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Best bug remover to clean grille?

I swear now that I lifted my dually it gets a ton of more dead bugs stuck to the grille.

Who makes the best bug remover/cleaner?

And whats the most aggressive but safest sponge or cleaning pad to use? I'm assuming a kitchen type scouring pad will scuff the paint. Maybe one of those Dobie pads?

I have a color matched grille, if that matters.

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Windex with ammonia works good.

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Try Chemical Guys Bug and Tar remover. I got it and all you need to do is blot some of it on a rag and just rub the bugs right off.

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Try Chemical Guys Bug and Tar remover. I got it and all you need to do is blot some of it on a rag and just rub the bugs right off.
Where do you snag this stuff? Wally world?


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I get it online at Auto Geek. Its called bugger heavy duty shampoo. It stinks you can only get it online but it is worth it.

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Try a Bounce dryer sheet, wet it first and watch the bugs rub off. Most of us campers use this and it works very well.

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I'll have to give the dryer sheet thing a try. What I usually do is this:

Wait for a day where it's raining and your truck (and grille) has been wet for hours. The bugs come off SOOOO MUCH EASIER when they've been 'pre-soaked' all day with water as opposed to dried and hardened like epoxy ; ).

I use one of those scrubbing bristly dish pan things from the sink (don't tell my wife). The bugs come right off and I don't have to put ANY chemicals on my color-matched painted grille. I might use a little bit of soap from time to time (car wash soap).

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I swear now that I lifted my dually it gets a ton of more dead bugs stuck to the grille.

Who makes the best bug remover/cleaner?

And whats the most aggressive but safest sponge or cleaning pad to use? I'm assuming a kitchen type scouring pad will scuff the paint. Maybe one of those Dobie pads?

I have a color matched grille, if that matters.

Thanks in advance!
I use Turtle Wax bug and tar remover. It comes in a spray bottle, gets pitch off too and doesnt strip wax. Just got a bottle a few nights back, found a bunch of pitch drops on my roof and hood after a trip to my remove cabin.

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I use one of those scrubbing bristly dish pan things from the sink (don't tell my wife). The bugs come right off and I don't have to put ANY chemicals on my color-matched painted grille. I might use a little bit of soap from time to time (car wash soap).
Please tell me your joking!! If you aren't, I'd hate to see your grille in the sunlight. You don't want to use anything abrasive on your paint.
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Try a Bounce dryer sheet, wet it first and watch the bugs rub off. Most of us campers use this and it works very well.
The Bounce dryer sheets work great. They work best if you use hot water.

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Please tell me your joking!! If you aren't, I'd hate to see your grille in the sunlight. You don't want to use anything abrasive on your paint.
I'd be willing to bet he is talking about the plastic looking scrubber brillo pad stuff, not the metal.

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