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Old 10-07-2008, 11:51 AM
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I have a three hour tow to get my boat to a suitable ramp. Upon arrival, I always have a fine plastering of dead bugs on everything from the rub rail up. The radar and leading edge of the t-top especially take a beating. It appears that no amount of wax can stop bug juices from being driven into the gel coat at 70mph.

I really don't want to hassle with a trailering cover. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with those "air deflectors" that you install on the roof of the tow vehicle, or any other device that may keep the bugs off?

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Old 10-07-2008, 11:58 AM
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I don't trailer but would using removable painter's tape work on the radar and leading edge of the t-top?
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:04 PM
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Regular old Saran wrap. It pretty well sticks itself, but use some duct tape to keep it where you want it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:39 PM
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Saran wrap or adhesive carpet runners- halfway between saran wrap and scotch tape. Home Depot
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:54 PM
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I heard cooking spray works. never tried it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:08 PM
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baitkiller - 10/7/2008 12:54 PM
I heard cooking spray works. never tried it.
Cooking spray work great.........the only problem is it is dangerous it you don't wash it off(with a "degreasing" dishwashing liquid like Dawn) before using the boat!
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:05 PM
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Might try some of this stuff.
http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000DZXIJM
I like/use it. On my slightly oxidized white boat, I don't even bother to polish it off after it dries - 'gives me a slippery mat finish.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:08 PM
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The reviews of Ice include one from a guy that used it on fiberglass instead of a car's paintwork. He had nothing good to say about how it worked on faded fiberglass. We don't want to apply something we expect to help us and then suffer a reversal....
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