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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Per above, TarX works like a dream. Spray on, let sit for a few minutes, wipe off. Then wash, dry and seal.


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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    I took a look in the webstore and it seems like Car Pro is the most expensive at $16, is it using a special chemical composition that the other ones are not ?
    Bug and tar removers: Remove tree sap, bugs, tar, and overspray with bug and tar removers, bug remover, detailing clay, overspray clay, bug sponge,
    ie. Meguiar's is $7.
    Also, CarPro makes an Iron X + Tar X for the same price, is the Tax X purely more effective or would it be worth getting both in one bottle as I never bought Iron X previously.

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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by OMGClayAiken View Post
    Try carpro tar-x...should be a good deal easier than trying to clay those off all the time.

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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Are you sure itís tar and not the fungus that shoots spores against anything close by? I think itís referred to as artillery fungus. Even though garaged, if you park next to curbs while out, with these plants around, your paint will get splattered.

    Just a thought...


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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by 00birdy View Post
    I took a look in the webstore and it seems like Car Pro is the most expensive at $16, is it using a special chemical composition that the other ones are not ?
    Bug and tar removers: Remove tree sap, bugs, tar, and overspray with bug and tar removers, bug remover, detailing clay, overspray clay, bug sponge,
    ie. Meguiar's is $7.
    Also, CarPro makes an Iron X + Tar X for the same price, is the Tax X purely more effective or would it be worth getting both in one bottle as I never bought Iron X previously.
    You know, you probably could find a similarly classified product for anything CarPro makes that is less expensive. There's a reason their products get recommended so often.

    Ha. After I read this I reread your post and noticed the last paragraph. As much as I like CarPro, they're not perfect. They've had some clunkers (An anti-fog spray comes to mind.). Most of their products though are among the best in their category. But, from what I remember, posters would say to keep the two products separate.

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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    WD-40 works well on tar

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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitewater25 View Post
    WD-40 works well on tar
    As does CRC 656. (Which out-performs WD in every way I might add.....)

    But "works well" is different than "works amazing" like the 3M GPAR.

    I am just commenting because I have used literally hundreds of cases of these products over the last 20+ years in the marine industry.
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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    If this is your daily driver, unfortunately you will see this often.

    I always get tar spots, and thanks to good ol' NY state doing road construction out here, I also now have hundreds of yellow paint specks all along my side steps and up in the wheel wells. (Middle finger emoji).

    One thing that works great on tar spots is 3M General Purpose Adhesive remover. Just be aware it will also strip away any LSP you have on the paint in quick fashion.

    No sealant is immune to these tar spots IMO. I'm not a coating guy, but I will bet some others who do use them can chime in on coatings vs. tar.

    My feeling is that the coatings will make the tar removal easier, but I have no experience with that.
    What do you use to get yellow paint off? Clay didnt work...


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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    What do you use to get yellow paint off? Clay didnt work...


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    Re: Constant battle against tar spots on doors.. sealants not working. any tips?

    Some companies make a road paint remover. Works really well. Unfortunately none at AG that I’m aware of. A Google search may help.


    As far as Tar-X. I liked it except for the green fluorescent dye that stains . Ended up throwing a whole gallon of it out.
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