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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101922 05/10/19 05:45 PM
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The rainx washer fluid works pretty well. Add a bottle of 91% alcohol for extra zip


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101929 05/10/19 05:52 PM
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This year is the worst ive seen.


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101954 05/10/19 06:27 PM
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Bug deflector/stone guard doesn't help?

Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101968 05/10/19 06:44 PM
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Wow. I live in FL and have never seen it that bad.


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101969 05/10/19 06:47 PM
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Wow thats horrible!

I'm a fan of klasse sealant, even on glass. But even klasse with spray wax on top may not help that come off. I've never seen anything like that!

I'd rent a car!


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5101995 05/10/19 07:15 PM
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Ride home, same road and I had about 5% the amount I had going. I was going to take a pic but it started raining about 10 miles to my house and cleaned everything up.


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5102394 05/11/19 08:17 AM
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Strongest solution of hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. I always kept a bottle in the trunk of my Goldwing back in my riding days. Spray it on, let the solution dissolve the bug guts for a minute, then hose them off. Did not ruin the finish at all (and you know how fussy Wing owners are...).


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: SilverFusion2010] #5102428 05/11/19 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverFusion2010
The rainx washer fluid works pretty well. Add a bottle of 91% alcohol for extra zip
Rainx washer fluid already has methanol in it.
The best way that I have found to help with the windshield bug problem is to use Rainx glass treatment first and use Rainx washer fluid with a cup of sudsy ammonia mixed in for the washers. It doesn't work 100% but it is better than anything else I have tried. Don't overdo the ammonia because it will remove the wax from your paint in high enough concentrations.
Make sure that you get the Love Bugs off of your paint ASAP. They have acids in their bodies that will eat right through the paint if you leave them on there very long. Ask me how I know. Somewhat diluted sudsy ammonia is also effective here, but you will need to rewax after you use it.

Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5102450 05/11/19 09:24 AM
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I got pounded with Love Bugs a few days on I-95 in Central Florida. Normally I do not see that many on I-95. I always thought they stay mostly on I-75. Went to Car Wash this morning and they got them all off.


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5102458 05/11/19 09:31 AM
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I'd just wash when I get home .

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Ah ha, all those elderly men with patio screen on the front of their white Crown Vic's with blue vinyl tops were not so stupid after all......


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5102826 05/11/19 07:14 PM
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I picked the right weekend I guess to visit FL. I noticed disgusting cars and also the pool at our condo is infested with them.

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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5103016 05/11/19 11:43 PM
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One of many things I do not miss about FL - spent 10 years in various parts of that state and will never look back. Great place to take a vacation but not to live.

Had these things destroy the hood and front bumper paint job on a 1997 Acura Integra. Drove to Ft.Lauderdale from Jacksonville and had maybe 30% of what was pictured above, car sat in Ft. Lauderdale sun with these bugs on it for 3 days - even after 2 detailing jobs the front bumper and hood were so pitted the car still needed a paint job. These were young and dumb days so getting love bugs off the car was not top priority.


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Re: I hate Florida twice a year [Re: BeerCan] #5103061 05/12/19 03:57 AM
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I had a truck route through South Georgia during lovebug season, and I would carry a can of Sprayway foamy glass cleaner in the truck. I would spray it on at the truckstop, let it set for a minute and the bugs come right off. In a pinch you can spray some on the windshield and use your w/s washers and wipers.


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Can honestly say I've never seen anything this bad before. In person or on the web... Lol.


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