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Old 08-19-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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Bug removal

Just back from a trip to Cypress Hills and the front of the truck and trailer were covered with bugs.

Did some research on bug removal and tried 4 different suggestions.

Hands down winner was the simplest of all. Make a thin paste of baking soda and rub it on takes the bugs off and leaves the shine.

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Old 09-22-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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This works great! I just tried it after too long using only elbow grease and water. They came right off. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 09-22-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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And if you use this product on the frontal surfaces of your TV and trailer, all you will need to get the bugs off is a wet rag.
As long as you don’t give the bugs a few months to petrify.

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Old 09-22-2019, 06:34 PM   #4
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Wow, unfortunately your removing the wax and taking the polish off too. Use a good car soap then wax it, then they’ll come off easier when washing.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:53 PM   #5
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I do use baking soda at home especially in cleaning but never to remove bugs. We do have a bug spray in our truck just in case there are few during the trip. This is a life saver hack thanks.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:44 PM   #6
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Try used dryer fabric softener sheets and some water. We use those on our Escape 17 and Tacoma. Works good!

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