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Old 08-16-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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Road Tar

Does anyone know of a good way to remove roar tar that has splattered onto the trailer body?

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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Pledge furniture polish in the spray can.

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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Ive had good luck with a heat gun and mineral spirits BUT mine has no clear coat. If everything else fails I'd try very low heat and go slow, the heat softens the tar, a plastic putty knife will gently slide it off and mineral spirits remove the remaining slime.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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Spray it with WD40. Let it soak a short while. Then, gently wipe it clean with a soft rag. Don't rub vigorously because there could be grit in the tar that could scratch the surface of your AS. The WD40 should melt the tar away. Any road tar cleaner from an auto parts/supply store would work just as well.
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I think airstream recommends using kerosene? a clean rag and a little kerosene worked for me.

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removing tar spatters from clear coat surface

I've read this thread and wanted to make sure we try the right way to remove the spatters without damaging the clear coat. Although, since they were hot when they hit the surface, the clear coat may already be damaged? Is goo gone safe for a clear coat surface?

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