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Old 06-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Bugs and Domestic Tranquility

There have been several threads around how to remove bugs from the front of a MH, but none that I can find regarding my question ... so here it goes (and my apologies if this has already been covered).

It seems clear that it is best to remove bugs from the front of a coach "as soon as possible" ... but my question is just how long can you wait withought potentially damaging the finish? Here is the scenario: got in from a trip through bug country late Sunday, put the MH in to storage on Monday morning ... but the problem is I need to WORK! Can I wait until, say, saturday morning to scrub the critters (and not risk damage to the finish of the MH), or does it need to be done NOW?? (needless to say, I want to wait, by my DW is concerned about the finish, and would prefer (i.e. really, really prefer) that it be cleaned *now*).

Does anyone have practical experience that would demonstrate that it is truly a "bad" thing to wait, say, 5 days to scrub the bugs??
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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If you have a good wax base on the front, it should not be a problem. Try a "magic Eraser" sponge. I use them to get bugs off the front of my rig with a squirt bottle water and a microcloth towel to dry.
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Is DW somehow not qualified to remove bugs from the front of a motorhome?
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If she is anything like mine....she may be qualified but that doesn't matter.

I try and keep a good coat of wax on the front of the coach and get the bugs off as soon as you can ,especially love bugs (the state bug of Florida)

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Is DW somehow not qualified to remove bugs from the front of a motorhome?
Ditto, Yes dear, I agree they need to be taken off. The helpful folks on the RV forum said it was best that while I was a t work YOU should get out there and scrub them critters off. on a good note, they also said its best to leave the raccoon in the grill until we know it's passed.
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Hmmm......sorry to rain on your assumptions: DW has shoulder and neck injuries that would be aggravated by the reaching and scrubbing. If challenged, she would go ahead and do it ... but then pay the price after. My job (all too often) is to KEEP her from doing such things - but my time is limited, hence the question of whether a 5 day wait would be a "Bad Thing" for the finish.

what I am hearing is that a good base of wax will help both in limiting damage, and in aiding removal??
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Hmmm......sorry to rain on your assumptions: DW has shoulder and neck injuries that would be aggravated by the reaching and scrubbing. If challenged, she would go ahead and do it ... but then pay the price after. My job (all too often) is to KEEP her from doing such things - but my time is limited, hence the question of whether a 5 day wait would be a "Bad Thing" for the finish.

what I am hearing is that a good base of wax will help both in limiting damage, and in aiding removal??
Sorry about her pains, we use wash wax all and it really helps to let the bugs slide off when getting around to washing it.
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If they are luv bugs, get em off soon as you can!!!!
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Has Anyone Tried REJEX ??

I will look up Wash Wax All - thanks. DW came across a product called REJEX (non-stick surface coating - kind of like RainX, but for paint/fiberglass surfaces).

Has anyone tried using REJEX, and what are your impressions?

got it on the Luv Bugs - thanks for the warning on them!
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