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The A3 just seems to attract tar!!?? Do you notice this on your lighter colours?

sat1983 Jan 6, 2008

  1. sat1983

    sat1983 Member

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    I seem to have to use AG tar remover everytime I wash the car. Tons of tar gets stuck at the bottom of door and part of the rear bumper. I have never had a car with that much tar sticking on it, or do I just take care of the A3 much more!!!??
     
  2. Nelson_R32

    Nelson_R32 Member

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    Tar buildup isn't related to vehicle model. It's related to the condition of your local roads.
     
  3. sat1983

    sat1983 Member

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    Oh yeah wasn't saying it was a problem with the A3! It just seems to build up a lot quicker on my current car. My wheels are covered in tar & brake dust spots. Can't shift either of them properly.
     
  4. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

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    You need to get some megs wheel brightner for the wheels and perhaps a clay bay, then give them a good coat of poorboys wheel sealent. Make sure you give the lower part of the car a good coating of wax too, it won't stop the tar but it will make it easier to remove. I get most of my stuff from polished bliss ( also a site sponser )

    Steve
     
  5. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    The wheels are bad for tar, yes.
    But, as SteveTDCi says, waxing them helps a lot.
    The tar spots can just be picked off with your nails then.
     
  6. sat1983

    sat1983 Member

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    Got some wheel brightener so will try that. Got clay bar too. I got some collinite 476 a few months back could I apply this on the wheels?
    The tar marks on the lower part of the car seem to have an almost "rusty effect" not black but brownish.
     
  7. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    Yup.
    Well I do, anyway!
    (Actually, it's their 'marque d'elegance' I use now, but I used to use 476S)
    Don't waste you money on tar-spot remover, BTW.
    Their all petroleum distillate based.
    In other words, petrol.
    So either use some petrol or, believe it or not, WD40 sprayed onto a rag makes good tar spot remover.
    You'll have to wash the car after, whatever you use.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Not sure if there is a direct link between the amount of rain we've had recently and tar but have driven on the same roads as I normally do, yet now lots of tar spots on the rear wheels?! Going to have to get the clay bar out
     
  9. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    There probably is.
    Rain = potholes = councils hastily repairing potholes using those 'lance' style machines, that leave horrible soft tar everywhere.
     
  10. sat1983

    sat1983 Member

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    I can believe that. Newly tarmacced part of the M18 & M1 don't seem to be helping either or is it my imagination!!
     
  11. Marcyboy

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    Come up to Scotland and the Salt/Grit on the roads in the winter - causes little orrange tar spot dots - they have to be picked off with a nail! HAHA
     

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