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Tar Spots

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I recently noticed I've got a load of minute tar spots on both the front and back doors and the rear bumper. 

I bough some Autoglym tar remover and used it today between the wash and polish phases of a big clean. What great stuff, can't recommend it enough.

Apply with a cloth, and by the time I'd gone round the whole car and returned to the starting point the spots were starting to run, and just wiped off. 

It's made a huge difference to the look of the paintwork, now it's all clean and polished if looks like new :)

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Try a clay bar (and the processes thereafter, naturally), then really notice the difference. Careful though, detailing can fast become an all consuming obsession :grin:

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I've used a clay bar before...and you're right it can become a bit much. :)

This is my company car though which is usually treated to a £5 Lithuanian hand job once a month at the local car wash, but I'd noticed it wasn't looking at all good recently

Im going to start giving it a bit more tlc from now on  

it rained earlier and the beading was a thing of beauty ;)

 

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Talking of detailing, I read about an interesting company in the US where you order a car wash a bit like you order a cab from Uber or whoever, via a smartphone app.

 

They are called Wype and I'm quite sure they are a detailing fetishists nightmare, they use waterless washing techniques whereby they spray the car with a bottle of their special stuff and simply wipe the dirt off (or in to the paintwork).

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7 hours ago, Tipex said:

Talking of detailing, I read about an interesting company in the US where you order a car wash a bit like you order a cab from Uber or whoever, via a smartphone app.

 

They are called Wype and I'm quite sure they are a detailing fetishists nightmare, they use waterless washing techniques whereby they spray the car with a bottle of their special stuff and simply wipe the dirt off (or in to the paintwork).

Water-less detailing. An absolute topcoat nightmare. Never did and never will 'get' that ridiculous idea.

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If you like the AG tar remover, swap it out and try the Gtechniq tar and glue remover next.

 

I did, and its even less effort and easier to apply in a spray mist.

 

 

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