Tar Removal from Car

  tonyq 16:31 19 Apr 2009
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does anyone have experience or suggestions for removing quite a bit of tar from door sills of a car without doing damage to the paint work
(Metallic paint).I know this is not computer related but I also know there is a lot of experience of life's little problems on this site.

  OTT_Buzzard 16:38 19 Apr 2009

Try this link - click here

  spuds 18:02 19 Apr 2009

In the past I have used a dab of petrol or diesel on road tar spots, plus the very easy WD40 method (if you have a can available!). Let the solution soak a little, so as to loosen the tar, do not try to force or scrape the tar off. Clean off all the residue afterwards with soapy water.Job should then be complete.

  SB23 18:07 19 Apr 2009

With regards to the link already given, I can say that I've used WD40 and it does work. Another is white spirit but as with any fix, remember to wash, and or wax afterwards.

  Diemmess 18:20 19 Apr 2009

As above, but don't be tempted to do any scraping or picking. Patience is the key.

Celluse thinners and aggressive solvents are a big NO-NO

  tonyq 19:44 19 Apr 2009

with regards to using WD40 for the removal of the tar,what is the best way to apply the wd40?

  Stuartli 19:56 19 Apr 2009

If you use WD40, you don't need to wax the area again although it should be washed.

However, if you use lighter fuel, also very effective, you do need to immediately wash and then wax the affected area afterwards.

Alternatives are Tar and Glue Remover or appropriate products from such companies as AutoGlym.

  spuds 20:40 19 Apr 2009

"what is the best way to apply wd40?"-

Just spray it on, possibly using the extension nylon pipe. Try to protect the surrounding areas (carpet/seat!) from over-spray.

  ton 23:12 19 Apr 2009

"what is the best way to apply wd40?"-

Spray it on a rag.

  BT 16:57 20 Apr 2009

I've not had one of those little extension pipes on WD40 cans for ages, do they still provide them?

  john bunyan 17:18 20 Apr 2009

Yes

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