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Old 05-20-2014, 05:26 PM   #21
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kneel (drop the front of the unit till the belly almost touches the ground) .. then back your tow vehicle close to the front cap.. stand in the bed... if you are 5 foot 6 inch plus.. you should be able to comfortably be able to reach the area in question.. to work on the loose portion.. fyi pull a touch more of the loose led strip off and use a small dab clear silicone on the section..and along the underside of the piece lacking adhesive.. secure with masking tape for 12 hours or so... all fixed..
That's how I get to the nose. DW always gets mad at me when I decide to clean the bugs off the nose and suddenly the Redwood is like a submarine in a dive!
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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Was in another thread on this forum...damp dryer sheets to clean bugs off the nose.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:11 PM   #23
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Was in another thread on this forum...damp dryer sheets to clean bugs off the nose.
Will it scratch the paint? I guess I could just search and stop being lazy...
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:29 PM   #24
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If you keep the front waxed....you can use pantyhose or they make a special sponge material that they use at the truck washes to clean the bugs off.http://lovebugeraser.com/
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #25
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I get the upper part of the cap by getting on the roof, laying down and reaching over.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:26 PM   #26
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Will it scratch the paint? I guess I could just search and stop being lazy...
I have not tried it, our new coach has not been used yet.

Originally posted in "General Rv questions" by Oriana on 5-21-13 "Washing the front cap."

Just put "dryer sheets" in the search engine of this forum. I have to believe our ever helpful members wouldn't suggest anything harmful to our coaches.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:41 AM   #27
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Dryer sheets do work and won't scratch the paint. I have used them for several years on different rigs including our Redwood.
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Dryer sheets do work and won't scratch the paint. I have used them for several years on different rigs including our Redwood.

AND ....if they don't work....your trailer smells better and there's no static cling
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AND ....if they don't work....your trailer smells better and there's no static cling
So the bugs will just bounce off next time Dave?? LOL!!
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YEP! ... You can also use panty hose for erasing the bugs off of paint. (Note to self.....take the wife out of the panty hose before you start) Otherwise the blood will rush to their heads and this tends to upset them a bit. An upset wife tends to ignore you when a fresh beverage is requested.

36 years of marriage and I think I've finally have this stuff figured out.......this 37th year should be a breeze.
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YEP! ... You can also use panty hose for erasing the bugs off of paint. (Note to self.....take the wife out of the panty hose before you start) Otherwise the blood will rush to their heads and this tends to upset them a bit. An upset wife tends to ignore you when a fresh beverage is requested.

36 years of marriage and I think I've finally have this stuff figured out.......this 37th year should be a breeze.
Dave...apparently, you weren't following the directions. They explicitly state, "Hold in the upright position". At least in this case you protect the pantyhose. However, it does not guarantee against injury to the user.
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So I guess I need to convince the DW that it is like an amusement park ride....

climb the ladder, run forward on the roof, raise your dress and jump, sliding down the front like a slide and I'll catch you at the bottom.....
but I won't because I don't want to get icky bugs all over my arms.
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Dave...apparently, you weren't following the directions. They explicitly state, "Hold in the upright position". At least in this case you protect the pantyhose. However, it does not guarantee against injury to the user.


So that's what I did wrong! I guess I just enjoyed see the anger build in her eyes while I held her up there.
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So I guess I need to convince the DW that it is like an amusement park ride....

climb the ladder, run forward on the roof, raise your dress and jump, sliding down the front like a slide and I'll catch you at the bottom.....
but I won't because I don't want to get icky bugs all over my arms.

This would make for an interesting night
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So I guess I need to convince the DW that it is like an amusement park ride....

climb the ladder, run forward on the roof, raise your dress and jump, sliding down the front like a slide and I'll catch you at the bottom.....
but I won't because I don't want to get icky bugs all over my arms.
Ha Ha! good luck with that one Brad.
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So I guess I need to convince the DW that it is like an amusement park ride....

climb the ladder, run forward on the roof, raise your dress and jump, sliding down the front like a slide and I'll catch you at the bottom.....
but I won't because I don't want to get icky bugs all over my arms.
My DW does not wear panty hose any more, does anyone have any alternative suggestions ??
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Now that I think about it, perhaps the hot glue gun idea and the dryer sheet idea
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Now that I think about it, perhaps the hot glue gun idea and the dryer sheet idea
After you get through with putting a few dabs of hot glue to hold the led strip up, I believe a more permanent solution would be to run a bead of clear caulk across the top and bottom of it top prevent moisture/wind from getting to the rest of the adhesive backing.
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I'd also like to know??? I've seen a lot about people using Pledge but not any detail, e.g. spray, wipe-on??? Also saw something about using dryer sheets???
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Not to derail, but...
What are folks using to remove the bugs?
I use poor boys bug squash.
http://www.autogeek.net/bug-squash-128.html
It's available in different sizes. This is a concentrate. Mix as directed. Spray on in shade, soak and the bugs come right off, even the baked on ones. Great stuff for bug removal and I have found it does not remove the wax.
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Was in another thread on this forum...damp dryer sheets to clean bugs off the nose.
They also scratch the Clearcoat paint, would be great for non painted models.
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