View Full Version : Asphalt Tar

01-12-2005, 04:48 AM
When I bought my 90 Celica GT-S it had little spots of tar on the sideskirts and some on the front wheel wels. They come off just by using ur finger nail but I dont want to have to pick off every spot. Is there anything I could use to smoothly scrape them off without scratching the paint, or some kind of cleaning liquid? Any help or ideas is appreciated.

01-12-2005, 08:32 AM
Goo Gone. Can get at any Walmart or alike store in the paint/adhesive section. Works excellent. Caution if you have aftermarket rims that have balance weights glued inside DO NOT get goo gone on them. It will also remove them.

01-12-2005, 02:54 PM
exactly what I would suggest. Goo Gone does wonders :).

01-13-2005, 12:14 AM
also, neat petrol will work as will oil based parrafin/white spirit from the local hardware store.

01-13-2005, 03:00 AM
Cool I still got some goo gone from when i took off my emblems, never thought it would work for spots of tar.

01-13-2005, 07:53 PM
Goo Gone gets oil off the side of my car and off my wheels, too. I have a bad oil leak and have to do this every time I wash my car until I can fix the leak.

01-13-2005, 11:19 PM
yeah goo gone works wonders. There are also a couple other products on the market. If you still have some left I would try that.

01-14-2005, 01:47 AM
bitumen is a by product of tar, it is bascically thick oil. Petrol distillates come from oil and as such, simply dilute the tar. so whilst you can purchse stuff from the store, you may have some distillates in your garage, just make sure it aint paint stripper :lol:

01-14-2005, 04:33 PM
Youre going about it the wrong way, I think.

Just use a standard clay bar. Not only will you remove the tar, but you will also get all the other particles on your finish. My ST185 was balck and although I couldnt see the tar, after I finished the clay bar was brown with it.