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removing road grime/ tar

what yould you suggest to take it off of both paint and chrome or stainless. my truck has collected alot of it over the summer, mostly on the exhaust tip and bumpers but there is some on the lower body as well, something i could get locally would be prefered but im open to anything reasonably priced
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tar and soot come off well with wd-40
soak a rag and hold it on the spot for a min
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thanks ill give that a try, will it work on stainless?

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i have used it on paint but i dont see y not
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Re: removing road grime/ tar

well it did a real good job but theres still some crap really stuck on there, i used some bleach white tire cleaner and that took like 95% off but still not perfect.
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you can try goo gone just be sure to wash and problaly wax afterward

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Re: removing road grime/ tar

i got the last off of the body, the wd did the trick, now im stuck on the tip. its giving me a hard time

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i use amonia and water mix more amonia if its hard to come off and scrub it really hard. its super cheap my father in law showed me that he used to detail for a living.

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Re: removing road grime/ tar

Have you tryed Xylene? Its can be found near paint/laquer thinner at hardware and auto parts stores. I had some sort of tar mess on the floor of my shop I scraped the majority of it off then the xylene dissolved what was left very quickly. I havent used if for your application, but I bet it will work, its heavy duty stuff, it can reconstitute spray paint, so be careful with it

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i will try that, i only have an issue on my exhaust tip. it shouldnt hurt the stainless. but ill make sure to keep it off anything painted

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