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Old 08-15-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Best bug solution?

I must have half the bugs from ny state hit my jeep daily. What should I do?

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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I must have half the bugs from ny state hit my jeep daily. What should I do?
Clean it everytime you gas up..its what i do twice a week ..well at least my windshield.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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LOL you guys are hilarious.

I was thinking a bug shield, or that WW fluid with bug stuff.
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Tough-Stuff vinyl interior cleaner from walmart or the local auto parts store works better than any bug&tar remover I have ever used... been using it for years and its never hurt the paint on any of the vehicles we have owned....
Spray it on let it sit but not dry wipe bugs off with clean rag... rinse off.... Done
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Here I am reading the title thinking you are wanting to liquify bugs for some reason and add them to a liquid.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #8
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Forgot to add not to bother getting bug shield.They dont work at all.
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imo rainx at least helps with the removal of carcasses
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This is the real deal:

You cannot prevent the bug splatter, but here is the bar none easiest way to get it off.

Grab a used dryer sheet and wet it thoroughly. Move it back and forth across the bug splatter. Don't rub! After several swipes the ingredients in the used dryer sheet will release the splatter from the paint. Wash with your favorite Jeep wash and finish with detailer. This really works!

Use this on the painted surfaces only; not on the glass, plastic, fenders or bumpers.
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An old detailer told me once if you know your going on a long trip spray your grill with pam cooking spray and then wipe clean when you get there
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An old detailer told me once if you know your going on a long trip spray your grill with pam cooking spray and then wipe clean when you get there
I like the sound of this method: The bugs will taste better in butter.
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An old detailer told me once if you know your going on a long trip spray your grill with pam cooking spray and then wipe clean when you get there

OOHHH....Thats explains why I seen a lab licking the front bumper of a chevy truck.
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x2 on the RainX for the windshield and
x2 for the dryer sheets for everything else.

No way NY has more bugs than Deep East Texas in the summer. Been doing this for 40+ years at 25k - 30k miles a year. Ever heard of f__k bugs? They can completely cover your windshield in five miles of driving!
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x2 on the RainX for the windshield and
x2 for the dryer sheets for everything else.

No way NY has more bugs than Deep East Texas in the summer. Been doing this for 40+ years at 25k - 30k miles a year. Ever heard of f__k bugs? They can completely cover your windshield in five miles of driving!
lol you just reminded me how bad it was driving thru I-10.
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I must have half the bugs from ny state hit my jeep daily. What should I do?
Stay in NY, and drive for two days. Problem solved.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:44 AM   #18
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Stay in NY, and drive for two days. Problem solved.
I was waiting for a response like that :P


I'll try the dryer sheet, and rain-ex

Next time i fill up ill wipe what I can off. Its a a PITA
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Fold the windshield down and wear a full faced helmet???
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An old detailer told me once if you know your going on a long trip spray your grill with pam cooking spray and then wipe clean when you get there
I know a drag racer that sprays Pam on his rear fenders to keep the burnout rubber from sticking, either Pam or Vaseline.
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x2 on the RainX for the windshield and
x2 for the dryer sheets for everything else.
X3 on rain-x and dryer sheets.

Simple Green or any other APC (All Purpose Cleaner), diluted, can be sprayed on the "baked on" bugs and let it soak for a minute or two. If you do this, do it in the shade and make sure the paint/glass is cool. Don't let the cleaning solution dry on the surface.

If you still have them bound to the surface after that, use a Claybar kit.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #22
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Majority of them wash off with a good rain, so its not the removing them i am worried about.

Its reducing the amount that hit the windshield while i'm driving.

Cruising at night, I hit glow bugs on my way to the next town, so they're insides glow on my windshield distracting me a bit.

If bug shield doesn't work I guess ill just rain-x the best I can.
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Rain-X and the "bug remover" washer solution. Spray your windshield as soon after an impact as you can, before they dry out on there.
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Around these parts, folks try all sorts of crap to keep the 'Love Bugs' off of their rides. From covering the front end with screen, to spraying all sorts of chemicals all over them, to wrapping their hoods in Saran Wrap .

The only sure-fire methods for battling them are 1) wash or 2) don't drive.


This is what my Jeep looked like after a ~10 mile drive down the interstate during Love Bug 'season':



Re: some of the methods described in this thread:

Bug shield: useless for keeping bugs off of your windshield (it does keep their guts from eating through the paint on my hood, though).

Non-stick spray (Pam): My father tried it once many years ago before traveling across the state. Not only was it a major PITA to wash off, but it damaged the paint.

RainX: RainX ain't gonna do much to deflect the pterodactyls we have flying around here.

Dryer sheets
: The process described above is probably the best and cheapest method for removing bugs from your vehicle! As a bonus, your Jeep will smell all nice & clean afterwards
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Majority of them wash off with a good rain, so its not the removing them i am worried about.

Its reducing the amount that hit the windshield while i'm driving.

Cruising at night, I hit glow bugs on my way to the next town, so they're insides glow on my windshield distracting me a bit.

If bug shield doesn't work I guess ill just rain-x the best I can.
I know what you mean, I could care less if they git my tj, but I always hit the "bird size" bugs at night with my wife's xk, and I can't handle it. We hardly hit any during the day here in NC, but at night they are thick, but I always wash the grill area and windshield first, and I use simple green
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Yea Simple green is a bit harsh IMO that's why I use Tough Stuff....
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Love bugs are also very acidic. If you leave them on too long, they will eat right through the clear coat and ultimately pit the paint. Living in Florida, we get those suckers two times per year. If you live in the rural areas, God help you as they swarm.
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