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Old 07-24-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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You got WHAT on your toad? & how did you get it off?

While I was washing our toad today, it occurred to me that yall might have interesting stories about "stuff" that ends up on yours. I could also use some advice on how to take road tar spatter and pine sap off the toad :-)

I can go first :-) Somehow, during our Nappanee trip, we managed to hit a pile of Amish road apples *perfectly* and coated the toad nicely. Soaking with regular car wash detergent and a little elbow grease removed it OK.

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I almost always wash the toad when I wash the coach at Blue Beacon (there is one a few miles from home). They do a great job as there is a manager that QCs everything.
$68 for both including RainX.
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Coming home from a trip to the East Coast we had a really hard transition off of a bridge deck . Then about 10 miles down the road the alarm went off on the auto leveler for the jacks . I pulled over on I57 to investigate and found that the reservoir tank had split open and basically drained all the hydraulic fluid onto my Mini Cooper convertible we were towing . Yup now that was a mess .
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Darn Skunk! Waddled right into my path. Front wheels missed, but the rear wheels got him and distributed his remains all over the front of the toad.
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Back in the 70's I was given a white 1967 Mustang that had huge roostertails of tar down its fender sides. I sprayed it down with Gunk engine degreaser and wiped all the tar off using rags. Then I rubbed out the paint with rubbing compound, waxed it and it looked damn good for a free car. I learned about using Gunk in college when I'd get tar all over my motorcycle running on tarred roads around southern Illinois.
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A dryer sheet, like Bounce, wet, will take a lot of things off, especially bugs.
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Coming home from a trip to the East Coast we had a really hard transition off of a bridge deck . Then about 10 miles down the road the alarm went off on the auto leveler for the jacks . I pulled over on I57 to investigate and found that the reservoir tank had split open and basically drained all the hydraulic fluid onto my Mini Cooper convertible we were towing . Yup now that was a mess .
I hope this never happens to us - but did it take something special to wash it off?

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Darn Skunk! Waddled right into my path. Front wheels missed, but the rear wheels got him and distributed his remains all over the front of the toad.
What was the fallout? Did the smell get INSIDE the car through vents etc?

Did you have to do anything special to clean the outside?

My dogs and my garage have been skunked...

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Since I use magnetic lights on the back of my car instead of trusting the lights on my tow dolly, I used duct tape on the wires to prevent vibration from marking the paint. The last time I did this the tape left behind a sticky residue. To remove without damage to the paint, WD40. Great stuff!

My motto: if it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape, if it doesn't move and it should, use WD40! LOL
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What was the fallout? Did the smell get INSIDE the car through vents etc?

Did you have to do anything special to clean the outside?

My dogs and my garage have been skunked...

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We drove it to a car wash and cleaned the outside, the radiators and engine. Then we left the car windows open that night and the next driving day. After that the smell was almost gone.
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