bug off spray

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JerryH, May 18, 2014.

  1. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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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?
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  2. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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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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  3. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I had some and it made the bike look like shit.
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  4. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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  5. kenstone

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    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:lol3
    Maybe Armorall after:scratch
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  6. sterfry

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    Griot's Garage makes something called Bug Barricade:

    Bug Barricade
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  7. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

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    Car wash works wonders.
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  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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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.:wink:

    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.:wink:

    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.:evil
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  9. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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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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  10. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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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.

    Edit

    Here ya go

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

    mjskier Been here awhile

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  12. nevermind

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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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    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?:rofl
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    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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  15. wuaname

    wuaname Adventurer

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    :eek1 wow that's expensive lol
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    longhaul747 Been here awhile

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    +1 ,2 3 or 4 on the Lemon Pledge!

    A nice coating on the front of the bike shines it up nice and keeps the bugs from sticking badly. Usually if the bug splatters are still fairly fresh a new application of Lemon Pledge simply removes then and puts a fresh coat down for the next time.

    If you get lazy and the bugs have been on there for a while even the Lemon Pledge is not a cure all. I have had some complicated bug splatters in my time even with a nice coating of Pledge on my bike. In these cases I simply take the Lemon Pledge and spray it on the bug splatter and let it soak for 30 minutes to an hour. The oils or whatever in the Pledge will soak into the bug softening it and it will then wipe right off!

    BTW, in my experience it has to be Lemon Pledge. For some reason the other versions don't work as well.

    Also watch the bees. They love the smell of the Lemon Pledge and will try to be your best friend. Been chased around the yard a few times because I got Lemon Pledge on my hands. Its not a huge issue but has happened a few times.
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  17. jon_l

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    I use an old bath towel, wet it with hot water, wring it out 1/2 way, and drape it over the windshield / plastics, and leave it for 1/2 hour, then clean with a fresh, clean rag and Pledge.
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  18. sorebutt

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    You guys are suppose to play bug lottery. Everyone puts a dollar in a pot. You take a grease marker and everyone draws an inch circle on the front of the bike. Whoever has a bug closes to the center of their circle is the winner and takes the pot.
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