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Old 04-30-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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Safe, Fast Bug Gut Removal

As we're in the midst of bug season I wanted to share a cheap and easy tactic to remove bug carcasses or bird feces from your bike, helmet windscreen or vehicle. Apply wet paper towels in this manner to the area either by wetting under the tap or by spray bottle; the wet paper towels cling to the surface. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes, reapplying water if needed. Simply remove in a wipe motion from either side. I'll ball-up the towels and finish any stubborn spots should it be required. This saves your finish due to the fact that when you rub at dry guts you're causing fine scratches on the surface which adds up over time. This technique allows the entrails to soften and release for effortless removal.
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Scorpion recommends letting a wet paper towel sit on the visor to clean off bugs.
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Sweet! Great minds think alike. 😉
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warm water works better
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warm water works better
Warm soapy water even better
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Does he manufacture and sell gear too?
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That could have helped me last fall when I dropped my youngest son off at college.. I hate love bugs ...
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wonder if this works for bugs?
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I've heard the dirt car racers use that stuff to keep their cars clean. They say you spray it on before a race and when they get home all the dirt and mud just rinses off like nothing.

I would think bugs would do the same.
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Yup i do the same when i get home to my bike and helmet. No scratches at all.
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I have done that for years.
Warm damp paper towel on the helmet and a warm damp small towel on the windscreen.
Let sit 4-5 minutes and the bugs wipe right off.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely try it after my next ride. I spent hours yesterday cleaning off those da*n love bugs after a great 180 mile ride. They were packed on my bike. :(
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A good coat of wax helps too.
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apply pledge to the wind screen and face shield. then use pledge again to clean off. I have been doing this for years without issue
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apply pledge to the wind screen and face shield. then use pledge again to clean off. I have been doing this for years without issue
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