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#1 Nato77 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 03:17 AM

Well I just spent the last few hours painting a semi at my shop (usually paint at night so nobody bothers me and it seems things turn out better when I'm tired). Everything was going good until the last coat of clear. Was working my way around the truck and got to where I started, was looking at my work then noticed a little stinking box elder bug working his way across my freshly painted hood! After a few choice works were said I pulled it off and made sure it was never going to bother again. Now I'll be laying in bed thinking about how I gotta fix tommorrow instead of sleepng.

Anyone else ever have these issues?

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:06 AM

I hate when that happens! Dang bugs seem to be drawn to new paint!

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:40 AM

Oh yes, I know how it feels! Sprayed the hood of my JD 3120 - looked really wonderful. But them I put it aside and it fell to the ground :wallbanging:. So I had to fill the dent and then my Junior sprayed the hood, because I couldn't see it any longer :bs:

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Posted Image It's hard to keep the bugs out, for sure!

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 08:58 AM

I was finishing some furniture for our granddaughter this past summer and of course she wanted white. I got about 1/2 done and noticed all these black spots, yep they were bug's. I think Kenny is right they are drawn to fresh paint.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 10:23 AM

Just painted my Fordson outside and had hardly a bug. Painted the tin inside and had flies everywhere. Made a trip into town and got some fly strips and that took care of the problem for the most part. Dang bugs. Also, we don't usually have much around her for Box elder Bugs but this year they are crazy thick. I wonder what is up with that?

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 12:28 PM

From what I can remmember when I was younger, if it;s a dry year seems their everywhere. We always have some box elder bugs, but doesn't seem like there is as many asian beetles this year.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:00 PM

but doesn't seem like there is as many asian beetles this year

Now that you mention it you are right. Very few Asian beetles here either. Normally they are thick.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:04 PM

Now that you mention it you are right. Very few Asian beetles here either. Normally they are thick.


Didn't see very many at all here either, maybe 10% of usual.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Guys, can I make a suggestion here? Trying spraying your work area with Listerine Mouth Wash. Yeah, the kind that burns your mouth when you use it. I have been using this stuff for about a year and a half now, and I don't have any problems. Just dump the stuff into an empty spray bottle, and spray the ground under your work surface, the top of your work surface, or if using your wifes clothes line, spray the posts, the ground and each of the lines. I'm telling you, it works! Bugs hate the smell of this stuff.

Edited by johndeereelfman, October 17, 2012 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Guys, can I make a suggestion here? Trying spraying your work area with Listerine Mounth Wash. Yeah, the kind that burns your mouth when you use it. I have been using this stuff for about a year and a half now, and I don't have any problems. Just dump the stuff into an empty spray bottle, and spray the ground under your work surface, the top of your work surface, or if using your wifes clothes line, spray the posts, the ground and each of the lines. I'm telling you, it works! Bugs hate the smell of this stuff.

Haven't herd of Listerine before. Someone told me once to put a couple of drops of pure vanilla extract in your paint before you spray it. Never tried it, don't want to mess up a customers paint job trying it (don't have enough time to try it on my own stuff).

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Good suggestion Troy!! I finished painted the entire 2520 sheet-metal the other year. Yup, bugs all over.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Did someone say..... bugs????
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 08:50 PM

I'm telling you, it works! Bugs hate the smell of this stuff.

I don't blame them. Not sure I'd be around after spraying that stuff either. :D




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