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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Sticky s**t Remover Reply with quote

Whilst washing SWMBO car I noticed brown sticky splash marks on the running board, plastic trim and door panels.

I purchased an Auto Glym Tar remover and it hasn't touched it. I have also tried a clay bar and this hasn't worked either?

I think SWMBO has driven through the "tack" coat for temporary road markings.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AutoSmart Tardis should do it
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White Spirit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found that WD40 is at least as good as proprietary tar removers if not better.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what that stuff actually is on your wife's car however 3M Adhesive Remover gets rid of tar spots easily and also removes polish/wax from rubber surrounds....
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinC wrote:
Not sure what that stuff actually is on your wife's car


I thought it was his Mum's?? Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input folks

I had some WD40 so gave it a whirl and it did nothing! Sad

Also...for the record.....its my wife's car. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin Thumb Was only said in jest.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autosmart Tardis vote #2....

Great stuff , would be surprised if it doesn’t shift it ..
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try some white spirit, if it is tar or some oil based substance that should shift it, if not then try paint thinners, but go easy and test somewhere where you can't see it first!
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for tardis. Wear gloves though
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tardis purchased.

I’ll keep you posted.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tardis didn't touch it Sad

Any other suggestions before I get the sandpaper out?? frustrated
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried white spirit yet?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petrol.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for White Spirit, I have used it on lots of cars and it really shifts tar etc. It won't damage the paint either.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If tardis didn't touch it then god knows what will!

Tardis melted the (non-original) paint on my daily bangers front bumper it's that strong.

Try some brake cleaner. You can get it in aerosols for smaller amounts or 5lt tins for trade.
Halfords will have it. Spray it on and wipe it straight off. Gradually repeat leaving it a bit longer at a time if necessary.

Only use this on factory finished paint though or you could end up like I did with my front bumper.

If that doesn't shift it I'd visit a detailer. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just buy a new one, the time and effort saved will be worth it alone Dont know

(when I say new, I mean a good 2nd hand one on eBay)

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Have you tried white spirit yet?


Too busy drinking it!

I'll try that next.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for petrol. Failing that, soak some fine grit emery paper with petrol or Brasso which is a little bit more aggressive than T cut. If that works,
polish up with Autosol
 
  
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