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Old 22nd September 2014, 10:08   #8896
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Sprayed Oblitarate Tar Remover on the tar spots and with in 1-2 minutes the hard tar spots started dissolving wiped off the surface with dry MF cloth and it leaves behind clean doors and lower body parts of my White Swift.

As mentioned by other BHPians also that it smells very bad but it does its job very well, happy with the purchase and end result.

I have never used any other Tar remover so can't compare it with any other similar product.

Need an advice from experts: Is it safe to use this product after every 3 months?
I would suggest you wash the area with soap water once you have wiped it off. This is to ensure that any residue is removed thoroughly.

Use it when you see sufficient tar build up to warrant the use of this product. It will strip off LSP so you will have to apply a sealant or a wax whenever you use this product. One more reason why you should wash the residue with soap water
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This is the result of Mag UP and Mag black wax on my 1.8 years old Figo!
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I would suggest you wash the area with soap water once you have wiped it off. This is to ensure that any residue is removed thoroughly.
As the detailing session is due for next week, I have already cleaned the doors with UWW. Do I still need to do soap water cleaning process?
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As the detailing session is due for next week, I have already cleaned the doors with UWW. Do I still need to do soap water cleaning process?
I would suggest you give a soap wash. I dont know the efficacy of the UWWP on strong tar removal solvents.Experts here can comment on it. Whole point is to ensure that the tar remover residue has been completely removed from the paint. If you have ensured that (in whichever way convenient)its sufficient .
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pls recommend a good product that I can keep handy to remove the scratch marks that come out of minor brushes with other vehicles where typically the other vehicle's paint sticks on to your vehicles ?

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pls recommend a good product that I can keep handy to remove the scratch marks that come out of minor brushes with other vehicles where typically the other vehicle's paint sticks on to your vehicles ?

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http://www.ebay.in/itm/MEGUIARS-SCRA...32cc49c&_uhb=1

Get a foam applicator and a couple of micro fibres and you should be good to go
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pls recommend a good product that I can keep handy to remove the scratch marks that come out of minor brushes with other vehicles where typically the other vehicle's paint sticks on to your vehicles ?
You'll need a clay bar to remove paint transfer from other's cars.
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also need advice on the below patch created by some tree droppings during my week long trip to Kerala. Given the Silver colour and the dust, i did not notice it till recently. Even now its visible only from an angle. What kind of DIY solution is available to remove this ? As of now I have just tried washing it off with a mild soap solution but it did not work

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also need advice on the below patch created by some tree droppings during my week long trip to Kerala. Given the Silver colour and the dust, i did not notice it till recently. Even now its visible only from an angle. What kind of DIY solution is available to remove this ? As of now I have just tried washing it off with a mild soap solution but it did not work

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Looks like its etched into paint. Compounding/Polishing the area might level it but that area has lost clear coat.
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Looks like its etched into paint. Compounding/Polishing the area might level it but that area has lost clear coat.
Yes it looks like that in the photo. In real, It is a slightly protruding layer of thick fluid that has dried up on the car paint. It looks as if some ripened fruit fell on the bonnet or dropped by a bird with good aim, the fruit broke and dropped all its contents on the car. I am just wondering if any of the products that act on tree sap/bird droppings etc can work here ?
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Yes it looks like that in the photo. In real, It is a slightly protruding layer of thick fluid that has dried up on the car paint. It looks as if some ripened fruit fell on the bonnet or dropped by a bird with good aim, the fruit broke and dropped all its contents on the car. I am just wondering if any of the products that act on tree sap/bird droppings etc can work here ?
If it is protruding, spray WD40 and see if it comes off. Otherwise use clay on the surface, it should pull out the bonded stuff.
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If it is protruding, spray WD40 and see if it comes off. Otherwise use clay on the surface, it should pull out the bonded stuff.
Does WD40 have any harmful effect on paint in case there is a spray on to the normal areas ? Also will Zorrik 88 work ? I have this handy at home
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Does WD40 have any harmful effect on paint in case there is a spray on to the normal areas ? Also will Zorrik 88 work ? I have this handy at home
Yes zorrik also works. Try it
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Owning a semi-large sedan in Dark colours & driving around in Bangalore, you just can't escape minor scrapes & scratches. It is so strange that I would have parked my car somewhere in a safe area & after few hours,somehow a scratch would show up! In my driving of 10 years in US, I never ever had a scratch of any sort on my cars. Driving around in Bangalore is insane & my Fluidic Verna has picked minor battle scars.!

Being a little too vain about having minor scratches on my car & that too on a dark colour, I wanted to see what could be done about it. More than the looks, for me, it was the metal being exposed & danger of rust. One thing was to go to the Hyundai bodyshop & get some touch-up paint applied on these minor scratches. But either I wouldn't have time to go or the bodyshop sometimes wouldn't have the colour mixed already.

I remembered that when I was in US, my local Hyundai dealer used to sell Touch-Up paint pens for Hyundai cars. I called them up & enquired them about my specific colour & they had a pen in stock. So, I got it via a friend who was coming from US.

It cost me about $9.16 & is a genuine Hyundai part. It comes with a brush (like those nail polist ones) & also has a Roller Ball applicator tip. For larger areas, you can use the brush but for fine application, you can use the pen which just glides over.


Does it blend well? Well, no. You can always see that it has been brushed over. But at least, I don't have to worry about the metal being exposed etc. Mind you, it's only for those minor scratches. I wish Hyundai sold them here.

I know many here scoff at these types of Jugaad treatments. But it has been a struggle to avoid these minor scratches the 2-wheelers impose on my cars, I had to resort to this :/
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Has anyone used IPA wipes to clean the paint and remove oils?
e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Isopropyl-Alco.../dp/B006Q2KN7G

I know there are special products (e.g. Carpro Eraser), but they are expensive and in liquid form.
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