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Old 08-02-2019, 07:43 AM   #41
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I've tried many bug removers and found that just a generic Windex works great! And it's cheap.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:57 AM   #42
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Before starting on your trip coat the front cap with Pam Cooking Spray does not mater Butter or Non Butter it's the Bug last Meal He He when you get to where your going normal brush & hose bugs be gone.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:29 AM   #43
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Bug Removal

I have learned more about bug cleaning than I ever thought possible!
The replies in a lot of cases were not only informative but the comments associated were funny and entertaining.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:11 PM   #44
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Front end cap bugs.

After 2 years of upkeep on our end cap I got fed up and purchased a Bugg Banner. It covers most of the front cap with the exception of about 6 inches on each side. I can deal with that. Up front cost is expensive but the time it saves you from washing and waxing is worth it. Not to mention the wear and tear on the knees getting up and down the step ladder. The Bugg Banner was patented by a Service Disabled Veteran so it benefits others as well. Good luck with those pesky bug splats.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:15 PM   #45
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Turtle wax bug & tag remover

As a long time car guy, I have used Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover for years. Spray on, wait 5 minutes and wipe off. The best part is it leaves a wax coating that buffs to a nice shine too!
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:22 PM   #46
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Have several gobs of pine resin on mine .... Ideas for removal?
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:52 PM   #47
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For pine sap use rubbing alcohol, let it sit for a bit and it will come right off. On painted vehicle do not pick off it can remove the clear finish. let the alcohol do the work.

Used this method many times on truck and 5th.

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Old 08-02-2019, 12:56 PM   #48
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Pine Resin

For those stains that have been baked on the finish by the Sun, I would recommend the best cleaner I have ever found named "Blue Wolf". This is $5-$6 per gallon and should be diluted as recommended on the label. I usually use a 50-50 mix with water but do not let it dry before rinsing or washing off. This stuff was made to remove coal dust from tools and equipment. I was able to get the roof gutters on our hose clean with repainting them, awesome stuff!
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:57 PM   #49
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Pine Resin

......gutters cleaned WITHOUT repainting them......duh!
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:53 PM   #50
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I use this, it's safe for the decals and doesn't take the wax off.
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I also use Bugs n All
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:08 PM   #51
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I too use dry sheets, but only when I'm washing my whole rig which is always before the next camping outing. First I use the sheets, they really do take the largest of splatter off easily, then start the wash process on the front with whatever wash n wax product I'm currently using, based on what's on sale. After I'm done washing the whole rig I'll apply good spray wax to the front area where I used the dryer sheets wiping dry with soft towels. I have been using Meguiar's Spray Wax 21 with good results, on the RV and my cars. However, being low on supply of that and reading about Aero Products several times in past threads and most recently posted by SRCOOKE I checked it out again on Amazon and bought a gallon of it for $37.99.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:09 PM   #52
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Front cap bugs

We use dualpolymer waterless wash/wax. Little effort and keeps reoccurrence minimal. Dualpolymer.com use code Krazy for 20% discount and free shipping.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:55 PM   #53
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Intersting idea on using Pam. I wonder if vegetable oil applied to the cap with a sponge would work like Pam? What about the oils attracting flies or other insects at night?
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:53 PM   #54
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How to get bugs off front cap

Rain X makes a new product in a blue spray bottle that is a bug and tar remover and it sprays sort of like a gel but you spray it on and let it sit for about 5 minutes and the bugs come right off. It is the best stuff I have ever used and I am sort of OCD about having my vehicles clean. The only place I can find it is Walmart.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:57 PM   #55
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:51 AM   #56
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I use reject and a damp rag also. They wipe right off. I use a 4 step ladder from the ground then back the truck up and can get all the way to the top 13í.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:07 AM   #57
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I just swerve a lot to avoid hitting them. I usually just try to wash as soon as possible, not always available to most.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:08 AM   #58
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i like the idea of swerving to avoid them! we're all already used to swerving to avoid pot holes so missing the bugs ought to be easy.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:57 AM   #59
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Wouldn't using Pam, vegetable oil, WD-40 or anything of that sort attract dirt and grime? I'd stick to the wax or polymer products including the dollar store spray furniture wax which I've used on the RV and my motorcycle for a quick shine.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:25 PM   #60
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X3 .. also great on a windshield when traveling. dampen the sheet, wash the windshield with the dryer sheet, then wash with the windshield wipers. Works every time!
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