Removing bug stains from your car before your paint is damaged will help to keep your car looking clean all year round. Bug, Tar, and Sap residue can seriously harm the finish of your cars paintwork, here are some tips to remove tar from car surfaces.
Not only are bugs splattered on your car unsightly, but some also contain acidic substances that can damage the clear coat which protects your paint. After they dry, some bugs can be very difficult to remove without damaging your clear coat.
As well as bugs and tar, other elements that come into contact with your vehicle, such as bird droppings and sap, can also cause unsightly staining and discoloration if not removed soon and properly.
It’s important to take action as soon as you see any of these potential stains by removing it using the following steps.
“I tried this on bugs that have been stuck on for 2 weeks and it removed them with ease.”
Leaving your car parked under trees can leave an unsightly and sticky layer of sap across your car’s paintwork which can be tricky to remove if left too long. You may need to act immediately if you live in a hot climate as the heat can cause the sap to fuse into the paint.
Use the following steps to not only remove tree sap from your paintwork/ windshield but help to prevent it from causing damage in the future.
To prevent contaminants, such as bugs, tar and tree sap from building up on your paintwork and causing damage, it’s important to maintain exterior care all year round.
Take particular care and inspect your paintwork after long road trips or driving in high temperatures as this is when you are most likely to get a bug build-up on your bumper.
Take a look at some of our other How-To maintenance articles to keep your vehicle in perfect condition!
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