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Is it true that "Love bugs" destroy car paint?

Well here at my university they are ALL OVER and are having sex all the time. Driving around campus=a lot of bugs on my bumper,hood and windshield. I read on wikipedia that those bugs release some chemicals that ruin the paint on a car......is that true? And does wax protect paint from that chemical? I put 3 coats last week. I might go to the carwash tomorrow and rinse the bugs off. Im going to use high pressure rinse, is that going to take off the wax i put on?
Thanks and by the way those bugs are annoyng as f*ck!!!!
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are you talking about box elder bugs?
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I have also heard that if the splattered bugs are left on the paint for more than a few days than removing them becomes a task and paint can be effected. I don't think its the chemicals released during mating though.

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Any bird poop or splattered bugs left on your car can cause your paint to fade and erode. Never heard of ladybugs (love bugs) being special in causing this though.
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