Bug Barrier?

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  1. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

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    Whilst cleaning my MoHo ready for the buyer to collect I had a real problem removing the dead bugs from the bonnet and overcab "bulge".
    I don't want this to happen on the new one so was wondering if there is any barrier kind of product I can treat the front of the van with to prevent the bugs sticking quite so firmly?
    TIA
    John.
     
  2. trekkin

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    No magic solution but for us

    Good wash and wax and get it nice and clean beforehand.
    Once arrived at destination a wash down with long handled brush and wash/wax solution before they set on solid.
    I know most sites do not allow van washing, but have never been stopped, or complained about, for cleaning the front of the van/windscreen/mirrors/camera after all it's a safety issue.
     
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  3. funflair

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    A good polish to try to stop them sticking and then I do a quick clean after a journey with Autoglym rapid Detailer, seems to lift them off quite easy, bit more difficult if you can't reach the bulge.

    Martin
     
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  4. namwaldog

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    Hiya,
    I found a solution by default really. I had washed ours using what I thought was a soft brush on a handle only to find that the 'soft' bristles marked the acrylic windows so I invested in some Fenwicks Windowize
    When I had done the windows, which polished up nicely by the way, I tried the cloth that I had used on the windows on a particularly persistent fly splat and it came of a treat!!!
    I have to wear sunglasses to look at the Luton now!!
     
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  5. Sheddy

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    I have heard it said the for long journeys folks use cling film on the bonnet, not tried it my self, might give it a go on the way down to Beni for next winter (y)
    Cheers
     
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    My local Motor Factor store sells a spray to remove bugs, although in a very hot climate they can still be hard to remove.
     
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