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Bug Spray

Postby digginfool » Fri May 08, 2015 10:02 am

What, if any, products have you found that helps bug and plant splatter on your blades to keep from sticking? I want to pre-treat my blades before I go out to make clean-up easier because I sure as heck haven't found anything that makes getting that crud off easier. I was thinking about possibly using a silicon-based polish or maybe a product like Pam before I go out. Anybody find anything that works?
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby CactusJack » Fri May 08, 2015 10:15 am

You can get helicopter leading edge tape and stick it on the prop. It comes in 2" 3" and 4" (prolly wider as well) It is a clear rubbery tape which helps stop damage to the first few inches of the length of the blades.... when it gets tatty from water spray and seeds and stuff, you peel it off and replace it.... A good wax polish on the exposed prop behind where the tape covers, helps the insect brains and gunk to wash off :salute:

Edit: You can get it from aircraft spruce

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/se ... PE&x=0&y=0
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby mojoe » Fri May 08, 2015 11:53 am

Black Magic after each ride helps a little.

I am not posting this because I don't think you haven't tried it. Just wanted to bump this back up. There must be something better.
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby SteveReid » Fri May 08, 2015 12:14 pm

I have tried about everything, I ended up using tire wall cleaner from Auto Zone. I spray it on and let it set for about a minute and wet it for about another minute then brush wash it off and it looks like new. If my boat has set for a few days I soak it before washing the prop cage and rudders. JM2CW

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Full Rut » Fri May 08, 2015 12:27 pm

Hey Diggin i know i guy that uses armoral the tire shine, he says it keeps the blades from fading and the bugs wipe right off
we are going frogging tonight so im going to try it out
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Shippee123 » Fri May 08, 2015 12:32 pm

I thought that's why my continental leaks oil, keeps the blades shiny and bugs slide right off ! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Deano » Fri May 08, 2015 12:35 pm

I haven't found anything that really works any better than PAM.

I will add that the cheap-o store brand, Wescott at Save-A-Lot seems to work just a well.
And it's 'Butter Flavored' just in case you opt to recycle those bug guts. :lol:
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby kwanjangnihm » Fri May 08, 2015 1:08 pm

http://www.rejex.com/rejex.html

Diggin I have used this in the past for waxing my vehicles and just purchased a bottle when I was at the airport parts store recently.

I use it for lovebug control, but from what I have read, it was developed for aircraft & jet exhaust.

Not sure if it will work on that pretty green prop! :toothy7:
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby GeeLeDouche » Fri May 08, 2015 1:19 pm

I hear Duraskin works well.
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby diamondback0320 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:28 pm

On my prop & rudders I soak it a few timeswith water while I'm washing rest of boat & then use fabric softtner sheets to wash the bugs & crap off prop & rudders,works pretty good good luck!

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby blow boat » Fri May 08, 2015 2:23 pm

mojoe wrote:Black Magic after each ride helps a little.

I am not posting this because I don't think you haven't tried it. Just wanted to bump this back up. There must be something better.


Yeah I use it before running,sure helps!

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Whitebear » Fri May 08, 2015 2:27 pm

I found this product called "PLEXUS" makes love bugs and even honey bees easy to clean off the motorcycle windshield. In fact I haven't found anything that is stubborn to remove. Just wipe it down and keep the windshield clean and when ya hit the road nothing sticks. Makes for REALLY easy cleanup. Comes in 7 and 13 ounce spray cans. I use it with a micro-fiber cloth.

Cherck out this link: http://www.amazon.com/Plexus-Plastic-Cleaner-Protectant-Polish/dp/B0045LCU80

Might be available at the better Motorcycle Shops if ya don't like ordering on line.
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby digginfool » Fri May 08, 2015 2:51 pm

GeeLeDouche wrote:I hear Duraskin works well.


Actually, no it doesn't, at least in my experience. It was only marginally better than before I had my blades done the first time.
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby SteveReid » Fri May 08, 2015 2:58 pm

To make it slick so they will slide right off you can always try Polly Butter!! :stirpot: :stirpot:

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby jopete » Sat May 09, 2015 8:31 am

i just leave the prop dirty and wait till it rains. eventually it comes off.

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby 444kyle » Sat May 09, 2015 8:37 am

I use Yamashield. Its a clear silicone spray for corrosion for jetskis and outboards. Just about any Yamaha shop has it. I soak my motor down before most rides just to keep it clean and shiny and it works decent on the rudders. I can definitely tell the difference from when I don't have it on. probably just as good as pam. and pam is cheaper though. I like it cause it keeps everything clean looking
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby BluByU2 » Sat May 09, 2015 3:20 pm

I wash with Simple Green and bug sponge to clean the blades, and use either Turtle wax Ice or Macquires spray wax to offer some protection. Pretty easy clean up.

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Prototype » Sat May 09, 2015 9:52 pm

digginfool wrote:What, if any, products have you found that helps bug and plant splatter on your blades to keep from sticking? I want to pre-treat my blades before I go out to make clean-up easier because I sure as heck haven't found anything that makes getting that crud off easier. I was thinking about possibly using a silicon-based polish or maybe a product like Pam before I go out. Anybody find anything that works?


Diggin,

I thought I posted this before but I use recycled gear lube on non essential parts like outer casings of alum or carbon. If you have to change hub or gear lube as often as I do it makes sense to find a use for that rag to prevent bugs sticking. I wouldn't recommend glass or anything you need to see through but used redrive oil is like owning a leaky ac motor with a little effort to spread it forward vs out the back into the environment!

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Re: Bug Spray

Postby Everglades_Rebel » Mon May 11, 2015 11:11 am

Use Yamashield, it's a silicon based spray. It'll keep motor oil off the prop and I'm guessing it'll do the same with bugs.
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Re: Bug Spray

Postby digginfool » Mon May 11, 2015 11:22 am

I used tire shine this weekend and it worked remarkably well. The only issue I had with it is getting it off your hands after application. Didn't want to wash off. I'll use it again, though. I plan to try some of the other products as well. Thanks for the suggestions!
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