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    [Mar 19, 2008]
    I met an old friend the other day who is now running a mobile car repair service (body). I mentioned that i was going to get hold of some clay to remove the tar spots from my car and then go about buffing the swirls out etc....he got some liquid stuff out of his van and rubbed my entire back bumper, removing every bit of tar within seconds.... leaving a haze to wipe off.... think this stuff was solvent based because it stank!! unsure as to whether this stuff is an industry secret or a cheapy shitty chemical that removes layers of laquer with it..anyone any ideas....
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    Try tar remover from carplan which does exactly as it says on the bottle.Aptly named tar remover.
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    i use autoglym tar and glue remover
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    i suppose the question im asking is.... what is it likely to be what this fella has used....i have tried a few tar removers before.....thing is that he just wiped this stuff (which was like water in consistency) on and it removed everything in one hit!!
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    autoglym tar remover is like water to look at, but does the job well
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    may be the same stuff in that case...was in a large clear bottle
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    [Mar 19, 2008]
    insider tip wd40 works well spray on a rag and rub over the tar couple of times for big bits , try it you'll never need tar remover again

    Rob
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    [Mar 19, 2008]
    It was likely a commercial tar & glue remover, maybe a trade sized Autoglym product decanted into a spray bottle, or maybe even the trade tar remover we sell, Autosmart Tardis. It stinks because it contains white spirit and zylene, which is why it is so effective. More details here...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/autosmart-tardis-clean.html

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    Thanks Carpy........ thinking about it, it makes sense lol

    Rich, that probably is the case, will ask the next time i see him....just bugged me juist incase he's messed the paintwork up with it.... gonna have a good fettle the next good day we get
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    Does your mate do like a chips away kind of service? if so is he any good?
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    he does just that mate..... although ive not seen any of his work so wouldnt like to comment......last time i used one of those services a called a guy from notts, 6 month later the paint seemed to crack under the laquer so always have the proper job done now.... my mate owns a bodyshop on Holbrook, he does a really good job if you wana pay him a visit and get a quote...not sure if you wana go to that length though

    Another alternative is a recent thread on here where a lad did the chips, smoothed them over and polished...looked excellent
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    Yup, I use WD40 on a rag, or plain old petrol on a rag.
    Look at a bottle of Autoglym tar remover.
    The main ingredient?
    Petroleum distillate......so, petrol, basically.:whistle2:
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    Aye, but WD40 also leaves behind greasy lubricating oils which don't allow polishes and last step products to bond properly, hence the reason why it is not a good idea to use it!
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    Is plain old petrol ok then?
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    What's the shop called? It's not for stone chips, some monkey scuffed my rear bumper in crystal p's car park, It's not gone down to the colour but the laquer looks kind of scorched:think:, it won't polish out by hand, maybe it can be got out with a orbital polisher, I was thinking of getting a megs G220 polisher anyway at some point, I wish there was a "proper" detailer around sheffield who could have a look.
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    i think its spray tec.... head towards Killamrsh, turn right at grahmas tyres and up that road, it goes around to the right and just after the bend, he's on the right hand side......opposite the pikey camp lol...not the best advert, everything is extremely secure though...luckily
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    What about white spirit...just thinking outside the box cos im too idle to get my arse to Halfords
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    Saves all yourselves some coin, go in the garage, get the white spirit out and use that, works as well as anything else, cheaper than petrol, wd40 and all the dedicated over the counter stuff, and pretty much every household has it stored somewhere or another.:idea:
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    Nope, as petrol contains lubricants which also leave a slightly greasy film on paint. White spirit based products are generally much better, as they evaporate fully leaving no greasy residue.

    Fair point, should work fine, as also suggested above. However, not sure if it will rinse as freely; that's what the zylene in Tardis does IIRC. Fully rinsing off neat white spirit can be a pain, and leaving it to evaporate off naturally also isn't ideal as it can lead to staining.
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    [Mar 24, 2008]
    i have ended up buying auto glym tar remover.... seems to work well.... i ideally wanted a spray as with the autoglym....you need to put lots work into cleaning the panels up..... it says on the bottle, apply with cloth and after 2 mins the tar will start to smear.... i have no idea how your supposed to get the liquid on thick enough for this to happen..the cloth just soaks it all up..... ive done it now but what a ball ache....next job is the misus mini which is caked in the stuff..head to toe
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    That's wny Tardis is nice; spray on, leave 45 secs, then wipe over once and rinse - job done! :yes:
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    well thats going on the shopping list me thinks once this bottle has gone......
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