How to Remove Tar from Car

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How to Remove Tar from Car

Tar comes from all over the place and is a pain in the ass when it attached to your paint.You can prevent tar from sticking to your paint by using the right kind of sealants.Wax will not prevent tar from adhering.

First lets see how to get the tar off of your car's paint.

I use goof off as a rule because it is inexpensive and it gets the job done.You can also use it for tree sap

Will goof off hurt my clear coat? No.As long as you have a base coat, color coat,clear coat  on your car you are good to go.

If you want to prevent tar from sticking to your car in the first place treat it with Simix

Any thing after 1987 should have a base coat,color coat,clear coat.It was a three step process mandated in the  late1980's for environmental issues.

Always do a test area say under the fender if you are not sure if you have a clear coat.All cars after 1987 if painted according to epa standards should have a clear coat,but always better safe than sorry.

I know I have been using goof off for years with great results and it is cheap.It can also be used on tar and paint transfer.Paint transfer is when you accidentally rubbed your bumper on another object and lots of times the goof off will take the paint transfer off but not damage your paint

I do use rubber gloves otherwise you begin to get the taste of goof off in your mouth from absorption through the skin,and I would venture to say it is not a good idea to have goof off running through your blood stream.

Tar is not as damaging to your paint as tree sap but if neglected long enough it can cause you a problem.

Now you know how to remove tar from car

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