Removing Tar?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by CoNfUzEd ChIlD, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. During the summers I work on construction sites and usually damage the cars well :o.

    Anyhow I drove on liquid tar (tack coat) and have all the black liquid on the lower panels of the car from the front doors all the way to the back (having no splash guards made it worse).

    I've tried a few tar remover products with minimal improvement. Is there any secret method of getting it off or some special product?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Try a citrus cleaner. They seem to work the best. Expect to spend some serious time removing it though. No magic tar remover that I've found.

    Make sure you rewax wherever you remove tar.
     
  3. bmf

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    Also consider trying 3M Adhesive, Tar, and Wax Remover. Comes in liquid and aerosol forms. Available at most any auto parts store or Walmart.

    If you remove the tar when it's fresh you stand a much better chance at minimizing paint damage plus it will be easier to remove. And as Scott sez, rewax the area.
     
  4. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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  5. Pats300zx

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    Might want to try Stoners "Tarminator". Works pretty good...
     

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