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Old 10-27-2021, 04:26 PM   #1
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Truck stop windshield cleaner seems to have damaged paint

Hi y'all! This is, I think, my first post. I last logged in on May 31, 20 but my husband is very frequent poster. I usually get all of my information from him. But this was my mistake and I think he advised me not to but here I am asking for help. We were driving through Florida and the darn love bugs were ALL OVER the front of our coach when we stopped to get gas. While he was pumping, I grabbed the brush out of the bucket of "cleaner" and used it on the front of our coach to remove the solid layer of bugs. Now, after cleaning the coach, you can see the "footprints" of the brush everywhere I used it. The glass is fine but I where I used it on the front of the coach on the paint (please be nice), it looks awful. Does anyone have any experience or guidance? I figure he will be on the forum asking for help as he usually does; but since this was my mistake, I'd like to try and find a solution to fix it. Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-27-2021, 04:41 PM   #2
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I always look into the washer bucket to see if someone put something in there that shouldn’t be in the! Should be clean water. But I have found one that someone “ tossed their cookies” in yuk! Yep people are just gross and don’t care.
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:46 PM   #3
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Looks to me like you have a good wash and wax job ahead of you.
Funny thing about love bugs is , if you hit one, you've hit two
Ask me how I know.

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Old 10-27-2021, 05:00 PM   #4
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There is usually Diamond Shield on the front. Probably just a good washing will fix it.
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:13 PM   #5
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I’ve lived in Florida for about 31 years and have managed to ged at least a billion love bugs on the front of my vehicles over the years. The best advice is to get them off as soon as possible. Clean water helps, but they are stubborn. I once found some red powder you added to the windshield bucket (not your washer reservoir) that stripped those bugs off really easy, but haven’t found it again. It was at a truck stop that burned down. Anyway… At a lot of the rest areas in Florida they have the windshield washing station near the entrance back onto the Interstate. I usually spend more time rinsing bugs off than it took to pee!
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