Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-13-2021, 02:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 351
Bug guts on front of class A - What do you do to minimize the work & damage

Class A, Tiffin Phaeton DP, 2008
To date I've washed bug guts off, cleaned, then waxed before next trip
I used a chemical wax, smear on, wait, then buff off with microfiber towel
Takes a fair amount of time to do the front of RV

Would be nice if there was an easier way

I've seen these ceramic spray waxes
Wash it, spray it on, wipe it off, rinse
Sounds to good to be true

Anybody know if this really works
How long between applications
Any other simple and easy methods

I know that there are those that paste wax your RV
There is new technology everyday and I'm open to something new if it works
Just for myself
swduns is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-13-2021, 02:29 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 24,991
I have been using Rejex on the front and windshield. While it doesn’t keep the bugs from splattering on the MH it does make them easier to clean off. It’s so easy to apply I do it often.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
2016 London Aire 4519, Freightliner chassis, Cummins ISX, 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Blue Ox Avail with AF1. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 02:40 PM   #3
Community Administrator
 
NLOVNIT's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 34,844
Blog Entries: 1
With both the Bounder & the Phaeton, we used Wash Wax All at every outing plus used RainX on the windshield. Some splats did require extra work to remove, especially if it was early in the trip & the splat had a good deal of time to get dried on before I could get at it. But otherwise, that combo seemed to work best for being able to get the splats/pieces off with fairly little effort.
__________________
Lori (& Dave, my spirit guide) - FMCA #F419886 | RV/MH Hall of Fame Lifetime Member
2018 Phaeton XSH 40 IH & 2014 CRV EX-L AWD, My iRV2 Photo Albums
2006 Bounder 36Z, 2004 Cougar 285EFS 5-r, 2000 Aerolite 25FBR TT
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
NLOVNIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 02:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
vseasport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
Posts: 307
Some parts of the country bug splats need to be cleaned every time we move. For the front of the coach good old spray Pledge for furniture works well. Spray it on, wide it off. For the windshield Rain X makes the bugs come off much easier.
vseasport is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 04:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 15,004
Definitely wash the front and windshield after each drive which could mean each day. They come off so much easier if not baked on. Could also do it when you fill with fuel... there is solution right there. We bought a jug of windshield wash so when we stopped we put about 1/4 c. in a half bucket of water & took our long-handled squeege to the mess. It doesn't take but a few minutes. We also had clear protectant film on the front which made it easier, also. After 8 yr. of constant travel the front looked like new.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 05:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 120
You can find lots of ideas on the 'net but if you can't get to the bugs right away,
you can try a dryer sheet dipped in warm water. Just be sure to rinse after
as it leaves a residue.

O LLOYD
O Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 05:12 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,446
White scotchbrite
VanDiemen23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 05:22 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
530ktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: High up in Arizona
Posts: 1,962
I use a bucket full of water and a bug style sponge, this works best for me. I will then follow up with Wash Wax All and it looks new again. All the others things just never made anything any easier.
__________________
2019 Allegro Bus 37AP towing a Jeep JK Rubicon Wrangler
530ktm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 07:03 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 62
Bugs

Try soaking rags in hydrogen peroxide and placing them on the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes, then hose off. Then when clean and dry, follow up with Pledge. The hydrogen peroxide attacks the organic debris. We have used this on the motorcycle windshields for years, and never a problem with finishes.

Good luck!
__________________
1992 Fleetwood Pace Arrow
1995 Jeep Wrangler
Jimontheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 07:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 162
Just came back from a 2700 mile trip. I was coated in bugs and worse road construction muck. I waxed before i left with McGuires. It came off fairly easily.
I camped in the Badlands next to a guy from GA who had a spotless truck and TT. He said he paid to have a ceramic coating put on his truck and TT before he left. Said it was not cheap but his rig looked fantastic and mine was a mess.
frank1018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 07:17 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 23,877
Either Tiffin or Monaco say not to use microfiber towels on their paint, I forget which.
Have you tried the new ceramic finish yet like Frank mentioned? I bought a spray bottle of Meguires in 2019, haven't been where bugs are a problem yet though. If this pandemic goes away I'll be driving everywhere if my health holds true.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2021, 07:31 PM   #12
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 18,687
Before the trip we're currently on, I tried the fairy new 303 Graphene on the front of the coach. On most driving days that are fairly buggy, I use a blue window washer head, sold at Home Depot, soaked in water, to scrub the windshield. I let the water run down the front of the coach. I use a double edged silicone blade to wipe the water off, straight down.

Once the windshield is clean, I grab a spray bottle of Wash Wax All and wipe down the cap below windshield.

There is no magic bullet, you just have to stay on top of it.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2021, 10:33 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 351
Ceramic Coating - Professional or Over-the-counter

My research said there are two paint ceramic waxes

1) professionally applied by paint or detailing vendors. its not cheap Internet says: $1500 to $5750. The average well-used car will cost around $2,000 while a brand new car would cost around $1500

2) auto parts store spray ceramic wax. ~$14 for 16 oz

I'm sure the professionally applied is superior but Im poor so I have other priorities for the $2000
swduns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2021, 10:41 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 351
New Wash Wax ALL - Ceramic Spray Wax

I bought the Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All bundle some time back
I haven't used it yet
Based on comments I looked at it and their site
They have a new spray wax that is the new ceramic spray wax

https://washwax.com/collections/wax-...olymer-ceramic $19.95

Turtle wax spray ceramic wax is $14.76. I would expect it is very similar

The new Turtle wax graphene spray is $25.99
swduns is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
class a



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you minimize bug/ tar hits to your FW? cptgregger 5th Wheel Discussion 23 11-26-2014 09:23 AM
Front bug shield damage Robi.1014 MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 06-03-2010 08:46 AM
Remove the guts from sofa bed vinpol 5th Wheel Discussion 5 04-07-2007 09:46 AM
'56 Nomad - spill your guts, lets hear it FatDog Toy Haulers Discussion 4 04-21-2005 08:05 PM
How to clean bug guts! Nat iRV2.com General Discussion 12 04-19-2005 08:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.