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post #1 of 9 Old 12-04-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Keeping bugs off the bonnet?

Just wondering what owners do to keep bug juice off their pristine exteriors? I have heard some extoll the virtues of wrapping the exterior, but it seems every car I see looks like it has never seen highway driving on a hot summer's day in the midwest or Canadian prairies where flies, beetles and other flying insects take their toll on the front end and windshield. I find it extremely difficult to remove all the bug guts that get cooked on the hood after a few-hour drive.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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In rural or agricultural areas bugs are just a fact of life. Until someone invents force fields it's just something we have to live with.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-04-2013, 07:11 PM
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Happens frequent enough too in my region. If you have a base detail (sealant & wax) you can use a quick detailing product to remove the bug goo after a ride with a clean microfiber and not worry about a full wash the following day. If you have a clear shield with detailing products on your bumper even better. The 360 is awful at reflecting bugs off the front bumper and is quite the carnage magnet.

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You guys are lucky. We have to keep 150 kilogram kangaroos off ours! Some places and times you just can't risk going fast. If one of those bounce in front of you at speed they wreck your life, not just your duco!

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You guys are lucky. We have to keep 150 kilogram kangaroos off ours!.
Or donkeys, if in South Africa.

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Or humans, over here !

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-05-2013, 11:04 PM
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I understand but our kangaroos come at 70 kph from the side. We have bull bars and roo bars but with all due respect I have never heard of donkey bars or human bars!

Go easy on me.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-06-2013, 12:34 AM
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David, they come in all kinds, some are deliberate and after your money, some are mom's with kids on bicycle or senile elderly wobbling along streets, and then there are pinheads on bikes/ bicycles fiddling their smart phones, the list goes on.

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-06-2013, 01:00 AM
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Yeah mate I understand.

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