Is paint thinner okay for removing a TON of tar???

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  1. sliver

    sliver Still searching for that perfect avatar.

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    I know there have been topics discussing tar removal before, but someone told me that pain thinner would be good to remove a lot of tar from you car. Has anyone tried this before?

    This tar is caked on, has been on for at least 3 months, and there is sooooooooo much of it! We're not talking a spot here or there, we are talking almost a sheet of tar running the full length of the car all the way up to the middle of the doors! Holy crap!

    I may try using orange clean, but wanted your opinions on the paint thinner idea first.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    You can use paint thinner, but once you remove the tar, wash the area thoroughly, polish and then rewax.
     
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    sliver Still searching for that perfect avatar.

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    Thanks scott!

    I'm just hoping I don't accidentally use too much and take the paint off down to the metal! :(

    Is a regular cloth towel okay to use to take off the tar?
    Thanks again!
     

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