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Old 04-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Bug screens/covers, plus or minus?

I am sure this has been debated much on this forum already. But being new to the forum I am not aware of it. So, what is your take on installing bug screens on the front of your coach? Pros / Cons? Seems to me it may wear the finish in spots.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Unless they are throw aways you still have to clean up. I have tried the masks and screens and after you power wash them a few times they come apart.
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Not worth the cost, IMO. Keeping the coach waxed will go a long ways to getting bug splats off. I've found wet dryer sheets & some big remover do a great job of removing them once they've given their all. The main thing is don't let 'em stay on there long. Wash 'em off as soon as you reach your destination.

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There is another reason besides bugs to have a "bug" screen. We travel with a Bra (front mask) on our coach all the time. The prmiary reason is to protect the finish from rock chips, nicks, etc. I personally would not want to have a coach without one.

Our bra does not mar the finish. However, your Phaeton may already have a Diamond Shield mask. Most of the newer coaches come that way.

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Every bra I have had/seen has trapped dirt and eventually scratched the paint. If you do wish to use one, I would suggest a quick removal system of some type and only have it on while actually going from place to place..
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This is the new product that is being used these days. http://www.invisiblemask.com/index.htm
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My dear old '99 Discovery, has had a bra from the begining, and I wouldn't be with out it. The front with out the bra on looks like brand new, no wear spots either. The bra has been easy to clean, just take a high pressure washer to it. Every fall I take it off for the winter and before I head back to MI. I put it back on for the trip back to MI.
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