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Old 05-23-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default How do you get dead bugs off your RV?

I used my 2700 psi pressure washer first...........

It didn't do much............

Turtle Wax car wash and a soft brush didn't do much either..........

I ended up using a soft scrubbing pad.

There must be an easier way!

How do you get dead, dried up bugs off your RV?
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
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Bugs are a constant battle. I've tried all the bug and tar removers, etc. and found them to be hard on the wax and finish. I've noticed that if you can, while you're travelling, take it to a truck wash, they come off easier than when they have weeks to harden and dry.If you can't I've found that soaking the front of the van first and washing the rest, then coming back to the front seems to help. Also, some car washes have very soft water, which works better than using tap water at home.

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Old 05-23-2008, 11:13 PM   #3
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Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover works well for me. First I'll wash the van, then lay wet towels over the buggy area to sofen them up a bit (at least an hour or so - keep them wet)

Then use the bug remover on a damp cloth. They'll come right off.

We took a drive along the Mississippi last summer. Holy Cow... talk about bugs!! We had millions of those icky mayflies glued to the hood then baked on by the heat of the motor and the sun. I was amazed that they all came off!
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:01 AM   #4
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There has been several times when there was dew in the morning and if you wash then I find them to come off better. Also after a long rain. I never tried it but if I am faced in the situation I may try leaving a sprinkler spray on it for several hours then wash it. Maybe park on the grass as to water the lawn at the same time.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:17 PM   #5
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We went out west a couple weeks ago and had bugs from 11 states on the front of our van . I used one of those winshield scrubber pads and dishwashing soap and it worked very well . I tried the power washer but that didn't do much .
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:04 AM   #6
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I just thought, once I got a mail from Wd-40 fan club and they said it removes dead bugs on front of cars. I personally think it requires soaking and elbow grease.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:41 AM   #7
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Default How to Remove Dead Bugs from your RV

A couple of years ago, a FL native told me to get Bug-B-Gone at Car-Quest. I found a bottle and it worked easy - spray it on and wipe them away.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:12 AM   #8
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Default How to get the bugs off

It is easy. I just put the RT in the driveway and set a sprinkler in front and turn on. Come back in 1/2 hour or so and they just wipe off easily and this method does the least damage to the paint. I also wax at least twice a year.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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Try Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap. It can be found at health food stores and in addition to being great for use as a body (human) soap, it works a treat removing bugs, tar, and that wierd sticky road funk off windshields.

The label has this strange religious diatribe on it, which makes for great bathroom reading..

Great product, and man, does it dissolve even the toughest bug layer.

Boondock traveler, Frugal, but never "cheap".
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