Removing Bugs From Your Car?

Tips for removing bugs that are stuck to your car's windshield or paint. Post your ideas.


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September 13, 20070 found this helpful
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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. Shake it before you spray it on. Leave it at least 2 minutes then use a rag to wipe it off. If you have a lot of bugs that have been there awhile, leave the spray on for 5-10 minutes before wiping.

February 20, 20050 found this helpful

According to The Queen of Clean, bugs and tar will come off your car using a small amount of linseed oil. Apply to a rag then to car and rub.


WD40 also works great here in NE Georgia where we have pine trees and lots of sap.

By James (Guest Post)
April 22, 20050 found this helpful

Use a WET dryer sheet like Bounce on the great to get the bugs off.

By SallyP. (Guest Post)
July 25, 20060 found this helpful

Fantastic Spray works on bumpers, chrome, hood andwindshield. No scrubbing, no residue.

September 21, 20070 found this helpful

Plain old Vegetable oil; cheap and effective and does not remove your wax!

By DI Gordon (Guest Post)
October 4, 20070 found this helpful

A roofer was taring a roof nearby on a breezy day resulting with spots on my car. After informing him and apologizing to me he showed me this cleaning trick...A panty hose with white vinegar rubbed on each spot.


Works on bugs also. Doesn't scratch either. Than rinse. Been using it since.

November 3, 20110 found this helpful

For years, we have used Avon Skin-so-soft oil to both remove bugs & as a bug preventative. (Used to live in FL during Love bug season). Remove: Wet a rag with SSS and wipe off bugs. To prevent: Wash your car as usual, then dampen clean rag with SSS & wipe the bumper, hood & anywhere else on your car you get bugs. Not your windshield, even though a very fine one, it still IS oil and might smear the glass making it less clear to view through. We also did this just prior to long highway trips. You still get some bugs on the car but they rinse right off with a hose.


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