We all know what is coming around the corner in a couple of months, LOVE BUGS! Auto Expressions has prepared some useful tips to help you win the fight this love bug season.
Why All the Concern?
Love bugs can permanently ruin your vehicle finish. The love bugs body is extremely acidic and can eat into your paint in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
Tip #1 Preparation
Prepare and maintain you vehicle before and during love bug season. Nothing protects your vehicle better than making sure your vehicle’s paint is clean, polished, and waxed to help prevent damage.
Tip #2 Prevention
Only two safe methods exist for protecting your cars paint. The first is frequently cleaning your car with a sponge, like the one shown to the right, using a quality cleaner and then re-waxing your paint. The second method is using 100% silicone spray. This method is only recommended for long trips when you anticipate major build up and should be removed as soon as possible.
Myth #1 Cooking Spray
“Pam cooking spray will protect your paint.” Just the opposite, not only will cooking spray help the love bugs stick to the front of your car but it will actually “cook“ or embed the spray and anything on the surface into your cars paint.
Never use a green scrub pad, SOS pad, steel wool, sand paper or any other abrasive cleaning pad. Thinking that this will help remove the stubborn beasts will only damage your vehicle further.
Auto Expressions can help protect your vehicles paint this love bug season. Stop by and we can inspect, estimate the cost and prepare your vehicle this year. Not only will we prepare your car, but we also supply you with a FREE love bug sponge to help maintain and prevent damage to your vehicles finish.