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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Bugs on Front of MH

Took an extensive trip this summer and fall and didn't always have time to clean the bugs off the front. When I got serious several weeks ago, I could get the bugs off but there was a residue that was left. It seems no amout of scrubbing helps even with bug removal products.

The front of the coach (Travel Supreme) is coverered with a thin film--I don't know the manufacturer. I am at a loss other than buffing.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Use a drier sheet and then wash off with car wash soap, makes washing bugs a snap. What I do is hose down the front with water and then take the drier sheet and wash them off, then follow with the car wash soap works great. Jim
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Do you have the DiamondShield protective film on the front of your coach, or just the paint finish?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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I have some kind of shield--Diamond Shield or 3M. I am hesitant to buff lightly but that looks like what it is going to take.
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I have some kind of shield--Diamond Shield or 3M. I am hesitant to buff lightly but that looks like what it is going to take.
I use a product called Slam that works well also wd40 works I have the 3M and dont see any marks from bugs at all?
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I have Diamond Shield and use Product called Awesome dilute it to 1-5 concentration, spray and rub with micro fiber cloth.
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I've tried to get in the habit of putting a coat of wax on the front before heading out anywhere. When I get home the hose will usually take bugs right off.
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Owning a Hog and, needless to say, experiencing a great number of the pesky critters on the front of a bike with an expensive paint job, I'd only offer the advice Harley gives us...

Bugs are chemically bad news for paint jobs when allowed to remain over time...I'm told their remains become like acid on the finish; the longer they remain, the more likely the paint damage. Lesson learned is keep it cleaned routinely.
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I've tried to get in the habit of putting a coat of wax on the front before heading out anywhere. When I get home the hose will usually take bugs right off.
interesting because i have never found wax to help one little bit plus 3M is a plastic cover over the paint.I have never ever seen a case of bugs on any paint under any conditions where simply spraying water on takes them off
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50% peroxide, 50% water. spray on, let sit for 3-5 minutes, soapy rag and water.
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You didn't mention where your travels took you but, if you were in the south and encountered "love bugs" they needed to be cleaned off daily because their blood is acidic and will damage both diamond shield and 3M not to mention your paint.
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Use Rejex and you will find the bugs come off a lot easier. They also make a cleaner to use before applying so the Rejex will last longer.



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I have some kind of shield--Diamond Shield or 3M. I am hesitant to buff lightly but that looks like what it is going to take.
Friends tried that on their Dutch Star, it not only didn't work, it scratched the shield material.

We don't have the shield on ours, I use Dry Wash N Guard and water won't even stick. I use it on the glass too, rain just beads up and blows off.
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Bug stain removal

On the Tiffin Tech Library site, they recommend isopropyl alcohol for removing bug stains off the Diamond Shield coating (the higher the percentage the better-ie....71% or 91%)

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