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BUG REMOVER PROBLEM


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I accumulate a number of bugs stuck to the fromt of my automobile. They

usually dry before I can get around to removing them.

The bug remover I have been using leaves a lot to be desired.

Any recommendations regarding a quality remover that works.

Brian H Helweg

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Guest johnhorace

Try baking soda. Put some on a very wet soft (terry?) cloth and wipe it over the carcasses. They seem to melt. Does not scratch the paint. Rinse thoroughly after the bugs are gone, to remove the baking soda. This method has never failed me.

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Guest Tarheel

Regular Windex with "Ammonia D " works, but may still need a little help after soaking if the bugs have really dried and baked on. The bounce sheets have enough texture to help with the Windex without really scratching the paint. I have an old worn out piece of scotch pad that I use.

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Guest Killerbunny
Believe it or not, I have found W-D 40 to be the best bug remover I have ever used.

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Remember . . . most pin stripers use Windex to "de-wax" the paint before they lay down their painted-on pin stripes. Therefore, after using Windex, some new wax might be needed.

In that respect, it might be easier if the front of the vehicle is well-waxed before the trip! The slicker the surface the bugs hit, the more they might slide off with road-speed wind. PLUS with the "tighter" surface texture, not much texture for their remains to penetrate.

Just some thoughts . . .

NTX5467

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Guest johnhorace
Try baking soda. Put some on a very wet soft (terry?) cloth and wipe it over the carcasses. They seem to melt. Does not scratch the paint. Rinse thoroughly after the bugs are gone, to remove the baking soda. This method has never failed me.

The guy who told me about this told me the baking soda chemically dissolves the bugs. Also, it does not affect the car wax (true from my own experience).

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Guest Kingoftheroad

Why not just buy something made to remove bugs from fronts of vehicles ??

Like "Bug & Tar Remover":D

I wouldn't suggest it if I didn't get good results....

Edited by Kingoftheroad (see edit history)
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From my experiences with GM Road Oil and Tar Remover, which might be similar to the "Bug and Tar Remover" in some respects . . . it takes an oil-based formulation to dissolve the tar. Even when it was wiped clean and shiney, there was enough residual oil left on the paint that it attracted fine dust in a day or so. End result, a grungy look, by observation that needed a good wash and/or waxing to remove.

After thinking about what would dissolve tar (having seen the oil-based liquid in the GM product, I tried some car wax on it (in this case, Meguiars "red bottle" cleaner wax). A thicker coat, left on about a minute or so for the oils in the wax to start to work on the tar accumulation/strings, and then it would wipe off and leave a hard, shiney surface underneath. No more dust a day later!

Just some observations . . .

NTX5467

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