Bugs, tar, tree sap and other sticky substances are all a pain to get off your paintwork. You can't rub too hard as for some reason, paintwork on cars scratches so easily but if you do not go something about it, the paintwork can be damaged anyway. Tree sap is the worst and if left it can discolour paintwork and it makes it fade!
==Price and availability==
The cost of the sponge is £99p and it can be bought in a whole host of places. We picked this up from Home Bargains and it was cheaper than most of the other products on stock. There is nothing too special about this product and it is not worth more than 99p. It is after all, just a small sponge.
This is a sponge that has a thicker wiry section on top of the normal sponge. I would describe it as looking like a giant scourer that you may wash up with but it is a lot softer. The sponge exterior is very soft and fluffy with the top layer of wiry sponge being soft but firmer than the other side. It manages to be soft but it works because the knitted wires have sections of holes in and they trap the products and lift them off rather than just gliding over them. The sponge dis manage to remove quite a lot of bigs and tar deposits, much more than a sponge alone and it worked fine without damaging the paintwork. My boyfriend who is mad on cars refused to use this product though as he said it was too harsh. He has a special bar that rubs over stubborn marks that uses detergent power to get them off, rather than tools such as this. It did not mark the paintwork, but if you pushed on quite hard it would.
For 99p, this is cheap and cheerful and it does the job making washing the car quick and easy. If you are like my boyfriend and you enjoy spending time on the car this sponge will not do it for you as it is not as gentle on the car's exterior as some other products. I probably will use the sponge sparingly as I get back into my Sunday morning car washing routine as it could be harsh if you used it all the time. What I do not like about the sponge is that once it gets the tar, bugs in its grip it is hard to free them and you really have to give it a good rinse to get it clean again. Another little point is that when you use this, it squeaks against the paint, it is very annoying!
Bug & Tar Remover