10-16-2015, 12:28 PM
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Guys,
I could use some help. My wife run through a new construction road and the sticky black gooey thing now all over foot stand of my car and it's hard to rub off. The car wash guys couldn't take it out. I used hot water and scrub but that didn't work. Any trick you know to take this off ? Please find attached picture

Thanks in advance
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 10-16-2015, 12:48 PM
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  • kwsher
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Hi Mustafa, TurtleWax makes a bug and tar remover that I have used when in a similar situation my wife picked up some road tar through a construction site. Worked pretty well. Good luck!

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 10-16-2015, 12:49 PM
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  • Rufus
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An automotive supplies store should have tar remover made especially for cars.  It's a chemical solvent, but shouldn't hurt the finish on your car; however, you should read the label closely and check with some one in the store.  You could also speak to an auto detailing shop and see if they sell a product made for this purpose.

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 10-16-2015, 12:53 PM
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(10-16-2015, 12:48 PM)kwsher Wrote: Hi Mustafa, TurtleWax makes a bug and tar remover that I have used when in a similar situation my wife picked up some road tar through a construction site. Worked pretty well. Good luck!


(10-16-2015, 12:49 PM)Rufus Wrote: An automotive supplies store should have tar remover made especially for cars.  It's a chemical solvent, but shouldn't hurt the finish on your car; however, you should read the label closely and check with some one in the store.  You could also speak to an auto detailing shop and see if they sell a product made for this purpose.

Perfect , that's what I was looking for . Thanks a lot


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 10-16-2015, 03:00 PM
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I work for the road district in the county I live in and we use a product called citrol. I would test in small area first before applying directly to the effected areas. It is an aerosol so application is pretty easy. Sometimes it work just spraying on a rag and whiping the area's. Hope this info helps and sorry about your misfortune! Sad[Image: omAgIVU.jpg]

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 10-16-2015, 03:35 PM
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(10-16-2015, 03:00 PM)OccamsRazor Wrote: I work for the road district in the county I live in and we use a product called citrol. I would test in small area first before applying directly to the effected areas. It is an aerosol so application is pretty easy. Sometimes it work just spraying on a rag and whiping the area's. Hope this info helps and sorry about your misfortune! Sad[Image: omAgIVU.jpg]

Good info . I will look for this one as well
Thank you .


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 10-16-2015, 03:43 PM
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  • garyg
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Try Scrubbin' Bubbles if you already have it on hand.  I read on some car forum once it was good, and when I tested it was much more effective on tar spots than the specialty bug & tar removers, of which there were three different ones in the garage.  That said, I'd test it on your surface first.  Another that works if you already have it around is kerosene.

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 10-16-2015, 07:04 PM
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  • MaxP
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I've had success using WD-40.  You'll want to do a standard car wash afterward.

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 10-16-2015, 09:47 PM
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I've used several of the products mentioned above and they all work - but the faster you get to the tar, the easier it is to get off.

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 10-16-2015, 09:50 PM
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I'd reach for a light clay bar. Auto stores will sell it with a bottle of cleaner / lube that you spray before rubbing gently (pretend it's time DE). Advice if you get one - break it into pieces and flatten them out. Keep folding it in on itself. If you drop a piece and/or see big chunks of dirt or tar, switch to a new piece.


No matter what method you use, make sure to wax the car when you're done to restore protection.

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