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Old 05-14-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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Bug sponges are truly a horrifying invention...
Really? Did you have a bad experience with one? Did you soak it in warm soapy water before you used it?

I'm a firm believer in the bug sponge and 10 minutes of soak time with a product from Poorboys World called Bug Squash.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #12
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Can say I've ever used one.

The bug sponges I'm thinking of are those that are just normal sponges wrapped in nylon netting.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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The bug sponges I'm thinking of are those that are just normal sponges wrapped in nylon netting.
Ah, I see. That type is good for removing paint splatter from inside your wheel wells. You know, when you're following too closely to the guy painting new lines on the road.
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^NEVER!

That's horrifying. I won't drive on a street that's had new lines for several days after.
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Honestly...I use dryer sheets. I don't know if that's a widely discovered thing on this forum, I'm still new, but they get them off pretty well.

What I do...

Wash my car like normal: hose, soap, scrub, rinse, etc.

Then...while the car is still wet, I go back and scrub the front bumper (or in your case the mirrors) until they come off. The first time I tried it I had a good several hundred (thousand?) love bugs on the front of my bumper...it was pretty tough getting them all of that time. But if you go back and do it every few weeks it's not that bad.

With that said...has anyone known dryer sheets to be dangerous for a paint job? Should I stop using them?
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There's a dye called Forever Black that will permanently really dye it. It does work.
Just a quick update, this stuff is the bomb! I just got it in a couple of days ago, and finally got the time to put it on today. In just one coat, the plastic looks nearly new. I may try to put another coat on next week to see if the minor imperfections that are left disappear. Either way, from 5 feet you can't tell.

Thanks for the lead, you saved me hundreds of dollars. And now I can actually get all of my Jeep parts fixed as well!
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^I'm glad it worked for you!

If you're feeling extra super generous throw a rep point my way.
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Foaming class cleaner, spray them, let it sit for a bit then go about washing it.
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I use wet dryer sheets.
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