Bugs are everywhere, and every now and then a winged critter goes splat on your windshield during a commute. While disgusting, insect entrails on your car seem rather minor and can easily be cleaned with a towel, right? Actually, it’s not that simple. Car protection from insects is essential because bug splatter can cause longstanding surface damage.
How Insects Are Damaging to Your Car
An insect’s internal bodily fluids are acidic and can dissolve the car’s paint if not wiped away at once. Lovebugs, for instance, have fluids around 6.5 pH. However, a dead lovebug’s fluid can lower to 4.25 pH in as little as 24 hours. As you may remember from middle school chemistry class, a lower pH means higher acidity. If insect remains are left intact, then the acid can etch into the clear coat and paint. Continue Reading →