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Old 09-11-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Love bugs back out in FL

Just drove up I-75 from Tampa to Georgia today and really got hammered by love bugs just north of the I-75/I-10 intersection.
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Ah, the semi-annual Fall "Don't Drive to Florida" season is in full swing!
We lived in Brunswick GA long ago, and I made lots of boat, beer, and fishing money by cleaning windshields near I-95.
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A nice coat of Rejex works like a charm. " nothing sticks to it but the shine "
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How long does the season last? I have planed a trip to the panhandle the first week of October. Should I protect the radiator in my gasser?

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I never did. They're mostly an annoying mess on the front end and mirrors.
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How long does the season last? I have planed a trip to the panhandle the first week of October. Should I protect the radiator in my gasser?

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Old 09-12-2016, 01:42 PM   #6
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How long does the season last? I have planed a trip to the panhandle the first week of October. Should I protect the radiator in my gasser?

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Usually lasts about a month. I've seen people put what looks like window screen over the grill, I've never bothered with anything on cars/trucks gas MH's . When I get a chance, I just wash them off.
Hopefully by the first week of October, up that far north, the weather will be cooler and they won't be out.
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We hit them driving back from Tallahassee to Orlando yesterday. The worst was the I-10 drive from Tallahassee to I-75. Seemed like once we got on I-75 South there were not too many yet (I'm sure they will be out soon). Funny thing is on drive up to Tallahassee on Friday we hit very few the whole way, they must of all hatched this weekend! Spent a good 45 min-1 hour cleaning front windshield and cap once getting home yesterday.
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Cliff, What's the difference between the Rejex 61001 and 61002???


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Good question. I use the 61002. I don't know the answer.
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Good question. I use the 61002. I don't know the answer.

61002 it is then! 😎


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I use plenty of warm water and a dryer sheet to remove the splatter. Wet the dryer sheet frequently and rub the spots gently until the splatter is gone. They have been out for a week or so in Gulf Shores AL.
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Yea they are bad, just came from Florida to Texas. Had a dollar for each one on my rig I 'd be rich .
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I have been to a couple rest stops in florida that have water spigots in the "picnic area" or other areas. More than once i have taken out the hose or bucket and a brush and cleaned love bugs off my rv or my car. Letting them sit and bake on the car or rv is a very bad thing.

And 5 min after pulling out i get more and get to do it all again later that day or the next day. But again it is better than letting them sit there in the heat and sun and just bake in. Easy to remove when pretty fresh....let em sit a day or two and they are pain.
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Last time my DW and I drove across I10 we had to spend a half a day scraping those bugs off the whole car....
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