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Scott_85

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Posted: 05/12/14 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How do you gets bugs of the front cap? I scrubbed and scrubbed and tried a wet dryer sheet but nothing seemed to work. The bugs came off but there are stains from there guts.


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I use lava soap in a old sock. Just remember it also takes off the wax. Need to reapply after this.


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Soaking with a wet towel.

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Try a truck wash. They do a good job of cleaning


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Used dryer sheets work for me. My cap looks perfect after 8 yrs. Get'em wet and wash away.

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Dryer sheets work well unless you have waited too long. It it is love bugs, they will actually "pit" the paint if left on too long and you can't wash that off.


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I just use commercial bug and black streak remover along with a good soft brush dipped warm water with car wash(soap). Removes them nearly all in one shot and they are designed for the paint. Can find it at Wal-Mart or your favorite RV shop.

Works great on anything that gets bugged (Front cap, truck, awning bars, etc).

Found using the bug remover with a 2-5 minute soak really works the best, scrub, then rinse, even if you use a high pressure wand to rinse with.


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For previous posts on this very same subject search this Forum for `bugs' then search the results for `remove' and take your pick.
Somewhere I read that hydrogen peroxide works fine.
Then spray the front of the RV with Pam and next time the bugs will just wipe off!


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Posted: 05/12/14 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We clean ours off on every travel day. That way, they do not have a chance to adher to the fiberglass. We use a microfiber brush with plain water.


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I apply a coat of wax to the front cap before each trip... That allows the bugs to be removed rather easily .....and drier sheets for those hard to get bugs.....
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