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Old 22-02-2018, 10:21 PM   #1
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Best method to remove tar

Hello again is there a certain method to remove tar dont want to be scrubbing at them and causing scratches, also does the paint need to be dry
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Old 22-02-2018, 10:26 PM   #2
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Best method to remove tar

Spray a tar and glue remover onto the tar, leave then spray off

Really stubborn patches soak a cotton make up pad and leave in situ. Never let the product dry out though. You can wipe with a MF once you've sprayed product on and left for a bit but have never had to do that myself.

Dry paint ideally, if it's wet the product is ever so slightly diluted down but won't stop it working.
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Old 22-02-2018, 10:26 PM   #3
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I use AG tar remover which works perfectly.

I use either a cheap applicator pad or one of the small cotton make up pads you can get, apply some tar remover, dab over area, leave for a short while, dab / wipe over with pad again and disappears - so no rubbing required.

You can get some you spray on and rinse off, but I've not used these yet...
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Old 23-02-2018, 12:07 AM   #4
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I got back from a journey day before yesterday and when I washed the car I noticed the arches and doors were covered in tar as there's a lot of resurfacing going on at the moment. I used carchem tar & glue remover, my method was spray on, a panel at a time, wait for for up to a minute watching as the tar dissolves and starts to run, then gently wipe down with a wet MF cloth that I have in a bucket of clean water. I then go round and give it another rinse with the hose.

I forgot to mention, when doing this after a wash make sure you dry the car first before applying the tar remover and follow the manufacturer's directions.
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Old 23-02-2018, 03:32 AM   #5
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AG tar remover is the best I’ve used

I tried simoniz bug and tar remover before AG and it never touched tar spots for me, may have worked for others though.
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Old 23-02-2018, 10:18 AM   #6
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AG tar remover is the best I’ve used

I tried simoniz bug and tar remover before AG and it never touched tar spots for me, may have worked for others though.
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Must admit, I really like AG Tar Remover. I find it works really well if transferred to a spray bottle. Not the most cost effective but very good at breaking down the tar.
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Old 23-02-2018, 01:33 PM   #7
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I have moved away from the overly aggressive ones like Autosmart Tardis and started trying out these thicker, gel like tar/glue remover like Obsession's Purge. They are particularly good as they cling really well. I mist it over any tar spots and allow it to dwell a few minutes. Simply wipe away with a few passes of a MF towels after that.

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Old 23-02-2018, 02:17 PM   #8
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autosmart tardis is really good

simply spray on and wipe off with a microfibre cloth.
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Old 23-02-2018, 03:11 PM   #9
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autosmart tardis is really good

simply spray on and wipe off with a microfibre cloth.
yup used it on customer car and the tar ran off as i watched
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Old 23-02-2018, 03:24 PM   #10
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Good old WD40 sprayed onto panel and wheels, is very effective at softening and removing tar spots. As is neat paraffin used in a sprayer (cheap but maybe not too eco...)
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