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Autosmart Tardis Demo Video

August 22nd, 2013

For the benefit of anyone with hearing difficulties, here is the audio transcript in full; if there is anything else we can do to make our videos more accessible, please don’t hesitate to let us know…

“Hello, this is Rich at Polished Bliss, and in this video I’m going to tell you a little bit about Autosmart Tardis, and why it’s right up there at the top of our list of must have products for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Tardis is a spirit-based solvent that quickly dissolves tar spots, glue residues, rubber marks and organic contaminants deposited by insects and trees. Its fast-acting formula not only speeds up the decontamination process, but also makes it safer, because it removes such contaminants in a virtually touchless way. The same cannot be said for clay bars, which often struggle to fully remove such contaminants and tend to inflict surface marring in the process. A further benefit of using Tardis is that it quickly and completely removes all previously applied sealant- and wax-based coatings, making it the perfect product for stripping off old paint protection in readiness for the application of new products.

So, how exactly do you use Tardis? After decanting it into a chemically-resistant spray bottle you should wash and rinse your car normally and then, working on one panel at a time, follow these steps. Firstly, spray it on liberally and allow 60 seconds for it to work. Next, take a microfibre towel and wipe the panel down gently to remove any stubborn spots of contamination. Finally, rinse the treated area with water before moving on to the next panel. In some cases you may find it necessary to soak stubborn residues for longer using cotton pads; this makes light work of removing old wheel weight and sticky fixer residues.

Are there any safety precautions to observe? The answer is yes. Firstly, Tardis is a spirit-based solvent, so you should wear nitrile gloves to protect your skin and safety glasses to protect your eyes. Secondly, it should never be left to dry out on any surfaces, otherwise staining may occur (this is rarely an issue during winter, but care must be exercised during the summer months, particularly on darker coloured cars). Thirdly, you should avoid using it on freshly painted finishes, as it does have the potential to dissolve fresh uncured paint. If in any doubt, seek advice from your bodyshop or SMART repairer before use.

In summary, Tardis is an invaluable decontamination product that removes tar spots and other organic contaminants with ease. It’s safe for use on all exterior surfaces, works far more quickly than clay and reduces the risk of surface marring being inflicted during the decontamination process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the details provided on the contact us page of our website.”

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12 Responses to “Autosmart Tardis Demo Video”

  1. Stephen Wilson says:

    Another great video. Tardis is by far the best tar/glue remover out there.

  2. @Stephen – Thanks for the kind words, we’re glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Tim Keating says:

    Hi great demo of a great product. I noticed it was used on a wet car, the product sound be used on dry bodywork, as it had emulsifiers in it to help it rinse freely, so if it’s used on wet bodywork is effects wouldn’t be as good. I’m only going by what my auto smart Rep told me, I’ve used tardis for years this way. Your videos are always informative, I just thought I’d mention it so new users wouldn’t be confused as to its application. Thanks.

  4. @Tim – While you are technically correct, the reality is that most people (professionals and enthusiasts alike) do not have the time to dry the car off in between each stage of the decontamination process (your argument is true for iron removers too). Given that Tardis is still highly effective when used on wet panels, the time saving greatly outweighs any minor loss in performance. As is always the case, we offer advice based on real world experience as opposed to what the manufacturer says, hence why ours sometimes differs.

  5. Alwyn Ralphs says:

    I have used this a number of times, it works great, goes a long way and use it as instructed it gives a cleaner, stain free base on which to build polish/wax and top coat. I have used it in combination with Wolf’s Decon Gel for non-organic residues and I find the two reduce the need for any serious claying after. Great product, stinks and any cloths you use to wipe this off SHOULD NOT be included in general washing of other microfibre cloths. Thanks again for a useful demo video.

  6. @Alwyn – That’s a very good tip about the washing off any microfibres used with Tardis – in our How To Use instructions (provided on the product description page) we do cover this point in detail.

  7. Danny says:

    Great demo – yet to give this a go!

  8. David Horgan says:

    Indeed this is a very good product. Fast and very effective.

  9. Adam says:

    Hello, I used this yesterday for the first time and I misused it and I’ve ended up with some staining. Am I right in thinking polishing will remove the staining? Thanks, Adam.

  10. @Adam – Assuming that the staining is on normal high gloss bodywork or alloy wheels then yes, a light polish with something like Menzerna 203S should do the trick. However, if the problem has occurred on black plastic trims or matt bodywork then it will be harder to resolve; if either of these two scenarios apply please give us a call and we’ll do our best to help.

  11. Jackson says:

    Hello, I would like to know what product I could use instead of Autosmart Tardis. I am in the united states and have not been able to get it. Thanks.

  12. @Jackson – Auto Finesse Oblitarate is very similar and equally as good, and available from a couple of places we think – Detailer’s Domain and Autogeek.

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