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Tips to prevent bugs from sticking to the front? by 2.5
Started on: 05-16-2014 04:56 PM
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Report this Post05-16-2014 04:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What do you use?

I road trip some, and go to some shows hundreds of miles away, sometimes driving summer evenings. I use "bug off" or "bugs b gone" to remove them. But I was thinking is there a really slick wax or something I can use before the trip to help protect even better?
Saw this but it is for airplanes, not sure if its safe or overkill...

http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/4943

The other alternative is a bra, but with black paint I'm more concerned with the bra scratching too. Any tips? Thanks
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Report this Post05-16-2014 05:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I use frequent coats of Malms pure carnuba wax. You can't buy it in the store, only by phone or the web. It's the best wax I have ever used. Not only will it make the bugs easier to get off, repeated use will make your paint look show quality.
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Report this Post05-16-2014 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackThunderGTSend a Private Message to BlackThunderGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Go get that thing detailed and coated with opti coat or cquartz finest, the bugs just wipe off.
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Report this Post05-16-2014 11:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DanFieroClick Here to Email DanFieroSend a Private Message to DanFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just swerve around them
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Report this Post05-17-2014 12:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've heard that a coating of PAM will help. Never tried it, however.
If nothing else, it will make your car smell like biscuits.

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Report this Post05-17-2014 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I used to use a film that I applied to the car when I had an open trailer. Took a Florida to Osage Beach Missouri trip and the car was perfectly clean.
The film is a normaly used as a temporary glass covering when painting a building. Left no marks. Comes on a roll, was fairly cheap.

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Originally posted by Raydar:

I've heard that a coating of PAM will help. Never tried it, however.
If nothing else, it will make your car smell like biscuits.



I was going to suggest trying PAM too... Just hose it off when you get there.

PAM is amazing. I heard about a football player spraying the bottom of his jersey with it - the opposing players couldn't get a hold of him.

Haven't used it for "bug spray" but I spray the entire underside of my mower and let it "dry" - and grass won't stick under there (unless it's really heavy and wet).

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Report this Post05-17-2014 06:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RayOttonClick Here to Email RayOttonSend a Private Message to RayOttonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Easiest method for removing the bugs is automotive clay. Use it with some spray detailer and you're good to go in 5 minutes.
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Report this Post05-17-2014 08:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've heard that here in Florida Pam will damage the paint in the summer sun
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Report this Post05-17-2014 08:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ive heard of PAM too, never heard of it damaging paint though. One thing I did use is a spray can of treatment you can only buy at a Harley Davidson Bike store (or maybe online). Its like a window cleaner, even save for motorcycle windshields and paint. You spray it on and bugs melt off. It leaves a slight film thats not greasy and doesnt show, that pretty much prevents bugs from sticking again for a few days. You just spray it on, let it set a few minutes and wipe it off like detail wax.

http://www.harley-davidson....er-pa-17-93600022--1

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Originally posted by Raydar:

I've heard that a coating of PAM will help. Never tried it, however.
If nothing else, it will make your car smell like biscuits.


Sure, but then you've got Don (maryjane) following you down the highway.
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Report this Post05-17-2014 03:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lateFormulaSend a Private Message to lateFormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
PAM cooking spray does work, I have used it for this purpose in the past. I've never experienced any negative consequences with the paint, but I've never left it on the car more than 48hrs. Spay a generous coating on the front facing surfaces (don't forget the side view mirrors and especially the antenna) and when you get to your destination the bug mix will rinse off very easily.

PAM will also work to keep burnt rubber from sticking to your wheel wells or rear quarter panels if you're going to the drag strip or want to do some heavy burnouts. The tire flakes will wash right off.
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A rag moistened with Kerosene, applied but not wiped will prevent bugs from hard sticking to the facia. Kerosene will not hurt the finish and wipes off easily.

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Report this Post05-18-2014 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jim94Click Here to Email jim94Send a Private Message to jim94Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Plexus plastic cleaner is what I used on my motorcycle windshield. The stuff worked great but so does pledge but I don't know if I would use pledge on my paint because it has too much silicone.
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Report this Post05-19-2014 06:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RJS525Click Here to visit RJS525's HomePageClick Here to Email RJS525Send a Private Message to RJS525Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Has anyone tried this? I haven't used it, but thought it looked interesting.

3M paint defender spray that is supposed to last 1 year. Basically a spray on clear bra that can be removed.

Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3hJYmtKR4

Removal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkT12MvuuRA

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Report this Post05-19-2014 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I found another one made for car paint...

http://www.prowax.com/P-Ser...-10-P_Bug_Guard.html

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"A clear liquid that, once applied to the front of your vehicle, dries completely to form a temporary, protective coating. Helps prevent paint damage from bug kill, insect residue, road contaminants and rock chips. Bug Guardâ„¢ is a biodegradable liquid that is safe and easy to use. Simply spray on surface and allow to dry. That's it! Bugs and contaminants stick to coating, not your finish. Great for transporting show cars as well as high traffic trucks, sport utilities, vans, motorcycles, rental cars, fleet vehicles, dealer demos, commercial vehicles, truckers, buses, police cars, fire engines, ambulances, farm equipment and more. Non-flammable, non-toxic and non-corrosive. "

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Report this Post05-19-2014 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think I'm going to try the bug guard and see how it goes this summer.
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Report this Post05-20-2014 01:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HarryTClick Here to Email HarryTSend a Private Message to HarryTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Put a liberal amount of wax on the front but don't wipe it off until you reach your destination.
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Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover is what I grew up with.

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Originally posted by RJS525:

Has anyone tried this? I haven't used it, but thought it looked interesting.

3M paint defender spray that is supposed to last 1 year. Basically a spray on clear bra that can be removed.

Installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi3hJYmtKR4

Removal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkT12MvuuRA



Yes. And its impossible to get off.
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I have rode my motorcycle from Jacksonville FL to Niagara falls and I cleaned the bugs off with wd-40. Worked well and my paint still looks good. Good for chrome too. I did the trip without a windshield and drove thru miles of hats in n.y.state
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