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    Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs


    A regular Autogeek customer just stopped in to get some supplies and while he was here he shared his Jeep and all the Love Bugs he accumulated in about 2 hours on the I-95 Freeway. I took a few pictures and then made this post on my Facebook page,

    Tip - Rent a car if you have to travel during Love Bug Season. Let the rental car take the damage.


    At this point - itís time to take this car to the coin-op car wash with about $20.00 in quarters and blast off as much of the dead bug bodies and bug guts as possible. Next try SONAX USA Insect Remover as it has an enzyme in it that will dissolve whatís left.

    Cross your fingers the acid in the big guts has not eaten through the clearcoat and left crater etchings in the clearcoat and even into the basecoat.


    I feel bad for this Jeep owner.

    Learn from his experience- during Love Bug Season - rent a car.






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    Gross!


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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    OMG, makes me think the pollen I complain so much about is nothing.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    I've heard stories about the famous Florida love bugs, and been to Florida a few times myself, but not this time of year.

    Those pictures show that the problem is 1,000 times worse than I ever imagined!

    to quote George Takei, "Oh my!"

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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    Or, it might be more cost effective to
    get some of XPEL’s TracWrap.

    XPEL | Paint Protection Film | TRACWRAP | DIY Temporary Abrasion Protection

    TRACWRAP


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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    wow........just wow

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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    I just got home from a short road trip out in the country north of Tampa and I got blasted, not as bad as that but close. Fortunately it rained just short of getting home so I busted out the Sonax Insect Remover and their awesome green bug sponge and they were gone in 5-10 minutes. These things bake on in minutes in the Florida sun. A pressure washer won't get all the guts off, just the wings. The Sonax spray and the bug sponge are the way to go.

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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    That is just God awful.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    I think I'm going be sick.

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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    Wow Iíve seen threads of people talking about this and didnít think anything of it....wow. That looks like an epidemic


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    Re: Love Bug Tip - Rent a car - avoid the bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    Wow Iíve seen threads of people talking about this and didnít think anything of it....wow. That looks like an epidemic


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    Yeeaaah . . .

    I donít quite know what to say. I feel bad for thinking some of yíall were just being a bit whiny, turns out that any whining is justified. OMG!!!


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