Not only are smashed bugs unsightly on your ride, but some also contain acidic substances which can bite into the paint. After they dry, some bugs can be very difficult to move without damaging your paint.
Here are some tips for removing bug stains from paint or glass.
Remove bugs from paint
Simply attempting to scrape off bugs can damage paint. If the bugs don’t come off after
a thorough wash, it is usually a better idea to use a substance to help remove them.
Loosen up tough bug stains with a specialized solution such as Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover will help you wipe them away with no risk of paint chipping or scratching.
Spray the formula liberally on any buggy areas and use a microfiber cloth to wipe the paint down.
Remove bugs from windows
It can be more difficult to remove bugs from the windshield. Again, you can let the stain soak for a while before beginning to clean it. Do this by covering up the spot with a cloth soaked in bug remover.
Use a microfiber cloth on your windshield – they leave behind less lint than regular cloth. Add some baking soda (which won’t scratch glass) to the water for extra-sticky spots.
For those with an extremely steady hand, light scouring with a steel wool pad, will remove stubborn bug residue that soaking can’t get.
Try to is to clean these stains off of your car as soon as possible, before the bugs can eat into your paint. After removal, give your car a thorough waxing to make bug cleanup easier in the future.