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Any one got a good method to get rid of all the suicidal flies etc which embed themselves in the front of the car and dont seem to come off no matter how much water and halfords shampoo is used?
I always seem to end up with quite a few stubborn marks on the paint work and Id prefer to get them all off before waxing.
bigmoose posted 08/08/2002 15:55 GMT Bete Noir
Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner does the trick
BRUN posted 08/08/2002 15:57 GMT Clio 1.4RT
noooooo, dont use household products on your cars paintwork
get yourself down to halfords an get some Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover, its brilliant
bigmoose posted 08/08/2002 16:06 GMT Bete Noir
Anything with vinegar in it
The list goes on. (I used to be a car valeter for BMW)
If you buy these bug remover products and compare the ingredients with household products, they are similar.
ReNWiLL posted 08/08/2002 16:09 GMT Renault Clio Williams 2 [mint condition]
a wire brush or scourer
BRUN posted 08/08/2002 16:09 GMT Clio 1.4RT
this bug remover is nothin like vinegar
it goes onto your car and stays there, its different to anythin ive ever seen before, you squirt it on and it doesnt run or anythin......u leave it a few minutes then buff off, waxes aswell
dash posted 08/08/2002 16:22 GMT V6
Try some kitchen towels. Put them against the panels which have bugs on, the spray warm soapy ( car shampoo ) water mixture leave them to soak on the panels for 10 minutes ( while ya have a non alcoholic beer )and Hey Presto theys simply fallin off.
If ya have loads on the bonnet a nice big towel soaked does the trick.
geordiepaul posted 08/08/2002 17:02 GMT a nice one!
Try some fine grade sand paper you should get a lovely smooth finish and you wont have to worry about scratches any more!
I thinks thats what they use at most Renault dealers!!!!!
weight posted 08/08/2002 18:43 GMT RED CLIO 16v
Dont ever take your car out of the garage
Its the only way to be sure.
GirlRacer posted 08/08/2002 19:46 GMT Black 172 Mk2 + Raider
Dash I do exactly the same as you and find that a good soaking works!
Vauxg posted 08/08/2002 20:00 GMT
@Girlracer, that really work? Im forever getting the damn flies all over my bonnet and wing mirrors, lots of hot water and scrubbing never seems 2 work!
PS. That Halfords Bug and Tar stuff is very good too.