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    hi guys, my black vectra has loads of tar up the sills. is tar remover the only answer??? dont really fancy it as it will prob strip all my hard earned waxing!

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    No expert but I would of thought anything you put on it to remove the tar will also remove the wax.


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    If you have tar on there you wont be getting the best from your wax. Just de tar, rinse, polish and wax each panel as you go. 10 mins tops.

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    cheers rushy. any recommendations on products for a beginner, ive been reading other posts on here and it seems to get very complicated sometimes, glazing, claying, stage 3, etc

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    Hi deg
    Just done mine there is a list of all the products I used hope this helps

    check this thread

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=47453

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    The Tar remover in the Group buy is good stuff and very easy to use. A Glaze just fills tiny swirls in the paint and gives the paint a wet look. To understand that to get a good gloss is all in the prep. Wax is just a way of protecting the work the polish/ glaze does, wax does not give the shine, it just protects the shine. If your starting out, you cant go wrong with the megs stage 1,2,3 from halfords. Also buy the clay kit, trust me its worth it. There are far better waxes out there than the megs stage 3 but the 3 stages are a good way in understanding how to prep and protect your finish. HTH

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    thats spot on lads. just what i was after. thanks for your time.
    (know anyone who would fancy doing all that for me while i go on holiday so she is sittin all nice for me coming back)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deg View Post
    thats spot on lads. just what i was after. thanks for your time.
    (know anyone who would fancy doing all that for me while i go on holiday so she is sittin all nice for me coming back)
    LOL, do you know how hard doing that little lot is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deg View Post
    thats spot on lads. just what i was after. thanks for your time.
    (know anyone who would fancy doing all that for me while i go on holiday so she is sittin all nice for me coming back)


    If you do find anyone give me there number


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