Flies on front of van

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  1. laurieash

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    How do you get the flies of the front of your van.
     
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    With great difficulty... van bonnet is metal so use Autoglym stuff I use for car - that is easy- but nose overhang [ we have drop down bed so van has a bendy top] is not easy. Try to use neat Fenwicks van cleaner with long soft bristle brush but it runs down the brush [but no flies on me so good!] - this hurts the tiny arms as can barely reach- sneef; then rinse but not 100% so need to do it twice.
     
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    I'm Waiting......... Ha ha
     
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    Slowly .......o_O
    I was about to launch into a whole load of bad puns but then did a wee Google and found someone on an American site suggesting using fabric softener sheets that you would put into a tumble drier ...... Wet one and rub on the bugs!
    Might be worth a go .... can't say I've tried it myself!
     
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    On my works van I bought some bug and tar remover from Halfords, it was in a spray bottle, from memory I just sprayed it on, left for a few minutes and then washed it off, it worked a treat so might be worth a try
     
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    Gave mine 2 coats of wax before this trip, so far got to Sicily and virtually no flies on the front. Those that have stuck just brush off easily leaving no residue.
    Someone recommended this tip before I left thought I'd try it as my trip to Spain earlier this year cost me hours of work to remove the buggers.
    So far so good (y)(y)
     
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    Soaking them is the answer. Don't use bug sprays if you can avoid them, they will strip off any wax you might have applied.

    A wet sheet of newspaper has been recommended but there is a danger you might leave the headlines on the bonnet! @Robert Clark uses the fabric conditioner sheets I believe. Alternatively, if you have plenty of water, a good soak with a sponge and a car shampoo.
     
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    Autoglym Rapid detail spray, quick wipe over every time I park up.

    Martin
     
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    We now have an improved recipe !

    A hand held sprayer
    Containing about 4 tumble dryer sheets - topped up with 'pre wash snow foam' liquid.

    Spray directly onto affected area, then rub gently with soft brush, soaked in water. I carry a soft car/truck was brush for this.

    Rinse

    Job done !
     
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    Used 2 coats of colinite wax and the flies wipe of easily with a damp cloth.
     
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    6 inch Angle Grinder with Diamond tipped blades!

    Also useful for cutting toenails, bikini waxes & crack sack and back,
    IF! you are very careful!
     
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    How about the windscreen ?
     
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    Baby wipes as suggested in a thread somewhere on here. Worked a treat. rinsed well, then 2 coats of wax.
     
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    For me as @DBK , as soon as possible after arrival a wet sponge on a telescopic pole if needed , a few minutes and they come off easy.
     
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    Wash up liquid for windows.
     
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    Baby wipes again - strange but works!
     
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    Washing up bowl with water and plenty of washing up liquid, soak sheets of kitchen towel in solution, place on bonnet/windscreen, have a beer, wipe off flies with ease, simples innitt :D
     
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    Best leave them on as trophies and a warning to other foolish bugs
     
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    Think I'm getting dicklessic, keep reading header as files on front of van, and I picture lever arch on the bonnet.........
    Oh well back to the malt :hi5::wine:
     
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    Spray on, rinse off. With the overhang I always use this as when it runs and drips onto the windscreen, it cleans that too :)
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