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Old 09-25-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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live in florida and for sure twice a year love bugs . I have had to use touch up paint as I did not get them off in time. Is there any thing that can be done like spray on befor a trip?
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live in florida and for sure twice a year love bugs . I have had to use touch up paint as I did not get them off in time. Is there any thing that can be done like spray on befor a trip?
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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I haven't tried it, but I believe DupliColor makes a water-soluble spray-on shield for the front of cars and trucks that should work. I see it advertised on the satellite automotive channels all the time - it should be available at most auto parts stores. It washes off with soap and water after the trip.

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I live in Coastal Georgia and we get the little kritters to. I've found that a real good hard wax will protect the paint and they'll clean off with Windex or ammonia and water. Oh yea, and just a little elbow grease.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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Has anyone ever heard of or tried RejeX? I've seen it advertised, but I've never tried it. Their ad says "so slick, bugs can't stick." Their web site says it works on love bugs.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:46 AM   #6
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Bounce fabric softener sheets. Wet down the areas with a hose, wet the sheet and just rub it over the windows and any other area affected. Works like a charm without harmful chemicals and very little effort. Just hose it off when done.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:32 AM   #7
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Here in LA the love bugs are terrible this year. They are everwhere inside the MH.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lthrnk:
Bounce fabric softener sheets. Wet down the areas with a hose, wet the sheet and just rub it over the windows and any other area affected. Works like a charm without harmful chemicals and very little effort. Just hose it off when done. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Do you do this befor going out on a trip? Then hose down after driving?
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No you use them after you have killed a million bugs. Really works well, will take the little carcasses off the paint, decals and glass surfaces. Leaves a little gray residue but that will rinse right off with a hose or bucket of water. You can even use them on a squeegee to reach upper windows. Down here in FL there are wash stations at the rest stops, just pull under and it's automatic (when they work).
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I second the motion on Bounce. I learned that secret from an avid RV'er years ago and have used them on all of my vehicles ever since. Seems the "softner" is the key. I soak them up with the bounce and once they are softened up they wash off very easily. And it seems the next round of bugs comes off easier after using Bounce once.
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I've heard of the bounce also. Wax is still the best, but one year, before leaving on a 3 hour trip throught the middle of solid lovebugs, I spayed garlic Pam(I use it on my fishing lures) on the front of the coach...once I got home, a little soap ona bush and they slid...I mean came off, plus that we smelled like a pizza going down the road.
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I had used the Pam in the past but found if you didn't get it off soon enough it dried hard and was a real tough cleanup. GLWilliams58 is right, once you use the bounce it is even easier the next time. The great thing about it is you can keep a small box of the bounce sheets almost anywhere and they are always handy and ready to use.

Another thing about Bounce. If you are bothered by flying insects put a sheet or two in your pockets, dry unused, and it helps keep them away.

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Okay, I'm specializing in stupid questions today. We live in Arizona, and right now we're traveling to Tennessee. We seem to be going through a lot of "bug storms". So, what is a Love Bug? Is this what we're running into?

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Love bugs are black bugs that fly, ummmm, shall we say linked in tandem. Thus, the name "love bug". They are extremely acidic and will eat pock-marks into the paint and/or gelcoat or will leave a dark stain if allowed to stay on the rig too long. I wash them off every morning when traveling if a dew falls overnight to soften them up. If not, out comes the bucket and brush anyway.

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