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My Air Force buddy came to visit me from Oregon and the front of his car just covered with bugs. His wife said can you give me a little baking soda? I said sure, she mixed it with some car wash soap in a 5 gallon bucket. Took a wash cloth and proceeded to wash off the bugs. Gave it a rinse. They were gone, clean gone off the front of the car. Remember how we would rub and rub with those tar and bug solutions and still get no where? That "stuff" really works.
By Kenneth G. Berger from Beecher IL.
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My husband drives a cab that he has to clean after each ride. He asked me to make up my 'special' glass cleaner because it works better than the products the company had purchased. I mix a few drops of Dawn liquid dishwashing soap with about a tablespoon of ammonia, 1/4 cup of vinegar and water to fill a spray bottle that holds about 32 oz.
How do I remove bugs from the front of a vehicle? I have heard to use kerosene, but am not sure if this will damage the paint.
I fill a spray bottle with baking soda and water and spray the bugs - let sit just a bit then scrub with nylon net. Works good!
What is an easy way to clean bugs off of a vehicle?
Spray down your car and wipe with used dryer sheets.
I have a 2011 Camaro, and I hate bugs on it. A friend gave me the cleaning product Fantastik Orange Action to remove bugs. It works great, but will the orange oil mess up the paint?
By Shannon W.
Be careful! I was told I shouldn't even use dish detergent on my car. It can mess up the clear coat. Be safe and go to an auto parts store and purchase something made for it
How do I remove bug stains on pearl white paint on the front of my vehicle?
Try a Barkeepers Friend with a non-scratch scrubbie
I would use Dawn diluted and use an Magic Eraser on it if the stain is really tough, and if not I would use Baby Shampoo and water with a washrag, and scrub lightly, if at all.
It is also ideal to remove any bugs, or bird poop immediately to make it easier to clean and remove the stains.
Take a soft, clean, cotton rag and a bucket of warm water with a few drops of Tide in it and carefully wipe the yuck off. It is all about gentle elbow grease.
Don't use Magic Eraser, a scrub brush, one of those sponges with a pad on the back or anything that may be the least bit abrasive of you will get fine scratches like I got on the hood of my car when I did this. I was dumb and tried all of the above. Not a good lesson to learn.
Try to do it on a cool day also or out of direct sun. I swear when you wet the dead bugs if you don't get them off fast enough, the sun burns them back into the paint...or maybe it just seems like that is what happens. I find it best to work in shade.
Hope this cleans for you.
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Use baking soda on a moist sponge and they just soften right up and wash off. Easy and inexpensive, and won't scratch the finish!