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LR NUT



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Scotland 2014 Freelander 2 TD4_e Dynamic Manual Fuji White

In Land Rovers hand book for the Freelander 1 and Discovery 2 it recommends white spirit and then to be rinsed of well with water. 👍

Post #200490 23rd Sep 2013 11:18 pm
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Legoman



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+ for petrol, but don't do over Tarmac.

Post #200495 24th Sep 2013 6:12 am
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DirtyDuck



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Loire Blue

nicedayforit wrote:
WD 40 or White Spirit both work really well. Thumbs Up

+1 for that - better and cheaper than any "tar remover" products which probably contain similar in lower concentration

Post #331390 17th Sep 2017 8:01 pm
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mudslinger



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Wales 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Sumatra Black

never gets hot enough in wales for tar on the road to melt so don,t have that problem ...!!! Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Wales
were the mud is thicker, and the ruts are deeper.
(And we have the water to wash it off, and more on the way..! )
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Delboy



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Zermatt Silver

njgoldby wrote:
RussJ wrote:
I can understand tar spots getting on the car during the summer when the roads are warm but I bought my Freelander last November in showroom condition and now its covered in the bloody stuff!


Surface dressing! Tar sports and stone chips. Thank you council. Try thinking of a more constructive way to use up you transport budget.
Rant over.

I feel for anyone with a white car, its a never ending job.

Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the cheap way they 'fix' the roads by spraying and laying.
Worse than useless and must cost 1000's of damage to cars. Derek Hill
2009 FL2 HSE TD4 Auto

Post #331555 19th Sep 2017 9:54 pm
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

The only way to truly get every micro spot of tar off is a clay bar. Every tar remover or internet tip I've tried has failed in the final anslysis . . All except the clay bar . The positive thing about a white car is that you can see the tar. Big Cry 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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Post #331556 19th Sep 2017 10:03 pm
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Verydisco



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Autoglym for me, or WD forty or brake cleaner but I avoid as it is a bit strong! AG works on 95% of marks anyway Pre-Production "000" Td4 FL2 in Santorini Black on Jet Black and Blue...

Post #335621 21st Nov 2017 1:39 pm
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keefer996



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+1 WD40

Post #335628 21st Nov 2017 2:30 pm
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npinks
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Indus Silver

AutoSmart Tardis does the trick for me, best i have used by far Gone - Stornoway Grey FL2 TD4 SE
Gone - Alaska White FL2 HSE
Arrived Indus Silver FL2 HSE SD4 Lux

Post #335632 21st Nov 2017 3:05 pm
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Delboy



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Zermatt Silver

Just remember that the solvent based solutions mentioned above (inc. the Autoglym) will also totally remove all traces of wax and polish, so once done those will need to be re-applied, assuming you’re the polishing sort of course.
I bought my car in September and spent time doing ab initial thorough clean.
There was so much tar along the sills, door and wing bottoms that in places it looked like it had been applied by brush.
Clearly the previous keeper wasn’t concerned by tar.
The plastic outer sills were so bad I had to remove them and use a decorators scraper to get the worst off and finish with white spirit. They were so bad I thought I’d have to buy new ones.
After a lot of effort though they came up good as new so worth it in the end. Derek Hill
2009 FL2 HSE TD4 Auto

Post #336393 1st Dec 2017 6:06 pm
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