Recommend your favorite bug/tar/road gunk remover

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  1. Steppenwolf

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    Yeah, I know it's been asked, but the search function didn't yield anything current, and new products are always appearing anyway.

    My Cat is pitch black clear coat, if that makes a difference. As titled, I'm looking for an effective "one-stop" cleaner that removes bugs, tar, and miscellaneous road grime & gunk without harming the clear coat.

    A linky to where I might buy it would, of course, be uber-helpful.

    Thanks!
     
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    hemiguy Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Same kind of question, what do you all reccomend for water spot removal? Clay bar??
     
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    I have used Driwash n guard since 1992 on all my race cars and street cars/trucks.
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    It cleans anything off vehicle and leaves a rain-X like surface that is very slippery. Used on Windows and all body parts except the black plastic and rubber parts that work better with armor all. I've used in on my carbon black stripes and it has worked great.
     
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    I might get flamed for this but you'd be surprised how many shops use wd40 to remove tar and road grime
     
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    This might not go over well with everyone, but after a hand wash and rinse I mix a little distilled white vinegar with water in a bucket and use a fresh mitt. Then I soak the fresh mitt and squeeze it out as much as I can and then wipe the car down. Then I use a waffle weave towel to dry up the mitt residue. Panel by panel.
     
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    Not sure about tar and grime but for bugs, wet Bounce dryer sheets work great.
     
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    Magic eraser.......JOKING. Guys don't use anything abrasive. WD40 is safe for tar, but regarding bugs I would just use some car wash soap and a pressure washer, agitate with your wash mitt. If the car is properly maintained (washed on a regular basis and waxed or sealed) there should be no need to use anything abrasive to remove a bug. Mine is so smooth from wax the bugs either don't stick at all or can even wipe away with some QD. After a trip if you don't have time for a full wash just use a little rinse less wash or QD and get those bugs before they adhere to the surface....and then you find yourself scrubbing your 70k hellcat with a bounce sheet. LOL.
     
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    Griot's Garage for the Bug & Tar remover.

    Adams Revive for the water spot removal - I'm amazed every time we use it.
     
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    Blaze is spot on with his recommendation. Combine that with a good wax or polymer treatment like zaino and they will always be easier to clean off
     
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    1Z Einzett as well as Sonax make dedicated Bug removers. Tarminator is great for tar. You can also use a foam pre-soak to loosen the bugs. Optimum No Rinse can also be used as a spray on to loosen the bugs.

    A good protection prior driving will also help to keep bugs from sticking.

    As for water spots, it depends on the severity of them. You can use a dedicated water spot remover from CarPro or others to lightly clean them. Heavy etched spots will sometimes need to be polished out.

    You can also use the CR Spotless system to help eliminate the hard water that causes spotting.

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    All great suggestions! I'll look into each.
    Thanks, guys! :cool:
     
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    i use Goo Gone. pretty much removes everything.
     
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