I went car booting with the Mrs this morning, I was already grumpy about having to get up early and load the car with junk and of course to make matters worse when we got there (Taplow), the site was a dustbowl so the car was completely covered in dust by the time we parked.
During the day our foldable clothes rack got caught by a gust of wind and careered into the side of the car creating some nasty looking, albeit on close inspection, not so serious scratches on the car.
On the way home I stopped off a different Halfords to my local one to discover that they had the full range of Megs stuff in stock so I bought a bottle of paint cleaner, another Megs Water magnet and three more microfibres (3 for 2 offer is still on).
Got home, unloaded the car and proceeded to start washing the car. Whilst I was cleaning the wheels my Stepson Alex suggests that I spray the front of the car to loosen any bugs etc. At that moment I remembered reading a thread on Detailing World about Einzatt bug cleaner that you spray on as a pre-treater prior to washing and trying to be clever I suggested that we try some of the Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover on the front of the car as a pre-treater. Alex went and retrieved the stuff from the garage and preceeded to give the front of the car a good spraying.
Meanwhile I finished cleaning the wheels with Megs Wheel Cleaner, I sprayed the arches with Megs APC and waited a few minutes before rinsing the wheels and arches. I went back round the front and tried to rinse the front of the car.
To my horror, nothing came off, there was just a milky white film all over the front of the car.
nevermind I thought, it will come off in the wash so I carried on washing the car using my mitt using gentle pressur to try and remove the substance. This was also to no avail.
Once I rinsed and dried the car, I decided to remove the scratches along the side of the car whilst I thought what to do about the bug remover. Meg Paint Cleaner worked a treat removing the scratches and I re-polished and re-sealed the side using CG Polish.
Going back to the front of the car, I liberal squirt of Last Touch and rubbing with a Microfibe removed the white film from the paint work but that left the V Grill, lower grill, and fog light surounds.
Eventually Alex and I got pairs of long nose pliers wrapped in a microfibre and meticulously cleaned each hole in all of the grills and applied a liberal of vinyl and rubber care so that the grills returned to their normal colour.
So much for a quick wash today - it took 5 hours faffing about thanks to my stupid ideas.
On a positive note, we did make £90.00 profit from the car boot which will be paying for a new Electric Coolbox for the car which will be going with us to PVS when we are camping.