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Old 06-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a good bug/tar remover

Hey guys, I have a DGM 2011 WRX. I am looking for a good bug and/or tar remover. I know a good coat of wax will help keep some of the bugs from sticking, but I need to get rid of the ones that are already stuck on. I live in a condo with no hose or way to wash my car, so I do it about once a week at my parents house and the bugs get stuck on in between washings.

Overall the front has some dried bug goo, and my wheels have some black spots on them which I am assuming is tar. I would really love to be able to get rid of both of these.

If clay baring will work for the bugs, then I will just do that as I have been meaning to do that for a few weeks now. I would still need to do something about the bugs on a regular basis, and the tar on the wheels.

Thanks everyone!!!!!

As a side question. Anyone have any suggestions for a brush for the 2011 WRX wheels?? They are a PITA to clean.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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I asked this same question in the detailersdomain thread...

Stoner's Tarminator
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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I use turtle wax bug and tar
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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I use chemical guys detailer. Check out www.detailedimage.com
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

Has anyone tried one of these?
http://www.autogeek.net/pinsafscrub.html
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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no lie, a wet fabric softener sheet will be your friend
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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I make my own....mixture 30/70 kerosene & water.
Cleans bugs off very easy & leaves a nice lustre shine & prevents rust too!
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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+1 on the Tarminator
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #9
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Use Optimum No Rinse to prewash the area to avoid damaging the area from dirt that gets pushed around in the process.

If you're washing the whole car, you'll do oz to 2-gals but if you're just doing a bit, you can just make one gallon of wash using 1/2oz to gallon.

From there use Turtle Wax or the like bug/tar remover gel in pull trigger bottle. For extra super stubborn tar, smear some peanut butter on it for 30 minutes or so in advance.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Stoners Tarminator.

I saw this stuff at a local store for the 1st time, I gave it a go and WOW was really impressed. Not only is it locally available, affordable ($6-$7/can), it works wonders.

If you have ever used Stoners Invisible Glass, this is a no-brainier.
Very easy to apply also
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #11
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I do love Stoners invisible glass, I will try the tarminator and go from there!
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #12
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Plus, the cans look similar: Bright yellow caps, tall thin cans.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #13
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Pretty much all those products will work. I also use those one of those sponges with the nylon mesh to provide some non-marring abrasive action. My experience with a lot of these products is that they will take the wax off the area treated as well. For bugs, try just using a little quick detailer with the nylon/sponge to preserve your wax.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #14
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WD-40 is all you need. Spray it on a rag and lightly rub it off. After that you must re-wax the area. 100% SAFE and will work.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #15
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Boeshield T-9

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #16
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3M Auto Essentials All Purpose Scrub

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/3m-al...e-cleaner.html
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #17
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Im a detailer for a local BMW dealership, we use "Perfectit III" by 3M. I have yet to see a spot that this stuff cant get off a car.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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I use Einszett Anti- Insekt as a pretreatment. You spray on the dry surface let it sit for 5min and rinse it off. If the bugs are really on there you can scrub with a microfiber. The stuff works great for me.
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