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Road Tar Question Advise needed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cntmdc, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    cntmdc

    cntmdc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was driving the other day and unfortunately drove over freshly sprayed tar (the liquid/sticky stuff they spray prior to putting the asphalt down). I was able to remove the tar from the wheel well/covers with bug and tar remover but the mud guards are very thick with that crap and I think the tar remover won't touch it. Anyone has any suggestions to remove it other than buying a new set.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    WD-40. Works awesome on tar.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    Sound like a good excuse to yank those mud flaps off to me.

    Just keep trying, i'm sure it will come off.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    Try some Stoner Tarminator spray. The same company that makes Invisible Glass window cleaner. It will melt it off in no time.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Gasoline might help. just be careful.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Simple Green, mineral spirits, WD-40, pressure washer, adhesive remover, Goo-Gone, GoofOff, Hoppe's No. 9, CLP...I'm just naming crap I have and would try.
    Second thought, go back and get your frame coated. :D
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    I had the same thing happen to a white truck I had and used diesel, its easier and cheaper.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    id try paint thinner or diesel just be careful is all
     
  11. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    wd40 is your best bet, it's oil based just like the tar. then some spray nine, you should be good after that. if you want use some soap and water for final cleaning.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Goo Gone is the best on tar spray!
     
  13. Jul 7, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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    diesel fuel will remove tar.
     
  14. Jul 7, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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    Pretty much stock
    Kerosene works great.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    UPDATE 07/09

    Thanks to every one made cleanup suggestions I was able to remove the Tar with diesel and a scraper came right up.Thanks again for all the advise and I'll defitnely be more careful with the aphalt repairs...:D
     
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