How to Remove Bugs from Car Paint
Trying to remove bug splatter from your car? Bug guts splattered all over the front of your car, truck or motor home can be a very annoying problem. Not only is the residue a pain to clean off, but some bugs have an acidic nature that immediately presents a hazard to your vehicle's finish. To make matters worse, the clock starts ticking as soon as you see the first splatter hit your vehicle's windshield. Typically, you will have less than 24 hours to remove highly acidic bugs before a splatters starts eating through your car's clear coat on its way to the base paint.
Cleaning Up Bug Splatters
If you get caught without EZ Shield Paint Protector, here's a few tips for removing bug splatters from your vehicle's paint job.
If you can address the problem immediately:
- Use a microfiber towel to apply a car wash product or detailing spray to the surface areas with bug residue.
- Gently rub the affected areas with a light circular motion. Remember, bug guts can contain grit that can be abrasive to your car's finish, so soak when needed.
- Once you're sure the splatter is completely removed, apply a recommended paint protector and buff with a soft, dry cloth to restore the natural luster.
If you need to remove dried splatters:
- Move your vehicle to a shady area and allow enough time for the painted surfaces to cool.
- Create a diluted mixture of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and warm water. Drench several clean, soft rags in the solution and lay the wet towels on the affected areas to soak a few minutes.
- Remove the rags and rinse. Wipe any remaining residue off using a clean microfiber towel dipped in the solution. Rinse again and towel dry.
- Once you're sure the splatter is completely removed, apply a recommended paint protector and buff with a soft, dry cloth to restore the paint's natural shine.
Best Bug Remover
Even when you act in a timely manner, bug splatters can still leave a permanent stain or etching on painted areas of the vehicle's grille, hood, fenders and roof. That's why EZ Shield Paint Protector is the best bug remover for driving in seasonal bug swarms. Simply apply our clear protective film to the cleaned, painted surface of your car, truck, RV or boat before you travel. When you return from the open road, peel the film back to remove and discard the used strips. EZ Shield Paint Protector is utilized by some of the top European car manufacturers on their new cars to protect the factory finish while in transport. The film goes on easily (in less time than it takes to fill up your car with a tank of gas) and comes off quickly without leaving an unsightly residue.
- Jon Calland