Posted by admin on May 30, 2017 in Car Maintenance, Safety Tips Comments Off on Removing Gravel and Tar from Tires It's not uncommon after a road has been paved over or resurfaced for it to leave cars with gravel and tar all over the tires.
To take tar off of your car, spray on engine cleaner. Spray, let it sit for 15 minutes, then lightly rub with your fingers until it's loose. Then, rinse off with hot soapy water and re-wax as it takes the wax off too. Caution; do not apply it in the sun and do not let it dry or it will damage your paint!
an easy way to remove black tar from your car is peanut butter. smooth of course! let it sit for about 30 seconds then remove with a clean cloth. you may have to repeat a few times depending on how thick and how long the tar has been on the car.
Tar is a damaging compound if left on your paint. That's why we created a post with three quick and easy home remedies to remove tar from your car paint. Whether the tar is newly on your paint or its been there for a while, don't worry because we'll show you how to get it off fast and without damaging your cars paint.
Number 2: WD40. I hadn't thought of using WD40 when cleaning my car but it should come as no surprise that the product claiming to have 2000+ uses has "Automotive -Removes bugs, road tar and tree sap" listed as one of them!. So I gave it a go using a soft cloth and again it did a pretty good job. I was a bit worried about using it on the paint work though so I only tried a small area.
You'll need a different cleaning solution to get the bugs off the glass parts of your car. A mixture of water and dish soap can often get the job done, but if you think you need a stronger solution you can find car window soap at an auto parts store. Spray your windshield and windows with soapy water. Let it soak in for 10 minutes. Scrub away the bugs.