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Post by Defender110 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:31 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I think Tim and the other experts here should organize a valeting and bodywork master class at Stratford this year .

You could use my car to demonstrate on if you like :lol:

They could do a country-wide tour! I will happily donate a demonstration vehicle at Wetherby :wink:
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Post by Mothman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:41 pm

Bollocks, i need the yellow stuff removed from my motor first!!

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:05 am

Grenman wrote:Bollocks, i need the yellow stuff removed from my motor first!!
Be careful if you use a cutting compound Andy - it is quite fierce!. You only need a blob the size of half a pea on a duster or polishing cloth - just polish a tiny area to begin with. If you're too 'enthusiastic' you'll be through to grey primer in no time and you'll have to repaint. If your car has a colour coat and a lacquer coat it will be very difficult not to destroy the lacquer coat. I'd sort it for you if you were abit closer (having said that it's difficult to say without seeing it) Do you ever venture North(ish)?

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Post by Mothman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:51 am

Paul296 wrote:
Grenman wrote:Bollocks, i need the yellow stuff removed from my motor first!!
Be careful if you use a cutting compound Andy - it is quite fierce!. You only need a blob the size of half a pea on a duster or polishing cloth - just polish a tiny area to begin with. If you're too 'enthusiastic' you'll be through to grey primer in no time and you'll have to repaint. If your car has a colour coat and a lacquer coat it will be very difficult not to destroy the lacquer coat. I'd sort it for you if you were abit closer (having said that it's difficult to say without seeing it) Do you ever venture North(ish)?
Thats a very kind offer bud but i dont get out and about much these days being a carer for my mum. I will take your advice though and go at it gently, Dosnt hurt the motor much though and its gradually flaking in places.

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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:41 pm

Dear Andy.
One thing you can try Andy :wink: is Tar Remover, the only thing
you would have to do, is to apply to the affected area Andy, and most
importantly you will need to leave it on the paintwork for quite a long
while, to soak into the paint. and keep reapplying as it dries. it will
need to soak the area for about 1/2 an hour. And then scrape the
paint off with your thumb nail Andy. :wink:
The Tar Remover these days is a little weak, so you have to leave
it on tar spots for about 5 minutes to just remove some tar spots.
Another thing to remember Andy is that the car paintwork needs
to be wet, for you to be able to remove anything without scratching it.
ok.
I hope this helps Andy, if not try Carb Cleaner, just a quick squirt
to see, but don,t leave that on at all, just a quick try.
Let me know how you get on Andy ok
All The Best.
Vince.
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