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Old 08-21-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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So I hand washed my car for the first time today. I've have 14k miles on my car now since I bought it new 6 months ago. There were so many bugs on the front bumper. I tried to scrub them off with a sponge, but it didn't work. I had to use a more abrasive pad to get all the bugs off the front.

Is this normal?

Would waxing help them to come off more easily? I have not had my car hand waxed since I bought it.

Anyone have any luck with touch up paint for these lovely chips that are 2mm from my clear bra?
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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....bug and tar remover is what I usually use for spot treatments. Stoner's Tarminator works rather well.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:01 AM   #4
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autogeek.com has great scrub sponges to get the bugs off.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:59 AM   #5
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....bug and tar remover is what I usually use for spot treatments. Stoner's Tarminator works rather well.
With the weak sauce Subaru paint, make sure the car is wet and spray the Tarminator into a small, damp towel and apply. I do not recommend spraying the Tarminator on the bumper because it will eat through the clear coat quickly.

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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With the weak sauce Subaru paint, make sure the car is wet and spray the Tarminator into a small, damp towel and apply. I do not recommend spraying the Tarminator on the bumper because it will eat through the clear coat quickly.

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....these OTC B&T removers (like Tarminator) are paint safe and will not eat through your clear coat. Simply follow the directions and don't scrub hard with your media. ....that action will likely damage your finish. Typically, I apply the B&T remover to a towel, press against the contaminant and gently try to pull it away as it dissolves (same as I would with a QD and bird bombs).
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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Hose the car off, spray the bug and tar remover on the area and scrub off with a sponge, does not need too be very abraisive and that should get off 90% if not all. The other small spots can be removed with clay bar. Make sure the area is wet when doing clay bar and to preserve your clay, washed.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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Like others have said, use a clay bar...fill a spray bottle with water and a little dish soap for lube.
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