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how to remove really bad caked road tar and crud ! ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    lots of the stuff, REALLY bad, tons of it, horrible,

    anyone know ? soak with WD 40 first ?

    no ?


    any ideas ?

    on vehicle w/ factory laquer paint

    thanks
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

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    Try a claybar, that always works for me
     
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    WD40 has worked for me in the past...
     
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    One summer when I first joined the military I worked part time at a full service carwash. When we detailed cars we used WD-40 to get the road tar off and other stuff like those smashed bugs that embed themselves into the body. We would soak it on there and scrub it off after a few minutes and run it through the car wash. If there was still some on there we would repeat the process.

    We never had any complaints of damage to paint???
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    WD-40, kerosene, goof off, mineral spirits, any mild solvent will work....

    stronger solvents work too and are good for other hard surfaces.. just need to be careful with painted surfaces and do a test spot with lacquer thinner, etc...

    what year? are you sure its lacquer?
     
  6. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    They make bug&tar remover available at most any autoparts store, kmart, etc...

    I used to work at a detail shop, we used a commecially available bug&tar remover. WD40 is a little harsh for factory paint, contious usage in the same area will damage the paint, if your not careful.
     
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    "Bug And Tar" remover!!

    In my experience,"Bug And Tar" remover is mostly diesel fuel or kerosene and mineral spirits sold in pint cans for the same price as a gallon of diesel fuel!...I dont have any prize winning paint jobs,so I just use diesel fuel!..I doubt it would hurt the paint unless you leave it on for hours..

    I usually leave the tar on!--its a good rust deterrent!..free undercoating! :laugh: :crazy:
     
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    yes its laquer it says laquer on the SPID lable on the trunk deck its the 84 impala

    it is 22U dark blue

    its caked in road tar and rock, bad,..,

    i have some kerosen, like 5 gallons of it, humm..

    i think its too much caked on for WD40..

    the roads get so hot that the road surface lifts off onto cars here, and the roads buckle and such., and IL is too broke to fix any of it right, then winter comes along and freezes and expands cracks and make pot holes and just rips the roads up even more than the summer heat does, then they toss tons of loose chiprock on the roads in summer too, so that you get to have busted lights and BB hole glass all the time.,


    street/highway departments and well the entire state isnt all that bright.. but then since the city/county street departments are hardly funded..(seems less and less each year)..


    just another one of billions of those little things that will evnetually help start civil war II

    heh,..



    thanks
     
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    try the kerosene... let it soak, wet it again, etc.. lots of elbow grease...
     

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