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Old 05-12-2015, 06:21 AM   #1
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Getting The Bugs Off

Just got back from a 2 week trip into Ga and Fla Panhandle. As usual, front of the Lexi was covered with gug butts.
Saw this tip posted on another RV forum and decided to give it a try, and IT WORKS !!!
Get a can of Dow Bathroom Scrubbing Bubbles, and out of direct sunlight, spray the front cap with the Bubbles. Let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Than take your brush and auto soapy water and brush/clean as you normally would. The gug butts come off much, much easier. Normally I'd have to go over the cap 2-3 times, but had to do it only once this time.
Bubbles break the gug butts down and comes clean alot easier.
For around $3.50 a can, give it a try.
Haven't seen this on the forum here, but if it's a repost, sorry.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:35 AM   #2
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Thanks for the Tip! Never heard of (Gug) bugs! I have heard of (Love/Luv) bugs though. I know they are Nasty! Youroo!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:41 AM   #3
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Gug Butts === Bug Guts.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:12 AM   #4
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Used this many times on Motorcycle after riding thru bugs. wet a microfiber cloth with peroxide and wipe on the effected area. let sit for a few minutes, then wipe off. Has not damaged paint or lexan windshield.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:27 AM   #5
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Something else that works very well is Bounce dryer sheets. Just wet a couple & wipe painted surface or glass & the bugs come of much easier. The unscented ones seem to work bast.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:33 AM   #6
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I am aware of all the ways to get the bugs off using small dryer sheets and stuff on small towels. But I don't feel like spending a lot of time standing on a ladder leaning over to get to the center of the cap.
Using the Scrubbing Bubbles you can spray the entire front cap, let it sit for 15 minutes or so, and than using a brush on an extention type pole, clean the front cap at one time. Not saying it's a magic do all, it just starts to desolve and break down the bugs so they come off alot easier. Also alot easier than standing on a ladder with an 8" x 8" dryer sheet trying to get to the center of your front cap.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:47 AM   #7
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For those of us that wax our front caps ... Scrubbing Bubbles will take wax and all off. As for the center of the cap ... I just move the ladder closer to the pin box. For the non waxers ... you do have a good solution.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:41 AM   #8
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And you don't think that all the other homemade remedy's like peroxide, dryer sheets, dawn, ect don't take wax off? Only thing that won't take wax off is auto wash solution.
Anyway, I don't want to get into a pissing match as to what works and what dosen't. I tried the Bubbles, and it works for me. Just passing along another tip. Try it or don't, your choice.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:49 AM   #9
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Drier sheets work great on Love Bugs
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:00 AM   #10
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Chill man ... Chill ... I said you had a good solution ... just not good on wax. Dryer sheets haven't removed Meguires wax on my fiver's cap ... it's basically just fabric softner.
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