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Old 06 Jul 2003, 07:53 pm
Gary Seven
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Default Tar on the side!

I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
right below the door jamb on the plastic.
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Old 06 Jul 2003, 08:19 pm
Dan Drake
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Default Re: Tar on the side!

On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 19:53:40 -0400, Gary Seven
<garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote:

>I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
>What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
>while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
>substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
>right below the door jamb on the plastic.


Naptha.

Cigarette lighter fluid, if you prefer.

Wax or re-apply your favorite paint protection afterwards.
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Dan Drake
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Old 06 Jul 2003, 08:46 pm
Gary Seven
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On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 20:19:11 -0400, Dan Drake
<ddrake@NOTTHIS.comcast.net> wrote:

>On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 19:53:40 -0400, Gary Seven
><garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote:
>
>>I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
>>What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
>>while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
>>substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
>>right below the door jamb on the plastic.

>
>Naptha.
>
>Cigarette lighter fluid, if you prefer.
>
>Wax or re-apply your favorite paint protection afterwards.



That won't damage the paint on the metal or plastic?
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Old 07 Jul 2003, 04:04 am
Bill Freeman
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Default Re: Tar on the side!

Turtle Wax "Tar Remover" has been a std tar remover (along with
DuPont #7) for 40+ years .. .

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> "Sandy" <sbeech6@nospam.cox.net> wrote in message
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> > There are commercial tar remover solvents available.
> > If they aren't enough Rubbing Compound will take off almost anything.
> > That can include the paint so don't overrub. Best to try taking off

> thicker
> > deposits in layers rather than all at once.
> >
> >

>
> 3M makes a 'car paint safe' cleaner/degreaser that worked for me. There

are
> also those car 'clay bars'. Wax will be needed afterwards as well.
>
>



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Old 07 Jul 2003, 05:02 am
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On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 20:46:03 -0400, Gary Seven
<garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote:

>>Naptha.


>That won't damage the paint on the metal or plastic?


No, it's a petroleum distillate. So is the tar, which is why it will
dissolve it, which will do less damage than trying to abrade it or
remove it by other mechanical means. The same as spilling gas on the
paintwork though, it makes sense to wash it off afterwards and wax the
area.
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Old 07 Jul 2003, 07:59 pm
Beryl Lerner
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Default Re: Tar on the side!

Product by Stoner called "TARMINATOR"

Excellent product
"Gary Seven" <garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote in message
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> I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
> What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
> while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
> substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
> right below the door jamb on the plastic.



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Old 07 Jul 2003, 08:50 pm
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On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 19:53:40 -0400, Gary Seven
<garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote:
>I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
>What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
>while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
>substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
>right below the door jamb on the plastic.


Auto supply store will have a dozen bug and tar removers to choose
from. Used some on my CL after driving a newly repaved/oiled road in
front of my house, the week I brought the new car home!

Maybe that peanut butter trick works, I dunno, wasn't that the OSH ad
for removing old bumper stickers or something?

J.

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Old 07 Jul 2003, 08:54 pm
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Default Re: Tar on the side!

I have always used mineral spirits. It NEVER hurts the finish and you can
get it for as little as $2.00 per GALLON at home Depot, Loews, Wal-Mart etc.

Dave M.


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> I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
> What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
> while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
> substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
> right below the door jamb on the plastic.



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Old 07 Jul 2003, 08:57 pm
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Bill Freeman <bfree@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> You can also use waterless hand cleaner .. . Go-Jo etc. to remove
> tar. Put it on, let it set .. . wipe off. Won't hurt finishes, hands nor
> the environment.


....Just as long as there is no pumice in it.


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> "Steve Lee" <dont@thinkso.com> wrote in message
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> > On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 19:53:40 -0400, Gary Seven
> > <garyluckynospam@nospa.yahoocom> wrote:
> >
> > >I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
> > >What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
> > >while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
> > >substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
> > >right below the door jamb on the plastic.

> >
> > For me, claybar has never failed me. Give it a try. You do have to
> > wax afterwards. Mothers, Zaino, Maguiar's.

>
>



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Old 07 Jul 2003, 09:16 pm
Bobby Creech
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I had paving overspray on my car once...ie tar. Used WD-40 to get it
off..... spray on, wipe off, then wash and wax afterwards. Do only small
areas at a time. Did not damage finish.
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> I have what I believe is a whole lot of tar on the side of the CL.
> What can I use to get it off? I tried scrubbing with a sponge for a
> while and the spongs started falling apart. It is the stickiest black
> substance I have ever encountered. It is on the paint as well as
> right below the door jamb on the plastic.



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