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ScottR 06-13-2012 7:20 AM

Bugs.....
 
I am getting sick of seeing bugs on my tower after a day on the lake. We are less than an hour from home and it is covered every time we get home. Any thoughts on how to combat this? I have heard of the plastic wrap stuff but that just sounds silly.....anything legit that may help?

Iceberg 06-13-2012 7:35 AM

Leave before the bugs come out!

You pretty much have to drive real slow (usually not an option), get it out of the wind (pull it behind a bus or semi), put a bag or coating on it. Try spraying it with a silicone lubricant or PAM. The best option is to make a cloth cover for the tower. Of course, getting a large roll of wrap will work, depending on the attachments.

bcrider 06-13-2012 9:08 AM

A wet rag with a left to right motion or up and down motion with either hand of your choosing.

getssum 06-13-2012 10:41 AM

Best way to get em off is to take wet towels and let them sit on the areas affected, in essence "re-hydrating" the bug carcasses.

Works wonders once they soak up some of the water, not much scrubbing!

ScottR 06-13-2012 10:48 AM

Ahhhh Eric, finally a usable solution that I can try. Thanks man! Frank - Agree that driving behind a big rig does help. Slow does too, but I am ready to get home by that time...lol Dave - been doing the Wax on Wax off method for a while, tired of it!

tonyv420 06-13-2012 10:52 AM

at the RV store you can buy this stuff called Bug Off, spray some on a rag and wipe, it desolves em!! Plus you can use it on your wife when she's buggin you!

grant_west 06-13-2012 10:52 AM

Pro's Works Great, Protects your tower and goodies
Con's, Takes about 10mins to put it n a 5 Min's to take it off.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m...tml?1128623877

ScottR 06-13-2012 11:03 AM

Grant - not digging that at all....looks terrible. I will agree that functionality would be useful, but I can't get over looking at it. Now the one down the thread a bit is pretty good, on the Malibu. Like the towel and now the Bug Off much better than spending $400 to look at something so ugly. HA Thanks for the idea though G...

grant_west 06-13-2012 11:24 AM

Hey try Jim at Speaker Socks. He makes one that just covers the center section of the tower.
http://www.speakersox.com/home.htm

acurtis_ttu 06-13-2012 12:23 PM

Living on the lake for years, and being out at nite quite a bit...bugs were horrible. One of my neighbors used to do this and then I started it. worked great for me.

I would use spray silicone on a rag and wipe the tower down ( it helped agsint corrosion too...boat sat on a covered lift) with it. After a few applications...bug won't stick to the tower...any that do , come right off.

MWG 06-13-2012 12:39 PM

Wizards Bug Release works really well

http://www.wizardsproducts.com/store...7&cat=0&page=9

spf2275 06-13-2012 2:58 PM

Wrap your tower in reynolds wrap for the ride home

dohboy 06-13-2012 5:34 PM

I think you mean Saran Wrap.

ilikebeaverandboats 06-13-2012 5:53 PM

Clean it, then take some silicon spray and apply it to the tower with a rag.......just like Adam said ^^^ the bugs will come off nice and easy the next time!

ilikebeaverandboats 06-13-2012 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grant_west (Post 1759689)
Pro's Works Great, Protects your tower and goodies
Con's, Takes about 10mins to put it n a 5 Min's to take it off.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m...tml?1128623877

these are great if you tow long distances!


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