We all know with summertime coming up, that consequently there will be more bugs flying around. Inevitably when you drive around the city, but especially on the highway, you begin to amass a collection of bug guts on your car’s windshield. Although you scrub and scrub, some of the dried, splattered bugs are harder to remove from your windshield than others. Although, with these simple tips, you won’t have to break a sweat by using more elbow grease, instead let these simple solutions do the work for you!
Tip 1: Washcloth, Newspaper, Baking Soda/Vinegar Method
This effective method for removing bugs from your windshield involves a washcloth and newspaper, accompanied with either vinegar or baking soda. First, you want to run hot water over your washcloth or wet your washcloth and microwave it for 15 seconds to warm it up. Then you want to take your warm, wet washcloth and drape it over the area of bugs that is causing you problems. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Next, remove the washcloth, and sprinkle baking soda or spray vinegar on the problem area. Now take your newspaper and crumple it up, then use it to scrub the area that has been treated with the warm cloth and baking soda or vinegar. Newspaper works well because it has more surface area after it has been crumpled and is an inexpensive tool for scrubbing.
Tip 2: Baking Soda and Water Method
For this bug removal method, you’re going to need a small bucket, one quart of warm water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and a microfiber cloth. This method can not only be used on your windshield or auto glass but is also safe to use on the front of your car. Mix the baking soda and warm water together in your bucket. Lather the mixture onto the affected area. Rub the affected area with the microfiber cloth in a circular motion to begin removing the bugs. Repeat as needed.
Tip 3: Using Razors
Another method for removing bugs is with a razor. It’s best to wear the appropriate safety gear while performing this process, and should only be used on your windshield or other auto glass on your vehicle that has not been tinted. To remove bugs from your auto glass or windshield with a razor, run the razor over the affected area of auto glass lightly and in different directions until all of the bugs have been removed. Afterward, rinse the treated auto glass with water and wipe dry.
Tip 4: Using Dryer Sheets
The use of dryer sheets, warm water, and a spray bottle are used for this method. Dryer sheets contain a solution that aids in removing debris that is stuck on surfaces, like bugs on your auto glass. To perform this method, you want to fill your spray bottle with warm water and then spray the warm water on your dryer sheet. Take your damp dryer sheet and rub it in a circular motion on the affected auto glass until the bugs are removed. Afterward, wash the cleaned auto glass with fresh water.
Tip 5: Using a Pressure Washer
I prefer the method of using a pressure washer to remove bugs from auto glass over all other methods. Why? Because it’s fun to shoot high-pressure water out of a water gun and it won’t cause any scratching of the vehicle’s auto glass. To perform the pressure washer method you’ll either have to own a pressure washer or go to a DIY car wash to use one. Just point the pressure washer at the affected auto glass, starting a few feet away and slowly working your way in until the bugs are blasted off your windshield or auto glass. Caution: if the auto glass on your vehicle has any cracks, using a pressure washer will exacerbate the auto glass’s damage.
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