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Old 06-20-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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How do you remove bugs?

I have a 2017 Forester motor home with full body paint. This year we took 2 trips and put on about 4,000 miles without cleaning the bugs off the front of the camper. Now I'm not successful getting them completely removed.
First I used a power washer at a car wash.
Then I tried with the car wash cleaner i had at home and a long handle brush with lots of scrubbing.
Finally I used Aero Wash & Wax.
Every time I make some headway but can never completely get rid of the little buggers. Please let me know how you solve this other than cleaning them off within 24 hours.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:43 PM   #2
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I like Turtle wax bug and tar remover.
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How do you remove bugs?

A friend of mine swears by making a paste of baking soda and water, and rubbing with a soft cloth until the bugs are gone. He says it takes no time. I haven't tried it yet.
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I like Turtle wax bug and tar remover.
Thanks. I think I have some that I didn't try. Will use that next. One of the worst places is the trecker cap that is hard to reach.
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A friend of mine swears by making a paste of baking soda and water, and rubbing with a soft cloth until the bugs are gone. He says it takes no time. I haven't tried it yet.
I like that. A simple home remedy.
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Bounce dryer sheets.....nice and wet gets them soapy and slippery.

Just keep wiping in circles lightly so as to not scratch the surface. Keep adding the used ones to the pail of water for the absolute final solution. When you have to rub harder, get another one. Gets them off easily....the sooner the better so the sun doesn’t bake them on.

Lots and lots and lots of rinsing with fresh water to remove the film.
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Wet a Bounce dryer sheet. Takes them right off.
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Yep, Bounce dryer sheet. Gets them every time!
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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy a spray bottle of S100. This is a surfactant cleaner which can be sprayed on painted and metal surfaces safely.....and dirt grime, bugs etc., come off a bike with just a spray from the hose....with no water spots left behind. I spray S100 on the fibreglass cap of my 5th wheel....some onto a bug scrubby sponge.....and sometimes on an RV brush with extender handle. Depending on how long the bugs have been baked on there determines how much elbow grease may be needed. I use S100 on the front grill of my tow vehicle too. Makes the chrome just sparkle. The downside is the stuff and aint cheap. However, I found you can cut it with water by as much as 50% without significantly diminishing it's effectiveness.
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.....and your rig smells springtime fresh
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Bounce dryer sheets.....nice and wet gets them soapy and slippery.

Just keep wiping in circles lightly so as to not scratch the surface. Keep adding the used ones to the pail of water for the absolute final solution. When you have to rub harder, get another one. Gets them off easily....the sooner the better so the sun doesn’t bake them on.

Lots and lots and lots of rinsing with fresh water to remove the film.
X 2 great for the bugs. Later RJD
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Awesome Cleaner for the $ store or Amazon works great
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try windshield washer pink
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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy a spray bottle of S100. This is a surfactant cleaner which can be sprayed on painted and metal surfaces safely.....and dirt grime, bugs etc., come off a bike with just a spray from the hose....with no water spots left behind. I spray S100 on the fibreglass cap of my 5th wheel....some onto a bug scrubby sponge.....and sometimes on an RV brush with extender handle. Depending on how long the bugs have been baked on there determines how much elbow grease may be needed. I use S100 on the front grill of my tow vehicle too. Makes the chrome just sparkle. The downside is the stuff and aint cheap. However, I found you can cut it with water by as much as 50% without significantly diminishing it's effectiveness.
If you use S100 be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Another inexpensive solution that worked on motorcycle fairings is wet a soft cloth with hydrogen peroxide and wipe the area.
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Bounce dryer sheets.....nice and wet gets them soapy and slippery.

Just keep wiping in circles lightly so as to not scratch the surface. Keep adding the used ones to the pail of water for the absolute final solution. When you have to rub harder, get another one. Gets them off easily....the sooner the better so the sun doesn’t bake them on.

Lots and lots and lots of rinsing with fresh water to remove the film.
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Awesome Cleaner for the $ store or Amazon works great
Please read the label when using on paint in full strength. I know another read said no problem. But read the label
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but "happy bug". it works great
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How to keep busgs off the front of RV when traveling

There was a post on how to get the bugs off...but what are some of you doing to keep them off in the first place, if possible? A"you tube" said to spray "Pam" on the front (would this harm the paint)?. Anybody try it? Does it work?
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I like that. A simple home remedy.
A relative of mine did that and scratched the finish on the car. Be careful.
I too like the Turtle Wax approach.
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X3... Bounce Dryer Sheets ... works every time !!
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