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Old 04-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Floridians, lovebugs/junebugs?

I'd like to know how Floridians deal with the Junebugs/Lovebugs or what ever they are called?

Is there a good prevent or something that works really well to remove them?

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Man, I hate those things!

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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Try this

Try to dodge them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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I put a heavy coat of wax on the entire front end including the windshield and lights when I first notice them as that helps them from sticking too bad. The key is to wash them off on a daily basis. If you let them bake on a couple days you can permantly damage the paint as they are acidic. I use a quality bug and tar remover and a bug sponge. It's a real PITA. At the station we use dryer sheets on the front of the engine to remove them.... that method works really good.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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IDK about geting the off besides scrubing the heck out of them, but when they are bad here I clean them up and spray Pam cooking oil on my grill, lights, front of hood, and top of cab right above winshild. (probly not a good idea on a jeep hard or soft top)
Its a bit messy but it makes them where they just wash right off.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Best cure for both is time. They don't stick around long.

A quality car wax goes a long way to protect the paint and makes the bug left overs easy to clean off.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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You don't need any special bug/ tar remover or cooking spray or any of that crapola...
Start with a good coat of wax & wash them off as soon as possible (the dryer sheet trick works very well... and it smells good, too ).

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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When love bug season hits I usually go to the car wash and use the pressure washer about once a week.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #9
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Pam spray and some of that elbow greese to clean them off.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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We have them bad in Alabama at times too! I use Pam also, spray it on front of the hood, the grill and front bumper, makes clean up a little easier. We get em so bad at times they get in the house, wish there was no such things as lovebugs and fire ants.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:02 AM   #11
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Just wax wash and wax again. Or put a layer of mud on.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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Just wax wash and wax again. Or put a layer of mud on.
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You don't need any special bug/ tar remover or cooking spray or any of that crapola...
Start with a good coat of wax & wash them off as soon as possible (the dryer sheet trick works very well... and it smells good, too ).
X2. And, it doesn't have to be a new sheet. I use the ones that came out of the dryer, rather than throwing them away. There's enough magic left in them to dissolve the bugs.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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Get the dryer sheet wet, wipe on and let it sit a minute. Then wipe right off!
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Get the dryer sheet wet, wipe on and let it sit a minute. Then wipe right off!
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