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I found some tar splotches on my car. They can't be sprayed off. What's the best way to remove them?

Asked by 2davidc8 (10189points) March 12th, 2021

Some are very small. Some are up to the size of a quarter.


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AK's avatar

Back in the day, we used to do it with multiple kerosene dabs and multiple rubs. Nowadays, you can buy a tar remover from the hardware store. Works faster than kerosene.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Also Zippo Lighter fluid works well. Test it first to make sure it won’t damage your paint. It can damage lacquer but hardly anyone uses that any more.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Your detailer should have tar remover.

Pandora's avatar

Turtle Wax bug and tar remover or WD 40. On the Web it says be careful rubbing because sometimes tiny pebbles can scratch your paint.

filmfann's avatar

I used to use a product called De-Solv-It. It was made from orange juice. Really amazing stuff.

2davidc8's avatar

About the Turtle Wax, WD-40 and De-Solv-It solutions above:
Do you personally know if these might harm the car’s paint?

filmfann's avatar

De-Solv-It is safe

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