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tar removal?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tacoma08MZ, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jul 18, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    welp i got some tar on the brand new white tacoma :mad: anyone got any good tips on getting tar off your vehicle safely? What to use were to buy it?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    Brunes

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    A) Get a spray on cleaner/wax (like plexus) and let it soak- Rub gently till it softens and comes off.
    B) Get Turtle wax Bug and Tar (or any other brand you like- Just look around for the right stuff)
    C) (Last resort) Mayonaise- Wipe some on there and let it sit for about 5-10 mins (Till the tar is soft) and then rub gently to get it off.

    Key is to be gentle and take your time to get soft and then not scratch the paint polishing it off.

    Good luck!!

    PS- Be sure to wash it afterwards to get all of whatever cleaner you use off and then re-wax to make the next time easier to clean up.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Waxing regularly helps prevent things from getting stuck.

    In love bug country, I've heard of people spraying down the front of their truck with WD-40 to keep the bugs from sticking.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:49 PM
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    I use wd-40 to remove tar.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2008 at 2:29 AM
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    cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine watch the meat

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  6. Jul 22, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    Same here... soak it for a few minutes and it should come off pretty easy...
     
  7. Jul 22, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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  8. Jul 22, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    stoner makes some pretty decent stuff for tar removal.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    Stoner makes some pretty awesome stuff...I'm all about them.
    their products are made in Quarryville, PA very close to my house. It's an excellent product line
     
  10. Jul 23, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    what about some goo gone??
     
  11. Jul 23, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    their invisible glass is friggin awesome too man!! thats all i use to clean our mirrors and glass in the house and the car/truck!! use it with crumpled newspaper......works great!!
     
  12. Jul 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine watch the meat

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    i actually love using it with paper towels, i find that the easiest:thumbsup:

    especially since i only get the paper on Sat and Sun:p


    *edit, if you go on Stoners website, you can enter a daily/weekly drawing for coupons, goodies, shirts and full car care kits...SWEET!
    ...i think i'll make a thread about it!!!
     
  13. Jul 24, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    sweet!!1 thanks for the heads up about their site!! by the way.......i have about fifteen newspapers saved in my car detailing section....the wife finds it to be on the gooft side....i call it "prepared":D!!
     
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