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Old 09-13-2021, 02:14 PM   #1
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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
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:29 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:48 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Old 09-13-2021, 07:09 PM   #10
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:41 AM   #14
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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 $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
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