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Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-23-2010, 6:50 AM Reply   
Hey guys...

What do you use to clean the bugs off your tower?
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-23-2010, 7:26 AM Reply   
I've used bug/tar remover from the loacl auto parts decent.

For the last 3-4 years I put a light coat of silicone spray ( applied with a rag) all over my tower. Nothing really sticks to it anymore. I just wipe bugs off every 2-3 months.
Old     (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-23-2010, 7:47 AM Reply   
Magic erasure
Old     (liljohn)      Join Date: May 2007       04-23-2010, 7:55 AM Reply   
Dryer sheets! Do NOT use magic eraser! Magic erasers are sand paper! If you have a realy long haul to make take a can of pam cooking spary and hit the leading edges of your tower before you leave. then when you get to your destination the bugs and gunk will wipe right off. I do this when we make the run from seattle to shata in the summer and it takes 2 minutes to rid the boat of all the bugs.
Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-23-2010, 8:11 AM Reply   
you can run from Seattle all the way to Shasta? sounds like a fun, scenic trip, liljohn.
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-23-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
Flitz ... and Speakersox
Old     (cwkoch)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-23-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
A wet terry cloth towel takes care of them pretty easily for me....
Old     (WakeboardNJ)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-23-2010, 9:54 AM Reply   
wrap the tower in saran wrap for long drives.
Old     (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-23-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
Does anyone use wd-40? That stuff works wonders when I clean up my shifter kart.

Old     (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-23-2010, 10:38 AM Reply   
Magic Eraser does not damage my tower because its not polished. It works like a charm for me
Old     (liljohn)      Join Date: May 2007       04-23-2010, 12:45 PM Reply   
David if only i could run that We make that trip every other year and i wouldnt pass shasta up for anything but powell.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-25-2010, 8:58 AM Reply   
Sounds crazy but baby oil is really really good for shining the tower up, not sure about removing bugs though. There is also a good cleaner out there called aluma-guard but if you do your research you'll find it's just glorified baby oil.
Old     (dru1974)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-25-2010, 9:06 AM Reply   
I just cleaned mine yesterday and used hot soapy water, but how do i get oxidation off my roswell mirror, new boat and it has tiney specks of oxidation, i am not real happy about it either....
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-25-2010, 9:38 AM Reply   
As said, terry cloth towel and water and they come right off. I don't even worry about protecting or coating as it does no good anyway. Bugs are on everything since i live in bug central anyway.
Old     (wakesurfer08)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-25-2010, 1:49 PM Reply   
Just a question....What about Mothers aluminum/chrome polish? Would this be ok?
Old     (john211)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-25-2010, 2:52 PM Reply   
Ha! '...bug central...' Yes, some days, the hatch is on, and the bugs win. Here is an old post of mine I recycled for someone else today about where to put a Sirius antenna. I mounted mine on my tower and took pictures of the install. Check out the bugs on the speaker cans! Eek.
Aagain, for me, now, Speakersox.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-26-2010, 7:17 AM Reply   
Drew/ racks/mirror arms looked like crap only after two years. I used the mother's polish and one of their "powerball" drill attachment buffing devices. It worked great. Brought them back to like new.
Old     (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-26-2010, 10:11 AM Reply   
Saturday it stormed here all day..... didnt have anything to do.... so I went and got some bug/tar remover.... worked just fine.
Old     (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-26-2010, 11:21 AM Reply   
i have used glass cleaner. works good for me. just spray it on let it, let it set a few wipes right off
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-26-2010, 12:35 PM Reply   
For polished aluminum and stainless I use Rupp aluminum protectant. This is made by the outrigger company and works better than anything I have ever used. Pitting is a distant memory. Fish blood doesn't even stick. S Florida salt water doesn't touch it.
Old     (wakesurfer08)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-26-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   

Thanks! That is what I was going to do also was use the power ball drill attachment. Glad to see it will do the job just fine. Project for the next couple rain days.


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