My Honda Element AC condenser was VERY exposed to road debris. Concerned me to the point I went to the Element Owners Forum and did some research and found the same basic remedy. Took a section of metal mesh gutter guard, painted it black, slid it in place and secured with black zip ties. Catches the bugs, etc. Have found a couple of places where it was deformed from stopping rocks, etc. In 8 years I have only replaced one zip tie. Best few $$'s spent.
Chris in Virginia
2006 Sunseeker 3100SS/LTD
2008 Smart Passion Cabriolet TOAD
1986 Honda Helix (Original owner)