If you drive long enough, at some point you’re going to end up with bug splats on the front of your car. This is especially true after a long road trip or during certain times of the year when there are a lot of insects in the air, like spring or fall. Bugs are not your car’s friend, they never will be. Insect bodies are acidic which can etch into the clear protective coat on automobiles. The etches look like scratches. If you clean the surface right away no substantial damage will be seen. But it is usually not convenient to pull over and wipe off dead bugs, so here are a few ways to prevent damage to your car’s paint from bugs…
How To Remove Dead Bugs
There are several different types of cleaners that are effective for cleaning bugs off of your car. Regardless of which way you choose, it’s important to use one rather than just water. Bug removers will be able to remove even dried bugs and the stains they leave better than just hot water. If you just use a dry towel to wipe down the car that will cause fine scratches to occur. Whether you’re using a microfiber cloth or a bug sponge, after you’ve applied your cleaner, firmly wipe away all of the bug splats on your car. If some splats aren’t coming off very easily, you may consider applying more cleaning product and letting it sit for another minute or so to make cleaning easier
A Professional Wash
Your car will need a professional wash to clean up the spatter makers and the dirt. There are many services to help your car stay clean and keep your paint protected.
Get A Professional Wax Job
As you may already know, the main purpose of wax is really to protect the clear coat of your vehicle. The number one way to prevent paint damage is a good car wax. The wax will put a protective layer between the paint and the insects. Wax can be effective at helping smaller insects slide off of your car like gnats and small flies, but it’s main job is to make clean-up easier by creating a barrier between your clear coat and rain, bugs, and outside elements.
Bailey’s has many options to keep your car or truck in its best shape all year ’round. For even more value, many of our customers use our monthly packages.
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