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Old 14-01-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Tar remover

I am looking for something that I can use to remove the tar spots from my car.

I would prefer something I could spray on and then wipe off. Any suggestions? I would like it to be gentle on the wax if poss.

Also - what about insect remover.
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Old 14-01-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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I actually went out and bought 5 litres of tardis which is meant to be one of the best products.

So you spray on and leave for a while and wipe off.

The trouble is it only removed the easiest tar.

To get the stubborn tar I had to soak a rag and go over and over it for a long time.
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Old 14-01-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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How much was the 5L of tardis?


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Old 14-01-2018, 12:56 PM   #4
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I use obsession purge, its every bit as affective as tardis but doesn't have the horrible chemical smell its a nice citrus scent

Just spray it on and watch it dissolve the tar spots then rinse off easy as that

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Old 14-01-2018, 01:04 PM   #5
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I’ve used with great success AG tar remover and been very pleased with the results.

Got some tarsus to try out and just ordered some Auto Allure tar remover to try...
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Old 14-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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How much was the 5L of tardis?


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About £25 quid or something but that was like 8 years ago or something.

I still have 99% of it left but postage is too much to bother selling it
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Old 14-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #7
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Powermaxed tar remover is very good. Similar to tardis but available in smaller sizes rather than the big 5L tub although depends how much you really want.

Stubborn tar will take a little while to remove though, even with tardis.
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Old 14-01-2018, 02:01 PM   #8
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I am looking for something that I can use to remove the tar spots from my car.

I would prefer something I could spray on and then wipe off. Any suggestions? I would like it to be gentle on the wax if poss.

Also - what about insect remover.
Tar removers will remove wax.
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Old 14-01-2018, 04:28 PM   #9
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I use 50 cal tar and glue easy to use and works very well
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Old 14-01-2018, 04:32 PM   #10
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Tardis is good. Works best on dry panels. The price quoted is about right, you might find a little variation between AS reps but not much.

Which ever one you use, invert your bottle after use and spray until the spray head is empty. Tar removers eat them for lunch and whilst not preventing failure completely, it will prolong the life of your spray head. Nothing worse than coming to use is and it just dribbles out of the trigger all over your hands.....
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