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Like others about to clay for the first time, do you just do the exposed bits ie the roof, bonnet and boot lid or everything??

I am afraid of dragging missed spots of tar onto the clay which i have heard damages the clay, my 159 is black so despite showing all the muck it also hides spots of tar very well
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If you are worried about tar deposits, you can always give it a once over with a paint cleaner first. I do this with very heavily soiled cars and it cetainly saves the clay.
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All painted areas and glass but only after you have thoroughly washed the car at least twice so as to get as much dirt off as possible. Make sure you keep the area you are claying well lubed. Keep folding the clay to expose a fresh bit. If you drop it, chuck it in the bin. I always wash the car again after I clay.
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The whole purpose of the clay is to drag missed bits of tar and other 'contaniments' onto it and off the car. As roberto says keep folding the clay to expose a fresh bit. I even do the headlights,wheels and glass.
I use the clay about twice before getting some new stuff.
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I am having trouble getting the tar off, its mainly by the rear door edges and the wheel arch, have bought mud flaps to try to control the large amounts of dirt, tar etc getting onto the lower front doors etc. have been told that brake cleaner & WD40 are very good at getting tar off? Have tried AG tar remover which out much luck, not impressed.
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It will get easier once you get it all off and then have a coat (couple) of wax on it.Most of the tar spots on my car can be removed just by rubbing with a MF cloth. Try washing it with fairy liquid and as hot a water as your hand will allow..
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I use either AS Tardis or panel wipe (my choice of the two) for detarring.
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Originally Posted by 10,500RPM View Post
I use either AS Tardis or panel wipe (my choice of the two) for detarring.
I was just gonna say try Autosmart Tardis or Valet Pro Citrus Tar & Glue Remover. Heres the VP gear in action. Spritz it on and after a few minutes wash it off or wipe with an mf first then wash it off.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...e/P1010626.jpg
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thanks all, just ordered some V pro stuff, looks very good do not fancy using brake cleaners etc
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Originally Posted by GIZTO29 View Post
I was just gonna say try Autosmart Tardis or Valet Pro Citrus Tar & Glue Remover. Heres the VP gear in action. Spritz it on and after a few minutes wash it off or wipe with an mf first then wash it off.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...e/P1010626.jpg
Thanks Phil
I'd love to try that. The VP rep in Belfast never answers the phone and it costs a bloomin fortune to post hazardous chemicals across the Irish Sea now so I doubt I'll ever get to try that

On the plus side panel wipe is included in the prep work for P1 anyway
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