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Old 11-21-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default making the paint look better on the front end of the car?

so we get "love bugs" bad here a couple of times a year. last time they came through i didnt take the time to keep them off the car and they did some damage to the paint after "baking" on in the sun for a couple of weeks.

anyone have any options on getting the paint to look better, other than a good claybar and wax job?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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....clay bar & and polish (followed by wax/sealant). The problem with bug reminants that are left on for too long is that they can form into a sort of shelac that can be quite hard to remove. ....hindsight is 20/20 but the best way is to get that stuff off of your paint as soon as possible. I would take each step one at a time and evaluate as you go. Obviously, a good buffer would help.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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When you say damage what do you mean exactly? Some pics might also help to determine what approach to take. But generally beyond clay, polish is going to be required to get the paint looking better.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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i wish i had pics... at work at the moment.

it looks like after the bugs were washed off they left a residue (prob what kean is talking about) on the paint that is hard as all get out to get off.

after the claybar we shall see.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Claybar will take it out.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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Similar to what Kean said, start with the least aggresive method and work up slowly to what is going to take it off. Clay should do the trick from the sounds of it. Make sure to have plenty of lube.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
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good deal... thanks guys. i have not really detailed the car in a looong time and im about to try and tradein so the better it looks the better my tradein hopefully.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:27 PM   #9
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....clay bar & and polish (followed by wax/sealant). The problem with bug reminants that are left on for too long is that they can form into a sort of shelac that can be quite hard to remove. ....hindsight is 20/20 but the best way is to get that stuff off of your paint as soon as possible. I would take each step one at a time and evaluate as you go. Obviously, a good buffer would help.

what he said lol
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:36 PM   #10
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Tutrle Wax bug and tar remover (the bottle not the spray) Followed by a nice polish and then a sealant (Collinite 845, opti-seal..etc.)
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bug and tar remover and a nice clay bar as well. should do it just nicely
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