Pain in yr butt?? how to remove Tar - by detailien
Pardon me...for such an expression...my apologies
but how many of us has been suffering from that thing ...the sticky budging bumps feeling marks...called TAR
Removing Road Tar
As we drive around, our beautiful detail car is constantly bombarded with small specks of road grime, insect remains, tar, tire rubber, grease and oils kicked up by the cars and lorries in front of you. These sticky contaminants that is splatted on our paint, can only be removed by some petroleum-based on our exterior surface. Soap-and-water washing will do little to remove these ugly black spots.
worst still road tar, to remover you need a solvent or strong detergent inorder to removed this tough substances before they mar our paint finish Most commercial tar removers contain kerosene, mineral spirits or another petroleum distillate combined with lubricants to surround and buffer the road tar from your paint. Of the petroleum distillate products.
Moreover it is state at the back label: -Danger. Flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Vapor is extremely harmful too.
Some manufacturers combine both products in one aerosol can, another envioromental issue raised here
Other detailer may polish it off.... just a few poka dots....and 6.5" or 8" wool & all sort of wool
does this pushes in more into our clear coat paint??? what happen ifit is brake abestos....making me feels like "burning the whole garden because of a few weeds"...
Do we need to compromise inorder to get things resolve, or do create another problem by solving the last problem.
picture of a just washed car....
the tools, I need
the contamination picked up
moving on the side door
picture of a brand new car ....NEW..& how contaminated can it be???
tools i need
to test paint contaminations & surface above contaminations....
spray on onr after wash as lube, the best available lube...that is safe, effortless & cost effective...imagine if we were to used expensive branded car shampoo...& rinsine hence after...creates more work
then glide the damp microfibers across slowly & gently...you will feel nothing like bare hand/skin direct contact....suddenly the snoops and little bumps appears
The modern solution for tar removal is detailing clay. If the tar is extremely stubborn on your painted surfaces, you can also use a optimum power clean to agitate (recommended 5:1 or 3:1)
after pics & contaminations picked up
things that our naked eyes & hand could not be seen but is picked by this process
How often should I clay? For your own daily driven vehicle, twice a year..is good ...as the danger of old clay & contamination stuck on the existing clay.....its potential damage when used improperly. ...each touch creates frictions & we dont want too much of it ... btw There is no maximum of times you can clay your car...less is more...The problem we were beginning to see is that many car enthusiasts wanted to clay their vehicles frequently; as often as 3 weeks ONCE or monthly....?????
roof top contamination picked
moving to side door, contaminations picked up
side skirt...the undeniable area
the contaminations picked up
moving to rims
contaminations of abestos brakes dust picked up
then claying begin
then moving in
this is what i picked up
couple of tips
1) pls lube the surface before clay (I expect you would have wash prior claying)
2) LUBE the surface...2 caps of ONR into 500 ml water with spray nozzle (wet the surface ) not under heated & sun...cool surface
3) clay only 1 feet X 1 feet area , check your clay prior moving on another section.by folding it into a new part....on your palm..start from the top...hood to skirt...
4) do not use pressure...let the clay do the job....GLIDE....up & down (left to right) pls do not circle it
5) If you clay is breaking thrown away...buy least aggressive clay .....PG 3
6) all you need is to clay twice a year not twice a month
once you have done it ...you have prepare the surface for compounding.....polishing or waxing...
you need to removed dead head prior applying lotion ...its part of the facial..process
most of all have fun