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Lost in the 50's
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Now that the season for bugs and skeeters is here, let me warn all you guys/gals about spraying your bug spray. (Off and other brands)

If you are wearing glasses or lenses that are PLASTIC, including your compass lense and any tackle box that has plastic see thru covers, DO NOT SPRAY AROUND IT OR WHERE THE WIND/BREEZE CAN BLOW ANY OF THE SPRAY OVER, AROUND AND ON THE PLASTIC.

This is what happens when it hits the plastic. Also, you cannot correct it. It WON'T wipe off. It BURNS right into the plastic.
I ruined my prescription glasses last year and these two items also.


Just some info for everyone.

Thanks.
 

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Multi Species Angler
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Ok, so don't get this stuff on plastic or glass, but go ahead and spray it on your skin. I think I'd rather get a couple mosquito bites!

CG
 

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Powderfinger
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DEET is an excellent solvent and plasticizer.
PET like used in 2 liter bottles is resistant to it though. PVC turns to a rubber band consistancy.
I had a sample of bug spray I made in my old truck's glovebox. It leaked one day and you could just wipe the plastic glove box away with a paper towel.
Your skin is not a plastic. You'll be fine.
 

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Ok, so don't get this stuff on plastic or glass, but go ahead and spray it on your skin. I think I'd rather get a couple mosquito bites!

CG
you guys haven't been out on Griggs or O'Shay for any length of time at NIGHT? There usually is AT LEAST 2-300 LARGE mosquitoes flying around your head waiting for you to sit or stand still. I mean the large one that drag their legs. Know which ones I mean? The ones that give you a bite that is the size of a Nickle or Quarter. Actually I use Skin So Soft from Avon. It is fantastic for keeping skeeters off.
 
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