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Old 24-11-2019, 01:32 AM   #1
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Hi my learned friends. Just bought a used black Audi, the previous owner drove in Europe few times in summer, and never got rid of bugs! He had taken it to the EU car washes who have just washed the car and put some glue type wax on the paintwork. So basically the wax is sitting on top of the bug splatter! I gave the car a basic wash today but it seems the paintwork is worse now as all the bugs are more visible. What would be the best way to decontaminate this crap. I have megs APC. shall I just soak it in diluted APC? thanks guys. oh it’s swirl city too, but that’s for another day

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Old 24-11-2019, 02:07 AM   #2
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Diluted APC should do the trick. Try soaking a large towel in the solution, wring it out and place over the area for 20 minutes to soften the bugs. Keep misting with a hose so the APC doesn't get chance to dry out (also, don't make the APC solution too strong, perhaps 25:1). If this doesn't shift it, try something dedicated like AG bug off.

The main problem might be that once you have the bugs removed, it may almost look the same due to etching of the paint. Only straightforward way the improve this is polishing. But at least you will have the paint clean and you can tackle any etchings when you are getting rid of the swirls.
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I have the same problem with mine,i'll give the APC towel trick a shot.

info like this is why this is such a great forum.

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As has been suggested AG bug off gets a good following and seems to be very effective if your APC doesn’t work...
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Thanks will try Megs APC and if not will keep eye for the AG at Halfruads
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after removing the bogs you'll likely be polishing it or sealing it afterwards.

I'd try a magic sponge on the soaked and softened bug spatter too.

mildly abrasive but not so much as to cause harm. maybe just some slight marring.
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The Kenotek anti-insect cleaner is another good bug remover.
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