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    Bug splats

    Hey guys. Its come to that time of year again where the bugs come out to get killed... I do a lot of motorway mileage and I have bugs all over my front bumper/bonnet.

    I gave my car a good cleaning yesterday and most of the bugs came off with the sponge, and some come off with the use of Tardis. Now I've still got a couple of spots left where they just dont seem to want to budge. Its looks like glue that has set and its seems pretty solid. What can I use to get this off?

    Also, whilst I'm here, what would you gold folk recommend to use for tyre dressing?! Ta!

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    Have you tried claying the affected areas? I would try claying and then putting a really durable wax like Collinite 476s on the front to protect. That's what I have on my A4 and the bugs come off with just a quick wipe with the mitt after foaming

    As for tyre dressing...Poorboys Natural Look Dressing gets my vote everytime as it's not too shiney.

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    Haven't tried claying the areas yet. TBH didn't think that it'll come off but I'll give it a go. I use this 'Carplan Tripple Wax Car Shampoo' stuff. Probably not the best stuff on the market and I'm guessing that it doesn't do the job good enough!

    Thanks for the info
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    try a wet towel layed over the bugs , wash the rest of the car then lift towel and try to wash them off.

    Tbh mine always come off with a sponge but I do wax the front of the car more often.
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    Poorboys bug squash for me works really well, or as mentioned above a cly bar would do well.
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    Only problem with claying or using Tardis is that you end up having to re-wax after every wash. So at the moment I am leaving any bug residue that doesn't come off and plan on using the tardis only once a month or so on them cos its not practical to be doing waxing every week.
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    As above, careful washing will remove a lot but you do often end up with odd spots that are welded on; tackling these once a month with Bug Squash or Tardis (or even clay) and then rewaxing or resealing is a good approach.

 

 

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