I have been frustrated for over 20 years trying to find a way / product / technique to remove those pesky dried bug body husks that proliferate the front fascia of my cars, with out scratching the paint surface. . I have tried soap & water, various "bug & tar removers", nail polish remover, Goo-Gone, lighter fluid, gasoline, vinegar, etc, etc, etc. And, the only thing that really works is my freeking thumb nail ! I hope anyone who details to the extent I do can help me. Please don't suggest getting one of those ugly car bras, or the expensive transparent hi-tech front end protectorant applique. Even though I keep my 300c clean and detailed with a good active coat of synthetic sealant, those damn dried bug bodies stick to the surface like they have been embedded in the surface. If you have a solution, please let me know. Your input is much appreciated. My thumb nails are taking a beating !
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When I have dried bugs on the front of my car or helmet I use hot water on a microfiber and place it over the area . This almost reconstitutes the carcass and makes them much easier to wash off.
Sealants are made to bond to the paint and if you will become one with it. Top it with a quality carnuba which resides on top of the surface and helps to make them easier to remove. Try to get them off as soon as practical.The proteins can cause minor etching
If I am going on a long road trip and expect to get plastered with bug guts, I use Pam vegetable spray. I also use it on the rear quarter panels if I am going drag racing. Makes it a lot easier to get the foriegn materials off with warm water and soap.
The coolest bugs-on-the-bumper removal I ever witnessed was in the Australian outback where the birds picked the bugs off the bumper when the car was stopped by jumping up from the ground to pick'em off. Talk about an adaptation and not wasting a resource!
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