Bugs on the bonnet

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  1. gillnphil

    gillnphil Funster

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    I cant be the only one who finds removing dead bugs of the engine cover difficult. The front cover is made of plastic on most A class vehicles, and the bugs stick like %$^& to a blanket.
    Any good tips on removing them, and keeping the cover clean ? I have tried most of the usual stuff on sale and its pretty useless, help please !
    Phil
     
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    I haven't done it myself, but

    I gave read somewhere that if you put cling film on your overhead cab when travelling a fair distance and removing it when you have arrived saves a lot of work.

    Should work on the bonnet as well:)
     
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    removing, use a spray of traffic film remover then cover with a damp cloth for 10 minutes before wiping off
    there is no prevention but one way to minimise the work is to cover the bonnet with vinyl, which is easier to keep clean
     
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    Rehydrating the fly specks can help - before your van wash lay some wet kitchen towel over the bonnet for an hour or so (don't let it dry out!). This should make removal easier during the soapy wash.
     
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    Apparently WD40 works well

    Graham
     
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    :smiley:I read somewhere that baby wipes do a good job. Haven't tested it 'cos it's not my job to clean the van.
     
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    As Lesleyjean say`s..... Cheap rolls of Cling film from the 99p shop.. (y)

    But not over your radiator grill... :wink::laughing:
     
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    When you do get them off try Autoglym polish then their extra protection stuff. Next time the little bugs come off quite easily especially with warm water and a micro fibre cloth.
     
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    Yes, this does work (y)
     
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    never clean the van so it dose not cause a problem
     
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    Never got round to finding out how to get them off, got French , Belgian and Dutch ones on ours , some of them will be going home next month(y)(y);)
     
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    That's my solution too but I have to admit it struggled with the 'cleggs/monster midges' from NW Scotland.
     
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    Thanks to all. I will now use cling film, autoglym polish, baby wipes, and microfibre cloths. That should get rid of the buggers. Oh and WD 40 as well.
    If this fails, I wont wash the van like Bill the drill
    Phil
     
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    If you get out of bed early, on a damp morning with plenty of dew, you can just wipe them orf! Soooooo I would stay in bed and when you get up, wet the van, go and have breakfast, then wipe the little blighters off.:)
     
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    A bloke in my local told me he used his wife's tights to get bugs off his windscreen, It worked!! (y)+ me and his wife had some fun until he caught us "ouch":eek:
     
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    T cut every 6 months , auto gym super resin polish every month followed by extra gloss , that way they just wash of with autoglym body conditioner and a sheepskin mitt .......keeps it looking nice
     
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    Make it a "Pink" job, sorted (y)
     
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    Lucas Slick Mist. (y)

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    I use this. Turtle Wax Power Clean Insect Remover. Does exactly what it says on the tin (y)
     
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