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Old 09-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #15
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Try Awesome or similar cleaner with Magic Eraser. Works great.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #16
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You have read just about everything here to remove bugs; now get the real remover from a guy that worked in a gas station about 55 years ago; before all these fancy cleaners were around, and it was my job to remove these bugs.

Get a pair of your wifes old panty hose; a little mild soap (car wash will do) wash with soapy water and rub gently with the panty hose. Don't let these bugs on your vehicle to long; they will eat the paint right off.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:17 PM   #17
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Lovebug removal

I have found on my MH that ArmorAll cleaner wipes (not the protectant) works very well in cleaning off the bugs and the stains they leave. I use the dispenser that gives you individual sheets. Works well on fiberglass, paint, and windshields. Its an indispensable part of my cleaning kit.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:14 AM   #18
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That's why I asked for volunteers...damn lovebugs
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Many thanks to all for your suggestions! I gonna get out there and try some of them.
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dont tear up wifes panty hoses up either !
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you help me wash mine 1st... then if im not to trired, we'll wash yours lol
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If you know you are going to encounter the bugs on the trip, spray the front with Lemon Pledge and when you arrive squirt it with the pledge and wipe them right off.
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Well, I spent the afternoon trying almost everything that has been suggested, and none of them would touch the stains! Finally I called a local shop that does fiberglass repairs, primarily on boats. He told me that the only thing that would do the trick was to wet-sand the stains with 1500 grain ultra-fine wet/dry sandpaper. I went to the auto parts store, bought the sandpaper, and SHAZAM, he was right! I wrapped the sandpaper around a small sponge to apply even pressure. It is a HUGE job to do this, but it is definitely worth it. There was an added benefit that I didn't anticipate, that is that it also removed the dull finish that had developed over the last 10 years since I have never waxed the RV since new! The bad side of this was that I had to run the sandpaper over the entire surface, not just the bug stain, so that there would not be bright spots where I removed the stains. I got about half through today and will finish it tommorrow. I was worried about the sandpaper scratching the gelcoat finish, but I can't see any. The 1500 grain sandpaper is so fine that it feels completely smooth.

When I'm finished with this I want to wax the front cap. I seem to remember reading on the forums about some kind of wax that made it easy to remove bugs. Can some of you help me on that?

Thanks again to all of you who tried to help me!
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The state of Florida should pay us RVers for killing so many of them . lol.
I use a 1/2 cup of dawn and 1/2 cup of liquid fabric softner in a bucket of water . The fabric softner loosens the guts and the dawn washes them away .
We keep the front of our coach waxed with Re juv and they wash away .
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Joe,

I've had good results using RejeX. I haven't had the misfortune of running into the love bugs yet but most of the other bugs come off easy.

RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine!
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I've had good results using RejeX. I haven't had the misfortune of running into the love bugs yet but most of the other bugs come off easy.

RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine!
Thanks Jon! I just got off the phone with J.D. and he gave me the entire scoop on the Rejex. Sounds like this is exactly what I need. He couldn't tell me anywhere I could find it in my area so guess I will order it direct.

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Thanks Jon! I just got off the phone with J.D. and he gave me the entire scoop on the Rejex. Sounds like this is exactly what I need. He couldn't tell me anywhere I could find it in my area so guess I will order it direct.

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I had the same problem several years ago. I was told to use rubbing compund to take the stains off, and it worked. Even though I wax the motorhome, whenever I travel where bugs are a problem I apply rain-ex to the front of the coach. It is easy to apply and keeps bugs from sticking
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