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Anyone else constantly cleaning bugs off the windshield?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Brick, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    Hey TW.. Ok this is a rather minor issue with the truck, but since it's gotten warm I have been smearing fly guts off the windshield constantly, I've never had a truck, but damn I didnt think the windshield plowed that much air.. Today I was counting to 5 before another one would spread out across the window, let 7 build up wash... repeat.. Kinda annoying, but again not a big issue. .. Any one have any similar issues, any recommended bug deflectors that dont look tacky out there? or should I just expect to use a lot of washer fluid and bug b gone?

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    hahaha, I guess it doesnt help that I drive down farm roads to and from work.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    rain-x bug cleaning windshield washer stuff?
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    You could also remove the windshield..
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    With eye protection
     
  6. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    then there will be a thread "anyone else constantly going to the dentist to get teeth cleaned?"

    :rofl:

     
  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    my vote in this scenario would be no helmet...don't want to look stupid while driving...
     
  8. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Get one of those bug guards. I had one on my five lug then had it on my 4x4 for a minute until i broke it on a trail. they make a world of difference. just learn from my mistake and be careful reversing with a bunch of branches or shrubs around. a pretty small branch caught mine and snapped the whole left side right off. was awesome while it lasted tho.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    I went to pep boys and got the low profile bug deflector you can see it on my build thread and it works really good I got it for 40 bucks
     
  10. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    LOL, ooohrah
     
  12. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    hahaha thanks for the laugh... I didnt know if I'd get flamed or not posting that but it worked out.. hah... I figured my options were rainx/ sea foam bug washer fluid addative ot a bug shield just lookin for opinions, but wild subject tangents are funny too
     
  13. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    OP, sorry cant help ya there! i dont have too bad of a problem :)
     
  14. Apr 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    I don't like it when it rains, how do I stop the rain? I think I need to make a thread about it.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    sigh.. JW, I'm not one of those guys, and I dont mind a dirty truck, rain or snow.. but the amount of bugs i've been smearing off the windows the past 3 days is crazy.. so I was just wondering if it's a common issue for Tacos, with the aerodynamics and all.. Sorry for the OP.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    Op, I'm just bugging. I don't think that it matters what kind of vehicle you own, it's where you live. It's also the time of the year you're driving.

    What I would suggest is every week take it to the pressure washer and get all of those things off. Most of washers I don't think aren't going to do too much to when it comes to getting the bugs off.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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