Often times, when you wash your car, the bugs that have gathered on your windshield are the most stubborn part of the job. Thick wads of insect guts don’t respond easily to a bit of soap and a squeegee. When you find yourself struggling with bug stains, try one of the following solutions:
A bit of undiluted car wash solution may serve well to pre-treat the stain before washing your car.
Mix three tablespoons of a common household cleaner with a quart of hot water. The hotter the water, the better, but don’t use anything that is too hot for you to comfortably handle.
Soak a rag in extra virgin olive oil, then rub it into the stain with a circular motion. This is an effective method, but you will need to wash the oil away with soap afterward.
Mix baking soda with water so that it forms a paste. Apply this paste with a paper towel or disposable rag, then allow it to dry over the stain before washing it away with hot water.
For particularly tough stains, a degreaser may be in order.
When your car’s problems go beyond simple stains, bring it to our auto body shop in Seattle.