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      07-03-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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Vinegar to clean those insects????

Hi, I think there's a lot of good products around to keep your car perfectly clean & new. One problem I keep having though is insects. They never seem to be fast enough to get out of the way when I pass by and so their bloody little bodies stick to my bumper and front window all the time. :mad:
Since their leftovers are very hard to clean off I tried several products which promise to remove all insects, but none of them really do the job.
I just heard of a little trick that oughta do it, but I'm afraid to try it. Someone told me I should use vinegar (mixed in water) and they should come of immediately. Anyone heard about this trick or used it? Thank you for your reply!

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Best way I have found is to keep a rag and bottle of water in the trunk, so after traveling (any distance, especially highway or at night), just wipe them off with a little water. If you keep the front waxed, they easily come off after driving, if you leave them for more than a day, they are very hard to remove.

I prefer this versus any chemical cleaners, it may be a pain, but I do it about everywhere I go, but it pays off in the long run. People may make fun of you, but its your car!
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The trick to get insects off of your bumper is Armor-All. About 15 minutes before you wash your car, spray the front end down with the AL and just let it sit. Once you are ready to wash the car, you'll notice the bugs slide right off your car. This works even better if you have good wax on your car. The trick is to really soak it down with a lot of the product.
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does anyone use Armor all for what it's intended?
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does anyone use Armor all for what it's intended?
Nah, it doesn't work for sh** for it's intended purpose.
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forget about the vinegar, it's bullshit, I've tried it ! I think this thread can be closed.
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