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Old 05-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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bug off spray

Many years ago I remember seeing an ad in a magazine for some kind of silicone stuff you could spray on the front of your bike so bugs wouldn't stick to it. I live in bug city. Does anyone know about this stuff, or is there anything out there that anybody uses for this purpose?
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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I remember what you were talking about, I think it was called Bug Off. But, I hear the exact same effects with Pam cooking spray.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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I had some and it made the bike look like shit.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:41 AM   #4
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:21 AM   #5
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Many years ago I remember seeing an ad in a magazine for some kind of silicone stuff you could spray on the front of your bike so bugs wouldn't stick to it. I live in bug city. Does anyone know about this stuff, or is there anything out there that anybody uses for this purpose?
Don't know about that but...
Hydrogen Peroxide takes bugs OFF easily...then any wax.
It's only 3% when you buy it, and I just add a couple of drops of Dawn dish soap and fill a spray bottle
Maybe Armorall after

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
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Griot's Garage makes something called Bug Barricade:

Bug Barricade
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:53 AM   #7
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Car wash works wonders.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:08 AM   #8
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The peroxide stuff we have at work to sanitize kitchen equipments sure takes them bugs off.....30% solution and has to be diluted at 1 Tbsp per quart. Sure works well full strenght but will kill skin cells on contact so wear gloves when you handle the "Viper" by Diversey.

I should go clean the bugs with the Viper and apply some "pledge" by another name, the cheap stuff from the dollar store works just as well.

And the cheap engine degreaser/cleaner from the dollar store, works just as good as my other "motorcycle branded" cleaning products at a fraction of the cost.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
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Soaking wet bog roll left on for a few minutes - cheap, easy to use, works a treat.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #10
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There is a formulation sold in aviation circles to do just that, make dead bugs and grime easily wipe right off the leading edge of wings, etc. The name escapes me but I'll look it up tomorrow and post up.

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Here ya go

http://www.corrosionx.com/rejex.html
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:54 AM   #11
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Yep. I use Lemon Pledge on my helmet. Works great and it smells good.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:47 AM   #12
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Here in LUV bug country I tried Fluid Film on the front of my car. I'm thinking it should be equivalent to PAM or Lemon Pledge too... Whatever you use make sure it is paint / clearcoat safe...
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:54 AM   #13
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Be forewarned- I bought some Rain-X bug remover a few years back & it ruined my new washing mitt! It was liquid that you poured into your bucket and "washed off" the bugs with it-supposedly! It also didn't work!
I simply wash the area of bugs with hot, soapy water 1st then when I go back they come off more easily. As for Love Bugs-I'd move out of Texas?
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:56 AM   #14
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Soaking wet bog roll left on for a few minutes - cheap, easy to use, works a treat.
This.

I follow up with Lemon Pledge, same as Plexus but with a scent. It polishes the plastic and keeps the bugs from sticking as much.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:05 AM   #15
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There is a formulation sold in aviation circles to do just that, make dead bugs and grime easily wipe right off the leading edge of wings, etc. The name escapes me but I'll look it up tomorrow and post up.

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

wow that's expensive lol
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