5. Halfords Bug Shifter Pad

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Best price: 1.99 (Halfords)
Capacity: n/a
Type: Nylon-mesh-wrapped sponge

For: Effective and cheap
Against:Requires some effort

This nylon-wrapped sponge worked well, but with just water added it needed a bit of effort to remove the insects. The mesh provided just the right amount of abrasion without scratching. Ideally this sponge should be used in combination with a spray product.

Cheap and widely available.

Ease of Use:
Straightforward and relatively quick. Machine washable.

Special features/Limitations:
It's safe to use on all car finishes and effective in dealing with a wide range of surface deposits.