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Why can't magnetic flags stick to the top of the car. Is it necessary to use a certain cleaner to remove tar and paint from the car, and is a certain type of polish necessary to shine the car. we have an xj8.

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I would use a good wax like meguiars and wax it really good it will take off contaminents

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