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Tar on paintwork

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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Does anyone know how to get tar off car paintwork.

Bloody council workmen have resurfaced part of the road AROUND my car and there is tarmac all over the paintwork down the drivers side and the alloys.

I have tried wiping it off but it is just smudging.

I have rung the Council and they said someone might get back to me within 10 days :x

Please help http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/aktion/action-smiley-001.gif
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
fireheaven
Does anyone know how to get tar off car paintwork.

Bloody council workmen have resurfaced part of the road AROUND my car and there is tarmac all over the paintwork down the drivers side and the alloys.

I have tried wiping it off but it is just smudging.

I have rung the Council and they said someone might get back to me within 10 days :x

Please help http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/aktion/action-smiley-001.gif


A drop of petrol on a rag and it will be gone forever
#2
Thanks alot Crazy.
1 Like #3
Don't forget to wax afterwards when using petrol or any tar removing product.
#4
Is this the time of year they do this or what, as all the roads by us are terrible at the moment! Either dug up ready for resurfacing or like you've found covered in tar :?

Can't believe they tarred (is that the right word for it??!) AROUND your car!!!
#5
try wd40, worked for me
1 Like #6
FH, on an auto repair site they say put margerine over it and leave it for a couple of hours then it comes off a treat.

This is a serious request, will you please try it as I am intrigued to see if it works.
#7
I had seen that too Greg. Will try it on a small area, think the local cats would probably lick it off!
1 Like #8
greg_68
FH, on an auto repair site they say put margerine over it and leave it for a couple of hours then it comes off a treat.

This is a serious request, will you please try it as I am intrigued to see if it works.



:) My Gran used to use margarine to get tar off our clothes, can't remember if it worked or not
#9
stora
:) My Gran used to use margarine to get tar off our clothes, can't remember if it worked or not


You just know that your Gran was right. Weren't they always?

Times were tough then, they wouldn't have wasted food.
#10
greg_68
FH, on an auto repair site they say put margerine over it and leave it for a couple of hours then it comes off a treat.

This is a serious request, will you please try it as I am intrigued to see if it works.


Used to use marge to clean our hands after picking the tar bubbles in the road during the summer when I was a kid. It worked.
#11
Can I use flora??
#12
I couldn't go to uni today as the council dug up the pavement outside my house, stranding my car on the drive : [
#13
freeDUMB
I couldn't go to uni today as the council dug up the pavement outside my house, stranding my car on the drive : [


Plonkers :x
#14
Public transport?
#15
I live on the outskirts of Leicester and I go to university in Loughborough, which is about 45 minutes away in the car.

I'd have to take a bus in to the town centre, which would take about 45 minutes to an hour at that time in the morning. Then take another bus to Loughborough, god knows how long that would take. Then a 20 minute walk to the uni itself.

Not worth the hassle really. I can get on with my artwork wherever really anyway.
#16
Right the marg is on the car. Got some funny looks from the neighbours. Will let you know how it goes.
#17
The train only takes about 15 minutes Mr. freeDUMB :whistling:
1 Like #18
autoglym tar and glue remover, much much kinder to your car if you want to keep the paint lol.
#19
Leave me alone! One day off uni won't hurt anyone ^_^
#20
shanecr
autoglym tar and glue remover, much much kinder to your car if you want to keep the paint lol.



Arghhh I've just run out in a panic and wiped it all off. I have to say quite a bit of the tar came off.
#21
freeDUMB
Leave me alone! One day off uni won't hurt anyone ^_^


Too Right :thumbsup:
#22
Thanks for the advice guys. Repped you all.

I have got most of the tar off. Had a call from the Council, someone is going to get in touch with me regarding compensation apparently. won't hold my breath though. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/lachen/laughing-smiley-003.gif
#23
fireheaven
Thanks for the advice guys. Repped you all.

I have got most of the tar off. Had a call from the Council, someone is going to get in touch with me regarding compensation apparently. won't hold my breath though. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/lachen/laughing-smiley-003.gif

surely they will be influenced by a letter from the firm of solicitors you work for??...or is that not kosher?
#24
Morning CC, I am keeping that fact from them until the try to fob me off with some lame excuse, then I will get the big guns out. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/waffen/violent-smiley-044.gif
#25
fireheaven
Morning CC, I am keeping that fact from them until the try to fob me off with some lame excuse, then I will get the big guns out. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/waffen/violent-smiley-044.gif


Why reward them?!

^_^
#26
Did you take any pictures as proof?
#27
Iom-RF
Did you take any pictures as proof?



I certainly did, many many :thumbsup:

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