Windscreens and Weather Your car windscreen is subjected to whatever the weather in the South of the UK decides to throw at it. Unless you are lucky enough to have...
One of the toughest things about cleaning a windscreen is getting rid of bug splats!
It’s easy…. All that you have to do is use one of the following methods and soon you are going to have a sparkling clean, bug free windscreen again.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to go about cleaning insect remains from your windscreen is to use things from around the house. You can mix about 3 tablespoons of a regular household cleaner with about 1 litre of hot water. As always, the hotter the water the better. Only use water that is hot enough for you to put your hands into.
Making a paste out baking soda and water is another solution. Apply the paste using a paper towel, or a rag. Allow the paste to dry completely before wiping away with hot water.
For the particularly sticky variety, try using a degreasing agent like WD-40. Spray it onto the spot, and wipe away with a rag or paper towel. You may need to use a little bit of elbow grease.
Car wash solution
If you are about to wash your vehicle, then try “pre-treating” the bug stains by using some undiluted car wash solution. Apply the concentrated solution with a clean rag, or paper towel, and after application simply wash your vehicle as you normally would, and it is going to be clean and free of any bug debris.
Each of the methods listed above work on your headlights to. Make sure that you are not attempting to clean the headlights while they are on. Doing so is not going to harm the headlights, but it may in fact make it more difficult to remove the bug remains as they are getting “cooked” by the heat of the lights.