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    Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Alright everyone need some help.... I have these tar spots on my White car they only stick to the painted plastic parts.

    I live in a city that decided to do all road construction on every road this summer 2018, on Monday night I spent time and used the microfiber cutting system and after a while they came out.

    List of things I have tried:
    Washing (these are within 12 hours old) I wiped the bulk tar pieces off 10 minutes after I went through construction with Waterless wash and wax.
    Clay
    Ultimate Wax
    Ultimate Polish on Yellow Foam pad
    Ultimate polish on heavy cut Foam pad
    Ultimate compound on Heavy cut Foam pad (this got most out)
    Ultimate compound on Microfiber cutting disk (this worked but I cant do that everytime or I wont have paint left)

    Today after it happened I have tried:
    Bug and tar remover 2 different brands (letting it dwell for a good long while about 15 minutes)
    gasoline
    Hydrogen Peroxide (not really sure why but hey)

    no luck......
    I hate seeing these spots and you cant really make them out from a foot or two away but brand new car and I dont want them there.


    [IMG]IMG_2018.jpg[/IMG]

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Terese/Downloads/IMG_2018.jpg[/IMG]

    I cant get the photo to upload

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    You can load your image from your PC to your Gallery.
    Then you can add it to a post.

    See this thread,
    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...g-Photo-Albums

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
    You can load your image from your PC to your Gallery.
    Then you can add it to a post.

    See this thread,
    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...g-Photo-Albums
    Alright that was easier than I thought! Thank you

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Let us see if I made your image larger. Now the spots are more visible.

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Gonna suggest a non-Meguiar's product...Stoner's Tarminator. That and good 'ol kerosene.

    Bill

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE View Post
    Gonna suggest a non-Meguiar's product...Stoner's Tarminator. That and good 'ol kerosene.

    Bill
    How will Kerosene react to painted plastics? Should I expect some softening?
    I found some tarminator in stock at a local auto supply, I will pick it up today and give it a whirl.

    Anything you can suggest to protect this? I have a couple of coats of Ultimate wax on there and I clean every other day with Waterless Wash and Wax and Wash once to twice a week depending on the level of dirtiness.

    I was thinking about throwing a carnauba wax over the ultimate wax for a layer of protection that kind of embedded itself into the paint?? (not sure if that ie really the way it works or not.)

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE View Post
    Gonna suggest a non-Meguiar's product...Stoner's Tarminator. That and good 'ol kerosene.

    Bill
    Tarminator was a no go..... I didn't let it dwell for a long time but... still no changes. Should I let it dwell for a bit of time?

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    Re: Help!!! tar spot removal white paint

    I have never had a problem using kerosene. BUT that doesn't mean there couldn't be, but I really doubt any problem will show up. Just try a small area first to see how it performs. Using kerosene is a perfect examble of "like removing like". It is actually a solvent for many tar based product during production. Kero is really a pretty benign petro-just stinks to high heaven!

    I will add, living where 'they' use a lot of seal-coat, no matter have carefully one drives, ya just can't NOT get the stuff on your vehicle. Hence, I've always just grabbed the kero jug.

    Sorry to hear that Tarminator didn't work.

    Bill

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