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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by ronkh57 View Post
    Bug Squash


    Poorboy’s World Bug Squash 32 oz. Refill

    Best bud sponge ever!!!

    http://www.autogeek.net/sonax-insect-sponge.html

    You guys haven't lived until you've had the pleasure of dealing with love bugs in Florida. These bad boys will etch clear coat in a matter of days, coating or not.

    They dry on as hard as epoxy resin.

    A pressure washer will barely make a dent on these bad boys:

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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

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    Turns out these things are 'Mayflies' or 'Canadian Soldiers.' And the closer you get to Lake Erie, the more prevalent they get.
    Looks like a flying scorpion. I think I will take the love bugs over those things.

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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

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    Looks like a flying scorpion. I think I will take the love bugs over those things.
    You definitely need some 3D Bug Remover. HIGHLY dilutable enzyme based bug remove that can be used on glass, paint, plastic, etc. At it's strongest concentrate (4:1) as long as you spray it on in the shade so it has time to dwell before drying, it will seriously remove 100% of the bugs with a pressure washer and no manual agitation. Not to mention it's by far the cheapest bug remover on the market. I've been using it for the past year and I absolutely love it!!
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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    this might be worth a shot...

    Griot's Garage Bug Barricade!, Griot's Garage Bug Remover, Insect Blocker, Bug Shield, Bug Blocker


    Create an invisible, water-soluble barrier so when you wash
    your vehicle after a summer drive the bug jerky comes right off!
    * Spray on before road trip, bug splats easily wipe off after road trip
    * Works on paint, plastic, rubber, chrome, and trim
    * High-lubricity formula prevents bugs from sticking to the surface

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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don M View Post
    I have recently gotten several details (with more to come) in an area that is plagued by these bugs that LOOK like mosquitoes, SWARM like mosquitoes, but are not mosquitoes. Any how, the cars I'm getting have absolutely no wax protection at all and these flying menaces are literally CEMENTED to the front ends, windshields and all forward surfaces of the cars.

    Washing won't touch them, neither does an APC. I even tried Meguiar's Acid Free-Wheel/Tire Cleaner with little results. Using a compound on a microfiber cloth even has little effect.

    Is there something I can use to help rid myself of these 'cement bugs' before they ruin my reputation?
    Say hello to the Highland Midge, a regular occurrence here in NE Ohio. They are particularly bad this year(especially in Ashtabula area and Erie) This is a bad thing because they breed in water with low oxygen content, if their bad, the lake is not doing well

    I have been struggling with these buggers this year also, and have started to try some new methods to their removal. However, I can't say for certain if the vehicles I have touched had no protection on them. Anyways, this weekend I tried Shine Supply Bug Off. I was attracted to the dilution and economical factor. Stuff works, but you have to rinse the panel, THEN wash the panel. I just started washing the panel(hood) without rinsing the Bug Off first, and it left streaks. Had to go back and wash the front end again. But it did soften all the bug guts up nicely and performed exactly how they said, including the streak advisory.

    I have had good success in the past with pre treatment with CG Grime Reaper diluted to 5:1. Spray, dwell for a minute, then hit it with the strongest setting on my nozzle. Being a strong degreaser it's scary spraying it everywhere but tough bugs call for tough chems.

    Heard good things about the Poor Boy's, haven't tried it though.
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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    Kenotek Anti insect

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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don M View Post



    Turns out these things are 'Mayflies' or 'Canadian Soldiers.' And the closer you get to Lake Erie, the more prevalent they get.
    My band played a gig near New Baltimore, MI, and those mayflies were all over everything. The sound they made as the tires rolled over them was like bubble wrap...
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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post


    Poorboy’s World Bug Squash 32 oz. Refill

    Best bud sponge ever!!!

    SONAX Insect Sponge

    You guys haven't lived until you've had the pleasure of dealing with love bugs in Florida. These bad boys will etch clear coat in a matter of days, coating or not.

    They dry on as hard as epoxy resin.

    A pressure washer will barely make a dent on these bad boys:

    When I worked at a car wash, people would come from Florida vacations with love bugs all over the front end of their cars. They were usually already etched into the paint by the time they returned to MI.

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    Re: Need SERIOUS help with bugs!

    I'll join the others in recommending Bug Squash. Where I live all manner of insects come out of the corn and soybean fields to die on the front of a car.

    My go to weapons are Bug Squash and the McKee's Bug Scrubber. I've not really found any situations they haven't handled. When the bugs are really bad and baked in the sun for a day or two, I've also let a wet towel soak on the areas to soften things up a bit. The towel doesn't work for vertical areas, but serves well on side mirrors and leading edges of hoods and rooflines.
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