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    Removing Tar!

    Believe it or not its taken 2 weeks since I took delivery of my car for me to find time to clean it!

    I noticed there were a lot of tar specks over the rear wing and wheel arches which I managed to remove with some autoglym polish. However neither this nor T-Cut were able to shift them off of the protective covering over the front of both wheel arches. Does anyone have some advice on a product that can take these off of the plastic?

    Re: Removing Tar!

    I've used specif Tar Remover - easily obtainable from Halfords or the like to shift the really stubborn stuff with no damage to anything underneath

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    stewart997 said:
    Believe it or not its taken 2 weeks since I took delivery of my car for me to find time to clean it!




    Too busy driving it?? I thought it was winter there... so how come the tar spots? Sorry I'm not much help - always managed to get tar off with pre-wax cleaner ( Mothers ) but haven't used it on those plastic films yet! Autumn when my car arrives, so hopefully won't get tar on it!

    Leong

    Re: Removing Tar!

    I managed to drive through some freshly laid tar once when they were resurficing our street. I used mineral spirits on the stains with good success. Key is to saturate the stains with a soaked rag and don't be afraid to scrape a bit (with a blunt and protected edge of course!).

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    Gas/petrol on a rag will take it off quick.

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    There's a citrus-oil-based product available at Office Depot or Office Max or Walmart (etc.etc.etc....) called "Goo-be-Gone" that does the trick on tar and tree sap and other nasty drips and splatters, and it's totally safe on all surfaces. It has a slick oily constistancy, so it does not cause an abbrasive situation.

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    69bossnine said:
    ... a citrus-oil-based product ...



    That works well.

    At the beach, we use sun-tan oil to remove tar globs from our kids with much success. Maybe works on Porsches, too?

     
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