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Old 09-24-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Road tar! Ugh...

Does anyone have a tried and true remedy for removing road tar that won't damage the finish? As beautiful as South Dakota was, this isn't the souvenir that I wanted.Click image for larger version

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Gasoline and a rag or WD 40, neither will harm the finish. Either method you will want to rewax when done.
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Non flammable would be best .
Mineral spirits available in low odor ; as stated anything that takes the tar off will strip all the wax.
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Gojo hand cleaner. Trust me, I worked for the Highway Department. I have removed much tar. Also of use is orange oil based cleaners.
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Let us know how you removed it. Sorry to hear about it!
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I was working on caulking a few seams today, and was using 3M Adhesive remover to finish the job. Took a chance, sprayed it on the tar that was on the front from our trip to Alaska....and the tar started running down. Took just a little rubbing, but worked really well.
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Update on the Tar; CRC Brakleen is hand's down the easiest and fastest way to get the stuff off. It streaks a bit but I followed up with Goo-Gone and some spray wax and you can't even tell that there was ever a problem. Cheers to everyone who offered advise!
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It looks much nicer in your last photo.
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Careful with Brakleen on some painted surfaces...it will take some paint off! Not so much on gelcoat/auto paint, but it'll do a number on the average J Panel paint. Don't ask how I know....
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Careful with Brakleen on some painted surfaces...it will take some paint off! Not so much on gelcoat/auto paint, but it'll do a number on the average J Panel paint. Don't ask how I know....

Yep so will Goo Gone ! Yeah don't ask me how either
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Iíve always used Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover.
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I use Aero Cosmetics Polish to remove tar, and Was Wax on the fifth wheel, truck and car. Great products.
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