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Old 08-25-2019, 06:15 PM   #1
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Safely Removing Tar From Paint

Hi I have a 2017 wolf pup. I have tar on the front of the travel trailer from when they were spraying the roads when I was in the Southwest. Forest River sprayed my trailer paper thin with paint. So I am reluctant to use anything harsh on the paint surface. I have already tried clay bar peanut butter and WD-40 with no success. Any advice on how to Safely remove the tar spray would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ken.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:21 PM   #2
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Kerosene. or diesel fuel and a soft rag.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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Naptha or just old style cigarette lighter fluid which is naptha.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:45 PM   #4
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I use bug and that remover from Turtle Wax.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:59 PM   #5
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I made the mistake of using clay bar to remove tar from the front of my trailer. It took the tar off but dulled the gel coat wherever I used the clay.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:40 AM   #6
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WD-40 is totally safe and extremely effective at removing tar. I drove my Mojave Sand RAM Rebel on a road being resurfaced and the company doing the work made a mistake and had a literal stream of hot tar flowing across the lane not being worked on when a rain blast hit. I drove down the hill in the rain and did not know anything happened.... until I got home. The lower half of my sand colored truck was pure black and the upper half was heavily speckled. 25 WD-40 cans later.... clean. I would spray and let the fluid "curtain" down the panels and then hit it with the hose as the tar was melting and running. I repeated the spray/hose procedure for a couple hours making sure that body, wheel wells, frame, insides of bumpers and back of running boards were all wetted with WD-40 and dripping black tar.


In the end, I had no damage, I did no scrubbing or manual labor, I just spent a day in the driveway drinking Corona and spraying my beautiful truck.


I recommend WD-40 highly for this job.... and many others!
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:17 PM   #9
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I've always used good ol gasoline. Just make sure to wax afterwards. Anything that removes tar, is definitely removing wax or any similar paint protection.
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Turtle wax bug and tar

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I use bug and that remover from Turtle Wax.
I agree. Turtle wax bug and tar remover is amazing.
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