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having problems with 3 week old bug guts cluttering up the front of your truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    dryer sheets...... i know it sounds crazy but trust me it works. they only work far enough to do one area the size of a headlight so use LOTS.
     
  2. FlawedXJ

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    "deep woods off" (bug repellent) is what I use. It's crazy what that shit will take off without hurting the paint. Great for tree sap too.
     
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    dryer sheets wont hurt the paint either but it does cause serious streaking on the paint if you dont get all of the residue off. tree sap: i heard if you let it dry up ( scrape it off with your fingernail or something like that) or if its fresh do like 1/4 water 3/4 vinegar mix. but i dont want to try it. because it doesn't sound good for the clear coat.
     
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    I use a bug sponge cas thats wat they are made for!!!:D:eek:
     
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    Try some brake cleaner on tree sap or hard to get off marks on your car. rub light and then clean off with soap and water and it will look great
     
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    brake fluid? wheel cleaner? will it hurt the clear coat
     
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    Bug removal. Hydrogen Peroxide and water 50/50 under normal circumstances. If really old and dry, increase Peroxide and decrease water. Spritz all over front of car, and let sit 5 minutes then spray with water or mist and shine and wipe the nice now soft guts right off. Bug guts are protein, Hydrogen peroxide eats it up and does not cause ant harm to paint or wax. Its used on open wounds...safe for paint! I have been using this on my motorcycle front end and windscreen for years...Never an issue
     
  8. scottalot

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    Very interesting, I'll give this a try when the love bugs do their thing in upcoming months
     
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    Better yet put a layer of Collinite 845 down and bugs will wipe off without using stuff not recommended for paint.
     
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