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Okay, I have removed 99.5% of all the bug splatter on the front end of my car and other front faces(mirrors, top of windsheild, some hood). Now, before getting in and waxing this thing, I can still find some bug residue traces here and there. I don't like putting a lot of pressure on the clay bar, so I am wondering what other non-abrasive options I may have at this point? The clay bar just doesn't seem to pick these few remaining spots up.

Another question: Is it possible to have too much lubrication going on while claying the car? I was wondering if the amount of water/soap and quick detailing spray I am using could be too much for the clay to actually get at these few remaining areas.

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White Diamond, good questions. After you have removed most of the residue, follow up with a paint cleaner like the one I sell. It has polishing and cleaning properties making it perfect for pre cleaning before your final finishing step. It will remove the other bug stuff easily. Your next questions deserves a post in itself, which I will post up. I don't know if I mentioned this or not. You can't lubricate clay too much. But you should not leave the clay in soapy water. The surfactants in the soap can actually start to break down the clay, ths making it less effective. Thanks for reminding me. Gary
 

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Gary,

I was actually using a mild car wash soap and just dipping the bar in it once and a while. I have it near as I use the wash mit to wet the area real well and then spray the quick detail on it as I am rubbing the clay bar across it. I can cut the wash out of the equation and just go to a good quick detailer. I just don't like the idea behind rubbing something across paint like this, it has the ability to damage the paint if I'm not careful....

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Todd, I recommend using spary and shine along with soap, Just don't let the clay sit in the soap to long. I agree with what you said about using just the S & S, if something abrasive comes between the clay and finsih you could get in trouble. That is why is preach using as much lubrication as possible. In my classes I tell people the three things you need to know about using clay is, LUBRICATION/LUBRICATION/LUBRICATION! I think they get the message after that. Gary
 

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There is a new bug remover on the market. I tried it out first hand after a 5 hour trip to ny my whole front end was encrusted with bug splatter. You spray the Bug Squash on the bugs and wash the rest of your car as you normally would when you get to the front wash it as normal. http://www.poorboysworld.com/bug-squash.htm


Before this stuff I would pre spray with some cleaner and then use pressure sprayer. I always get nervous that if i hit a knick in the paint with the pressure it would peel or flake.
 
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