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Tar Remover before Claying

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Scott_Hol, May 20, 2011.

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    [May 20, 2011]
    Hi

    As title states do i really need to use tar remover before claying aslong as i lube the car well? obviously most of you would recommend it but i havent got any ready for a good detail tommorow. Depending on replies ill probly pop to halfords tommorow, they sell it right?

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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    It all depends what state your motor is in mate I suppose but using a tar & glue remover is going to strip whatever protection is on there right back and so you will be starting from scratch with the bare paint. If your using a fine clay like megs its only going to strip whatever protection you have partially. I dont think it matters how much lubricant you use, if the tough stuff doesn't want to shift it's going to stuck no matter how much lube you chuck at it. It's always good to use plenty of lubricant but it isn't going to do the job of Tardis or something similar.
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    Paint work isnt in bad condition just want to get all the road tar off as there are quite a few black spots on the side just dont want them to make the paint work worse when i clay over them
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    Fair do's, in that case I would source some tar remover then. It isn't going to hurt and it will make the job of claying that much easier.
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    YOU HAVE ANY IDEA IF HALFORDS SELL IT M8?
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    They will sell something that doest the job yeah, Autoglym or something similiar is probably the best you can hope for but it will do the job mate.
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    Had a look on their site. . . turns out they do
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    megs tar remover they sell which is good stuff and its smells of coconuts :)
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    Autosmart tardis is the best but its impossible to get hold of in normal shops as its a trade product.

    I just use cellulose thinnners, be careful and its great! I've also used WD40 in the past, suprisingly good and getting it off too.
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    White spirit does the job.
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    I'd go with the Megs if I were you chap :ermm:
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    This is the one recommended by detailers/polished bliss
    Good gear
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    As above, Scott. AS Tardis is the one to go for if you can.

    AS Tardis - Autosmart Tardis - Tar & Glue Remover - 5 litres - Elite Car Care

    Obviously though you probably wont be wanting a whole 5ltrs to yourself.. Perhaps contact some local friends who want to go halves?! A chemical sprayhead and a bottle each and then you're laughing!

    Example. Ford Mondeo ST200.

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    Alternatively, then yeah, Halfords do a few themslves; Autoglym tar and glue and then the above mentioned Megs tar remover
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    Tardis all the way, nothing else comes close, autoglym's tar remover is ok, but megs tar remover I think is one of the worst on the market.
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