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Windshield love bug follies

Looking to resolve an issue the love bug smashes into the windshield. After cleaning it appears as a ghost outline in the glass.

Is there any coating I can use that prevents this and doesn’t screw up eyesight?

Is there a way to remove the ghost outline of the existing bug from the windshield?


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I like to use isopropyl alcohol (91% or higher) for cleaning up the really tough stuff. It's great on tree sap, plus quickly evaporates.


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Wow, just got back from Legoland in florida and we were SWARMED with lovebugs. The waterpark was darn near uninhabitable outside the water, set a drink down, 5 minutes later it was covered in bugs!

We heard locals saying dryer sheets were the way to get them off cars. We had a rental so just kept windshield clear of them. The front of our van you could have made a lovebug meatloaf with all the stuck bugs on it.


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Hydrogen peroxide consumes organic matter. Walmart has spray bottles of the 3% hydrogen peroxide at a value price. Spray it on and let it eat away. Makes proper cleaning a snap.

As for coatings, I wonder if a ceramic coating would resist the acid nature of bugs?

I use HydroSilex Recharge. Invisible and durable.
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Thanks for all the tips will try all 3 and see if one or a combination works best!

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at “Port Charlotte La Quinta” arrived yesterday and the area you can wash your car at a guy with his Caddy were scrubbing for several hours and I couldn’t access the area to rinse, etc off the bugs. Got up this morning went outside at around 8 AM there was Dew covering the car. Just used Windex and it was as easy as normally cleaning the windows, mirrors, and exposed body not covered by bug screen. This time taking the Mulligan may have worked out?

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