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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Unread 05-07-2019, 12:07 PM
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Do yourself a favor....apply some easy-to-use wax, or even spray wax, after each wash. Any old carnauba / synthetic wax will do. Also throw some Rain-X on the windshield from time to time. This will really cut down on the amount of elbow grease you need to clean that mess up.
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I remember the gas stations had out scotch-brite pads that people needed to clean their windshields. I don't get why we can extinct some spotted owl by mistake, yet we can't extinct these things? And mosquitoes?


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When is zombie season in NJ?
Well, normal rush hour traffic is definitely zombie season, which is all year round. But the REAL zombie season just hasnt happened enough......and as far as Im concerned, it cant happen soon enough, as it will cull the herd.
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One question, are zombie guts easy to wash off? It has to be easier than those horrible bugs in FL.
During the true zombie season, roads will not be used since too many vehicles will be stalled out upon them. So the alternate route will be through people bushes and hedges, tearing across their back yards. So in that case, the foliage will wipe the zombie guts off as you pass through your neighbor's prized rose bushes.



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In FL we get them twice a year -- now and again in late summer. Luckily they haven't been too bad up here in Jax ... so far.



I read somewhere that their pH is below 5 ... extremely acidic.
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We get 2 yearly hatches of love bugs each lasting about 2 weeks in Florida. The first has been going on for 6 days and they etch the paint if they stay on more than a day or two. The pictures are after a 30 mile drive. Can't wait until its over.
I’m just over from you in Lakeland. I feel your pain!
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We get them here in SE Texas too. But we get rain this time of year to wash the scum on the truck away.
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I’m just over from you in Lakeland. I feel your pain!
I'm actually in far east Valrico and my 30 mile trip was to and from my son's house in Lakeland. You and I are smashing the same herds of bugs.

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...So in that case, the foliage will wipe the zombie guts off as you pass through your neighbor's prized rose bushes...

Isn't that how the drive-thru carwash worked in the Flintstones?




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one thing that works like a charm to keep zombies and love bugs from sticking is Pam. Spay the front and zombies wash right off.
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Around here we have four bug seasons.

Crane flies

June bugs

Love bugs

And the

What the hell was that?
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How about leave the truck home and take the wife's car?

Don't put Pam on your truck, it will turn to hard, dried sticky sh!t that will be harder to remove than bugs.
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Love bugs have been really bad in volusia county this year, lot of people are talking about using dryer sheets to get them off but that just sounds too abrasive for the paint
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for those of us that live around the part of the country that have to deal with these critters, I personally suggest and recommend to invest in a CLEAR BRA to protect your paint. thus way you don't have to or require to get the crap off of your truck as fast to insure it doesn't harm your finish. that's my .02 I have seen many many vehicles front ends TOTALLY ruined because of the acid in the guts or the bugs, whether its "love bugs" or skeeters or whatever.
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for those of us that live around the part of the country that have to deal with these critters, I personally suggest and recommend to invest in a CLEAR BRA to protect your paint. thus way you don't have to or require to get the crap off of your truck as fast to insure it doesn't harm your finish. that's my .02 I have seen many many vehicles front ends TOTALLY ruined because of the acid in the guts or the bugs, whether its "love bugs" or skeeters or whatever.
The self healing clear bras will also take a little more of the elbow grease sometimes needed to remove the bugs etc. Keeping the film waxed helps removal just like with the paint.

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