I would love to wax my bike, but first I want to remove all the bug silhouettes. This has proved near impossible. Anyone have any tips that work?
The black box works well not prefect but good and after first use you skip the cleaner it gets better and better.You have to get the new turtle wax Black Box wax kit, this stuff is amazing! the spay detailer removes the swril marks and the clear scratches..............best i have ever used
I agree. the bug juice is a type of acid that actually etches into the clearcoat finish. Much like acid rain. If the ecthing is severe, light sanding with 2000 grit and machine polishing is the best way. I own & operate a bodyshop and see this everyday. Light etching may be removed by machine polishing. I would try this first and sanding would be the last resort. Apply wax frequently to keep bugs sticking.Not sure ,but, think the OP was talking about the collateral damage done when you leave the bug splat sitting on the paint. My experience has been that that form of mark on the paint can not be fixed with anything short of sandpaper. (Once it's etched it way into the paint, you own it). Might only need wet/dry 1200-2000 grit but it needs sanding.
Only one fix.... Don't let bug goo sit. The wet towel has to be applied
asap. Leave that goo on bare paint for more than 48hrs and you will have paint damage for sure. If you have a very high quality wax/sealant on your paint you MIGHT be ok for longer. WAX YOUR BIKE!! There's not much paint to wax guy's!! Side benefit you may notice something loose/needing adjustment.