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Old 05-15-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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I'm heading to a DE this weekend and it's bug season around here! Is there a simple way to mask the front of my car (mainly bumper and mirrors) to allow for quick and easy removal of bugs? (I'm not interested in getting a car bra, nor do I want to drive 70 miles in a red car with a blue nose (i.e. masking tape). Are there any waxes, sprays, or other simple coatings that I can easily rinse off along with the bugs?
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Giots Garage has a spray on bra that many have tried but I do not know the effectiveness of it. Once when we went to College Station here in TX the bugs were so bad that I went to the grocery store and bought Pam and sprayed the front of the car. A big mess but it worked. The bugs were so bad that the races had to be cut down to 10 minutes because the bugs were clogging up radiators and over heating the cars
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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http://www.autobarn.net/duplicolor-spray-on-bra.html

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Use Pam or something similar...Spray a light coating and then wipe it off when you get to where you are. Dont let it cook in the sun. You can always respray b4 your return trip
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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wax on, wax off
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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The only real solution is a good wax job, a bra, or to keep the vehicle velocity below "bug speed."
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wax on, wax off
My car was slicker than a babie's b.... did not help. We are talking BUGS! Between two people talking maybe 1,000...in your eyes and ears...everywhere
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Steve: cicadas?
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My car was slicker than a babie's b.... did not help. We are talking BUGS! Between two people talking maybe 1,000...in your eyes and ears...everywhere
I would kill myself. No wonder I live in California.

I love the Pam idea - that is smart.
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Steve: cicadas?
No Love bugs...or that is what we call them? Two bugs screwing, flying around stuck together doing it Don't try this at home I opened the hatch of my 928 to get my gear out and about 500 of them ended up in the car. In the motel room....everywhere! I stopped at a car wash half way home to clean the radiator of the 928 out for the drive home. The following year we had crickets but not as many.
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mmmmmmm Pam on auto paint in sunshine - I'm not loving the way that sounds!

The spray on bra sounds interesting - saw a demo video - looked cool

Other than that - use a decent sealant on the car instead of wax, and wash the bugs off as soon as you can!
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:02 PM   #13
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Its love bug time in Florida now also
PAM is good for this as others have mentioned.
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Here you go - manufacturers demo video online here:

http://www.duplicolor.com/training/shield_training.html
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No Love bugs...or that is what we call them? Two bugs screwing, flying around stuck together doing it Don't try this at home I opened the hatch of my 928 to get my gear out and about 500 of them ended up in the car. In the motel room....everywhere! I stopped at a car wash half way home to clean the radiator of the 928 out for the drive home. The following year we had crickets but not as many.
Florida Love bugs.. flying fornicating little acid filled sacks of ****.....
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