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Removing bug splat on clean car

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by octoad, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. octoad

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    What's the best (safest) way to remove bug debris from my new, clean TM3?
     
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    Get a quick detailer spray
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    I use Sonax Insect Remover.
     
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    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    dryer sheet and water and use a clay bar after...

     
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    You can also do this with a microfiber towel using the same solution in the bottle. Just like everything else in life, use a lot of the lubricant and the bugs will all come off... (man that sounds weird)....
     
  6. Zythryn

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    Hydrate it!
    If you just soak a microfibre towel and soak the bug for a fairly short time it wipes off fairly easily.
    At least that has worked well for me. Please note, I have a ceramic coat which may make it easier.
     
  7. TaoJones

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    I prepare and carry a 7:1 solution of distilled water and ONR Blue (Optimum No Rinse without the wax that the green variant has) in a repurposed pint spray bottle.

    And a supply of microfiber shop towels.

    Good for any surface.

    Remember - linear wipes - not circular, and lightly. Pre-spraying large deposits tends to help.
     
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  8. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    Burning bug splat with this may do the trick. Elon made it, so it must be intended for this purpose.

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  9. jamnmon66

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    My body shop guy recommended Purple Power from the parts store. Suggested diluting it. I spray the bugs before I put soap on the car. They wipe off pretty easily.

    His goal is usually to take wax/polish off (or simply not a consideration) so we'll see if that's the downside. I just waxed it for the first time yesterday.

    Then again, the bugs don't stick as bad to wax so maybe it won't be necessary now.
     

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