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How To Remove The Bugs From The Bonnet

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Last friday I took my IS to the carwash for the first time.

They do an excellent job (as they use no brushes, triple foam, etc... the works). There is only one problem: the bugs are not completely removed from the bonnet. There are still "vague" marks left on it (even though they use anti-insect spray before washing the car... Maybe it's not powerful enough).

I use some kind of product that easily removes the bugs from the front window (no "scrubbing" whatsoever needed, just apply it, immediately wipe it off, and the bug marks are gone). This product is intended for usage with windows.

Question is: could I use the same product on the bonnet you think? Just to remove those marks...

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get a proper bug and tar remover - turtlewax make a good one funnily enough its called "bug & tar remover"

if your product says for use only on windows it says that for a reason

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I find if you wash the car after it's been raining all crap comes off no bother. In general i avoid car wash'es ( haven't used one since 1998).

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I use turtlewax bug & tar remover. Works well.

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Hi

Use a clay bar and lubricant, it gets all the marks off!

clay bar here

2ddesign :)

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Hi

Use a Clay bar and lubricant, it gets all the marks off!

clay bar here

2ddesign :)

clay bar removes polish and wax as well !!

unless you want to re polish and wax every time i would not recommend using it to remove bugs ;)

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Auto Express did a product test recently and this is what came out on top.

1. Turtle Wax Platinum Series Tar, Tree Sapand Insect Remover

Price: £4.99

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why do bugs end up on everyones bonnet ?

why are they near the roads ?, why arent they in the fields smelling nectar and all those sweet things that they are meant to do

you think they would have learnt by now :lol:

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why arent they in the fields smelling nectar

Perhaps its because of the fruity smells of all the Meguiars stuff - banana wax, cherry tyre treatment etc.

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why do bugs end up on everyones bonnet ?

why are they near the roads ?, why arent they in the fields smelling nectar and all those sweet things that they are meant to do

you think they would have learnt by now :lol:

Unfortunatly the ones that learn aren't in any condidtion to go back and tell the others.

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Lidl sell an excellant product for 99 pence. Trouble is, it's only available as a special product so you have to watch out for it. Was in the shops last week so some branches may still have some. Just spray it on, leave it for a couple of minutes and then wash as normal - wouldn't be without it. Got the Turtle Wax stuff when I ran out of the other and finished up with white residue around the grill and rubber - not impressed.

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why do bugs end up on everyones bonnet ?

why are they near the roads ?, why arent they in the fields smelling nectar and all those sweet things that they are meant to do

you think they would have learnt by now :lol:

Unfortunatly the ones that learn aren't in any condidtion to go back and tell the others.

:tomato::lol:

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Baby wipes... no harmfull chemicals and not abrasive :winky: :D

Also usefull for all you biker's, just leave a flat-pack of these under your seat... brill for getting bugs off your visor/bike :) (obviously buff off with a dry cloth after)

Shinier than a baby's bum!!! :lol:

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Baby wipes... no harmfull chemicals and not abrasive :winky: :D

Also usefull for all you biker's, just leave a flat-pack of these under your seat... brill for getting bugs off your visor/bike :) (obviously buff off with a dry cloth after)

Shinier than a baby's bum!!! :lol:

That's a bloody great little tip :) I'll be trying that one out...

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indeed there also great for cleaning the escanie part of the seats in the car

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The baby wipes work a treat! Great Tip, much better than anything that I have used in the past.

Cheers

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Baby wipes... no harmfull chemicals and not abrasive :winky: :D

Also usefull for all you biker's, just leave a flat-pack of these under your seat... brill for getting bugs off your visor/bike :) (obviously buff off with a dry cloth after)

Shinier than a baby's bum!!! :lol:

I'll tell you what. Since my daughter was born 3 years ago I think I have found a 100 uses for baby wipes. They clean almost anything and don't seem to leave anything behind.

Over use on spots on cloth can bleach a little though so be carefull

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