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Old 10-25-2022, 08:39 PM   #1
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5th Wheel Front Cap Clean, Bug Removal

What are people doing to clean the front cap of their 5th wheel. (Bug Removal)

I thought I had this figured out. Last trip out, Grand Marais. Had a heavy layer of bugs. Did not clean for a few weeks. Spent a whole Saturday. Just cleaning bugs/front cap.

What are others doing.
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I use 3D Bug Remover I found on Amazon. I mix it with the recommended amount of water in a a gallon sprayer. I spray it on let it set for a few minutes and then rinse. What doesn't come off removes fairly easily with a hand wash. I use it on our vehicles and the fifth wheel.
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Used dryer sheets with some water take off the little buggers fast.
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Old 10-26-2022, 07:06 AM   #4
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I have stains on my cap from love bugs. Also, lower the front end to the ground to make it easier to reach. Just make sure everything is secure inside and also make sure the steps are stowed!
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I use 3D Bug Remover I found on Amazon. I mix it with the recommended amount of water in a a gallon sprayer. I spray it on let it set for a few minutes and then rinse. What doesn't come off removes fairly easily with a hand wash. I use it on our vehicles and the fifth wheel.

X2. I think we are talking about the same thing, but on the road and can't remember its name lol
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Rain x sprayed after each cleaning
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Old 10-26-2022, 10:27 AM   #7
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I have been using “Bugs N More”, purchased from Amazon.
Spray it on, bugs wipe off easily, best product I have used in the past.

Just started spraying “SC1”, also Amazon. Was testing it to hide the oxidation I was getting. Works great. Side benefit is that now most of my bugs just spray off with a hose. Just been using it for about 4 months, still testing.

I have a couple 6 hour drives in the next week so I can update again if needed.
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Old 10-26-2022, 11:19 AM   #8
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I use "Simple Green". Inexpensive and works great on bugs and stains. Wet surface, Spray and scrub with a clean broom, and rinse off.
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Is anyone using paint protection film or body wrap film on the front cap.
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I use "Simple Green". Inexpensive and works great on bugs and stains. Wet surface, Spray and scrub with a clean broom, and rinse off.

Just be aware that simple green can remove wax from your car/camper. I have used it for years at the farm to clean lots of things, but try not to muse it on cars/ camper/newer tractors, etc.
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Gel-Gloss RV Wash and Wax - 128 oz. - WW-128 (amazon)
The key is to have a good solid polish on the cap. My last application was McGuires Ultimate Polish. Apply, then buff with electric buffer. Huge PIA, but my last application so far has been two years. Needs another application. I use hand car brushes (Walmart) with a bucket of Gel-Gloss concentration with water to my liking. Some splatters do need some extra work but nothing that will grind you. If my wife says it works then you know its good. I wash the whole and complete RV (Pinnacle) with Gel-Gloss. I used to use my pressure washer, but now just a hand hose with sprayer. Leaves a nice shine. Also, I do have a ladder with a bumper that allows me to the top of the cap with hand brushers.
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The best thing I have found is just a good old-fashioned coat of wax, I wax mine twice a year and sometimes before long trips. Bugs usually wash right off well worth the work before the trip.
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This year I decided to try ceramic coating on the front cap. Specifically, Turtle Wax 53409 Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating. I followed the instructions and added a 2nd coat 24 hours after the 1st. We made two trips after that to Lake Winnie and collected our share of bugs. They easily came off with just a little Dawn dish soap and water.

I was so sold on the Turtle Wax Ceramic I did the entire camper. I really like how easy it is to apply!
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I use 1 cup of Dawn Dishwashing liquid + 1 cup of white vinegar mixed in 1 gallon water sprayer. Liberally spray it on and let it set for a several minutes, then rinse and wax. Takes care of all bugs and tree sap/pitch and costs only pennies.
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x3 the 3D Bug Remover, best stuff I have ever used/found. Have started to use on our trucks and cars as well. Just put it in a soap foam'er and spray on and let sit for a few min. (follow instructions) and things just rinse or wipe off.
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