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Old 10-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Bug removal

What is the best and safest way to remove bug from my front bumper without scratching my car?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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I take a couple large towels, soaked in warm soapy water and drape them over the front of the car. Let them sit while I start washing the roof, back and side. Then when I get to the front all the bugs usually wipe off easily with normal wash mitt and car soap. Of course good wax underneath helps. I use Zanio and Z-6 spray works on the worse ones.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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1... bounce fabric softener sheet ,or
2...take a wet microfiber towel , ring it out, load it heavy with waterless wash
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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1... bounce fabric softener sheet ,or
2...take a wet microfiber towel , ring it out, load it heavy with waterless wash
Wipe them off with a fabric softener sheet?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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A wet bounce fabric sheet.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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Hmmm that's interesting. I've never heard that.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #7
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Put a dryer sheet in a spray bottle with a cup if water. Spray bugs down then wipe off with another dryer sheet. It's the best way to remove from paint/glass.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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Put a dryer sheet in a spray bottle with a cup if water. Spray bugs down then wipe off with another dryer sheet. It's the best way to remove from paint/glass.
I will try that! It also intrigues me to think of why and who tried this first.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #9
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I use ONR dituted as a waterless wash. When I return from a drive I inspect my car for any bug guts or bird bombs. I spray the bugs down with waterless wash and let it dwell. I then turn my sprayer on stream and hit them with waterless wash untill they are blasted off my paint. Then I wipe it off with a micro fiber checking after each pass to make sure no bug guts are on the towel. If I find any traces of bug guts I flip the towel to a clean side.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #10
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Put a dryer sheet in a spray bottle with a cup if water. Spray bugs down then wipe off with another dryer sheet. It's the best way to remove from paint/glass.
I just use the Bounce liquid diluted 50/50 in spray bottle with water. Let sit about 3-5 minutes in the shade and then wipe off with a fresh towel and some Adam's Waterless Wash spray.
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Any of the major brand Bug & Tar Removers on the market today, microfiber towel also.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #12
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Or diluted APC, from what I hear that's basically what any Bug specific product is.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #13
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I use Adams waterless wash. I spray it on the bugs and then proceed to cleaning wheels. By the time I get to washing the rest of the car the waterless wash has softened all the bugs and the hose gets most of them off and then I finish with the wash.

Otherwise the warm wet towel usually does the trick. Thats what I did with my motorcycle of the windshield to avoid rubbing on the acrylic and scratching it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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I use Adams waterless wash. I spray it on the bugs and then proceed to cleaning wheels. By the time I get to washing the rest of the car the waterless wash has softened all the bugs and the hose gets most of them off and then I finish with the wash.

Otherwise the warm wet towel usually does the trick. Thats what I did with my motorcycle of the windshield to avoid rubbing on the acrylic and scratching it.
I agree!
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #15
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Depends what kind of bugs you're dealing with



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Old 10-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #18
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Wow so many different options haha Adams seems like the standard name brand across the board haha!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #19
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Lol I guess so!
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I'm sure Adam's has something that could help even the Starship Troopers lol

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