Turtle Bug & Tar Remover

TITNTUFF

New Member
I drive on a road that was pot hole patched and the oil used is bleeding up thru the rock and slinging up on the truck. I assume CRSII oil was used to adhere the rock. Also, the love bugs are back. in force after Gustav and Ivan ...

I tried the Turtle Bug and Tar Remover. Spray on before washing and let it set about a minute.

I sprayed it on the lower sides and the front of the truck from the hood down. I washed the truck starting on the roof and working down. When I got to the front the bugs were easily wiped off. When I got to the lower sides the tar had already dissolved and washed off easily. Some of the tar had been stuck on for weeks.

The remover sprays on and foams up, but seems to dissipate rapidly leaving a waxy film. However the film seems to make the tar and bugs wash off easier with soap and water the next wash, leaving the truck looking waxed and shiny.

$3.48 at Wal mart.

And worth it.





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TITNTUFF

New Member
The bugs resemble a firefly or lightning bug, except two of them attach to each other until the male shrinks to nothing. Their main goal in life is to eat my paint off the Titan. Their next goal is to clog radiators!

Supposedly they are reputed to be a lab experiment gone awry, but actually came in on a boat. Used to they came out in late July or August, but now come out in the spring and go away in the fall with a maximum in May and August. You can see a black cloud of them hovering about a foot or so above the highway and the cloud is about ten feet thick.

If they stay on the paint over about twenty four hours the acid in them eats the paint and stains and forms pits. The acid will pit mirrors also.
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
I lived in Florida in the 60s and 70s and even after I moved from Florida, I traveled the state on business until 2003 when I retired. So I am quite familiar with lovebugs. Actually, I remember Florida before the lovebugs came about. Lovebugs will definitely take the paint off a car if the bugs are allowed to stay on the paint for a time.



I moved to north Georgia in the late 70s and fortunately there are no lovebugs here and I only had to encounter them when I traveled to Florida on business. A person would be well served to buy a small home pressure sprayer expressly to wash the lovebugs off your vehicle every couple of days. It good to know that Turtle Bug and Tar Remover will help with their removal.
 

honeykeeper

New Member
[quote name='TITNTUFF' post='133377' date='Oct 1 2008, 01:45 PM']I drive on a road that was pot hole patched and the oil used is bleeding up thru the rock and slinging up on the truck. I assume CRSII oil was used to adhere the rock. Also, the love bugs are back. in force after Gustav and Ivan ...

I tried the Turtle Bug and Tar Remover. Spray on before washing and let it set about a minute.

I sprayed it on the lower sides and the front of the truck from the hood down. I washed the truck starting on the roof and working down. When I got to the front the bugs were easily wiped off. When I got to the lower sides the tar had already dissolved and washed off easily. Some of the tar had been stuck on for weeks.

The remover sprays on and foams up, but seems to dissipate rapidly leaving a waxy film. However the film seems to make the tar and bugs wash off easier with soap and water the next wash, leaving the truck looking waxed and shiny.

$3.48 at Wal mart.

And worth it.





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That's good to know but this summer we had very few bugs.......and rain so maybe that slowed them down? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> I probably should get some for the tar with all the road repairs around here.
 

swarren1

New Member
[quote name='krh2' post='133461' date='Oct 1 2008, 08:07 PM']Nice! Love it when things work as advertised... WTF are lovebugs?[/quote]Glad we don't have to worry about the turtles either ... that's just sad.

Seriously, we have nothing like lovebugs but thousands of little splats. I'll try the "Turtle Bug & Tar Remover". I've used Turtle's chrome polish or cleaner and it worked very well. Thanks TITNTUFF!
 
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