Insects and bug splatter on your vehicle’s grille is an inevitability. This can take its toll on your paint job. At certain times of the year, such as spring and summer, and after long road trips mean an increased number of dead bugs decorating the front of your car. If these dead insects remain on your vehicle too long, they can harden and damage your paint job. Removing bugs requires more work than a regular car wash. Clean the insects from your vehicle quickly and easily with these tips.
One key step to removing insects from your vehicle is selecting a quality bug remover. A bug remover is vital to removing dried insects and satins more effectively than water alone. When choosing a professional cleaning product, be sure to read the label to determine whether it’s a concentrate and needs to be diluted.
To quickly and easily remove insects from your paint job, utilize the following steps:
- First, gather the necessary materials, including:
- Bug remover
- Car wax solution
- Sponge and brush
- Car cleaning product
- Microfiber towel/bug sponge
- Dryer sheets
- Soak the bug-stained areas with your bug remover. Dampen a towel with bug remover and lay this over the affected area for several minutes, which is an easy way to let the cleaning product soak onto the stained areas of your vehicle.
- After applying the cleaner, use a microfiber cloth or bug sponge to wipe away all of the dead insects on your car. If the bugs aren’t coming off easily, apply more cleaning product and allow this to sit for a few minutes more. Don’t use oil-based products when cleaning the windshield as these products can leave residue on the glass.
- Wash the vehicle to remove any remaining residue from the cleaning products and ensure all bugs have been removed. If you are manually washing the vehicle rather than using a car washing service, make sure to use clean towels and a fresh bucket of soap and water to clean the vehicle rather than using the towels you used to remove the dead insects.
- Apply a car wax solution to make it easier to remove bugs in the future. The wax coating is easy to clean off and prevents bugs from hardening directly on the surface of the vehicle. Spray on or wipe car wax solution on the front of the car. A water repellent solution may be used for the windshield and other glass areas, like the side view mirrors. Be sure to wipe the wax evenly across the surface of your vehicle.
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