then can be removed to use on the next window.

After the window is up fully, examine the position of the visor to assure it's where it belongs. If not, lower the window, re-position the visor and repeat the install. They won't stick right away, so they can be moved if out of position.

After they are in the proper position and the window is up; do not lower the window for a couple of days, so the tape's adhesive will bond properly.

If you just put the visors on and raise the window without some precautions such as the plastic card/guide trick; you can almost be assured that the window will hit them and potentially break them.

There is also the option of installing the external mounted, tape on visors that are also a Chevy accessory provided by Lund. I just prefer the looks of a channel mounted visor.

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2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL

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You are very kind to share that detailed information. I captured it with Firefox 'take a screen shot' and will review it in detail once I receive the devices. I really appreciate the willingness to reach out and provide the insight. I hope that I am as successful as you were. All the best Garbec01 !
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You are very kind to share that detailed information. I captured it with Firefox 'take a screen shot' and will review it in detail once I receive the devices. I really appreciate the willingness to reach out and provide the insight. I hope that I am as successful as you were. All the best Garbec01 !
I guess that's what being a Forum member is all about; sharing information, learning new things, and helping each other out.

You should have no problem with the installation. The real difference between the WeatherTech and the Lund visors is the optical clarity is superior on the WeatherTech's, and the exposed edges tend to snag a towel with the Lund supplied visors. I also believe that the Lund brand plastic is more brittle and prone to cracking vs the WeatherTech.

I have the Chevy/Lund visors on a 2017 Malibu and the 2019 Equinox; no negative issues so far.

Oh, BTW savagenox2019 ; any pictures of the 87 Grand National?

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2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL

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