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so what do u guys use to keep'em off your cars or clean'em off with??

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I wash my car once or twice a week and wax it every month so that realy helps out a lot. But here's a link:

http://www.meguiars.com/?car-mainten...---Tar-Remover

By the way, I use all Meguiars products to detail my car except for the glass cleaner--that's a Stoner product.

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By the way, I use all Meguiars products to detail my car except for the glass cleaner--that's a Stoner product.
Same here. Meguiar's Deep Crystal, Cleaner Wax, Quik Detailer, Interior products, and other stuff are all in a bucket in my trunk right now. However, recently, I've been using 3M Imperial Hand Glaze 05990 as a polish. That stuff is amazing. I love it.

I also use DuraGloss 201 Vinyl & Leather Dressing for my dashboard/plastic trim pieces.

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If you know you're headed into an area thick with them a light coat of WD40 helps make it easier to get them off.

Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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I wonder if the duplicolor spray on (wash off with soapy water) "bra paint" they sell at the parts stores make any difference with bug cleanup?

I think it comes in clear as well as the black... probably not the cheapest way to cope with bug splatter thats for sure.
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We use all Meguiar's products at work. But for a wax look into very cherry wax from ritelook. Works great and you can wax even in direct sunlight. If you keep your car waxed it will help with any bugs. You can put non stick spray on your front end and mirrors. If for some reason you dont get a chance to spray it and you get fresh bugs on your car you can use baby wipes to remove the fresh bugs. Remember to remove the bugs/ bird droppings asap or it will etch your paint. Check out our website. There is alot of things to read up on about detailing your car. www.thefinerdetails.com
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A guy I knew in high school used to spray the front of his Firebird with Pledge furniture polish. At the time I thought he was crazy, I wonder now what that does to the paint. Anyone know?
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A guy I knew in high school used to spray the front of his Firebird with Pledge furniture polish. At the time I thought he was crazy, I wonder now what that does to the paint. Anyone know?
Gives it a lemon fresh smell?
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Gives it a lemon fresh smell?
Chris, next time you see my car, can you give me an estimate on what it would cost to get rid of all the water marks and swirls in my paint?

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all zaino all the time. try it and you will believe, i did.as far as sprayin wd-40 on my car i think not....
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Pam works....I used to spray it on my 4wheeler before I'd go muddin.
The mud washes right off, along with the PAM(with soap and water of course).

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Chris, next time you see my car, can you give me an estimate on what it would cost to get rid of all the water marks and swirls in my paint?

I can tell you now $1k! J/k man. Maybe you can do some welding for me and we call it even.
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I can tell you now $1k! J/k man. Maybe you can do some welding for me and we call it even.
sounds good, what you got in mind as far as welding goes?

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I will call later this week and we can talk about it.
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for you northern state folk that don't have experience w/ lovebugs like us unfortunate ones in the southeast... these bugs, when they squish themselves on your car, have bug guts strong enough to eat through most conventional clearcoats, basecoats, and urethane bumpers....


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