Fly/Tar marks on a white car!!!

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Fly/Tar marks on a white car!!!

Cowelly

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I own a White punto, hence the picture below.
i have a massive problem, i end up having loads of dead flies on the front bumper and on the side skirts i have a lot of tar marks, which is difficult to remove and i dont want to scratch anything.
please can someone explain why my front end gets covered in flies and why my dads silver corsa doesnt.
i use fly/tar remover stuff when i do clean my car but, it doesnt get rid of 100%.... anyone else have the same problem?
 

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To get it clean use a clay bar along with a suitable lubricant. That will remove the tar and flies from the paint.

Then you need to protect your paint from getting coated. A few coats of wax should make washing them off next time easier. P.s. isn't owning a white car torture? :D

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For the tar marks try WD-40 on a microfiber cloth

or propper Tar remover such as autoglym..

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/ag-19325.html

once done clean the car as normal any remaining traces should come off with a polish such as autoglym super resin polish

then seal the paintwork with a wax or synthetic sealent such as AG's Extra gloss protection...
 

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i get a load of crap like that on my car. the best thing i have ever used is meguirs quick clay stuff its amazing and if you polish the car well after using it should just clean off with soap and water. Oh and i hope you know god says its bad to kill living things so try and dodge the little buggers lol
 

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To get it clean use a clay bar along with a suitable lubricant. That will remove the tar and flies from the paint.

Then you need to protect your paint from getting coated. A few coats of wax should make washing them off next time easier. P.s. isn't owning a white car torture? :D

Milkbottle.jpg

those wheels are nice! i like :)
 

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They're shiney, shiney!

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Well they were.. they're still filthy since the car was out at end of december last year!
 

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you could use panel wipe aswell, that takes it off really easy and is what they use in body shops.,.,
 

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yeah as above, you should be able to get it in motor factors and such, its far better than tar spot remover.,
 

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Also brake cleaner (that you use to clean the grease and such of discs) and it comes in easy to use aerosols from any decent parts supplier, motor factors! Ant!
 

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Washing up liquids meant to be decent too

I think a proper tar remover is deffinatly the best thing to use for tar spots though. theres one caller tardis, think its by autobrite which is considered the best
 
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cheers guys for all your replies (y) maybe the best solution is to buy a dark coloured car :bang: haha
will try some of your ideas. nice one guys ;)
 

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cheers guys for all your replies (y) maybe the best solution is to buy a dark coloured car :bang: haha
will try some of your ideas. nice one guys ;)

Oh no... a dark car is torture to look after. What you need is a silver car. They hide just about everything until the point where the windows are opaque!
 
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