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    Noticed the other day when i was cleaning the washer bottle the bottoms of the doors are covered in small tar spots only noticeable when close

    so the question is whats the best product to remove these spots

    thanx

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    just use turps....it will strip and wax coating you have on so it will have to be re-polished (thats if you polish it lol)

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    Greased Lightning - Show Room Shine is excellent at removing tar spots or Halfrauds tar and bug remover too.

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    I use AG Tar Remover, but if you don't have some handy try WD40.
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    i use tardis from autosmart . just melts it away . but turps is a good cheap way to get it off . have you clayed the car as this would be the ideal time to do it. get rid of the tar then put a coat of polish then some wax to seal it . once done tar wont stick to the nice clean paintwork . . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    i use tardis from autosmart . .... but turps is a good cheap way to get it off ...

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    The Autoglym stuff has always worked a treat for me - but the cheap Halfords bug remover stuff works for small spots very well too.

    I once spent most of a day removing tar spots and streaks from the sides of one of my Renault 5s after driving down a newly resurfaced road on a very hot summer's day. Now I know why they prefer to do road resurfacing in the spring and autumn. But at least the underneath of the car is less likely to rust.

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    autoglym all the way for me

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    Autosmart tardis is the daddy of tar and glue removers, spray it on and within seconds it just disolves tar without problem give it a wipe with a clean microfibre then wash the car and its all good. AutoGlym stuff is so weak its laughable.

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    However - gift packs of Autoglym products are often available for massively reduced prices after Christmas, so it's relatively cheap to have a variety of different bottles tucked away on a shelf just in case you might need them one day.

    If you only need to clean tar spots off once every 10 years, it doesn't always make sense to spend a lot of money on a more specialised product. However if you clean a lot of cars, it does make sense to buy the best you can afford as it will make things easier and be cost effective in the long run.

    Kind of like buying a big 4x4 for the odd occasion you have to drive across a muddy campsite, when the Vectra will manage just as well if you don't go too quickly.

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