Bugs UpFront

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Foster98GT, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    How Do i Get Them Off My Bumper and Hood?
     
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    bug sponges, soap and elbow grease. if that doesnt do it, try a clay bar, compound, polish and wax. if that doesnt work, color sand, compound, polish and wax by a professional.

    and if that doesnt work, PAINT... thats where my front bumper is after 160K+ miles :'( i have bug, bird, rock and misc chips/stains on our front bumper. i also have paint thats flacking off in places... Ford did not do a very good job painting "this" car. if i wasnt a detailer it wouldnt look half as good as it does :pimp2:
     
  4. Matt94GT

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    if you have a good coat of wax on I find the bugs just slide right off with even soap & water.
     
  5. ALITL8

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    thats the key... keep a good wax on the car and keep it clean! not letting them stay on very long, especially in the heat, makes a difference in how easily they come off too :thumb:
     
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    my car's the same way alitl8. hopefully about this time next year I'll have enough money saved up to just get the entire car professionally repainted
     
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    yea im thinking it'll be next year before i do the paint. ive got a few more things i want to do to the car before i get it painted. i dont want some mechanic feeling bad about messing up my fresh paint ;)
     
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    Remove them immediately. I didn't do that now the clearcoat is coming off where the bugs hit, bumper looks ugly now. :(
     
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    +1
     
  10. Dalamar

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    anyone used that PB bugsquash, ordered some of that.

    If I hit a bunch on a long trip or whatever, I like to goto the spray carwash,
    presoak, and pressure rinse the buggs off.
    then go home and wash by hand.

    the longer u wait harder the guts get, as mentioned.

    My truck's clear bra'd, so no chips!!! I like that.
     
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    Dalamar Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Man, I've been using the PB's bugsquash and Daym, it works great.
    takes bug's off easy, even if dryed.
    easiest removal of the stuff I've tried.

    My neighbor's car has a bunch of tar drops all over hes cherokee, been ther for a while,
    it took some whiping, but it desolved that off too.

    I'm impressed with that stuff, and recommend it !
     
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    sounds good, be sure to put a good coat of wax on after using that stuff though, cause i'm sure it took that off with the bugs as well.

    i usually just take quick detail and a micro fiber towel to my front bumper every so often, with it being summer it doesn't take long to pick up a few buggers. Like stated above my bumper needs to be repainted anyways though
     
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    and if that doesn't work then C-4 always does wonders for bugs on the bumper of course then you don't really have much of a car