I am sure that people less naif that I am will know this, but I have discovered the magic properties of WD-40 when getting rid of tar which has splashed up on to the car. Yesterday we were returning from a day out in Sougia and somewhere near Alikianos came across road works. There was no option but to drive through a couple of stretches that were recently treated with whatever it is they put on roads prior to laying tarmac, plus another stretch where the tarmac had been laid. Result, lots of thick black sticky stuff on the sides of the car!
Internet research showed peanut butter (!) and WD-40 as means of removing the gunk. Early this morning (6.30 am before it was too hot), I sprayed the affected areas with WD-40 and watched in amazement as the black stuff just dissolved before my eyes! Car clean in about 20 minutes. Magic. Just passing this on in case anyone else gets similarly caught and is daunted at the prospect of removing the tar.
A friend told me the basic ingredient of WD-40 is fish oil and the figure 40 reflects the number of attempts to find a successful formula before BINGO!
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!