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16-hour road trip. How I removed HUNDREDS of bugs - (so easy!)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by setipoo, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. setipoo

    setipoo Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons

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    Highway driving total 11 hours in the dark and 5 hours in the light. Max speed 120 km/h.

    Easy-peasy cleanup!

    Before trip:
    1. Wash and dry car. (Who wants to drive in a dirty car?)
    2. Apply Liquid Glass LG-100 Ultimate Auto Polish/Finish. 1000+ reviews!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002JMIEK/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

    After trip:
    1. Wash car under shade, as usual. No need to "extra scrub" the bugs away. Just soap as you normally do.
    2. Rinse car with hose. Bugs just slide off, even those on the front license plate. NOT ONE LEFT.

    NOT. EVEN. ONE.

    Car as clean and shiny as before the trip started!
     
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  2. Dameon

    Dameon Member

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    What method did you use to apply the polish?
     
  3. Baumisch

    Baumisch New Member

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    Am I the only one who clicked because I wanted to know how you fixed Firmware Bugs during a roadtrip? (I'm non-native speaker)
     
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  4. somnambule

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    Oh, ok. I thought you had debugged AP2.
     
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  5. setipoo

    setipoo Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons

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    Just microfiber cloth to wipe the liquid to the car until the liquid dries. Then, use another microfiber cloth to buff it out.
     
  6. Dameon

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    Thanks... so no mechanical buffer and complicated set of pads and procedure.

    I would order some, but the link shows sold out! I'll have to find another source.
     
  7. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    One wonders if Nu-Car Polish would accomplish the same result. No wax in it.
     
  8. MGMDaware

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    English speaker here. I clicked expecting firmware bug info. o_O
     
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  9. Dborn

    Dborn Confirmed

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    He was talking about the real bugs that bug us!!
     
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  10. Dameon

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    Nu Finish is a legacy car detailers go-to for polish. I've seen it revive junk yard paint jobs that I thought were gone for sure.

    On my own cars, I've always used more "technically advanced" polishes. I can't justify my decision with any real meaningful facts though.
     
  11. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Absolutely - resurrected an old Volvo back in the day with Nu Finish.

    I have OptiCoat Pro Plus on the current chariot and, while it makes washes and in-between detailing very easy, there's only so much it will do versus a multi-week sojourn through the chitinous carcass-laden interior areas of the continent.

    Which is why I found the easy removal with a preemptive coat of polish to be an interesting idea. Am leaving soon for another trip so will give the Nu Finish a shot to see if it makes any difference.
     
  12. setipoo

    setipoo Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons

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    Wow... I gotta try this, thanks!

    Key Features
    • Rated #1 car polish by leading consumer testing magazines for protection, durability, gloss improvement and best retail value
    • Both liquid and paste versions are the only products to have been rated #1 by the leading U.S. consumer testing magazine
    • No heavy rubbing, no heavy buffing formula
    • Can be applied in direct sunlight
    • Only car polish product on the market that contains no wax
    • Available in liquid or soft paste
     
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  13. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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    It's AP2. Fixing HUNDREDS of bugs won't make a dent.
     
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  14. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    I've put liquid glass on my car. 8 coats when it was new. One coat every summer plus regular waxing.
    I wash my car anyway, but dust and bugs just don't stick on it anymore. Looks like new! Unfortunately I've gained almost 15 lbs since i got the car.
     
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