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Old 04-27-2012, 07:13 PM
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Bug spatters

Spring is here and with the mild winter in the mid west, many bugs!

I have a light colored Wk2 (white gold) and bugs stand out on it. Headlights and windshield can easy clean with any glass cleaner. However on the painted fronted bumper, not so easy. the other day after scrubbing of the bugs decided to experiment with putting a light coat of tire shine on the painted bumper. Appearance, no difference however when getting hit again by an army of bug, this time they wiped right off and thought I would share it with the readers on this site.

Maybe better under the visual thread, however it is a problem.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:07 AM
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I dont know if its a worldwide thing but the interstate truck drivers over here spray Chemtech CT18 truck wash on the front of their trucks, this evidently dries without streaking and when they get to their destination they simply hose the front end and all the bugs etc just wash off, they then repeat the process keeping their rigs clean, I can see by this how your method could work, although you need to be carefull what you put on your paintwork.
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Re: Bug spatters

Wet dryer sheets will take them off.
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Re: Bug spatters

P21S for bugs and tar works GREAT! Be sure to rinse it off good after each use. http://www.autopia-carcare.com/p21-1...m_campaign=CSE
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Re: Bug spatters

Sea foam bug remover works great. Tire shine is not made for paint so i would not use it
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Re: Bug spatters

Wet dryer sheet, never heard of that and will have to give it a try.

There are many tire shine products, the one I used stated will not harm paint or dye materials. Alway be sure to read direction when using a product for other than what it is intended for. .
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Re: Bug spatters

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Wet dryer sheets will take them off.
I tried this the other day and I was amazed how easily the bugs came off. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Bug spatters

This scrub pad + bug eraser works great for me.

http://www.autogeek.net/diamondite-b...ser-combo.html
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Re: Bug spatters

i like to keep rejex on the front of the bumper it is a paint sealant developed for the milatary helicopters to keep the chopper clean where the exaust comes out.works great on the rims for break dust to.does not shine as nice as dodo juice wax but it is slick and last a long time.
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Re: Bug spatters

Wax and some elbow grease.

The wet dryer sheets, Are they it ruff when wet? Never tried it. Seems it would scuff the paint. Def gonna wet one and feel it. Sounds like a good idea. You guys using that don't get scratches on the paint do ya?

But seriously a good coat of wax makes a Huge difference in effort needed to scrub with my normal car wash mitt...
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Bug spatters

Some of you apparently do not have the Chuck Norris bugs like we do here in the flats of NC. This time of year, when a NC bug hits your windshield, it doesn't die...it gets really pi$$ed off, calls in reinforcements, and within 45 seconds, the entire front end of your vehicle is plastered with green/brown nasties appx the size of a golf ball. There is enough "body matter" left that any attempts at hand wiping anymore then 3 of these jokers off with anything smaller than a beach towel is honestly impossible. If you let the bug juice dry, it takes an act of congress to remove it, then still you are left with a ugly stain.

Each morning, I run through these swarms of some sort of flying beetles. As a morning ritual, I have a pressure washer (hot water) at my shop and without fail, each morning I have to blast the residue from the vehicle. After bug blasting is complete, I use quick detail spray to remove any remaining residue and go on with my day. A partial wash/partial quick detail is honestly quicker for me vs scrubbing each spatter from the front end by hand.
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...otect-all/1593

http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-A...sim_sbs_auto_4

http://www.amazon.com/Protect-All-Cl...6686111&sr=8-1

When I had an RV, this is the stuff I used. It worked great. Spray it on, wipe lightly and drys clear. The bugs just wash right off with a regular hose. This was originally developed for use on airplanes.
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