Removing Bugs On Auto Grills, Bumpers, Lights and Hoods

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Old 08-21-13, 06:55 AM
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Removing Bugs On Auto Grills, Bumpers, Lights and Hoods

Does anyone have a magic formula for removing bugs from plastic bumpers, grills, hoods, etc...? Tried Turtle wax "Bug and tar Remover"...got about 40-50% removal. Am hesitant to use fine polishing compound...lightly...carefully. Like most cars these days, it has a clear coat...2010.
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Years ago when I lived in fla we'd use baking powder to scrub the bugs off the front of vehicles.
 
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Baking powder or baking soda?
 
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Club soda is supposed work. I usually use just hot water and soap. WD-40 will work, too.

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I use Bon Ami on the windshield but I wouldn't on a painted surface.
 
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Baking powder or baking soda?
baking soda .................
 
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Thanx for all the tips folks. Baking powder would make a de-lish bug biscuit....LOL.
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I know it's weird, but my chickens will jump up on my bumper and peck the bugs off the trim and radiators. Funny to watch them balance to do this.
 
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Wet the area, spray Simple green, let sit for a few min, then wash off.
Easy, really...
 
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Use WD-40. I spray a good amount on a clean cloth and just rub the dead bugs off. On larger sticky bug spots spray directly on the spot and give it a few seconds. Also use WD-40 to remove road tar from the car. Wash and wax the area afterwards.

I would never use baking soda on any painted surface because although a mild one, it is an abrasive and will dull the clearcoat.
 
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I have used Lifter-1 Bug and Tar Remover. It is a citrus formula. It says it can be used on chrome, paint and windows. I got it at the auto parts store
 
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Bug and tar remover does work but I've always been concerned that it took my wax with it as well.
 
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