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    Afternoon peeps. ok so following on from my rant about my sisters fiesta yesterday ( the one who has never serviced her car for over 4years) has now agreed to let me service it for her ( if she buys the gear that is. anyway i said whilst i have the car i would give it a good clean and polish/wax etc. But the bottom of the car is absolutely covered in tar, nearly the entire length of the car its so thick the bottom of the car feels like sandpaper. the car is black so you cant tell until you run your hand over it. ive got tar remover but does anyone recommend anything else which would tackle this. Like i said yesterday i also think the poor car has only ever seen a sponge once or twice, thanks

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    Use a Clay Bar Matey

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    cheers dude, also i was going to invest in a snow foam lance but as there near £50 i was looking at the karcher foam nozzle. it has adjustment on the top just like the proper snow foam ones. i know it wont be as good but cant really justify £50. Ive seem them on the INTERNET but only reviews and cant seem to find anyone who stocks em. has anyone else seen these?

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    as said a clay bar ,but if it is that bad i would use tar remover from autobright or you can use white sprite to get the worst off,then i would use the clay bar .as if not been done you will use a lot more off the clay bar /bars. khalid

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    I recomend something like Autoglym Intensive Tar remover. I have used it. But it will remove any wax you may have on the car, so it will need to be re-waxed if you use this product. My wifes "new" car had lots of tar spots on it. But the Autoglym removed them ok.

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    If all else fails a little white spirit on a cloth then wash with a good shampoo then clay it (or again if it is not a detailers delight car, use some blutak!)

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    i used the white spirit today as the mondeo i did was covered in tar ,just went over it with soaked on a cloth and washed after with ag shampoo.as i was doing it for a mate to sell on did not want to use me clay bar on it .also used turtle wax as had some in the shed ,not bad but not as good as my auto-balm /collinite/or the valintines waxs that i use on a car if they want a top job done . khalid

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    oh i didnt think about white spirit, that would shift it. might try that. cheers

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    just make sure you give it a good wash after pity you did not live closer as i do like to get a dirty car cleaned up khalid

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    just make sure you give it a good wash after pity you did not live closer as i do like to get a dirty car cleaned up khalid

    haha ill tell her to drive it down to you. I regret telling her id do it now. didnt think the paint work was in such a sorry state. covered in tar small scratches swirl marks the lot, looks like shes been rubbing it with a brick. think it will come out with alot of time spent on it though

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