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Old 05-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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protecting your ZL-1 from lovebugs?

well time is here again for the hated lovebug season. i recently saw a friends truck that had been sprayed with plastic dip or plastic coat cant remember which. he had told me it goes right on the paint and peels right off. i was considering spraying my front fascia with this for lovebug season and then peeling it off after. anyone familiar with the product or used it on the auto paint? pesky lovebugs etch your paint as soon as they dry and they dry almost upon impact in the florida sun. its impossible to keep them off your car
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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I recommend that you post your questions on the cosmetic waxing etc section of the forums and you will receive alot of helpful advice there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Clear bra would be a nice permanent solution. I feel for you on the lovebugs! Those things are everywhere this time of year!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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I just took a trip through Alligator Alley, and it was just the beginning of love bug season. The only thing I do is just wash the car as soon as I get home. I've also noticed that the local bird population apparently has GPS guided crap! Three times in a row they dumped right on the drivers side door handle!!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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I hate to say it bit the best solution is to park it for a few weeks until they are gone. If not maybe the clear plasti-dip? IDK but I'm driving my work truck for the next few weeks... :banghead:

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #6
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Clear bra would be a nice permanent solution. I feel for you on the lovebugs! Those things are everywhere this time of year!
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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Opti coat/optiguard, wash as soon as you get home.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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Problem is that the love bugs splatter at a single sideways glance. Any and all leading edges of your car is susceptible. Those SOB's will glide over your car and splatter on the deck lid glance off of the roof and their guts are made of muriatic acid or some other corrosive liquid.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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A wet bounce sheet takes them right off
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #10
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What does a lovebug look like?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #11
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What does a lovebug look like?

Picture TWO little black bastards of bugs stuck together at the butt in an obvious eternal copulation flying all over in a general errant and retarded way smashing into cars and etching paint...

Or just go to Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bugs
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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i'm glad AZ doesn't have them.a friend and i were riding our bikes over to Sebring one day and by the time we got there you couldn't see thru the bugs to see any paint on the bikes.it is kinda neat to see the big black clouds of the things by the hiway though...as long as i'm nor driving thru them.....
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #13
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Picture TWO little black bastards of bugs stuck together at the butt in an obvious eternal copulation flying all over in a general errant and retarded way smashing into cars and etching paint...

Or just go to Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bugs
Why thank you. I just learned something new. I have to say I have never seen them before around Pa. I thought maybe they were talking about the stink bugs that plague us here in the summer of which there is nothing to love about them.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #14
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Why thank you. I just learned something new. I have to say I have never seen them before around Pa. I thought maybe they were talking about the stink bugs that plague us here in the summer of which there is nothing to love about them.
i think they only exist in florida and the southern states. they are a man made bug that was bread to eat mosquitos but mysteriously escaped into the world and multiplied. we get lovebug season twice a year usually before summer and sometime before fall.
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I think they have made it up to Georgia and Alabama too.

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i think they only exist in florida and the southern states. they are a man made bug that was bread to eat mosquitos but mysteriously escaped into the world and multiplied. we get lovebug season twice a year usually before summer and sometime before fall.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #17
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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after watching the plasti dipp videos im ready to try that stuff! gonna look for clear and do my fascia, ill keep you guys posted
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U don't want to look like this.

And the smell that accompanies that look... ugh.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #20
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And the smell that accompanies that look... ugh.


arghhhh what does the rad look like!
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:20 AM   #21
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I used Armorall Extreme Shield Wax last year for the love bugs, as soon as I got home it took less than 5 min to wash them off with no effort at all.
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My buddy from Florida, who claims to be an expert on everything, said they stuck some mosquitoes in a box with some love bugs and the love bugs ate the mosquitoes. So let's import millions of them from somewhere. They then find out in the wild when the love bugs have other things to eat besides mosquitoes so that's what they do. So now you have mosquitoes and love bugs instead of just love bugs.

But that's what my buddy said and he's a regular Cliff Clavin, so I don't claim that story to be completely accurate, perhaps mildly based in a fact at some point in the past at best.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #23
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I'd have a stroke holy $h!t.
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That would take some serious elbow grease to get those little f***ers off.
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My buddy from Florida, who claims to be an expert on everything...
Haha... we have those in PA too.
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