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What is the best product for removing lovebug residue from the paintwork without doing damage to the clearcoat?

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dunno about Lovebugs, but i've used WD-40 on some pretty messy remains on my GW's without any problems.
Good luck to ya,
the hobo
 

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The #1 rule is get them off quickly before they dry to concrete :wink:

But I found a product at our local NAPA store that works well on the concrete bugs. It's called "Bugs B' Gone" or sumpin like that. I wet the surface, spray it on, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and the bugs wipe right off for the most part. Then I rinse the residue off. I've used it for a couple of years on both bikes and all three cars with no problem.
 

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Soak a towel with hot water and lay it over the bugs... in about 5-10 min they are soft enough to wipe right off....

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I use a wet dryer sheet (bonce), it removes all the bugs. We also have those wonderful love bugs here in nw Florida. ( Ft walton Beach area)
 

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Getting the lovebug itself off isn't difficult. It is the bug juice that is so hard to get off. Don't know what kind of adhesive a lovebug has in it, but puts 3M adhesives to shame.

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Soak a towel with hot water and lay it over the bugs... in about 5-10 min they are soft enough to wipe rigt off....

Melissa
This is the safest and least expensive method. And water will not hurt your finish.
 

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Use straight hydrogen peroxide on a sponge. Wipe on wet , let stand a minute then wipe off with a damp cloth. Found this tidbit right here on the board. Works on all my vehicles.
 

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A warm soapy soft cloth and just hold it on the area for a few minutes - do not move it around or you will scratch the paint. Rinse and repeat - I found this works very well.

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Any way that you can apply moisture over a period of time will be the gentle way to remove it. The warm water soaked towel is probably the best start. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes to soften the bugs.

When on the road, I use Pledge and terry cloth towels at a gas stop. Wet down those bugs with the Pledge, let them sit awhile and then wipe them off.

When returning home, it is easier to use the hose and a large towel.
 

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I keep a nylon stocking in the bike for the windshield as it will not scratch anything. I use pantyhose for the rest of the bike for the same reason.
 

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jamie said:
I keep a nylon stocking in the bike for the windshield as it will not scratch anything. I use pantyhose for the rest of the bike for the same reason.
How do you get them to fit over the bike. :lol:
 

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I don't know how bad the product is for the Wing, but you wouldn't
believe how well Dow (or generic) Scrubbing Bubbles works. I got
bug guts off that were on for three years. Goof Off, WD40, peanut
butter wouldn't even get the stuff off. But like I said, I don't know
if it eats clear coat too.

Let it soak overnight.

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Sassy said:
Soak a towel with hot water and lay it over the bugs... in about 5-10 min they are soft enough to wipe right off....

Melissa
Yup, all it takes is a little warm water and time.
 
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