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    Bugs & 3M film

    This little problem has been tormenting me for a while -- every time I do a quick 30 min run outside the city, my front bumper gets coated in bugs. My bumper becomes more black than it is white.

    They are fairly simple to remove from paint, but they seem to weld themselves to 3M film, and become very hard to remove.

    The only way I've found to fully remove these little pests is to use a claybar, but I was wondering if anybody had ideas for easier and quicker removal? Also clay isn't cheap ...

    I've even tried using the slickest waxes I have, to prevent them from sticking in the first place, but that helps none. Bug remover doesn't help either.
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    cant help. i only wish i had 3M on the front. look at it this way, it could be worse and chips in the paint.. when i get mine fully resprayed, im surely going 3M route, and hope to have your issues

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    Here you go .. this was earlier after a 30 min drive:

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    I had another hour out this evening, and it's 5 times worse!
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    Damn, are you sure it's just bugs ? it rains bug there?

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    wow and I thought I had it bad. I'd much rather deal with 3M film than accidentally ruining my paint when I clean the bugs off.
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    how does the buig and tar spray do against that? id think your windshield would be covered as well?

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    OK this sounds crazy. But use peanut butter. I use to work for a touring company that used van that traveled around the US. And peanut butter got rid of bugs and tar like nothing else out there. FYI Jiff peanut butter creamy is the best. It sounds crazy but try it.

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    man it's beyond cream and spray, he should add armor plates.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ILB6 IF ULB9 Click here to enlarge
    OK this sounds crazy. But use peanut butter. I use to work for a touring company that used van that traveled around the US. And peanut butter got rid of bugs and tar like nothing else out there. FYI Jiff peanut butter creamy is the best. It sounds crazy but try it.
    That doesn't sound all that crazy. Home remedies sometimes are the ones that work best.

    How does it work though?
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    Spread peanut butter on thin and let sit for no longer then a minute. Take a sponge and just like waxing a car rub in and the oils of the peanut butter will take off a lot of !@#$. Then take a hose and soap after all the bugs or tar is gone and clean like normal. Only creamy peanut butter Click here to enlarge.

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    I'll have to try it on the wife's car, her's is really bad.
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    WOW! Dude that's just insane. I thought I had it bad with just a couple of bugs, but you OMG!! It's like you got sprayed with a can of bugs......try some FW1, I just found out about this product and its awesome. http://fw1shine.com/index.php?main_p...id=1&chapter=0

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scourge82 Click here to enlarge
    I'll have to try it on the wife's car, her's is really bad.
    You are married too ?
    who's single here?

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    Peanut butter eh? Man I hate that stuff, but I'm willing to give it a go for the sake of my car Click here to enlarge

    The bugs are 99% mosquitoes -- Calgary has a massive problem with these little pests every summer. This is mostly outside the city -- but unfortunately, that's where I have to go to test my car.

    They come off the glass really easy with Stoner invisible glass -- but it doesn't have the same effect on 3M. Something to do with the bugs composition and the way they 'bond' to the film. Quick detailer is a slow-go, and Bug & Tar remover doesn't work very well either ..
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    GrimReaper from DI - I dilute it to not harm the finish, but at full-strength, it will clean the black off your shoes...

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    More bugs ... would you believe I washed my car about 1 hour prior to this .. I was out running errands, and decided to take the long route home.

    The mosquitoes are insane this year .. I was stopped at a light on the edge of the city, and they were flocking around the car. I had to shut my window and sunroof..
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    Damn man, really.
    we have mosquitoes problem as well here, but it's not even close to yours.

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    holy crap, you should start selling them to pet stores for lizards lmao
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    WOW! I use the Chemical Guys Bug Bugger & Tar Remover, Einszett 1Z Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover or the Stoner Tarminator. All three helps loosen up the bugs then just rinse afterward. For stubborn contaminants you may need to re-spray them and agitate with a wash mitt. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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