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Old 09-24-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Bug Splatter

Bug Splatter on Fiberglass.
Two questions:
1. Is there a product that can be applied after washing that will prevent bug splatter staining and adhering to the fiberglass?
2. What is the best product for removing bug splatter?

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Rejex. Nothing sticks to it but the shine.

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Just tried a new to me product, a glaze, called TR-3 that had pretty good reviews and was available at O'Reillys's auto. My coach, with full paint, was not badly oxidized except for the roof, which I suspect had never been done. Using a DA polisher and some young muscle, it did a very good job of cleaning the roof and the rest of the coach shines like a new penny and is very "slick".

So far the bugs have come off the front very easily and the TR-3 has needed no touch up afterwords. It is important to remove the bugs as soon as possible after your days travel and not wait for days and let them become part of the finish. I try to make it a part of my set up chores
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Cliff is spot on about Rejex...........nothing like it!
As far as removing them.....after reading this thread Which Norwex Cloth is it that removes bugs? , I bought two different kinds of the Norwex cloths...........without a doubt, the best item to use for removing bugs Then apply Rejex.
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I know this is old tech,, but I had it sitting around in the garage a few years. It is working Great on the new 5vr... Bugs wash right off easy, and it shines better than new... I'll look at other products when this is gone, but so far I'm a Happy Camper.
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I have found that just warm water and a terry cloth rag will remove just about all of the bugs IF you clean the front the same day/evening that you stop for the night. What doesn't come off with just water I'll use Windex.
When we pull in for the night I get the ladder and do the windshield and mirrors while DW does the front of the coach.
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I also wash down the front of our coach each day (most of the time). I use plain water and a micro fiber mitt with an extension pole. This is the one time I do not use car wash soap, as I'm just doing the backs of the mirrors, windshield and the rest of the front end is all diamond shield so I am not overly concerned about damaging the diamond shield (vs. the clear coat on the paint). I rub very lightly, and the bug goo usually comes off reasonably easy.

The only reason I don't add car wash soap to the bucket of water is that I don't want to have to rinse it down after I clean it off.....

I spray detailing spray on the wet diamond shield as I dry. As I do this, it will also pick up any bits of big goo that I missed with the mitt, wipes off any water spots, and provides a nice finish on the diamond shield. I will also use more detailing spray and work a bit harder on any really stuck on stuff.

I then apply Griot's Garage Bug Barricade at least every other time.

I know a lot of people worship Rejex, but I have not used it..........
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Rejex. Nothing sticks to it but the shine.

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You nailed it!
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bug remover windshield washer fluid and elbow grease
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Rejex. Nothing sticks to it but the shine.

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X's 3 or 4. I also found the Turtle paste works great also and it removes light oxidation.
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bug remover windshield washer fluid and elbow grease
Get a Norwex Cloth.........no need for "Elbow Grease"
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Get a Norwex Cloth.........no need for "Elbow Grease"
^^^^ Did you get yours in Quartzsite last winter? Going back this year?
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^^^^ Did you get yours in Quartzsite last winter? Going back this year?
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Hello Tim .......No, I bought them on ebay...........Saving the big "Q" for retirement.............2.5 to go........
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Next time you wash your rig, just grab a common dryer sheet and wipe the bug splatter off while your rig is wet. Simple and very easy.
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