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    preventing bugs from sticking?

    Is there anything you can apply to the front of your vehicle to preventing bugs from sticking to the paint? Just on long trips... not all the time, you know something you can wash off once you have returned home from the trip. I have heard of using Pam cooking spray but is that a good thing to do?

    I apply rainx to my windshield and headlights, it seems to work well in those areas.
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    The absolute best way to stop bugs from sticking to your front end is to drive behind a Hummer H2.
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    Originally posted by SpoiledMan
    Vaseline?
    no, if any sand (ok talking head fans) or dirt gets in it when you try to wash it out it will be like sand paper to your finish.
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    The wife just bough me some Rain-x in a spray can. not sure how i feel about it this form. I'm use to it in the little squirt bottles. I some times get careless and get a little rain-x on the paint, but to apply it on the whole front end now that's brave I don't think I can do that.

    I read this hint on another board But have not tried it.(YET)
    clean windows,
    apply rain-x and leave it on,
    wash your veh,
    the Rain-x excess washes off leaving a streak free finish.

    I think I might have to try this way once

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    stop stop must stop thinking.

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    I don't know what will prevent bugs from sticking whatsoever, but I know a good coat of wax will make it easier to wash them off, and when washing them off, saturating the front of the car with plenty of water helps to loosen them also.

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    I have heard about using Pam vegetable spray also. Is there anyway this would harm the paint? It sounds silly but if it works?
    In Fla we have the love bugs twice a year and they are everywhere.

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    Originally posted by 4.6GT
    I have heard about using Pam vegetable spray also. Is there anyway this would harm the paint? It sounds silly but if it works?
    In Fla we have the love bugs twice a year and they are everywhere.
    when I was down there last year I was hitting bugs the size of small seagulls......don't blame you a bit for wanting to be creative!
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    Originally posted by 2000
    when I was down there last year I was hitting bugs the size of small seagulls......don't blame you a bit for wanting to be creative!
    I've seen a lot of cars from Florida with air dams, or bug deflectors on the front end.

    Bugs are bad in Mississippi too...The mosquito population is so bad there, it is referred to as the state bird!
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    Originally posted by Rusty Bumper
    I've seen a lot of cars from Florida with air dams, or bug deflectors on the front end.

    those things seem to be more for protecting the hood these days. my old (and ugly) style really kept the bugs off the windshield but the new style allow the bugs to SPLAT all over you line of sight.
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