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    Question for detailing experts

    Hello,

    My car sustained tar and gravel damage last July on the way to Camaro5 Fest IV.

    I am having difficulty getting the tar removal portion of this job resolved.

    Any advice as to how this should be tackled?

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    Diesel Fuel (this is no joke), get a cheap sprayer from the store and put some diesel fuel in it and spray the tar and gravel damage area. Let fuel sit on the tar over night then the next morning use soap and water to wash the fuel and tar off.
    Do Not put any diesel fuel on the hood or truck or roof of car because this will damage the paint but on the side of the doors and fenders where the fuel can run off, this will be fine.

    Wax the car because this will remove any wax on the car.

    If you don't believe me try a small area first.

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    I think I would probably cry if that happened to our car. I have used WD-40 to remove tar and such, but hesitate to do so on a painted surface. It works good for the undercarriage and wheel well liners.

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    sorry i'm late to this, but yes gasoline will nuke tar but not your paint.

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    That sucks!! Ive had some tar but not that much!! I did run over an unexploded paint ball that exploded all over my tires & the tire well and a little on the body....used some TR3 tar remover .???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    ....used some TR3 tar remover .???
    Smell TR3 it smells like diesel fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 024mula View Post
    Diesel Fuel (this is no joke), get a cheap sprayer from the store and put some diesel fuel in it and spray the tar and gravel damage area. Let fuel sit on the tar over night then the next morning use soap and water to wash the fuel and tar off.
    Do Not put any diesel fuel on the hood or truck or roof of car because this will damage the paint but on the side of the doors and fenders where the fuel can run off, this will be fine.

    Wax the car because this will remove any wax on the car.

    If you don't believe me try a small area first.
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    You could try stoners tarminator to see if that removes the tar. It's available at most autoparts stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    You could try stoners tarminator to see if that removes the tar. It's available at most autoparts stores.
    Off topic BUT>>>Best glass cleaner !! Stoners invisible glass !!

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