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Cleaning Bugs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MedlinAround, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Nov 22, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    MedlinAround

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    Got some bug guts on the front of my truck and can not get them off. I've used pressure washer and brush. Took some quick detailer and the clay bar and still couldn't get it to come off. Help please :mad:
     
  2. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    May need to wet sand.
    But it may be a slightly different shade of color afterwords vs. the other non-sanded area of color.

    But I would try all other alternatives before this.....
     
  3. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    The Magic Eraser has worked for me in the past.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    Magic eraser.....works!
     
  5. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Might also try Goo-gone and let it sink in a while.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    I had that trouble also and just waxed the heck out of the front of the truck and mirror pods. Then i use a car wash aftermarket liquid and water and let it soften for a short time and then use a plastic wrapped sponge thing that is a bug remover and works fine on the windshield also. Mine is a white taco so bugs really show up.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    I have the same problem, i've got the super white and the bug guts leave a stain. I'll have to try the magic eraser.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    x2 Did this before and it works well on my BSM. Be careful with some bug and tar removers though. I don't remember what brand it was but I had a couple of friends that had used it before and they actually took the factory clear off the bumper.:eek: Course that was probably cuz it was a dang Chevy lol. But anyway just throwin that out there. Don't want ya messin up the front end.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    This is one of the main reason why I got a clear bra. They come right off like a non stick pan.
     
  10. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    Also you can use WD-40. I have used that and it works. On tar too. Just spray some on a soft towel and rub with some pressure. Don't use paper towel, will scratch the shit out of the paint! But that and goo gone will take the wax off too, so be sure to wax it up after your done.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Have you tried a tar and bug remover? I have a spray on type (gel) that works like a charm. You have to let it soak in though (the brand name escapes me). I'd be leary of using the pressure washer, this cheap-ass Taco paint may wear thin...
     
  12. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    That too, I got the 3M all over the front of my bumper, grill, hood, front of the fenders and the mirrors and it rocks. You can almost wash anything off with a good garden hose.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Spray em reall good and let them soak, give em another spray and then wipe firmly. Repeat until removed.

    Best thing is to clean often before they get caked in and become part of the paint!
     
  14. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    This may sound weird, but a dryer sheet will also take them off. I know it sounds crazy but a dryer sheet, a littler water, wipe down the bug guts, let it sit for about 30 seconds then lightly scrub. Works like a charm.

    Paul
     
  15. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    A trick for motorcycle windshields will probably work on the truck too. Take a big towel, get it good and soaked, drape it over the area to be cleaned, and leave it there for an hour. Make sure it stays wet the whole time.

    The water softens up the guts and makes removal a breeze.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    I've heard about the dryer sheet before! Never tried it though. And the towel sounds like a good idea too. Do you use hot or warm water?
     
  17. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    ^ not my suggestion, but I would bet warm would be better. Heat will help break it down better.
     
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    I attached 10 frogs to the front of my truck to get them before they hit the front. : ) Just don't tie them to tight or they will croak.
     
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