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Old 19-06-2018, 08:57 AM   #1
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Short term protection against bugs

Off to France in a couple of weeks and will probably cover around 1500 miles. Looking for ideas on the best protection against bugs? Obviously film is the way to go, but reluctant to shell out £1k on a partial front end ppf.

Wondered if anyone has useful tips on what products to use, how many layers etc?

Its a new 911 GTS

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Old 19-06-2018, 08:59 AM   #2
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Flies wont be too much of an issue - its more stone chips - My Bro in law went last year in his and the front end had a lot of road rash on it -

I would say Film is the only option for that
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Old 19-06-2018, 09:46 AM   #3
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How about applying some plastidip on as a car bra.
https://youtu.be/wif7qxvYYEY
Get home and just peel off
https://youtu.be/0r7xvBSqhOE
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Old 19-06-2018, 11:12 AM   #4
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What about that track tape stuff? Like cling film that you just stick on the front of your car to protect it from stone chips and such when doing track days? It doesn't look very pretty, but it's relatively cheap and you just peel it off once you get home. Again, it'll offer more protection than any sealant or wax from the likes of both bugs and stone chips.

Or, just get the PPF done, as it'll be beneficial even once you're back.

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Old 19-06-2018, 04:57 PM   #5
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If you have all that money to afford that car you might want to think about getting it booked in for a Clear film/Bra fitted especially being new.
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Old 19-06-2018, 06:59 PM   #6
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Very Nice car. You dont say what it is coated in. I assume not PPF.

Bugs no problem if you take some W8 or similar, along with a 1L bottle Spray of pre mixed pre wash, or ONR dilute in sparyer. All of which will pre-soften and remove bugs, which you can then visit a jet wash or find a hose etc.

You can get car deep cleaned when you get home. Maybe a front end DA. Not letting bugs bake in too hard is the key.

Stone chips are the bigger worry. But some are inevitable and just part of ownership experience. Obvious stuff like ppf and not driving close on autoroutes etc.

But consider take a mini detailing kit. Maybe some of above, with a folding camping bucket and a cheap pack of 20 MFs that you can ditch afterwards.

ONR is great for these situations.

Above all enjoy your car.
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Thanks for the tips. Have decided to book in for ppf on the front bumper. and will be taking a mini detailing kit with me. Will apply lots of wax to the bonnet and A pillars and hope for the best. (What is 'ONR' - 'scuse my ignorance)

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Old 20-06-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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ONR = Optimum No Rinse wash. Do a quick search or YouTube. Spray and wipe is ethos. I was sceptical, but find it great for travelling cleans, bird bombs, fresh hugs etc.
It would not be my main wash method, but ok for light dirt.
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