Is it OK to use baking soda to clean the the front bumper?

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Old 03 Oct 2003, 10:53 am   #1 (permalink)
LucHjk
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Default Is it OK to use baking soda to clean the the front bumper?


I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.
Is it OK to use a natural baking soda? Is it going to affect the
paint? Again this is only for the bumper made of plastic/rubber
(painted white as the rest of the car).





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Old 03 Oct 2003, 07:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is it OK to use baking soda to clean the the front bumper?

Well it is mildly abrasive. I use a bug & sap remover
aerosol product from Turtle Wax. It smells like turpentine
and foams up. My guess is that it is an aerosol turpentine.

Steve

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> I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
> is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.
> Is it OK to use a natural baking soda? Is it going to affect the
> paint? Again this is only for the bumper made of plastic/rubber
> (painted white as the rest of the car).
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Old 04 Oct 2003, 08:11 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is it OK to use baking soda to clean the the front bumper?

LucHjk@noname.com (LucHjk) wrote in message news:<3f7d9a68.474240718@news2.news.adelphia.net>. ..
> I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
> is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.


Try car wax with built in cleaner - many have this.
Then keeping a coat of wax on the bumper should minimize future problems.
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Old 04 Oct 2003, 10:51 am   #4 (permalink)
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"LucHjk" <LucHjk@noname.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
> is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.
> Is it OK to use a natural baking soda? Is it going to affect the
> paint? Again this is only for the bumper made of plastic/rubber
> (painted white as the rest of the car).


They are a problem. I'd be hesitant to use abrasives. With bugs a high
pressure gun cn move them if you use detergent in the feed-bottle. Have to
re-wax later tho.

Jason


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Old 04 Oct 2003, 03:55 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I happened to come upon a cleaner that's non-abrasive and very strong.
I was putting together a white laminate cabinet and didn't know my
thumb had cedar stain on it. I couldn't remove my thumb prints with
anything in my arsenal of general cleaners. I brought out the big gun
Krud (smells like Fantastic). No more thumb prints.
I use it to remove grease and grime from my stainless steel outside grill.
I'd give it a try if I were you. Be sure to wear latex gloves, and avoid
breathing the fumes. It's available at Home Depot.
You might also want to consider using very hot soap and water along
with a combo squeegee/ribbed sponge brush like gasoline stations
provide. It certainly removes bugs from the windshield even without
the hot water.
Mark_

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> I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
> is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.
> Is it OK to use a natural baking soda? Is it going to affect the
> paint? Again this is only for the bumper made of plastic/rubber
> (painted white as the rest of the car).
>
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Old 05 Oct 2003, 04:28 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Baking soda has been known for years to be the best bug cleaner
available, you merely rediscovered it. No need for gloves or
breathing protection however, people ingest that stuff every
day.


mike hunt

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> I happened to come upon a cleaner that's non-abrasive and very strong.
> I was putting together a white laminate cabinet and didn't know my
> thumb had cedar stain on it. I couldn't remove my thumb prints with
> anything in my arsenal of general cleaners. I brought out the big gun
> Krud (smells like Fantastic). No more thumb prints.
> I use it to remove grease and grime from my stainless steel outside grill.
> I'd give it a try if I were you. Be sure to wear latex gloves, and avoid
> breathing the fumes. It's available at Home Depot.
> You might also want to consider using very hot soap and water along
> with a combo squeegee/ribbed sponge brush like gasoline stations
> provide. It certainly removes bugs from the windshield even without
> the hot water.
> Mark_
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> "LucHjk" <LucHjk@noname.com> wrote in message
> news:3f7d9a68.474240718@news2.news.adelphia.net...
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> > I have a 2003 Camry LE and when I wash it the biggest problem
> > is to clean off the black residues of bugs on the front bumper.
> > Is it OK to use a natural baking soda? Is it going to affect the
> > paint? Again this is only for the bumper made of plastic/rubber
> > (painted white as the rest of the car).
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> >
> >
> >
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