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Old 05-18-2020, 09:28 AM
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Apply Saran Wrap to the front bumper, being careful not to block the radiator air intake grill; when there are enough bugs caught that you want to remove it, simply peel it off, roll it up in a ball, throw it away, and apply a new piece. This can save time and money by reducing the number of times that you need to go to the car wash.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:57 AM
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They are pretty much gone now. When they were here I just kept a small bucket of soapy water in the garage and wipe them off when I pull in, not a big deal and don't have to be careful doing it. Drove from Fenney to Target on 441/27 and then across 466 to 301 and back south to Fenney. When I got home there was one bog on my bumper, I wiped it off and then put the bucket away until fall.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:01 AM
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Apply Saran Wrap to the front bumper, being careful not to block the radiator air intake grill; when there are enough bugs caught that you want to remove it, simply peel it off, roll it up in a ball, throw it away, and apply a new piece. This can save time and money by reducing the number of times that you need to go to the car wash.
Or use a wet dryer sheet. They come very easily. Probably not as fast a plastic wrap, but I would be afraid the wrap could come off while driving.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:32 AM
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Apply Saran Wrap to the front bumper, being careful not to block the radiator air intake grill; when there are enough bugs caught that you want to remove it, simply peel it off, roll it up in a ball, throw it away, and apply a new piece. This can save time and money by reducing the number of times that you need to go to the car wash.
I can't even apply Saran Wrap to a bowl without getting it all tangled and twisted.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:44 AM
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I use Saran Wrap with I go into Winn Dixie.........very entertaining to watch people.
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Apply Saran Wrap to the front bumper, being careful not to block the radiator air intake grill; when there are enough bugs caught that you want to remove it, simply peel it off, roll it up in a ball, throw it away, and apply a new piece. This can save time and money by reducing the number of times that you need to go to the car wash.
What a terrific idea. Especially on a long trip.

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Old 05-18-2020, 02:50 PM
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I can't even apply Saran Wrap to a bowl without getting it all tangled and twisted.

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What will the sun baking on the Saran Wrap do in the 90* heat ?????????????
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:49 PM
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What will the sun baking on the Saran Wrap do in the 90* heat ?????????????
Well try it out on plastic now. Plus the Love Bugs will be back in September so there is enough time to do many tests.

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WD 40 or Pam cooking spray is much easier and does not affect the paint job regardless of what the recent article in the newspaper implies. Works like a charm.
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We use Sprayway glass cleaner - spray it on the bumper and let it sit a minute or two. Then use one of those netted dishcloths to remove the bugs. Works great!
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WD 40 or Pam cooking spray is much easier and does not affect the paint job regardless of what the recent article in the newspaper implies. Works like a charm.
Tried the Pam, definitely a mistake...left streaks on the hood that took a long time to get rid of...
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:13 AM
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Will definitely try the Saran wrap next season....
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:31 AM
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Keep a good layer of wax/polish on the front end. As soon as I get home I use a damp rag to clean away those pesky bugs.
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the little buggers seem to be done for now....I too had been using Pam (mistake)...will try the WD40 in the fall....
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