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Bug Remover, Easy

I haven't seen this posted, so my idea might not be new.
Drier Sheets. Thats it, everyday drier sheets. Just get them wet and rub them over the dried on bugs and they just melt away.
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hmm does it work if so then good idea if not waste of time
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hmm does it work if so then good idea if not waste of time
It DOES work. That is why I posted it.
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This wont damage/scratch the paint then? If not, I think I'll give it a try!
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I'll give it a shot I have alot of bugs just waiting
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i read something about them a while ago online somewhere.. alot of people said they scratch.. or can scratch, something like that.. i dunno, i forget.
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i read something about them a while ago online somewhere.. alot of people said they scratch.. or can scratch, something like that.. i dunno, i forget.
^^What I'm worried about. I have enough as it is!!
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never heard of this, but i will try it soon at work.
Scratches?? everything will scratch paint, i don't what material it is[except for clean liquids], the scratches that it'd leave should be able to wax out no problem, as long as you don't "dig" at the bug.
best thing so far is some degreaser or goo-gone/solvent and a thumb nail.
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Best thing I have found is a concentrated cleaner called "Little Effort" Mix it with a little water, spray it on and wipe the bugs off like magic...works great. Bottle has a number to order it. 1-800-259-6909 or www.littleefort.com. Hope this helps. Price on the web site is $30 a quart which makes 20-25 quarts of cleaner but my wife bought a whole case of the stuff for like $80 from some traveling salesman. Really does clean like crazy though....good for a lot more than removing bugs.

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i haven't had any scratches, it does leave a residue that you need to wash off, but that is kind of the idea anyway. and i usually have them lying around and don't need to buy anything else
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If You Use The Cheap Dollar Store Brands They Wont Scratch
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it works
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warm water and dish soap works too
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It works.
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Drier sheets work like no other, heard about this from an RV owner about a year ago. Been doing this ever since. Works like a charm and they DONT scratch. Swirl your paint? Yes, but then again what doesn't.
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i go to the car wash.
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WD-40 works too.... Will not hurt your paint cause it's made from fish oil.....!
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warm water and dish soap works too
and a little elbow grease! Only scratch marks I have to worry about are the swirls my 100% cotton rags may leave. Lighter fluid works great on tar that won't come off easy with dish soap and warm water!
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I may have to try this! The bugs have been TERRIBLE this year! I'm only really concerned with the windshield, that's the only place I've had much trouble getting bugs off.
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How often do you clean your windshield kyle? I try to nail mine after long drives. I always clean it when I stop for gas, and sometimes I'll clean it if I just stop at a gas station for something to drink and have the time. I figure even though they may be caked on, the shorter those guts on plastered on my windshield, the shorter they have time to get really caked on and become a pain to remove. We've had some gross bugs this year. I have to figure out what kind of bug it is, but I'm hitting something with a somewhat clear gut system that cakes on like superglue. Every time I nail one I try to soak it with rain-x + bug remover washer fluid and run the wipers but even that doesn't help. I actually have to spary the rain-x + bug remover on my windshield when I stop for gas, let it soak, and then squeegie the windshield sometimes 4 times just to get the nasty critter's remains off. It doesn't help having the desert sun cake their guts on with 30 seconds of impact.
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How often do you clean your windshield kyle? I try to nail mine after long drives. I always clean it when I stop for gas, and sometimes I'll clean it if I just stop at a gas station for something to drink and have the time. I figure even though they may be caked on, the shorter those guts on plastered on my windshield, the shorter they have time to get really caked on and become a pain to remove. We've had some gross bugs this year. I have to figure out what kind of bug it is, but I'm hitting something with a somewhat clear gut system that cakes on like superglue. Every time I nail one I try to soak it with rain-x + bug remover washer fluid and run the wipers but even that doesn't help. I actually have to spary the rain-x + bug remover on my windshield when I stop for gas, let it soak, and then squeegie the windshield sometimes 4 times just to get the nasty critter's remains off. It doesn't help having the desert sun cake their guts on with 30 seconds of impact.
That's about exactly how it happens. I don't know what happened between this year and last but the bugs are ENORMOUS! And the Texas sun is just as unrelenting. I drive about 4 hours between home and school and usually it's all at once... no gas breaks. I always clean the windshield when I do stop, but it just gets rediculous how many bugs there are. Once I actually did have to stop on the way home because I just couldn't see well enough to drive. 2 hours of driving in heavy rain after about 2 weeks of pretty consistent daily or every-other-day rain didn't help a lick either.

What about those bug guards you can put on the leading edge of the hood? Anyone know if those things help any?
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What about those bug guards you can put on the leading edge of the hood? Anyone know if those things help any?
The one I have has helped make cleaning the hood a helluva lot easier, especially at the leading edge where it meets up to the grille. I've always hated cleaning that part of my old 93 and my mom's 92 exploder. The problem I have now is getting my entire frontend because of the grille guard being in the way.
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i use a bug sponge and zip wax car wash... works great on florida love bugs and they are the worst i have ever seen for leaving juice on your car
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Bugs Away

1. Depending on where the bugs are located, you can take a wet towel and lay it over that area. The next morning after the bugs have absorbed the moisture, they will wipe right off. We do it with motorcycle windshields all the time.
2. Automatic dishwasher liquid works well. You can dilute or use staright up.
3. Take pantyhose or a stocking and put your truck wash sponge inside of it. When you wash your truck the hose will not scratch but it will take off bugs and road grime.
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i use the dryer sheets for bugs and there is nothing better
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