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Old 03-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good product to use to get dried bugs off the windshield? Pressure washer didn't even cut it.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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what kind of mutated bugs you got around ur area?


try a rag and some car washer fluid.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Fold the windshield down.... no bugs...

Actually, I have had decent success with Rain-X wipes and a little elbow grease
Walmart.com: Rain-X Glass Cleaner, Wipes: Automotive
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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simple green =) best stuff out there
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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Windex and a razor blade.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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I find that household ammonia cleaner mixed 50/50 with glass cleaner works well. If that's not strong enough, use the ammonia cleaner straight from the bottle.

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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Haha guy in Jeep. Seriously the bug splatter is on like superglue. And they're all over the windshield. I've never seen anything like it. I thought about the razor blade thing but that was a major last resort because that's gonna suck to do frankly.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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This is going to sound ODD but a fabric softener dryer sheet works good and also makes the next clean off easy. I learned that living in FL when all the love bugs would come down.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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I wish I had the picture but KILL IT WITH FIRE!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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I know on my motorcycle fairing I put a wet warm/hot towel on it for about 10 minutes and then the bugs clean off pretty good.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #11
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I know on my motorcycle fairing I put a wet warm/hot towel on it for about 10 minutes and then the bugs clean off pretty good.
What he said ^^^! That's how I clean 'em off my full face helmet without scratching the visor. Ya gotta let it soak.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #12
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I use a combo of 2 things. I live in southeast Texas and the love bugs use to be a pain.

First I take a glass cleaner called invisible glass. Comes from Walmart. It's in a dark green bottle with a yellow top. That and a micro fiber cloth will take off even the dried up stuff.

Second, after cleaning with invisible glass, Get the gallon jug of rainX that says bug wash on it. It's a lighter green colored liquid. Also found at Walmart. They have an all season one that is orange colored, which isn't supposed to freeze, but the green seems to work best for me. Make sure it's the RainX brand though. The cheap Walmart brand does not work well. Pour this into your windshield washer reservoir. Give the windshield a good spray with the wipers and you good to go! Bugs wipe right off after that! During love bug season you may have to re-apply the invisible glass stuff a couple of times but after using the RainX everything seems to come off way easier!

Hope this helps.
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yahh....the windshields 80 degree angle makes it a target for suicidal bugs.
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Like driving a piece of plywood down the freeway isn't it
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:25 AM   #16
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Turtle wax tar & bug remover -- Had tar on my white jeep and bug splatter since i live out of town. spray on wait 2 min wipe off with rag and rince. comes off with ease.
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This might sound crazy but I promise it works.... I have a friend who is well known in the detail world. Just simply use a dryer sheet it's amazing how little effort it take. Bugs, grease, tar, etc.
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I have a friend who is well known in the detail world
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #19
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I keep finding uses for dryer sheets .......freekin things are amazing .......scary what they might be doing to your clothes in the dryer.......
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Says my 5 yr old "Dad, Whats the last thing that goes through a bugs mind when it hits the windshield? ..... It's butt!" Anyways I would use a degreaser like dish soap and let it soak for a few min then scrub them off with a green scouring pad. If that doesnt work I would clay bar it lol.

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