Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Diamond Shield damage by Love Bugs
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Diamond Shield damage by Love Bugs

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
AikenRacer

Aiken, S.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 04/08/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got back from our trip from South Carolina to Key West. We ran through several swarms of love bugs on the interstate. So bad that we had to stop and clean twice. Once I got in Key West, I washed the front of the coach and noticed that there is now hundreds of pits in the diamond shield. After reading on the internet, it appears that love bug guts are acidic. Although I removed their remains as quick as possible, they pitted my diamond shield bad enough that is either has to be removed or replaced. I am talking with Diamond Shield and my insurance company now. I am considering not putting the shield back on. The area above the windshield was not coated and the bug guts washed and waxed off ok. Any suggestions??


2012 Tuscany 42RQ tag
2005 Silverado 2500 w/ piggy back golf cart

bgum

South Louisiana

Senior Member

Joined: 02/22/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 05:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wax heavy and leave on don't remove haze. Or. Spray with Pam right before trip. Either case remove as soon as trip is completed.

chuckftboy

Fleming Island, Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 09/28/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm on my 3rd coach with Diamond Shield or its equivalent and never had any pitting from love bugs. I do wash the love bugs off as soon as I arrive at destination because I know how acidic they are. Sorry to hear you had damage. How many days were they on there?


2019 Horizon 42Q Maxim Chassis w/tag
Cummins L-9 450 HP / Allison 3000
2006 Jeep TJ and 2011 Chevy Traverse Tows

Edd505

Elephant Butte, NM

Senior Member

Joined: 05/20/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chuckftboy wrote:

I'm on my 3rd coach with Diamond Shield or its equivalent and never had any pitting from love bugs. I do wash the love bugs off as soon as I arrive at destination because I know how acidic they are. Sorry to hear you had damage. How many days were they on there?

Where do you find parks that allow washing an RV? Most every park I have been in has No Washing in the entry handout.


2015 F350 FX4 SRW 6.7 Crew, longbed - 2017 Durango Gold 353RKT
2006 F350 SRW 6.0 crew longbed sold
2000 F250 SRW 7.3 extended longbed airbags sold
2001 Western Star 4900EX sold
Jayco Eagle 30.5BHLT sold, Layton 24.5LT sold


BobGed

Carson City, NV

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:


Where do you find parks that allow washing an RV? Most every park I have been in has No Washing in the entry handout.

I wash the front of my coach after every day's drive using a bucket of water. I have never asked for permission, and have never been told to stop.


2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Executive

California/Arizona/South Dakota

Senior Member

Joined: 02/07/2008

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 05/22/19 11:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BobGed wrote:

Edd505 wrote:


Where do you find parks that allow washing an RV? Most every park I have been in has No Washing in the entry handout.

I wash the front of my coach after every day's drive using a bucket of water. I have never asked for permission, and have never been told to stop.


X2


A Simple Act of Caring Creates an Endless Ripple
Dennis and Debi Ten Years Full Timing
Monaco Executive M-45PBQ Quad Slide
525HP Cummins ISM 6 Spd Allison
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ W/ ReadyBrute
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TRAVEL BLOG



Teacher's Pet

SD.. Fulltimers. Goshen IN summers

Senior Member

Joined: 01/27/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/23/19 03:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If bad bugs, I wash front..never have been told to quit.


'06 Phaeton 40' QSH
'14 Ford Flex SEL AWD Toad
'04 R-Vision Trail-Lite 213
Scottiemom's Pet or husband to Dale
RV.net Rallies 13, Other Rallies 21, Escapades 7
Fulltimers since 2005, Where are we?
Our Travel Blog

Bruce Brown

Northern NY

Moderator

Joined: 06/01/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 05/23/19 04:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same as the others with no damage. Our current MH came home in 2007, still looks new.

When it was delivered it came with a can of Plexus to use on the Diamond Shield. I use it when I remember, never had an issue.


There are 24 hours in every day - it all depends on how you choose to use them.
Bruce & Jill Brown
2008 Kountry Star Pusher 3910


AikenRacer

Aiken, S.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 04/08/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/23/19 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got the bugs off the same day as they were hit.....??

crawford

Dandridge Tenn.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/23/19 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went to Fla Sun and Fun campground told me to get them right off after setup, They relies what will happen to you coach if let on to long they told mr I never asked as we checked in.


Change from a c class to a A class Georgetown 07 triple slide

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Diamond Shield damage by Love Bugs
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS