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GBJeep 01-19-2013 08:21 PM

Tar Removal
Hey all-
Well my subdivision streets have been completely torn up to get re paved. So after weeks of driving through this mess of mud & muck now I have tar all over my ride. This isn't just in a few spots it pretty much everywhere and all over my rims as well. (Wife's Car Too) :mad: I have seen that WD-40 works well at removing tar but was hoping my fellow Jeep Garage folks might have some useful tips. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

JFD328 01-19-2013 08:27 PM

Re: Tar Removal
do a search for "Tar Removal". you will find a few threads for that.

nonopr01 01-19-2013 11:15 PM

Re: Tar Removal
WD40 is the best.

CobraKyle 01-21-2013 06:26 AM

Re: Tar Removal
I've had good luck with rubbing alcohol and a good microfiber.

AAAA 01-21-2013 10:49 AM

Re: Tar Removal
Hand sanitizer (generic Purell.)

kkreit01 01-21-2013 03:36 PM

Re: Tar Removal
Clay is the easiest/quickest for massive tar removal. Whatever you use, don't forget to seal your paint afterwards. Anything that will remove your tar, will also remove all protection (wax/sealant).

GBJeep 01-21-2013 04:49 PM

Re: Tar Removal
Thanks for all of the responses everyone! Once I can start the process and get the tar removed I will be sure to wash and wax. I actually enjoy washing my own vehicles and usually do so every weekend. So needless to say waiting for the road construction to be completed is making me crazy. :D

Thanks again

CobraKyle 01-22-2013 04:20 PM

Re: Tar Removal
The last time I had tar on my car, clay wouldn't take it off (and I clay my cars yearly so I know how to use it), but the rubbing alcohol did remove it with without detriment to the paint.

jgc4ever 01-22-2013 08:32 PM

Re: Tar Removal
P21S P21S Total Auto Wash is German nobility in a spray bottle!

Justal13 01-23-2013 02:45 PM

Re: Tar Removal
I have heard that a dryer softner sheet works as well. I would use caution to avoid scratches. Personally, I use WD-40 and an inexpensive mico-fiber that I can throw away afterwards. I bought a 48-package of micro-fibers for serious cleaning purposes, and save my good ones (read more expensive) for polishing.

Zwipes 948 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 48-Pack : : Automotive

spyder873 01-23-2013 02:49 PM

Kerosene will take it off .then re wax. This works for tree sap as well.

Just rinse it off as soon as you are done.
Its not the most ecological way but it works great

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wrwrx 02-11-2013 02:02 AM

Turtlewax Bug and tar remover and a terry cloth.

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