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post #1 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do you get the tar off?

okay ive had tar on my white truck were the wheels spit it up, and alot of it has been there for a very very long time,,

ive used tar and bug remover that was a freakin joke!

tryed just good ole elbow grease some of it will come off a little bit but man talk about taking a seriously long time and still some there,

even used some ole mineral spirits paint thinner on it and it did a little better but not much and i was afraid to use much for fear of harming the paint also..

So whats the trick guys? ive heard everyting from google, from mayonaise, to peanut butter, to wd 40, brake cleaner, gas, kerosene, deisel, but the last few all say it could hurt the paint.

So whats the trick lol
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post #2 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 07:20 PM
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wd 40 is a great cleaner.....its worth a shot i've used it a lot of times for grease spots
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Gas and a rag. Done and done.
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And peanut butter will do it, but be ready for some serious elbow grease.
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lol how could i not think of that lol

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wd 40 is a great cleaner.....its worth a shot i've used it a lot of times for grease spots
no problems with messin up your clear coat or paint?

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Gas and a rag. Done and done.
same no problem messin up clear or paint?
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usually thinner.. or safer.. is WD-40 let it soak a while..
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brake cleaner.



but that "might" hurt the paint.

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but that "might" hurt the paint.
lol seems that when you google it all the ones that say take it off all have that warning lol this could hurt your paint lol
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Never have had an issue with the gas messing up the paint but maybe I was just lucky.
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