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Old 08-14-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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Bug Stains

I neglected to clean the bugs off the front of my MH. I have tried twice over the last few months to get them off. I was able to get the bugs themselves off, but they left stains.......and they won't come off.
I have tried every auto bug and tar remover that is available in the stores. I even got polishing compound, and actually that did seem to help a little. But I will be there until dooms day trying to get all the stains off.
Anyone have an idea of how to get those stains off?
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Aggressive compound, then less aggressive and finally polish. A good polish maintained on the front will prevent this from being a problem in the future.
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I assume you don't have the protective film such as 3M or Diamond Shield on the front. If not RVwizard is right on. If you do have the film then those stains probably won't come off until you remove the film. Mine has the DS product. I keep the front polished with 303 before every trip but I missed cleaning off a big yellow splat. That stain will not come off! You can see the scratches from my attempts to remove it. Yuk!
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Sounds like you've been introduced to Lovebugs! I don't know what will get the stains off, but once you do then put Rejex on the front to prevent this happening again!
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!000 grit wet sand paper and then polising compound.
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Try this.

Here is a well documented method.

and here is a link to the product.
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I use a product called Awesome and it is! We get it at our local "Dollar Tree" store, I was amazed at how well it worked the first time I tried it. It's not advertised as a bug remover but it sure works great, and it's inexpensive- $1.00!
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I use a product called Awesome and it is! We get it at our local "Dollar Tree" store, I was amazed at how well it worked the first time I tried it. It's not advertised as a bug remover but it sure works great, and it's inexpensive- $1.00!
I would be very leary of any product purchased at a dollar store. if it worked so well it is most likely because it was acid based. Also don't necessarily trust the labels since many product at a dollar store have been relabelled. If the product is acid based you cannot neutralize it very easily and it will continue to react with your RV.
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I checked out the ingredients before using. And I am looking at it right now it says -
no acid
no ammonia
no bleach
non-flammable
Then it lists different things it can clean in home, business, and auto/rv/boat
Under the auto/rv/boat heading it lists these things it's good for cleaning:
whitewalls
cloth
velour
vinyl
chrome
motor
headliner
door panels
convertible tops
rust
road tar
oxidation
carpeting- we've used it on our house carpeting for years and it's---awesome
brake dust

So we like it a lot, and there's many more things it is good for under the home and business headings, such as walls, floors, upholstery, fiberglass, linoleum, clothes, furniture, glass, degreasing, etc

If I sound like I like this stuff it's because I do. $1.00 for 32 fl oz which you delute with water and end up with I don't know how much cleaning solution. It's awesome!

I just mentioned this to my wife and she said she first heard of it at our Good Sam campouts and that she first saw it for sale at an RV rally and that's where she bought our first bottle of it. She then found it at our local Dollar Tree store and has bought it there ever since- at a much lower cost than at the rally.
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I checked out the ingredients before using. And I am looking at it right now it says -
no acid
no ammonia
no bleach
I found it online. Hopefully I can find a source in Canada to try.
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