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LOVE BUGS!!!!

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Apricotshot, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Apricotshot

    Apricotshot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Those damn things are back! It took me 20 minutes just to get them off the grill!:mad:

    Anybody have a good way of getting them off besides scrubing?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    whats a love bug?
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Nightstr

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    What about bug and tar remover? Is that stuff any good?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    jeff b

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    I think they have some kind of shampoo at the pharmacy?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Apricotshot

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  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Apricotshot

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    ^^
    These little bastards are on the roads by the billions. Their vile carcasses will eat through your paint.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    OOOOO you mean black flies?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    Apricotshot

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    In FL we call them Love Bugs. Nuts to butts;)
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    tacosuprem

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    the best thing i have found to use is a dryer sheet like bounce or downy. Wet them and they rub right off with ease. Then rinse off the truck. EZ PZ
     
  10. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Agrred with the dryer sheet idea. I used it and it def. works!!!
     
  11. Apr 25, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    :laugh: hate a road trip in FL round love bug time!
     
  12. Apr 25, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    I love you in a non-gay way. Thanks for the advice.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    NNNNNNOOOO. I hate them so much. They are attracted to exhaust fumes, so naturally they hang by the roads. Just don't let them sit on there for very long the sun bakes them real nice.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    Hate em! I had to have the hood repainted on the black 92 yota I had because of those damn things! Went to the beach, didn't get a chance to wash it while down there (was too busy drinking) when I got home 3 days later it was too late. When i washed the devils spawn bugs off the front edge of the hood, the paint came off too. Can't stand em!
     
  15. Apr 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Yup..they're back. Had a bunch on my truck today...the key is to remove them before they bake on and dry, and keep a good coat of durable wax on your front end. Collinite works very well for this and is quite cheap.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    HATE THEM BASTERDS!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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  18. May 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    You have to keep on top of it, but spray some pam on the front bumper. They wash off REAL easy.

    Or if you want a more permanent solution, get an invisibra. IT's basically a clear window tint type film that goes over the front of your car/truck. great for those damned love bugs, as well as rock chips and stuff like that. IT's thick and you don't ever even notice it's there. Most window tint shops that carry 3m tint can do these. Kinda pricey, but if you got a new truck and want to keep it nice, a good investment.

    This is one thing I love about my 91. It's old, faded, and the front bumper is flat black krylon (cause I dont like chrome). Paint chips? Oh well, 2 bucks and I'm back to looking new again :)
     
  19. May 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    for the poster in AB, Canada. Your black flies bite. Our love bugs just mess up you truck's paint. get them off as soon as possible!!!!!!
     
  20. May 5, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    Ah I hate those damned things. I hit them every year when I come see my parents. Nothing like driving for a day and a half and then spending an hour scraping bugs as soon as you quit moving.
     
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