Originally Posted by dunnnc
Dishwashing soap is about as mild a detergent as you can find. Have used it for years and it never did remove the wax. But, everyone has to use his/her own judgement. Old carpet folded so the nap is out also does a good job removing bugs.
From a former detailer....dish soap removes wax! You never want to use dish detergent washing a vehicle unless you plan on waxing it afterward. Was one of the things we did first to used cars that came into the dealership that got full details. As far as the dryer sheets, heard of that before but never used it. I like using a "bug sponge", foam wrapped in a soft nylon like netting, cuts bugs off pretty easy and doesnt scratch the paint. What i did do to my new 5vr is put a two coats of sealer on the front, two coats of liquid wax and two coats of paste wax before the first outing. When we get home I fill my wash bucket up with hot water and spray the front down with the hose and let it stay wet for a little while then wash with my normal brush, bugs come right off, if I have any stubborn bugs the sponge comes out. FWIW my opinion is wax wax wax and you will be happy you did!