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Old 09-28-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Drove the new Jeep home today. HOLY BUGS! I've never had a vehicle that attracted so much bugs going down the road. Is that what I am to expect every time I go out?
I'm obsessive compulsive, I don't have time to wipe my Jeep down after each time I drive it!

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Drove the new Jeep home today. HOLY BUGS! I've never had a vehicle that attracted so much bugs going down the road. Is that what I am to expect every time I go out?
I'm obsessive compulsive, I don't have time to wipe my Jeep down after each time I drive it!
What color did you get?!

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Drove the new Jeep home today. HOLY BUGS! I've never had a vehicle that attracted so much bugs going down the road. Is that what I am to expect every time I go out?
I'm obsessive compulsive, I don't have time to wipe my Jeep down after each time I drive it!
Yep. It's the flat profile. No slip-stream to carry bugs over the top. Splat.

I carry Windex (or generic) glass wipes so I can count on seeing through the windshield. Somehow, I don't mind spending 'quality time' with my Wrangler, and cleaning the grill and windshield pretty regularly. So far anyway.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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Ugh! White! There aren't very many bugs that blend in...
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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Yes, expect it, it sucks. Rainx helps the windshield a little. Gotta clean the grill often though.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #6
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Im guessing some reds, few green, lot of brown ect....

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:53 PM   #7
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Funny how this was not in the brochure...
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:01 AM   #8
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Hence the "windshield down" feature...

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:03 AM   #9
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Oh, joking aside (sorry, just couldn't resist)... mine doesn't get bugs too bad in the city (Denver). I'm guessing long open highway trips would be a different story, especially at lower altitude.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:27 AM   #10
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Here in Florida during love bug season (May and Sept) they swarm so heavy it is like rain hitting the windshield sometimes. The worst part is that their guts damage paint so you immediately have to clean them off.
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We've taken ours through some locust plagues. Most of those bugs are solid enough to bounce off, but it only takes a small percentage of splats to coat your windscreen when the cloud has a million of those suckers in it.

Gotta remember to keep your windshield fluid tank full. One waterless wipe of bug guts on the tiny Wrangler screen and your vision is worse than a welder's dog.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:19 AM   #12
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On the bug note, does anyone have a bug deflector on the front of their hood and if so, does it actually help?

My old room mate had one when we bought our first Wranglers back in 1997 and he swore up and down it helped though I think he was really just making an excuse to send more money on his Jeep.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:26 AM   #13
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The bugs love white. Just wait to you wash it and see how many land on it when your done.
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Here in Florida during love bug season (May and Sept) they swarm so heavy it is like rain hitting the windshield sometimes. The worst part is that their guts damage paint so you immediately have to clean them off.
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On the bug note, does anyone have a bug deflector on the front of their hood and if so, does it actually help?
Nope... The above pic was taken after a ~10 mile drive down the interstate during 'Love Bug' season. About the only thing my bug deflector is good for is protecting the leading edge of my hood.
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Having your jeep covered in Trout food is just a reminder you should be pulling over and casting a fly at your nearest stream.
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In May, I was driving home from Florida and I had to pull over in Bama and wipe my windshield off. It was unreal the amount of bugs I had! BUT! It's a Jeep thing, I can live with that.
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Rainx on the windshield, Pam on the grill, if you really wanna be OCD about it.
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Rainx on the windshield, Pam on the grill, if you really wanna be OCD about it.

I just use ice detailer spray and i do wipe it off quick when i park. I do have the benefit of having my jeep in a garage at home and at work though. Good coat of wax helps with the eaase of removal. Rain x works great for the windshield. I was considering a heated windshield washer add on. My wifes enclave had it and it helped quite a bit with bugs and obviously ice. Only about $100 bucks.
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Drove the new Jeep home today. HOLY BUGS! I've never had a vehicle that attracted so much bugs going down the road. Is that what I am to expect every time I go out?
I'm obsessive compulsive, I don't have time to wipe my Jeep down after each time I drive it!
There is no way to prevent them, but here is some good reading on how to get them off. It looks like dryer sheets and RainX are the way to go.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/bes...on-107650.html
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Amen to that, I was taking a date on a canoe trip to the Okefenokee from Jacksonville and we ran into swarms of bugs so bad we had to stop and clean the windshield a couple times. CJ wipers couldn't keep up with it.
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Rainx on the windshield, Pam on the grill, if you really wanna be OCD about it.
Hadn't heard of Pam on the grill - does it work?
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"Pam on the grill"...man, that one is tee'd up so nicely but I am going to leave that one alone
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:27 AM   #23
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"Pam on the grill"...man, that one is tee'd up so nicely but I am going to leave that one alone
I prefer Pam on the hood, but the grill will do.

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