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This is a discussion on Road Trip bugs within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just did a 1000mi trek from TX to SC. Does anyone have any tips on cleaning the front end ...

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    Road Trip bugs

    I just did a 1000mi trek from TX to SC. Does anyone have any tips on cleaning the front end of my car mostly grill and vents where bugs got caught? Should I be cautious of spraying water directly into my grill?

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    Clay bar it.... takes a bit of time but I clay bar my cars before I wax them. Makes for a much smoother and shinier finish

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    Spray and soak and spray and soap. You gotta rehydrate the little critters to peel them off with no damage. Yes use clay and also a I find a wet all purpose microfiber towel works wonders.

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    I usually get what I can off with soap and water and the rest when I wax. I got tired of cleaning and trying to get every little speck out cause the second I drove 30 feet I'd get bugs stuck again

    Look for bug and tar remover soap also. Haven't tried it yet but I'm going to. My car has a tar problem

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    I use a special sponge from buff and shine for bugs. Works like a charm.
    http://www.carpro-us.com/bug-scrubber-block/

    I rinse the area well with pressure if possible.
    I go over the area first with my mf mit and get anything loose then rinse again and use the bug sponge. It holds lots of water and suds and will not scratch the paint.

    Make sure you use a good shampoo. Megs gold class is very good, relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain locally. Use a 2 bucket wash method with grit guards if possible.

    If they are really on there carpro tar-x or trix will do the trick, but they also strip wax and aren't good for headlights so use sparingly.

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