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Old 04-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Bugs, Bugs, and more Bugs

I just finished scrubbing 2500 miles of bugs off the front of the MH. Before leaving, I gave the front a good coating of paste wax. Didnt help much.
Does anyone have a secret recipe to make this task easier?
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:46 PM   #2
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Try Rejex, two coats on the front.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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You'll have as many suggestions as there are members here. Whenever we travel, any stop for the night includes me washing the bugs off the front. And we have a lot because we prefer to travel at night when traffic is less & it's cooler.

What works for me is just plain old hot water in a small bucket with a drop or 2 of Dawn & a good scrubber. I have these things called Clawth sponges that do a good job of getting them off the coach. A nylon scrubbie finishes off the really stuck on ones.

Bug guts can etch paint so it's critical to get them off ASAP. I hope you didn't wait until the whole 2500 miles were done to go at the buggers (pun intended).

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Soak em in Simple Green. Wait a few minutes and scrub. Repeat as necessary.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:27 PM   #5
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I too have started using Rejex. Last summer was the first time we tried it and even though it isn't a miracle-worker like we were hoping for, it still seems worth using so will continue to do so.

Bugs will still stick to the front of the coach and windshield but far less than when not using Rejex. Where it seems to help the most is it definitely does seem a lot easier to remove the bugs later.

This ad aimed at pilots where the slogan is "So Slick, Bugs Can't Stick!" is not absolutely accurate but as said, it still helps a lot:

RejeX Polymer Coating - So Slick, Bugs Can't Stick!
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We get swarms of love bugs down here 2 or 3 times a year. They earned their name by their habit of 'flying united'. They can be very hard to remove and at times the air is thick with them. I buy bottles of hydrogen peroxide to clean them off my motorcycles and other vehicles. It basically dissolves them without harming the underlying surface. WalMart and other grocery stores keep it on the shelves and it is quite economical. This post has prompted me to put a bottle in my cleaning kit on the bus.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:00 AM   #7
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I use this cloth from Norwex draped over the brush on my extend a pole with just a bucket of warm water to rinse the cloth. It peels bugs off very easily and will not harm your paint or wax finish. There are many varieties but this one has some kind of thread woven in squares (as seen in the description) and works best.
I buy a new one each year.

https://norwex.biz/en_CA/shop/produc...tchen_Cleaning

I also use the microfibre Window Cloth for all the glass. Just uses water and comes out streak free. Science, but it works like Magic.

https://norwex.biz/en_CA/shop/produc...ame=Microfiber
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I too recommend Rejex!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I've been using Rejex for years and it works very well. In fact it's what I use on he entire MH, instead of wax.
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I keep an eye on the front of my coach. On some driving days, I get a couple of bugs. On other days, it gets splattered. On those days, I hit the front with a cleaner or wax. Most times I use 303 and lately I've been using WashWaxAll. Anything you have will work. I've even used Pledge in the past.

The secret......you have to stay on top of it. Almost everyday. I know that's a pain, but 15 minutes once a day, beats hours at the en of the trip.
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I'm liking the Rejex coating. Not sure if I need to strip the wax before applying. I'll will check into this a little more when we stand down for a couple weeks in Phoenix Az. I tried the hot water, it didnt remove all of the dead bug carcuses.
Since we left NY is a snow, we didnt start getting the bugs until the Blue Ridge mons. However, we did pick up a lot of road salt on our way south. But that's for another RV thread.
Thanks all for the help.
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I keep an eye on the front of my coach. On some driving days, I get a couple of bugs. On other days, it gets splattered. On those days, I hit the front with a cleaner or wax. Most times I use 303 and lately I've been using WashWaxAll. Anything you have will work. I've even used Pledge in the past.

The secret......you have to stay on top of it. Almost everyday. I know that's a pain, but 15 minutes once a day, beats hours at the en of the trip.
I use Pledge on the windshield, for light rain. I never though of using it on the fiberglass front end. Tks....
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