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    Default Odd cleaning discovery

    Washed and tried to wax the car today, but was not happy with the tar lunar landscape on the lower doors.

    Now I'm no detailer - clay is something potters use, and polishing machines are an alien piece of machinery.

    Looking around the house, I thought what could I use to shift this muck, and.........

    ended up trying the duraglit wadding metal polish. Strike a light it went through it like a hot knife through butter. Maybe the chemical in it is petroleum based, but it certainly did the job.

    Quick spot of wax and it's a smooth as a baby's back bumper and twice as shiny

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    Yes duraglit like brasso would remove tar. But also will remove any wax you have on the panel too.

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    As the object was to get it smooth for a wax, no worries !

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    Lovely stuff...Brasso do the same job you think then?

    Cheers,

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    I have been known to use Brasso the remove exessive polish build up off shoes.

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    That's interesting. I had never used clay before, but been instructed in how to use it by Messsy and ok with it now. I usually use AG tar and bug remover otherwise, usually got some duraglit for the brasswork on my replica US civil/Indian wars weapons.

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    autosmart tardis will melt the tar away in no time

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    i have used thinners for longer than i care to remember on various cleaning tasks..ie tar pre wax panel wiping..i know some people will think but ive used it on mercs bmw lexus to name a few over the years without a hitch

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    WD40 works well for tar.

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