About twenty years ago, one of the authors of the article was sent from a technical inspection to repaint the car. The reason is the numerous yellow-green spots on the body: they say, the color of the car has been changed! Then the inspectors “took pity” and recommended to buy … sandpaper: they say, it helps! And really, no worse than the dandruff guillotine.
The poplar attack on defenseless cars begins in the spring, and therefore should have been prepared for the fight back in February. Where to get swollen kidneys? The version from Marshak’s fairy tale “Twelve Months” was considered too complicated, and therefore they decided to grow poplar for experiments themselves - in the editorial office. Ahead, back in January, they cut twigs, put them in a vase of water, and after three weeks received a fragrant pollutant. Will the cleaners we bought beat him? As usual, along with the "professional" drugs, they also took the simpler means of white spirit to evaluate it.
In addition to the obvious task to wash off the freshest poplar juice, the compositions were asked to fight against old spots that had already been eaten into the paint, as well as bitumen and, in addition to the program, with traces of pipe sealant (interestingly!). As one would expect, not one could cope with the imprint of a poplar kidney left a couple of years ago. Here, indeed, only with the skin … Fresh stains with more or less difficulty removed almost all the compounds, the same picture with bitumen, but the adhesive sealant turned out to be a hard nut - it can only a few solvents on the teeth.
Of all the preparations, we liked the Italian Atas Decabit the most: relatively inexpensive and effective. However, the Russian white spirit easily removed all the dirt offered to him, being three times cheaper …
The declared manufacturer: AREXONS, Teer- und Harzentferner, Italy
Promises to remove: traces of tar
Average price: 200 rub.
The gel-like composition is the second most effective.
Does not drip from inclined surfaces. He quickly dealt with all types of pollution, but with the removal of the remains of pipe sealant, it took longer to lead.
+ High efficiency, convenient packaging.
- Relatively high price.
Professional bitumen and insect stain cleaner:
Professional bitumen and insect stain cleaner
The claimed manufacturer: ASTROhim, Russia
He promises to remove: traces of bitumen, tar, waste grease, insects, Movil, poplar fluff, anti-corrosion agents and other types of pollution
Average price: 50 rub.
Despite the claimed basis of white spirit, it is inferior in effectiveness to the original. Removing poplar and bitumen stains requires a lot of effort. The pipe sealant wipes, but slowly.
+ Look at the price!
- We have to strain the muscles of the hands.
Tar Remover (choice of SP):
The declared manufacturer: Atas, Decabit, Italy
Promises to remove: remnants of bitumen and tar
Average price: 120 rub.
The best of the participants. The spray is easy to apply, the smell is pleasant. He quickly dealt with the remains of poplar buds, bitumen, and without any problems dealt with large spots of pipe adhesive sealant. The sealant is removed with light movements with little effort.
+ Real and inexpensive wagon.
- Not marked.
The declared producer: CarPlan, Bug Blitz, Great Britain
Promises to remove: traces of insects, wood syrup and bird droppings
Average price: 260 rub.
The composition is liquid. Traces of poplar and bitumen are washed very poorly, the pipe sealant does not take at all.
+ The bottle can be used for other purposes.
- Expensive and bad.
Declared Manufacturer: CarPlan, Tar Remover, UK
Promises to remove: traces of tar, tar and oil.
Average price: 210 rub.
The composition is thick. Removes traces of poplar buds without difficulty. Pipe sealant and bitumen wipes, but for a long time.
+ Removes wood tar well.
- “Brakes” on bitumen.
Body cleaner for insects and bitumen:
Body cleaner for insects and bitumen
The declared manufacturer: DoctorWax, USA
Promises to remove: traces of insects, tree buds, road bitumen
Average price: 220 rub.
It is easily applied from a spray gun, does not drain from inclined surfaces. He easily copes with fresh poplar marks and bituminous spots, he had to tinker a bit with adhesive sealant.
+ Low price (per 100 g of product), efficiency.
- Delay with the removal of sealant.
Body cleaner professional:
Body cleaner professional
The declared manufacturer: Hi-Gear, BUG & TAR CLEANER PROFESSIONAL, USA
He promises to remove: traces of insects and bird droppings, tar and road coating, anticorrosion, tree sap, as well as traces of kidneys and poplar fluff, old polish, oily film from the glass
Average price: 175 rub.
He reluctantly removes traces of poplar; a lot of effort has to be expended. Bitumen did not cause difficulties. Traces of pipe sealant only smears.
+ If it gets dirty in bitumen, it will help!
- Weak against poplar and sealant.
Cleaner for bitumen stains and insect traces:
Cleaner for bitumen stains and insect traces
The claimed manufacturer: KERRY, Russia
Promises to remove: stains of bitumen, tar of trees, traces of insects and poplar buds
Average price: 60 rub.
The composition is foamy. Poplar is not completely removed, bitumen is very hard and slow, pipe is too much for it.
+ Look at the price tag and rejoice.
- Have to sweat.
Wood Resin Spray:
Wood Resin Spray
The declared manufacturer: NIGRIN, Teer- und Baumharzentferner, Germany
He promises to remove: traces of tar, tar, asphalt crumbs.
Average price: 200 rub.
Cope with all the proposed pollution without difficulty. A little inferior to the leader, but still quite good. The Germans confirmed their fame as chemists.
+ Versatility and efficiency.
- Almost twice as expensive as the test leader.
Remover of traces of insects and bitumen stains:
Remover of traces of insects and bitumen stains
Declared Manufacturer: Prestone, Bug & Tar Remover, USA
Promises to remove: road tar, traces of insects, sap and resin of trees, bird droppings and other biological pollution
Average price: 150 rub.
Foamy composition erases poplar marks, but you have to make a lot of effort. Bitumen is washed slowly, but the pipe sealant does not take at all.
+ Relatively inexpensive.
- Difficulties with bitumen and especially with sealant.
Bitumen stain cleaner:
Bitumen stain cleaner
The declared manufacturer: SAPFIRE, Bitumen Cleaner, Russia
Promises to remove: bitumen, grease, oil stains, as well as traces of insects
Average price: 150 rub.
Convenient plastic bottle with dispenser. The liquid composition copes with poplar traces without difficulty, cleans bitumen as quickly as white spirit; pipe sealant also removes, but very slowly.
+ Budget price (per 100 g), high efficiency.
- Difficulties with removing sealant.
The declared manufacturer: SIMONIZ, Bug Shifter, England
Promises to remove: road tar, traces of insects, sap and resin of trees, bird droppings and other biological contaminants
Average price: 250 rub.
Liquid composition in convenient packaging with a dispenser. He copes with poplar tracks, but pipe sealant is too tough. The remnants of bitumen are very reluctant to wash, additional efforts are required.
+ Convenient "reusable" packaging.
- Expensive and not always effective.
The declared manufacturer: WELLTEX, Russia
Promises to remove: car preservatives and bitumen stains
Average price: 40 rub.
In terms of effectiveness, it is not inferior to the composition that won first place. Carefully concerns a paint and varnish covering. If you fill in a can under pressure and add a fragrance with a pleasant smell, you get a good tool.
+ Very high efficiency, and almost for nothing!
- Not too aromatic, primitive-looking bubble.
Bitumen and oil stain cleaner:
Bitumen and oil stain cleaner
The declared manufacturer: TRITON, Tar remover, Russia
Promises to remove: bitumen stains, tar, Movil
Average price: 80 rub.
The composition is endowed with a disgusting irritating odor. It copes with poplar and bitumen without much effort. Pipe sealant launders extremely slowly.