Car Care: Bug splatters on plastic or glass

General car care question: Just how religious do you have to be concerning minor bug splatters on either the headlight covers or on the windshield between washes (yes I know paint is a different matter)?
By minor, I mean that usually rain is enough to remove most of the gunk in my experience.
I understand it'd be advisable if you're in Tx or Fla, 'cause you get some big nasty bugs there. But in European driving conditions, is it really necessary to clean these off headlights and windshield between washes - or is it OK to just leave them & worry about the important stuff in life instead?
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I don't believe they do any harm sitting on glass, but if you leave them during a hot spell they'll bake on.
There are some tricks which make removing them easier. Personally I get a piece of kitchen tissue, spray it in window cleaner, and then slap it over the bugs, then get on with cleaning the wheels, after a couple of minutes the bugs will just wipe off. Well the UK ones do.
Dodgy.
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My understanding is that bird droppings should be removed from paintwork pretty quickly. The acidity can be damaging. One technique is to apply a wet newspaper, soak, and lift off/rub off very gently.
DAS
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Amen. I've got a couple of marks on an older car because of bird droppings. If you see a bird dropping, remove it ASAP.
MW

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Oh gawd yes, bird droppings are evil.
Remove them at once, and then carry a shotgun at all times to fend off any future bombing runs.
D0d6y. (Only top posting cos everyone else did!)
On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 14:30:08 +0200, "MW de Jager"

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I'd suggest the approach taken by the owner of the car in the video linked below:
SET YOUR POP-UP BLOCKER FIRST !!!
http://www.funny-games.biz/videos/258-devil-car.html
DS
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