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Old 10-21-2017, 01:12 PM   #1
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That darn bug grime...

Last time I hand washed my car, there was some bug grime bonded to the paint that would just not come off - wash, clay bar, polish and bug remover would not get it off the paint.

Any suggestions on how to deal with it? Looking to do my winter prep and would like this off the car before I put paint sealant on.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:25 PM   #2
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If you have washed it, used a good bug remover(what did you use?), and clayed it, and it's still there. Damn....I am curious if it's even bug guts?

Pics?
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:32 PM   #3
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I’ll have to get you a picture later. Out and about and no chance to do one right now
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:08 PM   #4
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It probably needs to be buffed out. Some bugs are acidic like bird crap. It can etch your clear coat pretty easy. Usually a light polish is all you need. I recommend a clear bra to everyone
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:50 PM   #5
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Here is an example off the front bumper:


All that shadow seems to have been a bug hit. This pic is after washing, clay bar, bug/tar remover and a different tar remover. It feel flat to the hand so it isn't "stuck out"
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:39 PM   #6
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Put a sandwich bad over your hand since it's normally easier to feel things on teh paint. Seems like it was an acidic bug so it etched itself into your paint
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:08 PM   #7
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It probably needs to be buffed out. Some bugs are acidic like bird crap. It can etch your clear coat pretty easy. Usually a light polish is all you need. I recommend a clear bra to everyone
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:50 PM   #8
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You're gonna laugh, but Armor All or equivalent and a microfiber towel and some elbow grease.
Unless it actually ate through the clear coat.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #9
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I used my rotary buffer and wax and only got half of it out. Try toothpaste.
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