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youre not going to believe this

Postby james butler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:28 pm

i went up a new shingled road last week and got tar spots all over the car.
as you can imagine trying to get it off without damaging the paint proved difficult.....
that was until my mum told me to try margarine on it :dunno:
guess what... it actually worked!
it kind of softens it enough to be wiped off.
has to be the weirdest thing ive ever done to a car.
only downside is i now have greasy patches on the body work so will have to wash it again tomorrow

googled it too
http://www.repcoservice.com/hints-and-t ... -paintwork


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby mark1gls » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:35 pm

I've never heard that before, I'm sure it's not April 1st....

What a tip, must give it a try on the Golf as it's white and really shows up tar spots.


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby james butler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:11 pm

margarine or lard apparently.
i used ALDIs own brand margarine, does make you wonder whats in it!!


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby Dave185 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:30 pm

Amazing!
This is going to save me a load of grief when it comes to detailing.
I'll give it a go this week.

Cheers!!!


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby steve bain » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:32 pm

next you'll be suggesting peanut butter on my bumpers, or toothpaste on the windscreen!!



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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby dgeorj » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:25 pm

Interesting. Never tried it before.



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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby essextom » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:39 pm

smooth peanut butter on the bumpers works!



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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby mark1gls » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:42 pm

If all this food stuff on cars continues I'm going to cook and eat mine.... :-D


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby scrumpyone » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:01 am

I can't believe it's not butter :lol:


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby james butler » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:29 am

arm and hammer toothpaste is supposed to be good for polishing aluminium parts altho ive never tried it


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Re: youre not going to believe this

Postby DJPremier » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:25 am

Swarfega usually works well to remove tarry substances. Its for your skin so has no effect on paint


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