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Bugs on Hood/Grill

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Ilopezghk, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Sep 30, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    Ilopezghk

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    Anyone know what treatment will get the bugs off!!!!!
     
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    all tore up already
    Yellow bottle undiluted rain x. Bugs, tar, pine sap etc. Youre welcome
     
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    Nothing has worked as well as stoners tarminator in my experience. Tried lots of different things...many work, but not as well.
     
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    gojo waterless hand cleaner, the original, slimy version. Lanolin based works amazing and smells good too.
     
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    Drive in reverse.
     
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    NOOOOO...! It WILL scratch yer clear coat..!

    Best I've found is a good coat of wax, or polymer on the front end BEFORE hitting the gutless bastards..!!

    Then, when home.... wet them and drink 2 beer.... wet again.... wipe softly.... If they hang in there...have a beer.. rinse again...

    Works for me....

    Of course, I'm retired and like beer...... hehe
     
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    Get a 1-quart spray bottle.

    Fill it 2/3 full of water.

    Get a fabric softener dryer sheet (Downy, Bounce, Sunggle, etc.) from the laundry room.

    Roll it up like a cigar and insert it into the spray bottle.

    Replace the cap/sprayer and shake to hell out of it.

    Wash your truck to get most of the dirt off.

    While the truck is still wet, spray heavily with the "bug juice" you just made.

    Take another dryer sheet and use it as a rag. The bugs will practically wipe right off.

    When you're done hose down the truck again because the bug juice will leave a residue if you don't.
     
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    I just put a towel over the area and then soak it with the hose. Let it sit for a while like 30 min and then wipe off with the wet towel and finish washing truck.
     
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    Rain-X bug and tar remover works great.
     
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    New fangled radio antenna?:rofl:
     
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    Warm soapy water first. Let them soak and soften up. Then go back and wash the front last after bugs are sift. Safe and effective.
     
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    This is what I do to the motorcycle after a day of smashing into bugs.... Go into Motel (with your own towels)... soak it in hot water..... Place on window and front end.... have a beer or 2.... come back and wipe softly..... NO more bug shit..!!
     
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    I like Plexo. It’s an aviation grade acrylic/plexiglass windshield cleaner. Gentle, smells nice, and lifts bugs right off. $15-20 a can on Amazon, cleans glass excellent as well.
     
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