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Old 05-17-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question best way to remove bug and bird stains from paint

ok i have a new 2006 trailblazer ss and i had been going out of town the past three weekends and there were a ridiculous amount of bugs all over the front end and i washed the truck last and it seems that the bug splatter made stains all over the front end ......what should i do?
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well.. go wash em off!

for real though, i would do some serious scrubbing with good ole soap and water, then use stoner tarminator (http://www.tarminator.com/) - available at wal-mart, etc... anything left might be loosened well enough for a claybar.
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Oh Shit I Totally Forgot About The Claybar.....damn I Feel Like An Idiot.....oh Well Im Used To It....umm Any Other Feedback Welcome...
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I've found that using a quick detailer between waxes really helps prevent them from becoming a problem. It keeps the surface slick and protected, so bugs become more of a wipe off than a scrub off. Remember, it doesn't take long at all for bird poop to etch, so when it happens, act fast.


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I agree with everyone's comments so far...

Be sure to give the paint surface a good coating of your fav wax/sealant after using Soap/clay/Tarminator, etc.

The slicker your hood is (leading edge especially), the less bugs will like to stick to it...!!!
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What about bug and tar remover followed with your favorite quick detailer?
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Most bug and tar removers also remove wax, so I would at least recommend re-waxing the area. QD sprays do an excellent job of "refreshing" an existing wax/sealant, but are a poor substitute for applying a good layer of wax/sealant.


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on some tough bugs that i have gotten on my car (usually the ones hit at ludacris speed) that give me a hard time, i have found that goo gone gel worlks awesome. it does however, like the bug and tar remover take off wax, so go back over the area when your done.
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Bug and tar remover.
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