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Old 05-17-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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To all my Floridian Jeepers...

A coworker told me a trick to get rid of those d@mn lovebugs off your beautiful ride.

Last night, I spent 45 minutes getting rid of the ones from my daily commute. Like I have every night for the last 2 weeks Plus my wife's car. Figure an hour and a half of scrubbing, each night.

Here's the easy way...

1. Spray the big parts off with your hose. Pressure washer not recommended. You could damage your paint.

2. Wet a standard dryer static sheet. Doesn't matter what brand. Rub the entire surface that you want to remove the bug guts off of. It lays down a white, creamy film. Let sit for about 2 minutes, unless you are in the hot sun. (It took 3 to do my grill/bumper/windshield and my mirrors.)

3. Spray off with hose. Touch up the ones that hung on (not many) with the dryer sheet and spray again.

4. Enjoy the fact that you don't smell like lovebug guts, but smell like dryer sheet. As soon as my wife pulled in the driveway, I could smell them.

Took me less than 15 minutes per vehicle.

To my fellow Jeepers that don't deal with lovebugs. These are little demons that typically swarm twice a year (May and September). And sometimes a minor swarm mid-summer, if conditions are right. They serve no purpose. Nothing eats them. They eat nothing. They swarm wherever you have high concentrations of carbon monoxide. And their splattered guts are highly acidic and if you leave them on your vehicle, they will eat through your paint and pit it.

All they do is fornicate mid-flight and breed the next swarm to ruin our vehicles.

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Old 05-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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That's good for more than just flordianians. Haha

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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That's good for more than just flordianians. Haha
True. But I don't know of any other bug that eats paint.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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True. But I don't know of any other bug that eats paint.
I know some that leave blood.
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I know some that leave blood.
Mosquitoes. Second scurge of Florida. This seems to dissolve all bug guts. I'm putting a few sheets in the glove box.
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My solution, get Jeep covered with mud and leave on till end of love bug season.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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Mosquitoes. Second scurge of Florida. This seems to dissolve all bug guts. I'm putting a few sheets in the glove box.
Yep. A bus Gets em crazy. Wish I would have known this before haha
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #8
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Good advice, Seadog
I've heard that the dryer sheet technique works very well...


We've had company in town for the last few days. They bought some of that spray gunk that supposed to take 'em off & proceeded to spend the better part of an hour scrubbing the front end of their Liberty (KK) to get those pesky little buggers off. I didn't have the heart to tell them that they could have done it a LOT easier, cheaper, & faster by using the above method.

Thankfully, 'love bug season' is almost over!
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I visited family in South FL this past weekend (from Jax) and ran into the worst swarms of lovebugs I have ever seen, and I've lived here 40 years. There were times that it was nearly impossible to see out of the windshield. My sister told me about the dryer sheet thing, but I haven't tried it out yet. I just scrubbed and scrubbed until I got most of the love bug guts off. My TJ came with a "LeBra" that I had contemplated removing before the trip; but I sure am glad I left it on. Naturally I am out of dryer sheets at home, so will have to pick some up today and try this out, since my scrubbing didn't quite do the job.
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i heard that PAM non stick cooking spray works aswell...or on long trips a coat of wax on the grill will work also
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i heard that PAM non stick cooking spray works aswell...or on long trips a coat of wax on the grill will work also
PAM keeps them from sticking, but is a pain to remove. The dryer sheet is less hassle.

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