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Old 14-07-2012   #16
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Re: Insect residue (SPLAT)

Autoglym active insect remover! spray it on and they dissolve, designed for use on cars and does a good job best used with a bug sponge which is a sponge with a net round it.

Pressure washers on stubborn bugs stuck to the front of your car can end in tears if you catch a stone chip with too much force, I like the towel idea though!
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Re: Insect residue (SPLAT)

You should avoid anything that needs a lot of abrasion (scrubbing) or pressure (jet washers).

Soak the bug-splash off. The hotter the water and the waxier the paint is, the easier they are to remove. The hot soaked towel and the foam lance would be my approach.

You can also use a bit of paraffin or white spirit on a cloth since the bugs are slightly oily and these solvents will dissolve them. They will strip any wax though, so after you dissolved the bugs, give it a squirt of Quick Detailer and a bit of wax again.

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Re: Insect residue (SPLAT)

Quote Originally Posted by RobinPJ View Post
Seriously, if you want to do it super-properly, then you need one of these:

Basically it soaks all the crap off so you don't have to work at it and scratch everything.

Mine got delivered today and is sitting on my desk right now. It's gorgeous.

RUI is right about wax too.
Got one earlier this week and did both cars today, impressed by the result
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