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    Why I cannot drive my 2 month old C2

    Love bugs. Ugh! Those of you who do not experience this - count your blessings. If you get these on your car and you don't get them off immediately, your paint is dissolved by the acid in their bodies. I have to park the car for a couple of weeks till all of the other cars smash the bodies to little pieces. Us on the Gulf Coast have to live with em for two weeks for two times a year. I will be smashing em for two weeks with the sacrificial Jeep Wrangler.

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    For those of you who do not understand

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    a pic of the pest

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    jplanaux said:
    a pic of the pest gett'n it on!


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    Mud isn't really much of a problem compared to that! Looks like the Jeep is the best alternative.

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    Juck....

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    http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html

    Try this; will be muuuuch easier to remove even when dry. OF course wipe them off when you get home (don't leave them on).

    Still..., will be a PITA all over everything. At least RejeX might get you back on the road a little while sooner as bugs' rule declines.

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    naaaaasty

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    I've been there. Growing up in Forida, its always a problem when its "Love Bug Season"

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    You Gulf Coast guys DO know what "love bugs" mean to most of the rest of humanity, right?

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    jplanaux said:
    a pic of the pest



    Kinda looks like a Boxster at first.

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    Circe said:
    Quote:
    jplanaux said:
    a pic of the pest



    Kinda looks like a Boxster at first.



    good one!

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    In the north east we don't have love bugs, but a recent drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire left the front of my car caked with dead bugs. The front of the car looked more black than the red it is painted!

    I guess it just the time of the year where bugs are going to commit suicide in large numbers!

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    TheOldMan said:
    In the north east we don't have love bugs, but a recent drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire left the front of my car caked with dead bugs. The front of the car looked more black than the red it is painted!

    I guess it just the time of the year where bugs are going to commit suicide in large numbers!



    Those would be our world famous black flies. They have supplanted the purple finch as New Hampshire's state bird.

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    MMD said:
    http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html

    Try this; will be muuuuch easier to remove even when dry. OF course wipe them off when you get home (don't leave them on).

    Still..., will be a PITA all over everything. At least RejeX might get you back on the road a little while sooner as bugs' rule declines.



    MMD is correct. Rejex makes it much easier to get the "bug juice" off when washing the car. And it is much easier to apply and buff.

    I put some on my car within three weeks of getting it. Virginia is especially bad with bugs this time of year and through the summer months. In applying Rejex, you have to follow the instructions closely, but it works well. If you can't find it at a nearby store, you can buy it online.

    Hope you get past the bug problems soon!!

    Jim

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    Oh crap JP. I've seen this happen at College Station at Texas World Speedway, and I'm heading up there next weekend. I hope these bugs finish their business!

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    with Love Bugs I understand you get 48 hours to get the debris off the paint or it's permanent.

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    The bane of the south... My wife returned from a Caribbean Cruise on Sunday with my F150 blanketed worse than the picture of the truck above, no kidding. The radiator was so crammed, I don't know how she kept from over-heating...

    Rejex or not, my C2S is staying put... It's not worth the trouble, wiping bugs off EVERY NIGHT after work...

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    Can only imagine the difficulty clearing them off those low radiators. You have to wonder if Porsche Engineering bothered to test in that environment!

    Dan

     
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