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Old 08-13-2022, 03:24 PM   #1
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Who has a special source that will remove bug guts off the front cap
I usually use Bug Slide before hitting the road but ran out and drove back in the dark so now I have a mess
Also been looking at a YouTube channel Chem-X lots of touchless wash products
Any try this stuff or seen it??
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Old 08-13-2022, 04:13 PM   #2
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I've had the best luck with wash/wax all and their bug scrubber.
https://washwax.com/collections/clea...1-pad-1-holder
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Old 08-13-2022, 04:48 PM   #3
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My bug remover. Take one (I use unscented) dryer sheet in a spray bottle with water. Spray let soak if possible. Use another wet dryer sheet for the stubborn ones. Keep the sheet in the spray bottle for quick removals. Also good to do this out of sun, early with dew on it or after a rain. Works for me. Even after a couple days of baking.
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Old 08-13-2022, 04:56 PM   #4
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I also use 'used' dryer sheets
Wet one down, warp around the brush head I use to wash RV with and scrub bugs off
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Old 08-13-2022, 07:20 PM   #5
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Many have the hot water supply run to the front of the coach. It might be standard on the London Air??? Use hot water to wet the bugs.

I'll start by saying I know that some states get bigger and more gooey bugs then we get out in California, but I've never had an issue getting bugs off. I don't have the hot water supply. Before EVERY trip, I hit the front cap below the windshield with whatever I have handy at the time, wax, Pledge, 303 or Wash/Wax/All.

Once on the road I've found a way to wash the windshield without a ladder that does a great job. I just use a large cloth scrubber dipped in water with a little squirt of Dawn in it. I use a double blade squeegee to dry it off. The excess water and soap run down the front cap. I then use a spray bottle of Wash/Wax/All and wipe down the cap. A couple bugs may take a little extra WWA and a harder wipe, but they all come off.
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Old 08-13-2022, 07:40 PM   #6
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I use good ol' Mr. Clean on bugs. Mix with warm water in a bucket and use a soft auto brush on the windshield, chrome mirrors, and masked front to apply, let it soak in a bit, then go back and brush with another load of the mix to remove them. Flush with water to rinse.
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Old 08-13-2022, 08:34 PM   #7
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I applied this ceramic coating product on my Dutch Star front cap PPF 2 years ago. So far most of the bugs rinse off with warm water while a few require very light scrubbing. I also use their glass treatment on the front windshield and it’s also very easy to clean. Both products take some time to apply properly but it’s time and money we’ll spent IMO.

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I use Soft Scrub liquid. I have a collapsible pole with a merry mopping flat head that has a microfiber pad. Wet windshield and front with hot water. Use hot water on bucket too. Wet microfiber pad, add a squirt of soft scrub. Work the wind shield. Rinse throughly and then do the front end. Soft Scrub has never damaged the Diamond Shield. Not even a scratch. As a Floridian I have had to deal with love bugs.
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:31 PM   #9
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Wow

Tried the dryer sheet today and just WOW!!
The dried bugs came right off.I showed my neighbor how well it worked and could hear her laughing as she did the front of her black truck.
I am going to hook up my front water tap to hot water and keep looking at different coatings
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Old 08-15-2022, 04:59 AM   #10
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we use BugsNAll... works great!!! just make sure the paint is cool to the touch when you do it.

https://www.amazon.com/Concentrate-M.../dp/B01AMJ5POE
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Baking soda in water, cheap and does the job.
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https://www.diamond-shield.com/_file...edef47d291.pdf

Many things should not be used on Diamond Shield. I believe that some of the problems related to deterioration of the Diamond Shield product that are posted on these forums may possibly be caused by not following the manufacturers care and maintenance guidelines.

I remove bugs and road grime daily with the hot water line by the generator and a little baby shampoo in a bucket of warm water. Taken care of at the end of the day, the bugs usually come of with just the hot water or some very light rubbing with my hand. I then wash it with the lambs wool mitt and rinse with de-ionized water. I have never had an RV park not allow cleaning of the “front window “ of bugs even when they have a no wash policy. Of course the soap also has to be wiped off the front generator area.

After it dries I will use some Lucas Oil Slick Mist Wax. Keeping the front waxed greatly aids in the removal of the bugs and road grime. Aerospace 303 at least monthly after the cleaning.
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Getting the bugs washed off right away is key. Once dry, the caustic nature of the goo etches its way into paint.

Good guidance on following Diamond shield guidance, especially if still in warranty.

The worst bugs I ever ran into was the love bugs in Florida. Campground waived the do not wash at your campsite during love bug season.
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Old 08-15-2022, 02:12 PM   #14
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Even when a campground says, "no washing", I still wash my windshield....it's a safety issue. When I wash mine, I only us one quat of water.
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