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Red Horse
Sitting Bull

202 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2016 :  10:22:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys
In brief my car has tiny tar specks all over it what can i use to remove them? They are fresh but smear a bit when I try to rub them out with a finger nail. I don"t want to mess up the paint.
Rich

Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7215 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2016 :  12:01:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try WD-40. If not, bug and tar remover works. But usually if the tar specks are pretty small, most car waxes will take them off safely if you work at it a little.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.
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GtoGuy32
Cochise

USA
842 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2016 :  11:08:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I second what Phil said.

You can get a cleaner wax, which has a little bit of grit in it, hit it with that, then go over it with a Carnauba wax.

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Red Horse
Sitting Bull

202 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2016 :  11:38:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the input. Street was retarred and the car was in the carport without the cover.
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Taman
Red Bird

USA
844 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2016 :  6:40:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a good grinder will take that tar right off. At least that's what my hillbilly neighbor did. It was real shiny when he was done until it rained. It was kind of amusing. Many nights are like the movie "The Burbs" . But it's not the dumbest thing he has done.

Everything Under The Sun Is Intune

Edited by - Taman on 24 Aug 2016 6:41:32 PM
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2016 :  7:25:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had some wax and grease remover around from painting (for prepping the panel before paint.) It's gentler than say mineral spirits or lacquer thinner. But, does well on things like tar. I used it a lot for clean up now: spilled brake fluid, cleaning rotors before reassembly because i'm always out of brake cleaner.
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