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Old 06-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #21
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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?
Rejex is a liquid wax that works pretty well. We use it on the windshield as-well. It wipes off clear, prevents fogging, and repels water big time. It won't "keep them off in the first place", but it is easier to clean. You can buy it at Ace Hardware stores and other places that have auto supplies.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:40 PM   #22
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Household ammonia will dissolve the little buggers. it dissolves protein. spray on let soak then wash off with whatever you wash your rig with.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:39 PM   #23
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Try this

Trucking company I know uses ZEP concentrated blue wash & even gets the pesky Love bugs off here in Florida https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Trailer...ruck+wash+soap Or this one also works greathttps://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-CWS_301-Citrus-Concentrated/dp/B004K9KETY/ref=sr_1_10_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1529710561&sr=8-10-spons&keywords=truck+wash+soap&psc=1
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Bugsbgone is the best stuff I ever used.
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Trucking company I know uses ZEP concentrated blue wash & even gets the pesky Love bugs off here in Florida https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Trailer...ruck+wash+soap Or this one also works greathttps://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys-CWS_301-Citrus-Concentrated/dp/B004K9KETY/ref=sr_1_10_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1529710561&sr=8-10-spons&keywords=truck+wash+soap&psc=1
Haven't tried it but be careful because of the Ph.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:33 PM   #26
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Dryer sheets work great for me. Wet the dryer sheet and keep the surface wet that you're working on. Don't let it dry on the RV--rinse it off before it dries. I use them on my truck too.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:39 PM   #27
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How do you remove bugs?

So here in Florida we have love bugs twice a year. They will pepper whatever you are driving, especially in remoter areas on the interstate or expressways and pit your paint if you leave them long enough due to acid in their blood. Our family’s home remedy is vinegar - I use cleaning vinegar - spray it on and let soak a few seconds, use a wash brush with a long pole and rinse thoroughly with a hose. They come right off, again the sooner the better, with no harm to the finish.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:52 PM   #28
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you could also try Automotive clay bar Mequires makes a kit that is easy to use ---do the clay bar in a shady spot or overcast day ----takes sap , bugs, and any other contaniment off the paint surface and then apply a good covering of wax which will help get rid of the bugs on the next trip
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:04 AM   #29
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try kerosene, oily and harmless to paint. years of motorcycle & muscle car driving can attest to this. You will need to rinse the area thoroughly after the bugs are gone and wash with soapy water, and of course, rinse again. Then before you get out on the road again...go back to your local Harley Dealership and buy a bottle of Bug Slide. Once you have the Bug slide, use on the entire front end of your RV. And, the true miracle...you can then use Bug Slide once you get to your destination directly on the offending bugs pronto! Never leave home without it!

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Baking soda in bucket of water and splash on bugs. Acid in bugs make them stick.
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We drove through masses of "love bugs" during a trip through Mississippi, Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Those things are TERRIBLE!! I used the Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover then rinsed it well and finally used Wash and Wax All on the fiberglass cap.

Good as new.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:05 AM   #32
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I found a great product called “Bugs N All” with enzymes in it that really removes bug remains without removing the wax. Price is reasonable too!
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:14 AM   #33
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Sailsky, are you referring to the paint itself or the 3M paint shield on the front areas? I have found the 3M shield very difficult to clean. The older it gets the worse it looks.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:49 AM   #34
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While baking soda and powdered cleansers are effective, they leave microscopic scratches. Many of the bug removers mentioned are good since they are made for that specific purpose. We have 4x clear coat on our Berk. The manufacturer emphatically states to avoid petroleum-based cleansers. There are countless “home remedies“ mentioned on the forum that may work. Just make sure they don’t have fine grit or petroleum.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:55 AM   #35
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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?
I try to swerve out of their way whenever I see them coming at me @ 60MPH. But that gets tough.
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Sailsky, are you referring to the paint itself or the 3M paint shield on the front areas? I have found the 3M shield very difficult to clean. The older it gets the worse it looks.
I have the 3M paint shield on my 2017 motor home and it seems like you are right. Year 1 they came off relatively easy. Year 2 needed more elbow grease. Now the 3rd year they seem impossible. I wasn't as vigilant this year taking care of them right away so I know that doesn't help. Neither does the fact that many trailer parks forbid washing your rig.
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:39 AM   #37
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I like BugsnAll

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Old 06-23-2018, 11:06 AM   #38
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Rejex is a liquid wax that works pretty well. We use it on the windshield as-well. It wipes off clear, prevents fogging, and repels water big time. It won't "keep them off in the first place", but it is easier to clean. You can buy it at Ace Hardware stores and other places that have auto supplies.

X2 on Rejex! I had to use the buffer and polishing compound to get the bugs off after the 900 mile drive home after initial purchase. Put Rejex on the leading edges and now just wipe bugs off with a damp rag at the end of the day. I didn't know Ace had it but it's also available on Amazon.
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Dryer sheets work great for me. Wet the dryer sheet and keep the surface wet that you're working on. Don't let it dry on the RV--rinse it off before it dries. I use them on my truck too.


Yes, that is the best solution to the bug problem. A few wet dryer sheets and almost no elbow grease needed, the bugs come right off.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:59 PM   #40
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Yep, Bounce dryer sheet. Gets them every time!
I've found that used dryer sheets actually work better. DW saves them for me so I always have a good supply on hand.
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