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      07-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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What would work better for love bug protection?

The southern love bug season will be upon us in about 60 days. Before that they hit, I want to do a detail on my 328i. My question is what would provide better protection? a sealent or wax. I know that nothing can stop the damage that they do...I have used RejeX in the past, I feel it made removal of the bugs easier than without. But would a wax make bug removal the same as a sealent. The reason I am asking, I'm looking for a "deeper' shine on my metalic white paint, and was considering going with wax.

I always wash the bugs off each evening when done driving.

I know a car bra, or the 3M product would work. I dont like the look of a car bra (plus the damage I heard they can do to the paint), and the cost of a 3M at this time is prohibited,

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something like opticoat would work better than wax
wolf's chemicals harbody (out of stock right now, Im on a two week wait list!), or bodywrap sealant, menzerna powerlock, blackfire wet diamond
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I HATE those things.. Thankfully I dont drive on the interstate very much
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I HATE those things.. Thankfully I dont drive on the interstate very much
I understand they are some Florida University experiment gone wrong.
Like cudzu. (not sure of spelling)

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Depending on the combination, you can use a seal and then wax on top. I've had good results with Blackfire Wet Diamond Seal topped with Poorboy's Paste Wax as well as Dodo Juice waxes. Seal will last much longer than wax, so if you don't have the opportunity to lay another coat of wax on after 4-6 weeks, you still have a layer of protection with the seal
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I'm considering different products..as Eric mention above Wolfs Hardbody looks interresting. I also read some review/info on the 4 Star product line. which looks good. The Dodo; Blackfire; Wolfgang products are all on my short list.
I'm looking for the best shine and protection for the Mineral White paint.
Any opitions are welcome

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