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Old 06-16-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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Anybody have some good suggestions for removing bugs from the front of a car ? I used a power washer last night, and they are still on there. Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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hand wash<cleaner wax<claybar<search
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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"Power washers" don't do a thorough job. Try reading this article from www.Autopia.org:

http://www.guidetodetailing.com/arti...hp?articleId=7

You may also want to browse through the other helpful articles found on that site.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Pre-cleaners. They're made for baked on bugs and tar a lot of the times. Just go to your local Autozone(or any car "store") and look around for Pre-Cleaners.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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turtle wax brand bug and tar remover always works well for me. its either a yellow or white bottle, try it out.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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Think of bugs on your car like that nasty caked on stuff in the pots from dinner that your mom had to let soak over nite. If you get the bug guts wet and keep it wet they will soften and wipe off. The best trick I have for this is to get a big old beach towell ( it will be dedicated to this job 4ever then ) and wet it down....with your cars soap too. Hose up the frount of your car and lay it over the front end to keep things wet. 15-20 later pull it off and most if not all the nastys will come off with your sponge or wash mitt. *** Keep In Mind ***most specialized bug removers will take off you wax along with the bugs. I stay away from them unless Im planning on waxing the whole car
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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Peroxide will clean them off becuase it dissolves protein...what bugs are made out of. (its the stuff you put on your boo boos and it fizzes) works like a charm
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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I found what works well is a water soaked towel trick described above. Be careful when using most cleaners, as they will strip the wax off. Once you have that cleaned, use something like the new turtle wax ice, (works well and keeps you from having to do the whole car).

I would reccomend a clear bra. The bugs come off easier for me since I installed the ppf film, headlights included..

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Old 06-16-2006, 04:18 PM   #9
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Thanks all for the help. I will try these out.
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:27 PM   #10
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go to sam's club and get "sprayway" glass cleaner. dissolves and softens bugs in no time!
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