how do you clean bug guts off your car?

lozina

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Sep 10, 2001
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I made the painful mistake of neglecting to wash the bug guts immediately after my driver, instead letting the guts bake on for a good week and a half. Now it's almost impossible to clean them off... best advice I can find is to use WD40 which really doesn't do anything much. Just leaves a greasy mess but the bug guts remain.

Got any tips?
 

GeekDrew

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Jun 7, 2000
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lol I'll never be able to clean all of the bug guts off of my car. I would spend a nontrivial fortune trying to keep my car clean if I was worried about that. I live in the country... I probably kill thousands of bugs with my car every day.
 

neutralizer

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Oct 4, 2001
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Car wash works just fine, but then again I don't let the car sit in the sun so the guts can bake.
 

Aves

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Feb 7, 2001
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I use a dryer sheet for the front bumper. They just wipe away.
 

EngenZerO

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Dec 24, 2001
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megiars gold glass bug and tar remover followed by meguiars nxt speed detailer... easy and simple...
 

cressida

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Pretreat the area Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover or Rain-X Bug and Tar remover - then spray with water. For the stuff that won't come off, use a clay bar with lube (quick detailer).
 

Pikachu

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I think all the fancy chemicals mentioned use kerosene as the base, so you might want to try that.