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Old 04-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Today I scrubbed off, by actual count, a total of 1,437 bug splatters from the front cap of my Eagle fifth wheel.. The splatters were adhered with a bug juice super glue, but a brush and an automotive detergent eventually persuaded them to let go.

Is there any sort of wax or coating that I could apply to the front cap that would make future splatters easier to get off?

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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Today I scrubbed off, by actual count, a total of 1,437 bug splatters from the front cap of my Eagle fifth wheel.. The splatters were adhered with a bug juice super glue, but a brush and an automotive detergent eventually persuaded them to let go.

Is there any sort of wax or coating that I could apply to the front cap that would make future splatters easier to get off?

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I would apply a high quality marine wax such as Meguiar's or Collinite that are made for fiberglass. A good waxed surface will make it much easier to scrub those pesky bugs off.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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I suppose counting them was just as much fun as removing them!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
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Wax will help but you have to keep it applied. A friend of mine sprays the front of his trailer with PAM each day he tows. I have never tried it myself, I just keep washing them off.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:47 AM   #5
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A friend of mine sprays the front of his trailer with PAM each day he tows.
It is so clean he can cook on it

But seriously - that doesn't sound like a good idea. Once he starts going, the Pam has the potential to run up and get on the roof. Oils + Rubber Roof = bad
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:43 AM   #6
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Harley Davidson makes a bug removal spray that I use for my bike windshield.
I works great. It only comes in small bottles, but i'm sure if you go to Pep boys or one of the other auto stores, they would have a similar product in a larger
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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Bug-b-gone works well but Pam is the same thing and MUCH cheaper.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #8
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As a suggestion (in that one specific front TT area), apply Meguiar's RV wax and leave the white film on the TT's surface. Up close, it looks hazy and white. But at a distance, the white on white cannot be seen. Once "spring bug season" is over with, simply re-wax the front panel area - like one normally does. If leaving the white film on the surface, the "bug splatters" are much easier to wipe off. Simply "wipe away" later on.

If wondering, I wax (using Meguiar's RV wax #50) my seasonal site TT every fall (just before winter storage time) and leave the white film on its side surface. In the spring time, I simply wipe the white film off and give it a proper (normal) wax on / wax off treatment. Leaving the white film on the TT sides (while TT is in storage) gives it a little more grime / crud protection during those months.

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There seems to be a lot of different ways to accomplish the same end result. I think the easiest way for me is to have my wife wash the trailer. :hihi: -- Like that is gonna happen.
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I have been using this stuff for years now... a little goes a long way it is FANTASTIC
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...h-and-wax/2547
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