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Old 05-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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best way to get bugs off

TT was covered in mosquitoes (there were THAT many of them) after the last trip. after an hour on a ladder and about 6 bounce sheets later it is clean again but now the love bugs are out i have decided that i will just have to wash it as soon as i get to the campsite (heading to VA next weekend, 600 miles of LOVEBUGS!!!) but looking for any tips. wax didnt seem to make a difference...
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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TT was covered in mosquitoes (there were THAT many of them) after the last trip. after an hour on a ladder and about 6 bounce sheets later it is clean again but now the love bugs are out i have decided that i will just have to wash it as soon as i get to the campsite (heading to VA next weekend, 600 miles of LOVEBUGS!!!) but looking for any tips. wax didnt seem to make a difference...

Although I usually go with dryer sheets and elbow grease, my neighbor swears these work great:

The Love Bug Eraser - Best Way to Clean Love Bugs off Cars
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Soak a bath towel in ice water a few minutes then hold it on your motorhome and the bugs will come off very easy.
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Soak a bath towel in ice water a few minutes then hold it on your motorhome and the bugs will come off very easy.
either that or my hands will be numb and wont be tired of rubbing because i wont feel them! seems like a win win!!
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After you get the whole rig clean. I put two coats of Plege on the front of the rig. Makes it easy to get the bugs off. I did that for twelve years.
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After you wash the TT spray a light coat of WD-40 on it. Bugs will wash off easy!
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i did consider wd40 but was afraid of discoloration. did you have any issues with it?

what about the pledge? any other issues with that?
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what about a clear protective film? Paint Protection Film - Protective Film for Cars | PRO-TECT FILM Las Vegas I have never tried it but had a buddy install the stuff on may cars. Not sure what brand he used but this was a quick link I found for some film. Not sure what brand is best but maybe a local body shop may have more info on a good film to use.
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We use Rejex for the whole motor home. Usually one application will last a year but we apply it in the spring and fall. Before trips we give the front (including the windshield and mirrors) a fresh application to insure that the bugs will wash off easy.

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We purchase it by the gallon to make it cheaper and then transfer it to smaller squeeze bottles to make it easier to handle. Properly stored it will last for 2 years. We also use it on our cars.

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