Rain-X Bug & Tar remover

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by David02, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. David02

    David02 Guest

    Terrible stuff... do not get this product!

    I recently made a long drive to another city and back, and came home with tons of bugs all over the front of my car. Rather than using a clay bar after washing like I should have, I decided to try out Rain-X B&T remover.

    Completely awful. It is a spray on gel, and is petroleum based. It did the job of removing the bugs, but it left this awful greasy film all over the front of my car. I had to wash the car twice, to remove this greasy film. Then I had to wash my wash mitt and bucket with dish washing detergent to get the residue off of them.

    Biggest waste of $5...
     
  2. Jake!

    Jake! Guest

    aren't you supposed to use it BEFORE you was the car?
     
  3. JRock10

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    i've used it. it's pretty stout stuff.
     
  4. David02

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    Yes...that's what I did.

    Washed the car completely, and still found out that there was a greasy residue leftover on the front of the car and the side mirror housings where I had sprayed it.

    Had to wash those parts of the car again with fresh soap and water to get it all off.
     
  5. Scottwax

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    I try to stay away from Bug and Tar removers for the reasons you had problems.
     
  6. justin30513

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    I just use my degreaser at 20:1 for bugs.

    By the way, the whole ZEP line is amazing!!!

    High dilution ratios and the crap works!
     
  7. Abeo

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    I always used a diluted simple green solution, it did the trick 95% of the time
     
  8. JRock10

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    yeah, get into the pro car washing line and not just the stuff from HD. it's amazing. Zep-A-Lume is the most incredible cleaning acid ever.
     
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    Where can you get their pro stuff at???
     
  10. David02

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    Yep, a little voice in my head told me not to do it, but I was an idiot and didn't listen. :o

    Should have just washed and used clay bar where needed.
     
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  12. Murray

    Murray Humbug OT Supporter

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    I've actually had great results from turtle wax bug and tar remover
     

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