View Full Version : dead bugs on black paint
04-28-2011, 06:56 PM
I went on trip thru farm land, central valley california this ast weekend, when i got home i seen that my front grill and hood were covered in dead bugs, i washed it real good with car wash n warm water, the carcass are gone but, cant get any of the spots off, bro's i need help, its hard to keep my 15 year old black paint looking good. Any help would be great thank you.
04-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Clay bar will work. Or you can try your favorite brands bug remover. I would try clay first and just wax afterword.
04-28-2011, 07:10 PM
Clay bar or rubbing compound
04-28-2011, 07:10 PM
I use the Meguiars Gold Class Car wash and that gets mots of everything off. Then I wax with Meguiars Gold Class wax and that gets the rest off.
04-28-2011, 07:19 PM
ive never used a clay bar before, is it hard, whats the best brand bug remover? money is a little tight right now, so im looking for the cheapest fix till i can get to the detail shop, are bugs going to damage my paint? or just BUG THE sh_t out of me ? thanks guys for your time and help
04-28-2011, 07:26 PM
Clay is pretty easy. Just keep the area moist(very) and rub away. Apply some pressure, but don't try to reach through your metal. Some people rub way to hard. You can get a clay bar kit for about $20. I like Stoners but that's me. http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/SNR0/91154.oap?pt=N0467&ppt=C0209 Everyone has their own favorites to use. Spray this on before you wash. Let it sit about 15-20 seconds and wash. Some bugs I have seen will "stain" your paint much like bird droppings.
04-29-2011, 11:29 AM
dont mean to thread jack but does this also applie to getting all the dead bugs and shvt off my mirros also?
04-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Yep it works there too
05-03-2011, 09:34 PM
I'd try dawn dish soap. This strips the wax as well so make sure you put some back on. I'd make sure to do a few coats too to make it easier to get the bugs off next time. If the soap doesn't work a polish should work. Just start light and work your way up in cut until the stains are gone.
05-05-2011, 08:53 PM
bugs are missy one...does bra covers helps from getting rid of this pests?..
05-14-2011, 02:03 AM
...I used clay bar with Mequire's Quick Detail .....great results!
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