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Old 03-11-2020, 09:21 AM   #1
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Love bug removal

I've searched this forum and while I would bet this topic had been discussed, I can't find the discussion. Bear with me please.

I've driven through swarms of love bugs in Florida at various times. While I try to gently remove them, some defy my efforts.

Assuming some of you have cracked the chemical code of removing love bugs from the front of your rig, I'd appreciate knowing how it can be done without damaging the paint.

What works?

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Old 03-11-2020, 09:32 AM   #2
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I try to get them off before the morning dew goes away. They pretty much just wipe off.

Laying a wet towel over them or some other method of having them stay wet for about 10-20 minutes is also helpful. They just wipe off then.

I've also used Honda brand motorcycle spray cleaner. Spray on and let it soak. Also safe for plastics. Available at motorcycle dealers, not sure about car dealers. No rinsing required, leaves no streaks on windshields.

Hydrogen peroxide is kinda fun. You get to see them bubble and foam up.

Removing them as soon as possible after driving also makes it a bit easier.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:48 AM   #3
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PROSOL Bugs N All

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AMJ5POE..._zGqAEbXCQBHZS
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:51 AM   #4
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Wet dryer sheets will remove them with little effort. Then wash the front as usual.
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PROSOL Bugs N All

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AMJ5POE..._zGqAEbXCQBHZS
That looks promising
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Hi - Black Streak Remover worked for us in the past.


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Prior to your trip try spraying the front with Pledge or knockoff brand. It's unnoticable upon applying but makes the clean up so much easier.
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RejeX prior to travel in luvbug country
wash after each drive before they harden up
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:27 AM   #9
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As a Florida native, wet a few dryer sheets, they will come right off. Will not hurt the finish...and it will smell good and ready for a wash or your favorite dry wash products.
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My search for bug removal has ended

I looked for a year for an easy way to get bugs off the front of the coach. I wanted something larger than the traditional 8" mesh/squeegee. Ironically it is focused on love bugs. I found it at this link. https://bugsoffpads.com/. Here is an article https://www.motorhome.com/top-storie...-goodbye-bugs/.
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I've "slathered" on a healthy layer of 303 and used wet dryer sheets upon arrival.
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First spray with the hose to remove all the loose bugs then use the hottest water from your coach or home, mix with the soap you use to wash your vehicle if you prefer. A soft cloth pad will do the trick with that hot water, especially with soap. Below are two links to items that I use for my coach. The pole I have is a 6-12' but a shorter one is just fine as well.

If I'm in a hurry I just use HOT water with a micro fiber cloth for the front end and a pole with the pad and hot water for the windshield.

The more wax you have on your front end the better and easier it will be to remove the love bugs. Floridian here with several trips to Fort Wilderness every year.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Do you have a spray bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide? use that with the dryer sheets. Spray it on, let it sit a bit then wipe them off.


I drove to FL once when we lived in NC and put a couple layers of Clear Plasti-Dip on the front of the car before we left. When we got home we just peeled it off. Worked great as a paint protectant. I'm guessing this would be much more difficult and costly with the RV's size.
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Wet dryer sheets will remove them with little effort. Then wash the front as usual.
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I've used dryer sheets for years. Even on chrome.
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