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The BUGS! AAARGH!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by zackmilo, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    For some strange reason, my car's favorite food is bugs. He loves to just munch them up traveling to Kettleman City and around. He for some odd reason attracts more dead bugs than any other car I've had, even my Model X. Every time we go places in my car it gets splattered with bugs. Overall, the Model 3 seems to attract bugs like crazy. (Bright headlights tied to radar because mine seem to accumulate around where the radar is in the bumper) I don't know why but it's getting annoying to wipe off after every 1+ hour drive. Anyone have the same experience and please include pics so we can see where they mostly accumulate on the bumper.Trust me, I am not crazy just fed up with cleaning this sh** off.
    Gonna talk to Tesla when I get enough pics.
    This is after 150 miles.
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  2. tpham07

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    bugs are in the air, and you drive through them. nothing about tesla makes this unique.
     
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  3. TheLocNar

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    PPF and ceramic coating FTW.
     
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  4. privater

    privater 2016 Model S and 2017 Model 3 owner

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    Nahh, white Model 3 is the true bug magnets ;) :

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  5. Fudd

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    Ask Elon to have SpaceX work on this...
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  6. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Holy crap. Mine is black which I guess makes it easier. Where did you go?!
    for real, it actually gets wayyyy more bugs than any car grills or not.
     
  7. TheLocNar

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    You're just noticing the bugs more since in an ICE car they'd all be smashed into the radiator behind the grill.
     
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    I certainly wasn't expecting a discussion on actual physical bugs when I walked into the room.
     
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  10. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    I did the trip in my Audi within a couple days and nothing like this.
     
  11. TheLocNar

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    Check the radiator. ;)
     
  12. T34ME

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    NEVER drive your car in the San Joaquin Valley this time of year if you are concerned about bugs! I know, I grew up there in a farming community.
     
  13. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Oh I know! Thats how I get to Monterrey Car Week! 101 is too slow. Cruise set for 95 lets gooo
     
  14. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    Oh please. Mine has a bug beard.

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  15. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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  16. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    I'm waiting for someone to name their vehicle BugZapper.
     
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  17. Pkmmte

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    Almost all of those bugs were from driving through the Oregon border past midnight. :/
     
  18. JulienW

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    #18 JulienW, Aug 25, 2018
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    It is simple science. Bugs are taught as larva/nymphs the dangers of grills and how to avoid them. Being very conservative bugs deny the existence of cars that don’t have grills and have not updated their teaching curriculum that is dominated by the Texas bug board to incorporate this liberal/wacky/California theory.
     
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  19. KarenRei

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    This gives me yet another reason to do a home ceramic coat. If I ever take a trip near Mývatn during midge season, for example, it might get... ugly ;)

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    Mývatn = "Midge Lake". They form dense clouds in the sky. They freak people out who don't know better because they look like giant mosquitoes, and will land on you (but they're filter feeders) :)
     
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  20. timk225

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    My white 3 has the same problem. What's a good wax to use on the front of the car to make it easier to clean?
     

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