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Insect splatters on windsheld

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by JONNY TACO, May 9, 2009.

  1. May 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    JONNY TACO

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    What the best and easiest way to wash insect splatters of my windsheld ?
     
  2. May 9, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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  3. May 9, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Hot water and a terri cloth. Just trust me.
     
  4. May 9, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    If they are dried on real good- Use a razor to scrape them up. Hot water and a good cloth with some effort will get the majority up.
     
  5. May 10, 2009 at 2:39 AM
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    I was thinking of covering the windsheld with SARAN WRAP; than replacing it when it got covered with splattered bugs. LOL
     
  6. May 10, 2009 at 5:10 AM
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    Agree....they also make a bug sponge, has holes in the cloth. I have one just for this reason
     
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    Rrunner--- i took your advice- works like a charm - thanks
     
  8. May 11, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    I'm glad:) FYI hot water also works on tree sap-
     
  9. May 11, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Has anyone tried the bug windshield washer fluid in their reservoir?
     
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    I got some Bug and tar remover from Turtle Wax. Works really good. I wet my windshield. Use a folded blue shop towel, one of those really strong ones. Pour bug remover on cloth and apply to windshield, it takes like no time and no elbow grease at all. When I drive from NJ to PA 200 miles. I must kill at least 400 bugs between my windshield, bumper, and grill.
     
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    i use rain x bug and tar washer fluid. helps when the bug splatter is fresh, not so good when they are dried on
     
  14. Jun 1, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Put rain-x on your WS once you get the bugs off with a bug and tar remover. It will help so much in the future.

    Also try and find a glass wax.... is just as good as Rain-X. But Rain-X is half the price
     
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