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Old 07-03-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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Removing Bugs from a Motor Home

Several methods for removing the deceased bugs on the front a motor home have been discussed in the past and this way as well and I might have missed it. We have a white car with a lot of white the front leading surface. The bugs are very noticeable after a long trip. The DW read that a dryer sheet is supposed to work to remove them. So, I got the hose out and in less than 5 minutes I removed every last bug from the car and another couple minutes, had the windshield spotless. With a little water, the Bounce sheet melted the bugs away with little effort. A quick rinse with the hose removed the milky residue for a brilliant shine. Then I went to the front of the motor home. In ten minutes, it looked like new again. So simple, cheap and easy. Wish I had though of it.
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I mentioned this to the best thing about me and got the infamous eye roll. Us guys can be so dumb sometimes.
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Use Rejex on the front before the trip and they'll come right off!
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Use Rejex on the front before the trip and they'll come right off!
Bribe him with a carrot! Joe, how did you let this one get past you?
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:54 PM   #5
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One of those bug pads and turtle wax bug and tar remover... Lots of soaking and elbow grease...a10 ft ladder and a few beers... Good luck.. Ooh don't forget to wax it when your done... including the headlights... Have fun...rvn
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Hey Crasher, did you have to wax the area when you finished like Terry said?
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:19 PM   #7
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For the windshield I use rain-x and get a couple of good coats. Bugs will come off with little effort. We are on an AK trip and Canada has lots of bugs, and mud. When we have hilt rain, I let the windshield soften the bugs a bit and the wipers take them off. Don't forget to clean your wiper blades so they are more effective. I'm 5 weeks into the last rain-x application so in the next few days I'll clean the windshield and reapply. On the motorhome front, I have a good Meguires wax on the painted and diamond shield areas and haven't made an effort to clean it yet this trip.

With an essentially flat motorhome windshield, the rain doesn't readily flow off, but it does bead and easily seen through. When I lived and worked along the Gulf Of Mexico I used this with great success for love bug removal.
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Hey Crasher, did you have to wax the area when you finished like Terry said?
No I did not. I don't think the bounce sheet has any affect on the waxed finish or the clear coat. It's so easy that I still can't believe how quickly it cleans up. I've tried some of the other suggestions, but none of them equal the dryer sheet for ease and cleanup.
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Use Rejex on the front before the trip and they'll come right off!
X2 on the Rejex. I started using it two years ago and it works like a charm. Getting bugs off now is much easier.
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I had read about using the dryer sheets years ago and pretty much gave it the "eye roll" myself. Finally tried it about a year ago and could not believe how it just melted the bugs right off. I do put a coat of wax on after though because I was concerned that anything that was taking the bugs off that easy might be taking the wax also.
For anyone that hasn't tryed using the dryer sheets, it really is pretty amazing how easy they clean off the dried bugs and splatter.
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I'm going to have to try dryer sheets.... The front of my rv is black and even a California duster leaves the paint scratched... So will see how it works but I'm thinking it will still need to b waxed or clayed and then waxed... Everyone have fun rvn
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I have zero to do with this company, and I am just relaying a recommendation from a friend. However, I have been using a Norwex kitchen scrub cloth with water only, and it has worked miraculously. The cloth is not cheap (about $15 on eBay) but it is reusable, doesn't scratch the Diamond coat, and works with ease. I have tried some of the chemical products, but you have have to be careful with those, as they can fog your headlight lens pretty quickly. (Don't ask how I know)
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The Love Bug Eraser works great. You just need water. Here is the link:

The Love Bug Eraser - Best Way to Clean Love Bugs off Cars
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I found another way to use the dryer sheets that makes the bug removal job on the entire front of the coach very easy. I took my windshield squeegee, the one with the nylon mesh over the sponge, compressed the sponge and worked several dryer sheets in between the sponge and the mesh. The sponge holds the dryer sheets in place while you are scrubbing. With a long extendable handle and the wetted squeegee, I can clean the windshield and fiberglass front cap very quickly and with minimal effort. A hose and water rinses things off quite well.
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