Before Christmas in Stewarton they had done the most pathetic type of road resurfacing going, I.E. it is a sticky black bitumen then 6mm "gravel" sprayed onto it. Trouble is it remains soft for ages due to the extreme cold so my poor car and almost everyone in the area have car's covered in tar.
so yesterday despite being freezing I got to clean the car for the first time in ages. After a very good pressure wash, and a very soapy bath. I then set about with some white spirit removing the worst affected section which were, below the door rubbing strip's, an area of about 100mm behind the arches up to almost the 2 o'clock position, the sides of the rear bumper and the rear face of the hatch!
It took me about three hours of gentle cleaning followed by three more applications of shampoo to remove the solvent but the result is a million times better.
I don not have Tardis at the minute funds are too tight to mention so I used what I could get my hands on and have used before.
Now the bulk of the paint is tar free I plan a clay session as son as things warm up then get the waxing coats, glaze's and polishes going on!!!