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Posted: 29.04.2020  ·  #1
I got around to washing my car today which is white. White is great for hiding most dirt but not tar. Attempting to remove tar with elbow grease is not a good idea. It leaves liquorice streaks. I tried Simoniz tar removal but I didn’t find it any good. Anyone god a good tip to remove tar?


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I use the autoglym tar remover and works well. I put it on and leave it a while and it softens the tar


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Small drop of petrol on the tip of a cloth and rub lightly and it will shift tar,
Do 1 panel at a Time and wash that panel soon afterwards to remove the petrol,
Works wonders but be careful,


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WD 40. Will lift it

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Three different suggestions in the space of ten minutes. That’s great. I wish I could try them all and do a side by side comparison. I can’t get to an auto shop for that autoglym product any time soon and I don’t have petrol. Can I use diesel instead?

It looks like your up Daffy. I’ll try out the WD-40 tomorrow. Should I leave it sit for a bit?


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Have you got a product called sticky stuff remover? No I’m not kidding it’s great for tar removal and doesn’t leave marks

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Try leaving the Simons stuff on for a while

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Carpro Tar X. No scrubbing required. Safe for you and your paintwork. By far the best product I've used for Tar.

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Three different suggestions in the space of ten minutes. That’s great. I wish I could try them all and do a side by side comparison. I can’t get to an auto shop for that autoglym product any time soon and I don’t have petrol. Can I use diesel instead?

It looks like your up Daffy. I’ll try out the WD-40 tomorrow. Should I leave it sit for a bit?

When you spray it on, just a little at a time, cos it’ll run off and be wasted. You will see the tar start to run down. Wipe it off, repeat until it’s gone. A little rub of a rag to help the stubborn bits. Easy peasy


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I have not used diesel on tar Jason so I cannot comment,

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I have not used diesel on tar Jason so I cannot comment,


I doubt diesel would work , I have used petrol, WD-40 sounds good too , never used it myself though

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Another vote for autoglym tar remover, I also am a fan of WD40 for a solvent effect. Great for anything sticky like beam benders etc.

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Carpro tar x and Sticky Stuff Remover, two products I have not heard of, both sound like they merit further investigation. BTW has anyone ever tried a spray called ‘Label Off’? Bloody marvelous stuff if you need to remove the residue of sticky labels. Have you ever bought cut flowers from a supermarket or service station and couldn’t remove the price sticker? Label-Off is your friend. It should work on beam bender residue too Davy.

Anyway the Simoniz and WD-40 I have in stock so will investigate further.

I will report back . . .

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Carpro tar x and Sticky Stuff Remover, two products I have not heard of, both sound like they merit further investigation. BTW has anyone ever tried a spray called ‘Label Off’? Bloody marvelous stuff if you need to remove the residue of sticky labels. Have you ever bought cut flowers from a supermarket or service station and couldn’t remove the price sticker? Label-Off is your friend. It should work on beam bender residue too Davy.

Anyway the Simoniz and WD-40 I have in stock so will investigate further.

I will report back . . .

Label off sounds to be the same as sticky stuff remover.


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Are we to presume you never cut grass ?
Or have you got a fancy Kubota😁


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Kerosene mixed with engine oil dab it on and leave until it starts to run wipe lightly do small parts of the panels at a time


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Are we to presume you never cut grass ?
Or have you got a fancy Kubota😁


I had to think about that one Martin. As to why I have no petrol? Correct I do not cut grass. I got rid of the 4m x 5 m lawn a few years back in favour of pebbles. The effort of keeping such a small lawn per square foot was heart breaking.


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