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Old 06-14-2015, 12:18 AM   #21
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Thanks Robert, I just ordered some Bug Melt. And thank you bouterse for sharing your problem. This is kind of what I am expecting when we get our new trailer home in Sept. Loren
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:26 AM   #22
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Too late now but if you had put 303 Aerospace on before leaving, including wheel wells, you would have had a much easier time of it getting all of that off.
Will have to try some of that too. As we will probably hang around in some campground near Bellingham for a day or two, I would have time to apply some of this. Nothing like getting your new pride and joy all plastered up the first day. By the way Floating Cloud, I see that Bug Melt is made right there in your metro area. Loren
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:31 AM   #23
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Try Bug Melt. It dissolves the proteins in the bugs and turns them into a mush, which can be easily washed off. No scrubbing that can scratch the surface, and it doesn't strip wax. I've used it on the front of cars and trucks with great results.
Great to know! When I drove through South Dakota a few years ago I had so many bugs on my windshield I could barely see out it after a very short while. I had never seen it that bad before in all the different places I've driven through. I'm gonna have to pick up a bottle of this stuff!

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Old 06-14-2015, 12:33 AM   #24
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Now you know why our trailer was so buggy at the rally. We get home in a week and I expect more bugs as we cross the plains. Also, someone at the rally recommended 'Pink Solution'. The said it is often demoed at Costco. It is an enzyme based product. So I will have to choose a product and add elbow qrease....
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:41 AM   #25
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Will have to try some of that too. As we will probably hang around in some campground near Bellingham for a day or two, I would have time to apply some of this.
303 Aerospace should go at the top of the awning also. 303 is primarily used on vinyl upholstery and the like. Remember the awning that torn completely off across the top -- owners said it was brittle. 303 would hopefully prevent that from happening. People also use it on the tires. We put it all over the fiberglass and never thought to use it on those other things. It will go on everything on our 21'. (Cannot use 303 with wax. One or the other.)
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:07 AM   #26
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I use Star Brite Marine Polish on our Escape. (Especially the front) I can't imagine how many coats are on the very front of the trailer. On our 6700 mile trip home from Chilliwack, I would go over the front every day with water and elbow grease. If I had extra time in the AM while my wife was getting the inside of the trailer ready to travel, I'd add some more polish. I've always looked at washing and waxing cars (and now the trailer) as just more exercise.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:51 AM   #27
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Now you know why our trailer was so buggy at the rally. We get home in a week and I expect more bugs as we cross the plains. Also, someone at the rally recommended 'Pink Solution'. The said it is often demoed at Costco. It is an enzyme based product. So I will have to choose a product and add elbow qrease....
Leon, I've used that too with good results. Works similarly to Bug Melt. The enzymes dissolve the protein in the bugs. They offered it one time at Costco here, and I tried a small container. Haven't had any for years though, because Costco has this irritating habit of introducing a product in their stores, then you never see it again.

Melt you little critters, melt!
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:21 PM   #28
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Also, someone at the rally recommended 'Pink Solution'. The said it is often demoed at Costco.
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They offered it one time at Costco here, and I tried a small container. Haven't had any for years though, because Costco has this irritating habit of introducing a product in their stores, then you never see it again.
I have some Pink Solution. I find it inconvenient to use, but I should try it on bugs. Thanks for the tip.

Although we bought this at Costco, it was not sold by Costco. They usually have one company selling their product in the store, but directly to customers, not as a Costco product. It's usually clothing, kitchen items, or cleaners. I don't expect to ever see this sort of seller again, but some do have a regular circuit and return a few times a year.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:32 PM   #29
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Hydrogen peroxide works well. Lots of motorcycle folks swear by it. Takes out blood on clothes too. Saved a couch from a bloody nose. Its dirt cheap!
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I haven't mentioned anything about attending the ETI rally... but I can tell you it was WAAAAY fun! I originally thought it would be a one-and-done, check it off the bucket list. I'm already planning a return trip!

Why... I didn't get to see the area or meet all the folks I had hoped to.

You know how it works, best laid plans of mice and men... go out and start to visit. Walk one site down and talk for 20-30 minutes.. five-six hours later you've only moved 10 sites! I had hoped to meet a TON of folks I've gotten to know here on the forums... like Jim (cpaharley) only met him when he approached me at Reace&Tammy's site when I pulled in, and Glenn.. at the Saturday night pot luck! Oh my stars, so many people to talk to... so little time.

Next time I go, I'll go for twice as long! Maybe stay someplace else so I can see the area around Osoyoos, then get into the park and meet the people during the actual rally.

I think I could spend a month around Osoyoss and not see everything there is to see, and spend another month just to meet all the folks attending the rally.

Very glad I went.. but still, there's not enough hours in the day for meeting the folks and enjoying the area. It's spectacular. And the rally... what can I say? It's all I thought it would be and more.
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