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Old 12-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #29
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I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned - SODA POP can be used to remove bug guts.

Here's a link to Readers Digest for 13 weird car cleaning tips:
13 Weird Tricks to Clean Your Car | Reader's Digest

If the bug strikes are old, spray the soda on and let is sit for a few minutes...then wash with a sponge or similar material...warm water will work best for the rinse.

If you are on the road and hit a swarm (like love bugs) you can usually find a Coke or Pepsi pretty easily for a roadside clean-up.

Of course, you will want to WASH IT ALL OFF, because the acid in the soda pop is what dissolves the bug strike, so any left over soda can leave marks - and the sugars in the soda (unless you use diet) can make things sticky, which makes the problem worse.
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Blue Beacon is a good resource , just not convienent to RV parks... My latest scheme is
Wash Wax All . Works as good as some, and better than most . get it from Amazon
or the mfg
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #31
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Try for there product. it works in FLordia for the love bugs that can ruin a paint job overnite.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #32
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Best Bug Remover I have ever tried

Not kidding, get a new Bounce Dryer sheet, wet it and the front of your splattered toy and rub. You don't need to run hard and they are gone.
I have used these for years and there is No bad side effect.Try this and then post your results back here.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #33
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"Lysol DUAL ACTION" wipes they have the purple label. Use the side with the scrubber fiber. Works like a charm on the old love bugs and everything else. Does not hurt paint, but wash afterwards with soap and water as it will leave a film on windows.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #34
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A couple of things that have kept my motorcycle and m/h bug damage free over the years:

Meguiar's Gold Carnauba wax as the base and last line of defense, covered by Pledge/equivalent every time I clean the surface. (and furniture polish works wonders on a windshield with crazing; also sheds rainwater). Contrary to lots of motorcycle buffs, any brand name furniture polish will suffice and we all know cheap=more beer money

As to removing dried-on bugs from metallic surfaces, I spray the surface with water, allow to soak for a minute or two, then use the FINEST GRADE steel wool dampened. Takes them right off and doesn't leave scratches or dull the finish. For fiberglas surfaces I use some of those teflon-safe pot scrubber pads (whenever I can steal them without being detected by my senior partner)

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A tip from the person doing our walk through. We made a comment that there was a dirt Line on the awning, he pulled out a can of scrubbing bubbles and sprayed the awning and rinsed it off. He then told me to keep a can on hand as it was the best thing to clean bugs off the windshield and MH. And a lot of other cleaning chores.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #36
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I have a rule (and it's a smart rule): if I wouldn't use it on this (see pic below)...I won't use it on my Motorhome. So if it's meant for scrubbing pots, or cleaning bathtubs...nope! lol.
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Something i have always used was a 1/4 cap full of Murphy's oil soap in my bucket mixed with meguiars car wash. Bugs come off with ease and water will bead better than anything i have ever used. And it does not leave a film on windows or paint.
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