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Old 10-05-2002, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Baked Bugs

I do a lot of highway driving for long periods of time. Therfore my car is literally covered in bug guts. Its baked on too. I've already tried a bug tar remover, but it doesn't work. Does anybody else have a good method of removing this stuff?
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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try a little rubbing compoud on 'em

or maybe a little gasoline... we're talking a tiny bit dropped on a rag, then see if it wipes the bugs off... BE CONSERVATIVE OR YOU'LL START WIPING PAINT OFF

then recover with some new wax

oh and remember to keep a nice thick coat of wax on the surfaces that get the most bugs.. will save you a ton of work.
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:50 PM   #3
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the trick is to get the guts off as soon as you can. But if they're already baked, try some detailing polish... if that doesn't work try rubbing compound. When you're done cleaning, give her a few coats of wax and the guts will come off easier next time.
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:51 PM   #4
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damn cujo you beat me!
i gotta type faster next time
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Old 10-06-2002, 11:48 AM   #5
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You should have wax your car often!

Bugs will just comes right off..

Wax it once or every 2 months!!!!!
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Old 10-06-2002, 02:11 PM   #6
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I haven't tried this on my WRX yet, but when the front of my motorcycle is covered in baked-on bug guts, I usually just lay a wet towel on it for 20-30 minutes, then wash as usual. Softens 'em right up, & they come off easily.
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:18 PM   #7
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Clay bar.

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Old 10-06-2002, 09:22 PM   #8
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Well, what I ended up doing was carfully washing the car while putting extra effort towards theose bug areas. I got a lot of it off, but there is still some crusted areas. Looks a heck of a lot better though. After that I used meguirs cleaner wax, which made it look real slick. My rex's color is black. When I have more time I will try removing all the bug residue. I haven't tried a clay bar yet, I give it a try. Has anyone heard of soft 99? Its a Japanese brand of wax, I have it for the color black. Is this stuff good?
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Old 10-06-2002, 09:55 PM   #9
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whats claybar anyway? is it just any bar of clay or do u need a specific type? ive seen it but how do u use it, just wipe it on and use a towel to wipe it off or how does it work?
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Old 10-06-2002, 10:04 PM   #10
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When my motorcycle used to get covered in bug guts/road tar etc, the thing that ALWAYS took it off is oven cleaner. Just follow the instructions and cover it in saran wrap if it says to "close the door" It may take 4-8 hours, but it always came clean, and never hurt the paint.

Good Luck.
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Old 10-06-2002, 11:05 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Sordid Philosopher
When my motorcycle used to get covered in bug guts/road tar etc, the thing that ALWAYS took it off is oven cleaner.


Sodium hydroxide on your car?!?! What're you NUTS!
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Old 10-07-2002, 02:29 PM   #12
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soap and water. they might not come right off, but soak it, soak it again, and then soak it again. the guts will come off eventually. just get it nice and wet.
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:42 PM   #13
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Default same happened to my silver rex

i wash my car once a week or weeka nd half. I noticed some bugs on the front of the car and should have taken care of the m when i first noticed. I washed the car and put the bug remover on like 3 or 4 times and there were afew that just wont come off. I garage the car so the sun doesnt really bake them but ne way they were stuck. I used some perfect it by 3M microfine rubbing compound and alot of watera nd soft rag. With al ot of elbow grease and like a half hour i managed to remove them to the point unless u know they are there or on ur hands and knees u wont see it. What a pain and the ass. I also use meguires washes, touch up wax, car wash, etc. I like their products. Any ways ill do abetter job to get those stinking bugs off first when i see them. Hope this helps
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