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Old 04-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Cool Debugging

We just got home from a short trip to Az. and I'm wondering what works best to wash the bugs from the coach? All suggestions appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I do hope someone has something better to use than old fashion elbow grease. I’m going to South Georgia next week and dread what the front of my coach will look like.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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I have found two things.. First, since you did not wax the rig in antipication of bugging it, (Last fall I waxed the rig, drove through a swarm and getting them off.. Well the phrase "Mild sneeze" applies.. I took a brush and off they came)

I'd use a car wash squirt gun with decent concentrate in it. Blue coral worked for me this week, (I'm waxing in antipication of the trip north)

I used blue coral (kind of a generic car wash concentrate) and one of the line pressure auto wash guns (not one with a high pressure pump) and a long handled "Van Wash" brush.

Wet it down with soapy water, Brush it to loosen the bugs.. Rinse.. I think I had one stubbron bug.

When dry wax.. When dry re-wax the front cap. if you have wax left do it a 3rd time.
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seafoam makes a great debugger also dryer sheets get a lot of them off. i wax also.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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For the past two summers, I've used a squeegee with an eight inch 'scrubby' on the other side of it with some RV soap and water. I washed the entire front end with the squeegee/scrubby at the end of every day we traveled. If the bugs are fresh, they come off fairly easy. Bird guts are another stinky story. Bob

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Scrubbing Bubbles works well on bugs, but for Buzzards you need something stronger!
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SIMPLE GREEN. jUST spray it on undiluted, let stand a few seconds, wipe bugs off then wash front with clear water, it will come out sparkling clean. Find it at WALLY WORLD in automotive section. It is environmentally safe and has no harsh chemicals.
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BTW, it does nor remove wax.
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The easiest way is to wet down the vehicle, and make a thin paste of baking soda and water. After it sits for awhile, you can wash it off, if it doesn't come off in spots just repeat on spots you need to.

The acid in the bodies of the bugs make them stick, the baking soda neutralizes the acid. After 40-50 car trips to and from Florida, this always worked well.
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I have had good luck with dryer sheets (Bounce, etc.) dipped into a small bucket of water with car wash soap. Then wash the bugs off by hand. You will be surprised how well this works. I sure was!

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Scrubbing Bubbles works well on bugs, but for Buzzards you need something stronger!
were do you winter texas at?
we hang out at la feria a few weeks each season

I got one a few weeks ago, man it was ugly as he lost his air and rolled over the top. trying to cross over in front of us, he lived unlike your stowaway



we use mr.clean magic erasers or dryer sheets with warm soapy water if they are real bad.
Last week we washed the front end off every night we stopped so we had a fresh canvas for the large grasshoppers and other farmland flying critters

i avoid using the w/w unless its an absolute emergency, they just smear the yellow guts
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BTW, it does nor remove wax.
I love Simple Green and have three bottles at three different strengths. However, it says right on the bottle that at full strength it is a wax remover.

I use regular car wash soap with one of the D/W's old buffs she uses in the shower. It will remove bugs and not scratch.
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In Florida we deal with the dreaded "love bugs" twice a year . Here is a really good trick, spray the front of your coach with "RainX" from top to bottom. They will wash right off with little effort.
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