It splashes up at construction sites and gets all gooey on hot, sunny days. One way or another, tar is likely to find its way to your car’s surface. It sticks like glue, but with the right products, it will wipe away in a snap.
You Will Need:
- A tar remover (choose one):
- Tar remover (available in the auto department)
- Goo Gone
- Peanut butter
- Soft cloths
- Protective gloves
Steps to Remove the Tar:
- There are both commercial products along with everyday household products that have been found useful in removing tar. So take your pick from the list above.
- Apply the chosen product to the surface with the tar.
- In some cases (WD-40, peanut butter, Goo Gone), you will need to let the product sit on the tar for about 30 seconds.
- Wipe the area with a soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive cloths or they could scratch the surface of the paint.
- Repeat until all of the tar is removed.
- Wash the clean surface as usual to remove any residue from the removal product. Leaving the product on for prolonged periods of time could damage the surface of the paint and cause discoloration.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If there are any minor scratch marks from the scrubbing (if you accidentally used an abrasive pad), buff them out with a soft cloth and apply a good wax to make the surface shine like new.