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Old 09-11-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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How do you minimize bug/ tar hits to your FW?

I'm trying to determine the easiest way to deal with cleaning and minimizing that dreaded bugwash we all have to do after a long drive that results in hundreds of dead-bugs splattered all over the front cap.
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I've seen the big wings on the roof of some trucks that supposedly does the trick but honestly I just put a nice thick coat or Meguires Premium Marine wax on the nose. They come off pretty easily during a wash.
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Don't know how to keep from getting them but if you wait till a good rain and just as it is ending, they will come off easily.
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...but honestly I just put a nice thick coat or Meguires Premium Marine wax on the nose. They come off pretty easily during a wash.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:47 AM   #5
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Don't drive at night, our dawn, or dusk, or even summer, spring and fall are bad too.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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Ever since I got a truck that is 13' tall the cap is bug free,the shape of the top of the truck sleeper seems immune too .so win win.
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We are shopping for a Volvo HDT and I was wondering about just that. Thank you.
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Glenn, the biggest hits seem to be the visor over the windshield,short handled brush standing on the engine and we are clean and good to go :-)
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:18 PM   #9
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If you wax it real good before, and right before you head out put a nice coat of WD-40 on the cap; you will be able to just wipe off whatever actually sticks. We do this on our racecar bodywork and it lets the mud just fall off with a quick tap.
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Don't drive at night, our dawn, or dusk, or even summer, spring and fall are bad too.
Totally agree. As a last resort, swerve to avoid them. I've heard Bat urine mixed with Rainx is a good deterrent but it is hard to find and harder to collect.
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When we had our 5th wheel I order on line some of the transit shield that you see being used on new units being delivered. Comes in clear or white, self adhesive on one side. Slick, get where you are going and just pull it off and throw away. Randy
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Use Rejex on the entire front. It works!
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Totally agree. As a last resort, swerve to avoid them. I've heard Bat urine mixed with Rainx is a good deterrent but it is hard to find and harder to collect.
I hate waiting for a bat to pee....
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Just wondering? Mine is a 40' .. Cant you just drive around the bugs?
Really, I saw a post where Sknight said marine wax.. And another said after a rain. Remember that alot of the front caps are fiberglass resin with automotive clear coat.
And then the graphics. So pressure washing will bite you down the road and cleaners will dull or scuff the finish. So soak it with a hose or rain while using a bit of wax and it will clean easy. Not instant, but easy.
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