How to clean bugs and road debris off of your clear bra
How to clean bugs and road debris off of your clear bra

How to clean bugs and road debris off of your clear bra

Something that you should keep on hand when you have a clear bra on your vehicle is a good quality car wash liquid.

Something that you should keep on hand when you have a clear bra on your vehicle is a good quality car wash liquid.

Clear bras work wonderfully for adding a protective shield to your vehicle to keep it safe from road debris such as sand, stones, asphalt and more. Because of this, the bra itself can become dirty over time. When it comes time to give your car a washing you should pay extra attention to how to clean bugs and road debris off of your clear bra in order to preserve its life and appearance. Unfortunately, while the clear bras are definitely more attractive than the old school black vinyl versions, they require a little more work when cleaning them and making them last so imperfections don’t show up on the clear film.

Something that you should keep on hand when you have a clear bra on your vehicle is a good quality car wash liquid. If you mix equal parts water and cleaner and use a good car sponge you should be able to get the majority of the bugs and debris off. Keep up on the cleaning of the bugs and debris so they don’t get really stuck and become impossible to remove. This is especially true in the summer months when bugs and roadwork are in full swing. Bugs are very acidic and if you leave them on the clear bra for too long you may find they have stained the bra. There are even soaps you can purchase for your car designed to easily remove stuck on bugs.

A clay bar is a safe tool to use to clean bugs and road debris off your clear bra. Once used only in car detailing shops, this product works better than a sponge, but it’s not hard enough to damage the bra or the vehicle’s surface underneath. With a little patience and a gentle hand a clay bar can keep your clear bra looking like the day you had it applied. You simply flatten a piece of clay bar to fit into the palm of your hand, apply a clay bar lubricant to the spot you want to clean and then slide the clay bar back and forth as gently as possible. After you are done simply wipe off the excess lubricant and your clear bra should look brand new.

It’s important to focus on properly cleaning bugs and other road debris off your clear bra periodically to keep your vehicle looking nice and to prevent any permanent damage to the bra. Some other things to keep an eye out for are residue buildup along the edges of the bra film and the edge lifting up. With proper maintenance your bra can last you up to seven years before needing reapplication.

Wendy Feliu
wendy@autosupershield.com