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roadking77

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Getting Bugged Out
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:18:39 AM »
2021-06-10_09-00-20 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr

For you guys that dont have the pleasure of these fine creatures!  Cant hardly walk across the yard without hitting them, not to mention the noise  :o
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 08:23:52 AM »
I don't envy you.




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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 06:59:54 PM »
I read this brood is going to be off the hook.
I don't mind them.

I remember as a kid coming home from vacation and hearing them and my dad telling me what they were.
There were two trees outside my bedroom window so I went and slept on the couch.
There was a stained glass window in the living room there an the moonlight cast the colors on the wall opposite to me..
Sounds surreal, and it was.
I can picture it to this day and really don't mind the racket.
We must be a bit behind due to the geographic difference.
I'm in NNJ

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FormTA

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 03:21:05 AM »
We normally don't see them, just hear them in the fall. When we were kids we didn't want to hear them as that ment school is back. We'd find their sheds but that was about it.
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Nexus

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 06:39:52 AM »
What is it?

On a related note, I forced inside yesterday, as I was getting bitten by mosquitos, blackfly swarms, horse flies and deer flies!!!

Had itchy welts all over the place.

I find the horse flies the worst as they are the biggest and like to take chunks out of you
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
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roadking77

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 07:46:29 AM »
Cicadas,  they are on their 17 yr cycle or something like that. I think they are usually around but this year is a peak. The air is thick with them. Fortunately all they do is make noise. I have heard horror stories about the flies in the Great White North!
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 02:02:41 PM »
Yeah

blackflies thick enough that you need to breath through your teeth to filter them out, enough mosquitos to drive you mental just from them buzzing around you, etc etc.

I wish I was exaggerating but alas, I am not!!
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 07:11:18 PM »
I hate bugs. Any bugs.




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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 08:21:22 PM »
So…..this is new. Uncovered my car tonight and see this large beetle of some sort on my roof. I swatted it off (and couldn’t find it thus no picture) before I noticed it must have been trapped in my cover or something and trying to get out and managed to scratch my roof. A little buffing compound helped take it out a bit but it’s still there. Haven’t had that happen before but that was annoying.

Picture is before the compound but was hard to get my phone to focus
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roadking77

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 06:51:39 AM »
That stinks, I can see the scratches, but your paint is TOO GOOD, crazy reflection is playing tricks on my eyes. Not sure what the heck Im looking at.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 09:17:33 AM »
Ha! Thanks. I can’t be mad at the place that painted my car. I really think I got my money’s worth. That said, there were some minor flaws in it. It’s definitely not a show quality job as its accumulated some chips and scratches over the last 6-8 years or however long it’s been. It’s not perfect but I try to balance taking care of it without being afraid to drive it.
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2021, 06:16:26 PM »
Ya, that stinks. You should try "Wizards Mystic cut" and "Wizards Mystic Polish". Those are the best ones I have found for black.

By the way, I have to check out your car sometime.  If you're ever out near Whitehouse, give me shout. I'll PM you my number.
79 Trans am low buck LS swapped
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2021, 07:33:06 PM »
Ya, that stinks. You should try "Wizards Mystic cut" and "Wizards Mystic Polish". Those are the best ones I have found for black.

By the way, I have to check out your car sometime.  If you're ever out near Whitehouse, give me shout. I'll PM you my number.

Ooo I might have to try that. I’ve been wanting to try something new to buff with. I’ve used a DA with some success but I don’t think it has what it takes to do what I want. I’ve also been hesitant for fear of how the decals would be affected if I got some compound on them by accident.

And yea that would be cool. I don’t get out to there too often but last night did take 24 to the exit near Kroger and cut through Waterville over to Wood County then down along River road. I used to live over that way.
-Brian-

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FormTA

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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 08:58:32 PM »
My parents live on 64, just east of Kroger (ny the body shop).
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Re: Getting Bugged Out
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 08:58:32 PM »
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