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    I hate Bugs!!

    Hey guys, I am kinda new when it comes to washing and detailing my own car. In the past I have always just used a car wash and having bugs all over the front bumper never really bothered me much before. But for some reason on this car it really bothers the hell out of me, prob because I really enjoy everything about this car. I was wondering what everyone uses to get rid of all bugs off of the front bumper? I scrub as hard as I can but I can't get all of them and I don't want to ruin the paint.

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    Bugs happen. Scrubbing hard is not the answer. A proper bug / tar remover is best.
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    Go to a car detailing site like autogeek...they sell special sponges that will remove bugs and not hurt the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Bugs happen. Scrubbing hard is not the answer. A proper bug / tar remover is best.
    Bill if you have a bug/tar removing procedure, I would love to read it.
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    I do a pre soak with a diluted All Purpose Cleaner with a foaming sprayer. Hit the whole front end with it, wash the rest of the vehicle first, then do the front. In the time it takes to wash the rest of the car, the apc solution has done it's job and the bugs come off without issue.

    You can get an apc over the counter such as purple power. I dilute it so it doesn't strip my wax as bad. I'll reapply my wax every other wash if I use this method every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXAS_LE View Post
    Hey guys, I am kinda new when it comes to washing and detailing my own car. In the past I have always just used a car wash and having bugs all over the front bumper never really bothered me much before. But for some reason on this car it really bothers the hell out of me, prob because I really enjoy everything about this car. I was wondering what everyone uses to get rid of all bugs off of the front bumper? I scrub as hard as I can but I can't get all of them and I don't want to ruin the paint.

    First question: Are these luv bugs? I know that along the Gulf Coast and especially here in South Louisiana, these nasty little critters are a big issue. They come out twice a year, usually mid-end of April and mid-end of September. These little buggers will mar / etch your paint in as little as 4-6 hours in the hot sun. I carry a mixture of spray detailer, soap and water in a detailer bottle with a micro-fiber towel. I try to wipe down the front / mirrors as soon as I get to where I am going.
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