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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gstrunak, May 15, 2010.

  1. May 15, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    gstrunak

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    ok I drive on the high way everyday to o to work and my white tacoma gets COVERED with dead bugs by the end of the week and they are a pain to get off. Anyone have a solutions to help keep the bugs off or make it easier to remove them.
     
  2. May 15, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Racer78

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    I just spray straight Mr. Clean on the front and take a soft brush to it after it soaks in and spray off after a few minutes. I have a mesh grill and it works pretty good!

    Works great on the rims too..
     
  3. May 15, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    LA's Totally Awesome APC ... it might actually say not to use on paint, but i've been using it on multiple vehicles for years....i mean don't go wash the car with it, but i spray all the bugs on the front, and behind the tires where tar and grime gets kicked up. It will literally melt off the bugs and anything else on the paint. If you do use it make sure to hit the areas back up with a good spray wax cuz im sure it takes that with the bugs.

    I first used it 3 cars back on a car that was white, it had tar all behind the wheels that i had scrubbed forever and nothing would take it off. I sprayed this on it and let it sit for about 3 minutes and it wiped right off, no effort at all.

    O yea, and you can get it at dollar tree. :) It can be diluted if you don't want to use full strength.

    Google it, it gets 4.5-5 stars everywhere.
     
  4. May 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Turtle Wax Bug and Tar with some elbow grease works great for me.
     
  5. May 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    dryer sheets, then you have to wash because it leaves a residue on the paint. but thats how i get mine off.
     
  6. May 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Keep a good coat of wax on the front end. Even if I don't do the whole vehicle, I do the the front to make it easier to get that crap off.
     
  7. May 15, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    aficianado

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    mine is coated. right now it is epic. i hit it with a good hard spray of water. then hit it with soapy water. i move on to the rest of the truck, and come back to the front once they have had a time to soak.

    that soft, rim brush is a good tip.
     
  8. May 16, 2010 at 2:34 AM
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    Spraying McGuire's quick detailer on the front after you wash it helps them not to stick. Or a quick fresh coat of NXT wax. You have to clean the bugs off more often than once a week in the spring and summer--the longer they're on there, the more they "bake on". Maybe just hit it with a hose real quick when you get home if it's bad. I've heard Simple Green cleaner gets them off but I'm not a fan of using household cleaners on a vehicle paint finish
     
  9. May 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Yeah, I wouldn't use simple green either. The quick detailer, if you spray it and let it soak in for a few minutes, works great, especially on a waxed vehicle.
     
  10. May 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Thanks for the Great tips!
     
  11. May 16, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I find that my pressure washer set on a low setting deals with the bugs great.
     
  12. May 16, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    That NXT wax is good stuff!
     
  13. May 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    X2 on the dryer sheets. Best way to get them off that I have found. Really makes it easy.
     
  14. May 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    You never thought of using bug and tar remover to remove bugs?:confused:
     
  15. May 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    No worries. I actually haven't had much luck with the turtlewax bug and tar remover. I'm going to try the dryer sheets next time.
     
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    i use a scouring pad and a sprinkler can with water in it, just start sprinkling water on the bugs and lightly scour the bugs right off. quick and easy.

    ScouringPad.jpg
     
  17. May 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    ok..just got done installing a porsche motor. needed to wash bugs from truck...looking for the easy route..i hosed everything down. nozzle set on "jet". got everything wet, then sprayed the front end with simple green. the junk came off as soon as i wiped it with my terry mitt. it took a chance. it worked.

    (paint will probably peel by tomorrow :))
     
  18. May 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Best advice IMO
     
  19. May 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I have used PAM. This is a no stick you spray on cooking pans.
    I have also used silicone spray. I spray it on the bumper grill and leading edge of the hood.

    Both come off easy and do not hurt the paint. Makes the bugs easier to get off.
     
  20. May 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Clean the truck and then spray PAM. This is a no stick you spray on cooking pans.
    I have also used silicone spray. I spray it on the bumper grill and leading edge of the hood.

    Both come off easy and do not hurt the paint. Makes the bugs easier to get off.

    PAM works the best

    I posted this twice because of the Dept of Redundance Dept requirements
     
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