DIY Bug Removal: Tips for Clearing the Road from Insects

New Zealand's vast landscapes are a joy to explore by car. But those scenic drives often come with an unwanted hitchhiker: squashed Kiwi insects plastered across your bonnet (hood) and windshield. Here at PureWax, we understand the struggle. That's why we've created this handy guide to DIY bug removal, helping you keep your car looking pristine after every Kiwi adventure.

Why Remove Bugs Promptly?

Those seemingly harmless bug splats can actually be damaging if left unattended. Here's why:

  • Baked-On Stains: The hot Kiwi sun can bake bug guts onto your car's paint, making removal harder and potentially causing permanent etching.
  • Paint Damage: The acidic nature of bug splatter can eat away at your car's clear coat, leaving dull spots and increasing susceptibility to further damage.
  • Windshield Visibility: A bug-covered windshield can obstruct your view, compromising safety on the road.

DIY Bug Removal: Your Arsenal Against Kiwi Splatter

With the right tools and techniques, removing bug splatter is a breeze. Here's what you'll need:

  • Bug Remover Spray: PureWax recommends our Bug Juice – a powerful yet gentle formula that dissolves bug residue effectively.
  • Microfiber Cloths: Use these for cleaning and buffing without scratching your paintwork.
  • Two Buckets: One filled with clean water for rinsing, and another with a mild car wash solution.
  • Car Wash Shampoo: A gentle car wash shampoo will help remove any remaining dirt and grime.

Battling the Bug Brigade: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Park your car in a shaded area. Direct sunlight can dry out the cleaning solution too quickly, making removal harder.
  2. Rinse the car thoroughly with clean water to remove any loose dirt or debris. This prevents scratching the paint when removing bugs.
  3. Spray the bug remover directly onto the affected areas, following the product instructions. PureWax's Bug Juice typically involves letting the formula sit for a few minutes to loosen the bug residue.
  4. Gently agitate the bug splatter with a microfiber cloth dampened with the car wash solution in the second bucket. Don't scrub hard, as this can scratch the paint.
  5. Rinse the car again with clean water to remove all cleaning solution and bug residue.
  6. Wash your car thoroughly with your regular car wash shampoo and dry it with clean microfiber cloths.

Bonus Tip:  For stubborn bug splatter, you can use a dedicated bug removal sponge along with the bug remover spray.

PureWax: Keeping Your Car Bug-Free

At PureWax, we develop high-quality car care products formulated for New Zealand’s conditions.  Our Tar & Bug remover is a powerful weapon against bug splatter, leaving your car looking showroom-fresh after every road trip.

Visit our website today to explore our full range of car care products and keep your car conquering the roads in style!