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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:19 pm 
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I drove form canberra down to the murray the other week and got annihlilated by bugs, and now i cannot get them off my paintwork for the life of me. ive tried carlovers and just plain scrubbing the crap out of it with a sponge and no luck. Any advice?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:47 pm 
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park it on your lawn, put a sprinkler in front of it and turn the sprinkler on, wait a couple of hours, the constant soaking should've softened the bugs up a bit

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:54 pm 
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I don't have a yard :( i tried that bug off s**t as well, and any idea where i can get one of those plastic bonnet protectors and how much?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:55 pm 
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I don't have a yard :( i tried that bug off s**t as well, and any idea where i can get one of those plastic bonnet protectors and how much?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:57 pm 
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Try Selle :lol: ys Bug and Tar remover works wonders :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:34 pm 
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Another thig to try is as follows.....


Before you are making a long drive, get some car wash and wipe it over the front of your car (bonnet and bumper) leave it in it's concentrated form and allow it to dry.

When you reach your destination, simply hose or wash your car and the bugs will wipe off.
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:38 pm 
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Another thig to try is as follows.....


Before you are making a long drive, get some car wash and wipe it over the front of your car (bonnet and bumper) leave it in it's concentrated form and allow it to dry.

When you reach your destination, simply hose or wash your car and the bugs will wipe off.
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:14 pm 
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Wipe the area down with metho. Then clean it with a strong car wash such as Armorall Heavy Duty Carwash, which is designed for bug removal.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:23 pm 
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A thing i saw proven before my eyes (i even had a go) was MOTHERS bug and tar wipes. They work a charm and smell good too. ofcourse the smell makes all the difference 8-)

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:48 pm 
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get yourself and enjo glove - they are brilliant, no scratches, no soap and at the end, no bugs!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:33 pm 
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whenever i wash the car i almost always get a spray bottle and some of that export bug and tar remover and water it down to about 25%. spray it all over the bonet and front fender as well as anywhere else where there is bugs, then just wash the car. seems to get them off..

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:30 pm 
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de greaser my friend from holden does his car with it and removes them straight saway

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:52 pm 
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you should have washed it straight away when you got back. :idea:

i just done 2000ks to broken hill/ silveton and back in my GT-P most of it at night. car looked like Pro Hart got to it while i was up there :lol: .
i washed it today. bugs came off with a soaking first and then a wash
with a sponge.
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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:30 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Wipe the area down with metho. Then clean it with a strong car wash such as Armorall Heavy Duty Carwash, which is designed for bug removal.


That works wonders ... removes any crap that is stuck on hard ... and isn't hard on the paint at all ... that's what I was told my a car detailer .... they use Prepsol ... but was told Metho does the same thing but at a fraction of the price.

Have removed some nasty bugs and bad tar spots off the Territory ... no hard rubbing needed either ... doesn't discolour paint either ... as along as you wipe straight over with a clean cloth afterwards ... but wash immediately afterwards.

 

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