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Old 07-11-2019, 09:26 PM   #1
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How to get rid of road tar

Drove today past road construction during hot part of the day & got a fine spray of tar ALL over the front & sides of the (white) tow car. Trying to decide how best to remove it.

What did not work - Dawn dish soap, Simple Green, warm water (gen compartment)

What seems to work - WD-40... but not sure what that does to the paint finish.

Any suggestions? a Bug & Tar remover?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:28 PM   #2
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WD 40. Will not harm the paint. Use the WD40 and then wash the car then wax.
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Use the WD40 and then wash the car then wax.
Sounds like a long project. Thanks.
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Before my motorhome, I drove a corvette. Clay bars for auto detailing easily removed tar. Recommended.
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What are clay bars? any links?

The tar is all over the front & both sides of the toad.
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Auto parts store, Target, ... and get Turtle Wax "bug and tar remover". works great and safe on the paint. It's made to break down tar on a painted automotive surface.
https://www.target.com/p/turtle-wax-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Thanks for that advice. I will do that.
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Paint thinner won’t harm the finish. Wash and wax and done.
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X2 on WD 40
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I had a similar problem. I called Newmar and they told me to use mineral spirits. It worked very well.
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Auto parts store, Target, ... and get Turtle Wax "bug and tar remover". works great and safe on the paint. It's made to break down tar on a painted automotive surface.
https://www.target.com/p/turtle-wax-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

This is a GREAT PRODUCT, & easy to use too!
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Great advice from all. I'll look for the bug & tar remover. Also need to get some mineral spirits. WD-40 is the more expensive option.
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Word of warning about using tar remover and other petro chemicals on the front of the coach if you have Diamond shield. You will ruin the surface. Fine on paint but deadly for Diamond Shield.
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