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Old 08-20-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Black Sticky Gooey Stuff Removal

Anybody know what will take the black sticky stuff off from around my windows as seen in the picture below. It is black sticky stuff that appears to have come from some type of sealer around the windows, stove hood vent etc. I have tried most everything I know with no luck. It is sticky like tar and you cant even scrape it off without scratching the paint. Its not just normal black streaks. Thanks

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Spray some WD40 on a cloth or paper towel then rub across the black stripes. I use it all the time to get road tar off the cars and the motorhome. It's a slow process but it does work. With what I see here it cold take a roll of paper towels and the better part of a spray can of WD40. Once you've gotten the stuff off wash it with a good soap and water solution. If you leave the WD40-sealant mix on the sidewall eventually it will turn yellow and leave a stain.

You can trim off the excess sticky tape that's oozed out around the windows to miminize the stains in the future. A razor blade or box knife works well.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Hikerdogs. I tried WD40 and it didn't appear to work but maybe I didn't put enough effort or time in it to allow it to work so I will try that again.
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Naphtha from a paint store or Home Depot/Lowes. Make sure you test an area first.
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When I was in paving we used diesel fuel on a rag to remove tar from the trucks. It workes well but will take the wax too.
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You might try GooGone or Goof-Off. They work well on lots of stuff.
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Try Goo Gone Extreme.
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Terpentine is a non-petroleum product that will remove many sealants/caulks.
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We had a piece of equipment setting out under a pecan tree and got sap on the unit, we tried paint thinner did work so we started trying stuff out of the kitchen found simple green took the sap off.
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