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Best way for easy bug removal

I talked to a friend of mine that owns a shop and has done some work on my car and he said that the easiest way to clean bugs off of your vehicle is to spray down the area with water, then spray Westleys bleach-White on the area for a minute. Then the bugs will peel right off with a little wipe across them and spray. It has definitely saved me time and effort trying to scrub away at them. This doesn't harm your vehicle at all, but Warning! Do not let set on vehicle, make sure you spray off all of it when your done with the area so it doesn't fog your paint. Just thought i would throw this tip out there for others to try too.


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Rain-x bug and tar remover works great

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WD40 is the best, been using it for years. Thousands of uses. Check their website.
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I use a soapy Brillo pad and some Ajax cleanser
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BOUNCE dryer sheets works pretty good too.

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I am a Spray 'n' Wash evangelist: it works by enzyme action. No abrasives, for the most part, no rubbing. Wet 'em down, Spray it on, give it a while to work, hose it all off.

Worked like a champ on this mess of Texas Lubber guts:
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3m adhesive remover

Also works great at getting tar off and sticker leftovers.
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Before using ANYTHING on your precious paint, lift your trunk lid and try it out on the paint that is in that area. If it passes there, then go for it! Do not use a cleanser or Brillo unless you want to remove topcoat and possibly see primer. Before I go on a trip, I double wax the front of my GT and then spray or wipe on a Armor-All type of preservative. This makes a slippery surface--most bugs don't stick-- and it washes off easily with carwash soap!
BTW, I sure wouldn't want to ride a motorcycle where the white 'stang a few posts up was driven!!
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BTW, I sure wouldn't want to ride a motorcycle where the white 'stang a few posts up was driven!!
That's what tear offs are for.

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I use a soapy Brillo pad and some Ajax cleanser
Or a belt sander..........
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Or a belt sander..........
That's just what I was thinking....:nogrinner

Actually, I'll agree with Kenneth, a bounce dryer sheet works well. However, just to stay on the safe side, these days I just wet the deceased down with some detailer, wait awhile and wipe it off.

I may actually try that on a relative....

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For those truly stubborn entrails.....chipping hammer and as a last resort.....a 90 lb breaker.....guaranteed to take off anything...

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Get some Dryer sheets (anti static). They are the best thing ever. Just wet one down and use it for a rag to scrub the bugs away. Try it, you'll love it.

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Get some Dryer sheets (anti static). They are the best thing ever. Just wet one down and use it for a rag to scrub the bugs away. Try it, you'll love it.
also does anyone know what it is about a dryer sheet that takes bugs off??

and the dryer sheet doesnt hurt the paint/finish at all??

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