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Thread: baked on bugs?

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    baked on bugs?

    I have lots of bugs almost baked on at the front end.
    Is there anything I can do to remove them?
    I tryed my pc with XMT3 and Orange LC pad but It doesn't come off.

    Also my older car when I work on it I get grease prints on the paint what can I do to remove that?

    thanks!

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    Super Moderator killrwheels@autogeek's Avatar
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    A heavy polish and heavy pad will not remove ?? These must have baked on for years. Normally I would saturate the area with Poorboys Bug Squash then wash as usual. Sounds like you might need some body work. (refinishing)


    Scott

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    if you cannot remove them with a degreaser, all purpose cleaner, or abrasive polish then they have most likely damaged your finish. I was visiting my local detail shop/car wash and the owner said the newest trend to remove bugs was an oxygenated hydrogen peroxide, or plain old hydrogen peroxide. He said it would not remove wax or damage the finish. I have not tried this personally because I purchased some bug squash that I have not been able to use yet either.

    Tip: Try to remove love bugs daily during their season because their "guts" have an acidic fluid that will damage the finish if not tended to.

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    Simple Green


    My car after a trip thru butterfly country.








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    I saw that you spray the front of your vehicles and mirrors with Simple Green before/as you prep vehicles for wash. One question---Does Simple Gree strip LSP's? Wax OR sealant? Thanks!

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by dengood1
    I saw that you spray the front of your vehicles and mirrors with Simple Green before/as you prep vehicles for wash. One question---Does Simple Gree strip LSP's? Wax OR sealant? Thanks!

    Dennis
    I done it before, and yes it will.

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    I would strongly suggest not to use Simple Green on the paint. I just saw pictures on another forum where a guy literally burned through the clear coat by leaving Simple Green on the paint for too long. It's very strong stuff and for me personally, I would be terrified to touch my paint with it.

    Bug Squash is awesome even on older bugs, but if the bugs aren't coming off with polishing, that sounds like they are etched in.

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    I Agree ...

    Simple Green and cars are a very dangerous comodity. I have seen aluminum wheels (uncoated) destroyed in a minute with the stuff. There are simply better options. For one ... P21S Total Wash.


    Scott

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    I really like Poorboy's Bug Squash but recently I had a bug problem that it couldn't clean.

    My niece came to visit us from collage a couple of weekends ago and I was amazed at the amount of lovebugs that had been mashed onto the front of her car. It turned out that some of the bugs were new but most had been on there for a couple of months.

    Well, I went to work on it first using Bug Squash which got the new bugs off but not the hardened caked on stuff.

    My second method was to use a petrochemical that removed a bit more but not all.

    My third method was to lay a wet towel over the bugs overnight. This worked fairly well but there were still some baked on spots that nothing seemed to clean.

    My forth and final method was to use a steam cleaner with some Bug Squash mixed in. That cleaned it 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottinflorida
    My forth and final method was to use a steam cleaner with some Bug Squash mixed in. That cleaned it 100%.
    Awesome tip. What kind of steam cleaner did you use? At what ratio did you mix the bug squash with the water? More details pleeeeeease!! Inquiring minds want to know.

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