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Stevie5tapes



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Tar removal?

I don't know if this has been covered before but what is the best way to remove tar from the body work?? I've got some Astonish tar and bug remover and it doesn't seem to work. Today I've seen a tar removal sponge, are these any better??

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minolta mad



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Ive always used Autoglym tar remover. Just wipe over tar leave for 30-40 secs and then wipe off.
Failing that, their resin polish works quite well.

Rob

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Stevie5tapes



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Cheers, I don't think ive been leaving it long enough. Embarassed I found this youtube clip just now



I tried it the other day and the tar wouldn't budge! Evil or Very Mad Black MY2013 SD4 GS Auto, Wood Company Armrest, Freel2 sticker.
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wizking



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Clay the car, takes the tar spots off effortlessly.

Post #185982 31st May 2013 7:31 pm
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nicedayforit



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

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Slaneydore



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I'm also a user of Autoglym tar remover, works wonders Thumbs Up BETTER looking half of the famous Twinlanders
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wizking Thumbs Up
Spot on, clay is the only way guaranteed to remove all of it.
All other products just empty yer wallet and don't do the job properly Big Cry Another member of the failed FL2 clutch/DMF club, twice.

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White spirits 99p a litre from Homebase.

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Petrol - free from the AA man who is pumping it of of someone's diesel tank. Everyone can spread it - Anyone can catch it. Stay home - the life you save can be your own!

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White spirit has always worked for me. Some on a cotton cloth but do not rub, wipe over area and return after about 5-10 minutes and you will clearly see the tar bleeding then just wipe over with same cloth. MY13- TD4 XS Mauritius Blue, Privacy glass, Cold climate pack, Tailgate spoiler, Armrest pack, LED signature, Body side mouldings, Full size spare and finally Mudflaps

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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!

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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.

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Petrol... Thumbs Up

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