Just by name, lovebugs sound like they should be harmless enough, right? Well, for all their good intentions, they certainly do wreak havoc every mating season here in Florida.
Come springtime, love is in the air, and along with it, hundreds, even thousands of these little cupids come out in droves to do their mating dance. Unfortunately for your car, it often takes place right in your path of travel, resulting in smashed and smeared lovebug bodies all over the place.
Luckily, the event only takes place twice a year, but the season does last for 4 weeks each time – once in April & May, and the second time in August & September.
It seems they are attracted to the heat and smell of exhaust along roadways. Even when they are not making it difficult to see while you drive, they are seriously risking the appearance and durability of your paint job.
If left on the car for too long, the decaying lovebug’s acidic remains will actually etch the paint right off your car. That’s where car paint protection film comes in handy. Especially LLumar’s NEW self-healing protective film.
The self-healing car paint protection film helps in 3 ways:
- It blocks the bugs from ever getting stuck in the paint surface.
- It makes the bugs easier to remove.
- The stain-resistant film has the ability to self-heal and continue protecting your car after you remove the bugs.
University of Florida Researchers Say…
Anybody who has driven on Florida roads in spring or late summertime knows how bad the lovebug swarm can be. It’s considered a traffic hazard in some cases, and has even been studied by the University of Florida’s Entomology Department.
Their studies suggest what our experience already tells us – that the residue of these bugs can seem almost impossible to remove. They suggest a good 5 minute soaking plus washing within 20 minutes to get these paint-eaters off your car as soon as possible. It’s the baking of the hot Florida sun in combination with the lovebug’s acidic body fluids that create such an urgent threat to the paint. And when isn’t the sun baking here in the Sunshine State?
Under these prime conditions, unprotected car paint can be permanently damaged in as little as 24 hours by these romantic buggers. Will you have time to make it to the carwash when they hit? We say, why not shield your car now and avoid the risk of a paint etching?
So, How Can LLumar’s Self-Healing Paint Protection Film Defend Your Car Against Lovebugs?
LLumar’s NEW self-healing film is made of four layers that work together to create a virtually invisible shield for your car. The advanced technology is made up of a base liner, a copolymer adhesive, a 6 mil layer of impact-resistant urethane designed for excellent heat, UV, and water resistance, and finally, a flexible self-healing polyurethane top layer. It’s not hard to see how the film is so successful at protecting your car’s paint.
In addition to self-healing when scratched, the clear coat finish is resistant to cracks, yellowing, and staining. It’s also covered by a best-in-class-warranty. The high-gloss, superior clarity of the film matches a new car’s finish, keeping your car looking good as new! Of course, you will receive easy care instructions, which you will naturally want to follow to keep the film’s self-healing and protective qualities performing at their best.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for a no-obligation quote on a custom car paint protection film installation. We have professionally trained installers statewide who can answer your questions and find the right fit for your needs. Until then, drive safely, and watch out for lovebugs!