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Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad

If you cherish a spotless car, this is one car care accessory you can’t live without!

The Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad is your greatest weapon against bugs, tar, and other sticky contaminants. Remove bugs and tar easily with the honeycomb texture sponge soaked in soapy water for lubrication. The Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad should be in every detailing kit!

I first put it up to the ultimate test--my ’64 Ford Falcon. (It has seen better days, but it’s part of the family.) I dunked the Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Sponge in some warm, soapy water and approached. Tentatively I touched the scrub to the bumper. As I agitated the surface, right before my eyes, the gunk that had accumulated (and I assure you this was no minor speck or two) was sucked into this amazing scrub. And, true to its name, it was completely harmless to the surface of the car. And, yes, I now use it religiously on all my vehicles, including the Corvette. I’ve yet to come across a less painless, more efficient way of removing harmful baked on bug, tar and road scum.

Considering the ease and gentleness this product, the Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad can be used daily to your vehicle completely free of bugs and tar that adhere to the surface and eventually eat into the paint. Use it on all painted surfaces, glass, trim, wheels and tires. The effectiveness of this scrub against all manner of residue, road grime, and bird droppings defies explanation given its non-abrasive nature. You’ll be amazed. The open-cell construction grabs at foreign matter on your car and pulls it safely away. It’s the perfect companion for your wash mitt—throw it in your bucket, and pull it out when you encounter stubborn grime. A more thorough shampoo! Just look at it after you’ve used it on rough areas and you’ll be shocked at the amount of residue it has removed, without having to scrub hard or use special formulas.
Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad
Use the Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad after soaking it in soapy water.

You can see how the Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad successfully removed bugs and tar from this bumper.
In this sequence, you can see how the Safe Scrub easily removed bugs from this bumper.

Always soak the Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad in soapy water before using it. The car shampoo will lubricate the pad and protect the vehicle surfaces.

The Safe Scrub can be used on mirror housing, paint, glass, plastics, and metals.

The Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Remover can be used on glass, chrome, vinyl, fiberglass, paint and clearcoats—100% safe when used with soapy water. When finished, rinse clean. Your Safe Scrub can be reused many times. It works wonders on household windows (especially exterior). It makes an unpleasant job a whole lot easier.

Size - 5" x 3" x 3" each

Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad

Our Price: $7.99
Item ID: PIN-900
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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5 Reviews

Review Summary
50 Reviews
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42% Recommend this product (21 of 50 responses)
By John
Windham, NH
October 5, 2016
...usually don't go for products like this, but glad I did! Inexpensive enough that I got (2), and with free shipping was a no-brainer... Worked well, but a bit bulky, so I cut one in half & is now much easier to grip. Quick shipping and worked as described!!!
ProsWorks excellent!
Cons(just a bit bulky)
By Mike
September 11, 2016
Works great
Works really well getting tough stains off- like tar, bugs, etc. Does not appear to scratch surface at all. Would buy again.
By Rob
August 7, 2016
Where has this been all my life.
This works outstanding when coupled with a bug remover spray. This safely lifts bugs and tar without trapping all of the crap in the sponge like some other products available. I like it so much I bought a second one, so I have one for each car.
By Stephen Stewart
New York Queens
June 6, 2016
I saw this advertising on Auto Geek and since I was going on a road trip I know that I would have bug juice on my truck when I come back home. This sponge cleaned my truck and it did not scratch.
By Eddie
May 16, 2016
Bug and tar remever pad
I have not used it yet.
By Dylan
North Port , FL
March 6, 2016
Amazing Product!!!
Purchased this item with high hopes from all the reviews I read about it. And its absolutely amazing, I own a small detailing business and this is a must have tool in my arsenal especially living in Florida with love bug season. No more scrubbing and killing my hands with regular sponges. MUST HAVE PRODUCT!!
ProsAmazing product!!
ConsI didn't buy it sooner
By Ken Kolinski
stuart fl
February 15, 2016
works great
By Stacey
Norfolk, VA
December 28, 2015
The Best!
I was skeptical that it would work because it was hard. After reading the directions and soaking it I tied it on my door panel and it worked great! I wish I had tried it earlier. Everyone should have this in their inventory!
ProsEasy to use and fits great in your hand.
Ontario Canada
September 24, 2015
Was so nervous to use this scrubber...
I have to be honest and say I was so nervous to use this scrubber - but the bugs on the front of the car were so bad! I soaked it just as the instructions said - in the soapiest water imaginable (thank you CG Honeydew) and IT WORKED! The front end of my car has NEVER looked so good (except when it drove off the Dealer lot)
ProsAmazing! Works like a champ! Holds a TON of soapy water - unbelievable, really.
By Jeff
Charlotte, NC
May 28, 2015
Summertime means bugs... and cars are covered with them. This product has saved me so much time with my maintenance washes and details. Works just as described. Soak in your wash solution, and scrub bug-covered panels. Works great, and no scratching.
By Brandon
Virginia Beach, VA
January 20, 2015
Great Product
Great product to use for bugs. I made the mistake of trying to soften in cold water which works, but follow the directions and soak in warm soapy water... Works soo much better! Can't wait to try it when the weather warms up a bit and more bugs are out. Glad I bought it
By Ed
Kellogg. IA
November 8, 2014
Bug Sponge
this is the best sponge for removing bugs I have ever found. I no longer have to use chemicals. I am very impressed. the sponges last a long tine. Ver ygood product.
By Brian
San Diego, CA
October 21, 2014
Did a terrific job removing bugs from the front of my truck
I travel cross country every summer and car washes and even a brush and bucket would never get all the bugs off my front bumper and grill area. First I used some Detailer's Road Kill Bug Remover and then this bug/tar scrub pad with soapy water. I'm amazed at how well the combo worked at cleaning several years worth of bugs. Bugs from all around the country too, my white bumper was green from OK and TX grass hoppers. Now every time I walk past my truck the gleaming white front end is startling. I'm still getting used to my truck looking like new again.
ProsVery easy to use. No scratches. Works VERY well.
By Dan
Tomball, Texas
October 16, 2014
Great little find!
I bought this little gem to clean the tar and stuff off my 2007 Mustang GT. I discovered that it not only does a great job at that but it is also the best at removing bugs from the front fairing and other plastic parts on my GL1800 Hinda Goldwing. After a long trip the whole front of the bike is always covered with bugs and road grim. This little pad removes all that better than anything I have ever tried. And believe me, I've tried it all!
ProsCheap. Easy to use. Doesn't scratch paint or plastic. No chemicals.
ConsNone that I can see.
By Jerry
Buckeye, Az.
July 19, 2014
I recently purchased the Pinnacle Safe Scrub Bug & Tar Pad. After feeling the texture of the pad I must admit that I was somewhat apprehensive about using it on my paint. I followed the instructions and soaked it on warm soapy water for about 15 minutes then began scrubbing my front bumper. Because of the rough texture I felt certain I would find scratches after I rinsed off the soap. I hosed off the bumper and discovered that the pad had removed all the bugs and other road grime completely, and to my amazement there were no scratches whatsoever.
ProsPerforms as promised Very durable
ConsA little thick and bulky
By Sieg
July 17, 2014
Great product
What a great product it delivers exactly what it says. It took all the dirt and grime,bugs and sap right off.
Proseasy to use, works great, sturdy, long lasting, inexpensive. Can even be used in the house.
By Andrew
July 6, 2014
Excellent product.
Excellent product. Removed the toughest tar and bug residue with minimum effort considerably reducing time spent performing these menial tasks.
ProsIt does exactly what it is supposed to do.
ConsSo far...none.
By Pat Y
July 2, 2014
Works as advertised
Just finished removing the bugs from the front end of a black car after a long road trip. Take the dried bugs and bug tar off with ease. No visible paint marring. I cut mine in half so now I have a pair that are both plenty big to get the job done.
By Daniel
Presque Isle, MI.
June 6, 2014
Bug Scrubber
Works great!
By Adan
Visalia, CA
May 18, 2014
This is a great product. Works perfect on the front of my cars
By Trevor Krutsinger
Powell, Tn
May 10, 2014
Best Bug Scrub
I have used this scrub pad about 10 times since I bought it. It has to be the best bug scrubber I have used. It's a little hard when you first get it, after you put it in some soapy water it soft ins right up. I use it for the front bumper and the lower rocker panels. Removes everything from bugs, tar, grass, etc. Great Product!
By Byron
Ocala, FL
April 10, 2014
overall works as advertised
worked well but can't into tight spaces
By Ben
September 18, 2013
I bought one of these 2 years ago and have LOVED It since the day I started using it. Every car I detail that comes in has at least the lower sections hit with this before I use the wash mit. Use this well before prepping for claying and you will be VERY happy!!!
By Scott
August 18, 2013
Awesome Product!
I tried this product yesterday and was amazed at how well it go the job done and left no scratches. Must Have!!
By Catherine
July 16, 2013
Amazingly Effective, No Scratches
I was skeptical about this product, though the hoards of positive reviews here convinced me to try it (and at this price, why not?). Bugs and tar and other random sticky who-knows-whats really don't come off with regular washing, and I certainly don't want to leave that junk on there to eat away at my paint! This sponge really does get that stuff RIGHT off, without scratching! I can confidently scrub hard to remove bugs off my paint with this sponge, making SURE my car is really clean after I clean it.
By Mike
May 22, 2013
Even on Black!!!
I purchased this because I now live in Florida and we have a few terrible Love Bug seasons each year. My parents, wife, and I now have black 2013 Lexus,2012 Tundra & Odyssey. I was hesitant to use it on black because I HATE swirls and scratches in it. To my total amazement it took off the love bugs with little effort and didn't harm the paint one bit. I even took my swirl finder light to it!!! If anybody knows love bugs and how frustrating it can be to get them off, you know how great this is!!
By Golfer
May 7, 2013
Amazing product
A friend uses this pad to maintain his Mercedes and recommended it to me. It is everything he said and more. Quickly and easily removes caked on bugs with just soapy water. Also does great job on glass and headlights where other products failed.
By Dave
October 9, 2012
When I got this my first impression was, this is hard almost feels like plastic. Well after working in soap and water it becomes soft yet firm. The trick is to soak it in water and rinse it when you first get these. I love these so much I actually use one in the shower... don't laugh it really gets your body clean as well. Love this item and I will be getting more. Oh and it really gets bug guts off of my car too...
By Travis
June 17, 2012
Whoa Whoa Whoa
Three words "Everyone Needs One!!!!" This is the one thing that i will not wash my car without. Get it soapy and watch the tar, bugs, bird droppings, sap, you name it... it takes it off. I seriously cannot say enough about this little product. Not to mention its only $5.99! So go scrounge through your couch and do your car a favor.
By KC Detailing
May 19, 2012
Works If You Use It Correctly
Kansas City has a ton of bugs so our shop has to stay on top of getting them off. We use a good citrus spray on the bugs and then use this pad to remove. Lots of suds and almost no pressure. Let the pre-cleaner do all the work and let the pad gently pull the bugs up. If anyone complains about swirls, they are using it wrong. Lots of suds and pretty much no pressure at all.