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Old 07-26-2019, 04:01 PM   #21
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Keeping the cap well waxed will help remove bugs buy just washing with a wash and wax product.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:16 PM   #23
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My old detail guy said to drag the trailer thru a rain storm and let anything remaining bake off. He didn't have a ladder, but used a power washer often. I only used him once.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:53 AM   #26
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I use straight ammonia in a Home Depot spray bottle. the ammonia eats up and dissolves the critters. Then just wash as normal.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:08 AM   #27
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Get some dryer sheets, wet them and the bugs come off with ease.

You fingers smell good after as well!!!!


The dryer sheets work very well, BUT, be sure to rinse afterwards with clear water or you have a "film" that is hard to get off later. Works on chrome and grills also.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:13 AM   #28
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How do you get the bugs off the front cap? I use a cleaner wax but it takes lots of elbow grease. I think having more moisture would be beneficial. Would one of those wash / wax all products work better. I have to keep the trailer in a storage lot and water is not available, though I could take a couple of buckets from home.
RE no water at the storage lot: I use the water in my FW tank. I turn the pump on and use the outdoor shower connection with a hose. Not much pressure of course, but it is enough to spray on the front cap. (My outdoor shower connection is near the front) If the pressure is not enough to spray the cap, you can of course use a bucket then splash or wipe the dryer sheet residue off.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:55 PM   #29
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Pledge works great. Spray it on, wait a few minutes and wipe off with a micro-fiber cloth.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:26 PM   #30
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I use wash/wax all. Their mini bug scrubber works great. Full kit at Amazon


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I also use this and feel it does a great job. A good wax job helps too.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:17 PM   #31
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again, thank you to all of you for your ideas. i have to give special credit to waybeck2018 for the suggestion to use the fresh water tank and outside shower. that's an amazing suggestion that i never would have thought of. thank you!
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:24 PM   #32
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Two easy peasy methods.

1. Spray the front cap with Pledge, let it set a minute or two and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. The bugs come off and you leave a nice wax coating.

2. Spray the bugs with Hydrogen Peroxide ... they 'explode' and can be rinsed off with water & a cloth/sponge.

Old trick for cleaning a motorcycle with tons of little cracks/crevices and hard to reach places.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:16 PM   #33
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:31 PM   #34
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I just use Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover, then I apply Spray Wash and Wax. Keeping the surface waxed will prevent the bugs from sticking.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:49 PM   #35
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2 or 3 passes with a wash and wax liquid diluted in a bucket and applied with an RV extension brush usually gets 99% of them. I rarely hand wax the cab over on my Class C. A little exbow grease and multiple washings in a row does it. I am a senior but always have always used this technique. It works great from the ground. I think half the trick is getting the bugs soaked enough to break free. I don't like to use any other mixtures. My decals are in still in good shape after 13 years but obviously the cab over takes all the hits from road debris. I'll try to attach a picture of the front end after a recent wash after a trip to devil's tower from Wisconsin.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:59 PM   #36
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I use Bugs N All, comes in a gal concentrate. Spray on and wipe off. Truck, car and 5W. WashWax Resolver is also great.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:31 PM   #37
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Thanks for the dryer sheet idea. I use a waterless wash / wax by Aero Cosmetics. Works great and you can use it any campground.
https://www.amazon.com/aero-cosmetic...aero+cosmetics
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:07 PM   #38
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I have used Turtle Wax products, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, RV wash and wax, heavy duty car wash, and dish washing detergent to remove bugs from on my trailers. None of them worked very well. Then I read about used dryer sheets and have been using them successfully for the past 3 years. I'm cheap, so anything I can recycle instead of paying for at Walmart or an auto parts store is very appealing!

Two other cautions with dryer sheets besides the previously mentioned, hard-to-remove white film. Don't use it on the paint on your truck--even rinsing immediately might not remove it completely. But it works well on grills, bumpers, and headlights. And be very careful around the edges of RV decals as the abrasion of the dryer sheet may tear them. I may try the spray bottle technique to eliminate that problem.

But my return trip from New Mexico last week gave me one new bug removal method for the front cap. Drive 45 mph through 5 torrential thunderstorms where the wipers are on High, the defroster is running full blast, and the highway visibility is down to maybe 100'. Amazing how clean the cap was when I got home, and that was after being covered with a week's worth of everything from mayflies to grasshoppers before I hit those storms!
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:21 AM   #39
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Bugs on cap

I use bugsnAll. Just spray it on wait a minute and wipe off. Won't strip off the wax. It works on the dried enzymes.
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I did the dryer sheet thing when it was lovebug season in Florida.

I made sure to leave them on for as short of a time as possible.

I don't own a ladder at the moment, so I reached what little I could from the ground, then backed the truck up and stood in the truck bed, and lastly climbed onto the roof and reached down. Not ideal, but I liked it better than being on a ladder!
I heard that you prefer to lie down on the job anyway.
Iím just picturing you laying down on the roof while doing the very top.
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