Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover

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Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover

Postby hugh » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:05 pm

Hi all,

This may be a bone stupid question.

I have used the above product a number of times on cars that haven't been washed for a while, as is the case with the 406. It seems to work well, just requiring a long time and a lot of water to help it along. My question is: from what I can remember from the side of the bottle, it appears to be basically petrol or another strong solvent. Would I be going badly wrong if I just cleaned off the tar spots with ordinary petrol? Would be a lot cheaper at £1ish per litre, compared to £6.79 for 325ml of the Autoglym product.

Any advice gratefully received.

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Hugh
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Re: Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover

Postby jonsowman » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:10 pm

Petrol will remove the tar, but it doesn't do the paintwork any favours. At best it will remove any wax/sealant, at worst (I've heard) it can damage the clearcoat.

It depends on your priorities, but I've stuck with a product like Iron-X :) If you do use petrol, replace the protection (wax or whatever) afterwards.
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Re: Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover

Postby hugh » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:32 pm

OK, thanks Jon. I'll give the IronX a go.
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