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My gorgeous Stromboli Grey 159 has been blighted by rather a few tar spots for the last few months. Along the front door lower panels and wheel arches.

I bought a bottle of the above and wow! Does exactly what it says on the bottle.
Brilliant, melts the tar away, then washes off pretty well.

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Good to know I made the wrong choice in halfords a few weeks ago. I went for the halfords own brand as I couldn't be bothered going home to get my bank card and was a bit short. The halfords stuff is god awful, barely removes anything and leaves a horrible powdery residue even after being washed and rinsed off.
 
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It's really good, so is dabbing some SRP on and wiping it off after a few minutes
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Am I being daft? SRP?? Pardon?
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Would Claying have the same effect?

PS SRP (Super Resin Polish) Autoglym
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Tried the clay, it didn't like the tar, smudged a bit, clogged up the clay when it did come off. Thats why i tried the Autoglym stuff. Excellent.


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The danger with clay & tar is if there's grit in it & it's gets dragged across the paint

Fluid is safer
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I had tried SRP and it wasn't working with any great success so I had nipped out for the halfords stuff, which was less success with far more mess, utter garbage. I'm going to try some WD40 when the weather clears up here and if that doesn't work I'll get some AG tar remover.
 
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Thanks guy's, nivens did you leave it on for any length of time as SR advises? Also the WD40 sounds like a good idea!
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Yeah, I worked it in a bit, went off to tidy up the hut for a bit and came back to find either it was still stuck fast or that it just smeared it everywhere. Yeah, I've been told by a couple of folk that WD40 works well but it will strip any wax or sealant off as well as the tar.
 
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Most tar removers willl remove waxes from the bodywork.

I use Meguiars Tar and Bug Remover with great success.

Using clay is a real waste. It will ruin the clay and is not effective.

Rather use a tar remover, then clay, then polish, then wax.
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My gorgeous Stromboli Grey 159 has been blighted by rather a few tar spots for the last few months. Along the front door lower panels and wheel arches.

I bought a bottle of the above and wow! Does exactly what it says on the bottle.
Brilliant, melts the tar away, then washes off pretty well.

Recommended if you have the same problem.

I use either Petrol or Jizer to remove tar .... stuff in a bottle is too expensive.
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Bitumen, Tar solvent, best are white spirit based, cheap as chips from Wilco's. WD 40 similar with lubricants added? Or of course carburettor or brake cleaner, bit of a waste though when white spirit does the job perfectly well imo.:
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White spirit may work as well, but the AG bottle is soooo much nicer to look at.....
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It's very useful at removing tree sap, too, the Autoglym Tar Remover.
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Tree sap? Shampoo and water, Shirley?


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Not the stuff magnolia trees drop - it's like glue, and soap and water don't touch it - only Autoglym Tar Remover!
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I use a product called Bitukey from a company called McKLords. I work heavy industry and that's where its typically used but its brilliant on my Alfa.

I believe that its available to the public on McKLords, Industrial Chemical manufacturer, Retail Products, Own Label Consumer Goods

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