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How do you get the bugs off ? ?

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    How do you get the bugs off ? ?

    Is there an easy way to get the bugs off.... does anyone recommend a specific washing solution or technique...

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    some dilouted simple green...or just some bug and tar remover

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    I have had great results using turtle wax's bug and tar remover.

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    It took me one hour to clean all of the bugs off w/ TAR & BUGS Remover.
    After that, there was still a residue of their guts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    It took me one hour to clean all of the bugs off w/ TAR & BUGS Remover.
    After that, there was still a residue of their guts!

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    jesus, did u drive 1000 miles or somethin?

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    thats what it looks like here in central illinois...its terrible with all of the crops...

    but ive used many methods..i just didnt know if some of them was bad for the clear coat...for tar..i know its not good...but i use lighter fluid...it gets it right off..then i just use a turtle wax polish to clear the paint back....

    i dont know where u guys live...but bugs in the midwest are terrible..they just eat away at all the crops..and thats all it is out here..

    thanx though

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerPlus View Post
    jesus, did u drive 1000 miles or somethin?
    It took about 30 seconds to get that many bugs on there from driving through an overpass of a dam overflow

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    Florida has these bugs called Lovebugs and this time of year they are fkin ruthless. My shit is covered.

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    Keep that area of the car nice and waxed. Even if you wash your car and not wax, at least wax the nose of the car evey time you get a chance. It makes it much easier to clean
    I use Sealants more than I use wax, because Sealants are more durable but no matter what you use, bugs are still going to get you, and as I said, if you keep nice and waxed, it makes it easier to clean

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    Finger nail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Finger nail.
    I dont think thats a good idea(Scratches???) plus it would take forever!



    Pinnacle bug and tar pad=5 bucks
    I am gonna try one of em.

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    I was j/k.

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    Before you try scrubbing with a sponge, get a product called Tarminator by Stoners; follow the intructions. Wash your car prior to its application. Checkers, and other autopart stores carry it, and it's only like <6 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I was j/k.
    I know man.... I will have to give that a try goose. My foammaster came in today!! hells yea!!!

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    Another tip is to NOT let them sit on your paint. Get hose phuggers off your car/truck ASAP! I learned something from someone while I was down there, dryer sheets. I can't get myself to run a dryer sheet across my black paint. I use a clay bar for what little bugs I get around here.

    I just came back from Tampa 2 weeks ago and the love bugs down there are BRUTAL. I stopped in a car wash and knocked em off with a high pressure rinse then finished up with a clay-bar. Now everything's back to normal.




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    Best bug tip: Wash off the SAME Day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    Best bug tip: Wash off the SAME Day!

    Exactly. Water spots are easier to remove than bug guts. . . Even if you can't dry it, whip into a wash and knock those things off.

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    AFter washing and getting all you can. use a clay bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Finger nail.
    Man Up...Teeth.

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    Don't drive when the bugs are out! J/k, I've found a good coat of wax helps a lot before the bugs hit, and the suggestions here sound great also.

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