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Old 06-25-2016, 10:22 PM   #11
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My magic solution is a product called "Spray Power" by Crown. Spray it on full strength and they almost slide off. Grab the car wash brush and a pail of soapy water, and they are gone, so are the black streaks.

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:41 PM   #12
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Are there similar products available in the US?

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:52 PM   #13
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:06 PM   #14
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I've tried Slick Mist before but didn't seem to make any difference.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:17 PM   #15
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Don't the dryer sheets scratch the paint??
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:30 PM   #16
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I use Teflon pad with soap and water,does'nt hurt paint
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #17
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I use the blue Scotch Brite pads. Definitely not the green ones as they're very abrasive. The blue ones won't scratch the finish. Takes a bit of scrubbing but the bugs come off even it they've been on there a while. I just use regular car wash soap.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:52 AM   #18
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After this weekends Bug fest, i am curious about this as well. I wonder if something like RainX would help keep the bugs off.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:11 AM   #19
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Nothing keeps them off. It's all in the prep to the surface prior to leaving on how well they come off. I always wax my front cap a day or 2 prior to departure and the front of my truck. I can get more than 50% off with just the hose upon arrival then a light brushing and some car soap gets the rest off.

The longer they sit and bake on the harder it is. I have been using Meguiars Ultimate on the Trailer since new and have been very happy with the results.

If your cap is chalked already then wax may not do it. I can run my nails over the cap and sides an they just slide right off.

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Old 06-27-2016, 10:24 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by TxTwoSome View Post
I have tried the Pam but it helped very little keeping them off.

So below is what I do at every campground along the way.

I use used dryer sheets wet them and then wipe the bugs off.

Still takes a little elbow grease but much easier.
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Any idea what it is about the dryer sheets that make them work?

I'm going to go buy a box tomorrow and test them out.
I've used dryer sheets before, and they work GREAT!! Won't keep the bugs from getting on there, but sure does make it easy to get them off!

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Don't the dryer sheets scratch the paint??
Nope. The best way to do it is to get a spray bottle with some water, put a few dryer sheets in and let it sit for a few minutes. Spray the water on the front of the car, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then grab a sheet, get it wet and start wiping. It takes them right off. Bugs, grease, whatever... it just comes right off.

I do this as "prep work" and wash my car with a good wash/wax combo after I get the bugs and tough grease off with the softener sheets.

It is a bit difficult if you have a lot of area that needs work because the softener sheets are difficult to hold; I end up getting cramps in my hands. I'm going to try wrapping a small sponge next time to see if that helps.


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