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Old 04-09-2010, 07:42 AM
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Clay Bar..Will It Remove Road Tar?

I'm going to clay bar my truck. I know I need to give it a good washing. Do I need to remove the tiny spots of road tar that are on the rear quarter panels with some type of bug/tar remover or will the clay bar remove them? Also, do I then wash the truck again before waxing? I'm going to try the NXT wax. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:59 AM
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when i get tar and asphalt i use wd40 it takes it right off then any decent car wash will take the wd40 residue off. the clay bar is awsome to remove almost all impuritys. but id do the wd40 then wash the entire truck then clay bar it. it takes a while but well worth it after. then throw a couple good coates of a good wax on it and will be smooth as glass for quite a while
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dont forget to wash it after you clay it, then wax it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:35 AM
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Depending on how much tar I wouldn't suggest doing it with the clay bar. The clay bar is going to hold every single piece of that tar and unless you constantly "knead" the clay then the likely hood is that you are going to scratch your paint as you continue to clay the rest of the truck.

I would try to remove the tar with a tar remover first and use the clay as a last option.
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i used that new ice liquid clay bar on my ranger last year and everyone thought i had just gotten it painted it does not take near as long as traditional claybar to apply and imo work very well
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:02 PM
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Get a bottle of bug and tar remover. It works wonders on tar.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:28 AM
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if it's just a little, yet the clay bar works, but it will destroy your clay bar.
Tar remover is a good option, never tried WD40 myself, but have heard from a lot that it works well.
Whatever you use, wash it again before waxing.
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I would use something else, that clay will hold all the contaminants in suspension and you could end up scratching or smearing it else where.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:45 PM
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I recommend P21S Total Auto Wash or any kind of foreign object on the paint (tar, bugs, soot...all that ****).
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