Keeping the guts from sticking

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  1. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    So this isn't specifically a MINI question, but my folks are going on a drive this summer in their new BMW. Probably about 4000 mile road trip in total. I'm sure some MINI owners out there will likely do something similar.

    They're asking what (if anything) can be put on the paint, windshield, headlights and grill to prevent the bugs and other roadkill from sticking.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. theCapn

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    Pledge works well on the very front of the car ( grille, fascia, etc. ) to keep the bugs from sticking. Rain-X on the windshield/windows help also.
     
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    PAM

    motorcycle riders have used PAM - aerosol non stick frying pan cooking lube-for decades for this. works great, rinses off easy
     
  4. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Great ideas. Pledge will help the car smell lemony fresh and PAM will help if its really hot out and anybody has an urge to fry an egg :D
     
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    I've also seen people use the Saran press-n-seal wrap before long highway trips... looks awful, works good, cheap.
     
  7. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    Clear plastidip spray would also work well.
     
  8. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Since it's not my car and I'm not driving, I don't care how it looks :lol:

    I don't want anything too permanent.

    Thanks guys!!!
     
  9. Metalman

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    What the heck is going on. Saran wrap, spray PAM....... We got a bunch of cooks on this forum?:ihih:

    Ah...... anybody try that cheeze in a pressurized can (cheeze whiz)?:lol::lol::lol:

    I liked the plasti-dip suggestion:Thumbsup:
     
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    Maybe I could use the PAM and Pledge to keep the stuff off, but anything that does stick I could wrap in Saran to ensure freshness until there a chance to wash the car :D
     
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    bee1000 New Member

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    The best way to keep bugs from sticking to a BMW is to rent a Malibu. Cars get dirty. It's what they do.
     
  13. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    Plastidip is only as permanent as you would like it to be...it's easily removed by simply peeling it off. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Good one! :Thumbsup:
     
  15. Wikedmini

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    DO NOT USE PASTICISPRAY on your paint... it will f' it up.


    Go withthe blue tape method... I've done it for years...

    Or if u have some time, just go buy some vynel and do it your self..


    I need my hood myself


     
  16. goaljnky

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    Any one thought of trying aluminum foil? Or is that for hats only?
     
  17. Rixter

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    Maybe in La La land. Don't they wear foil on opening day at the track? :crazy:
     
  18. lotsie

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    Somewhere out there on the interweb is a spray-on product, just can't remember who makes it. You just spray it on, and it washes off with soap and water. I think it may be a DuPont product.

    Unlike Pam, this is an automotive, rather than a culinary product:lol:.

    Mark
     
  19. Rixter

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    DuPont used to have some sort of QD with Teflon but I don't think they make it any more. I phoned their 1-888 number and the only thing they have is the Paint Protector, which is professionally applied at a dealer.

    One advantage of carrying PAM is that if you're stuck at the side of the road and you're getting hungry, you can spray it on the engine and cook yourself an egg :cornut:
     
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    As long as you remembered to bring eggs, that is. :devil:
     

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