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Cleaning 4 22.22%
Polishing 14 77.78%
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:44 PM   #41
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Turtle Wax Bug 'n' Tar is made for the job.
I'd think dryer sheets are abrasive and more costly in the end.
I have seen yours and others posting that Turtle Wax Bug 'n' Tar remover is the product to use for getting rid of bugs. I myself have never had a lot of success with it, especially for bugs that have baked on for awhile. I found that it does polish the bug spattered surface up nice, though. But maybe my experience is unique, and I am doing things incorrectly. Is there a secret to using this so that it does a good job of removing the bugs?
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:58 PM   #42
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I've read in several places that dryer sheets are nothing more than wax-coated fabric. Subsequently, I use old cheesecloth with regular polishing wax to remove bugs. Works fine but in any case, a little elbow grease is necessary.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #43
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Can't vote in the poll because there's no "both" option

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Old 06-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #44
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Mr Clean Majic Eraser pads work great.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #45
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I did purchase the turtle bug and tar remover, and it worked well even on a couple of grease spots on the trailer. What I did was wet the surface down with hot water, spray on, leave for a minute or two and rinse with hardly any scrubbing. Definitely a wax in it as it beads up when rinsing. Thanks for the suggestions, I watched a youtube video with dryer sheets and it also seemed to do the job. I think the main thing is get the gunk off in the first day or two or it might become part of the paint job!! Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #46
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That Mr. Clean Magic Eraser scares me to death. I used it on the vinyl where the table had rubbed the wall and the dirt just disappeared. I used it on the mold on the underside of the awning and it too disappeared, so there must be some chlorine in it. It works so well that I wonder what else it is doing.
Carefree says to use mild soap, water and a soft brush.
Since that doesn't really work, I asked Tammy and she said ( but hasn't tried it ) that Sunlight dish detergent is supposed to work.
I'm going to give it a shot now that I'm home, since I really want to rinse the awning after using the Magic Eraser. Don't want the awning to disappear.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #47
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I did purchase the turtle bug and tar remover, and it worked well even on a couple of grease spots on the trailer. What I did was wet the surface down with hot water, spray on, leave for a minute or two and rinse with hardly any scrubbing. Definitely a wax in it as it beads up when rinsing. Thanks for the suggestions, I watched a youtube video with dryer sheets and it also seemed to do the job. I think the main thing is get the gunk off in the first day or two or it might become part of the paint job!! Thanks for the suggestions.
Hi: dglasrud... Meguiar's Crystal wash works for me. At CTC it's over $10. At Wallo Mart in the US it's $4.50 ish. Don't come home without some. Alf
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #48
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That Mr. Clean Magic Eraser scares me to death... there must be some chlorine in it. It works so well that I wonder what else it is doing.
They're abrasive sponges:
How do magic erasers get rid of stains?
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:08 AM   #49
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I used it on the Casita for bad spots for four years without any problems. Thats my story and I am sticking to it.
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