I'm going on a car trip and wondered what is best besides a bra, to
keep the bugs from sticking on the front of the car. I'm getting
tired cleaning those little pests off every time I take a car trip.
I was seriously considering taking a cloth of say oil (cooking oil or
wd 40) and wiping it on just the front areas prone to the bugs to keep
them from sticking. Perhaps just liquid car soap would be better?
Any advice besides having me committed, for the car?
For long trips, I'd go with the bra as it can prevent rock chips as well.
But as soon as I got back I'd take the thing off. Otherwise, there are
specialized commercial products for bug and tar removal:
I have no experience with these. Got 'em from a Google search.
'93 Ruby coupe, 6 sp (both tops)
Plastic food wrap, two people roll it out and lay it on top edge
first. slit to fit on the corners and smooth it out. Use your head
here, you're not slitting it on the car. If you run in rain take it
off, replace it with new when you have it dried/cleaned off. The wrap
for shipping pallets is better because it is thicker and stops stone
chips but it is harder to get a hold of a stub roll.
Actually I carry an old towel in a baggie and soak it in hot water
then lay it on the bugs for a while and wipe them off. Just removed
the grasshoppers from my van that way with no problem and it looked
like I was in an egg fight, they are huge this year.
there's a product that they sell for this. like a bra, but is done with very
thick plastic film held on with static. it's form-fitted to the car so is
specific to the car. i've seen it at car shows, but i don't recall what it's
cave creek, az
Plastic clear bra and won't slap the car causing scratches or allow fade
Good stuff just like Dad was talking about but already cut out for your
SIMPLE GREEN... i don't worry about the bugs... i just spray with simple
green and let it soak in for a few minutes.. then i take a soapy sponge and
wipe them off.. learned it from a car detailer.. works great..
<tjenkins> wrote in message
Wasn't there a long thread about that some time ago? I don't recall a
concensus on that stuff but NO need to answer this as I don't want to
start another long thread !! I guess we all have our minds made up
what works best on our cars; I know I do thanks in part to things I
read on the net and now from experience. I just wish I knew about
this when I use to have a red metallic painted car.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I believe I once had a detailer
who used that stuff too but only on the rims. However on 2nd thought
I think the rims were painted (factory rims) so maybe the car finish
is similar?? I guess I'll have to try simple green in a less obvious
painted (car finish) surface. If it works I'll try to report back
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