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Old 07-09-2006
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Getting tar off carpet

Well I got some of the sticky stuff from my Dynamat when I was storing it under my sub box for a while.. and it got on my carpet in the back.. wonder if anybody knew something that would take it out and not change the carpet to white and any ugly ring about the spot! thanks
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Old 07-16-2006
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ouch man, sorry to hear that happen to you.

I know of some cleaners that might help remove it but changing color of your carpet might be a whole different ballgame. Can you just cut some of the carpet that is surrounding it? that's the only way I can think of too safely remove it if you want to retain the original color of your carpet. -Mike-
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Old 07-17-2006
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For tar, I have had good luck with WD-40, to get the tar out, then regular carpet cleaner to remove the WD-40.
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Goo-Gone
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try ice harden the tar and see if you can peel the fibers away from it?
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Old 07-23-2006
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hmm damn, well I have my new sub box back there now and it covers it.. so it isn't that bad.. thanks anyway though I'm going to try that goo-gone
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Probably should try the WD-40 first. Goo gone is a lot stronger and color change of carpet is a possibility. Wd cleans a lot of stuff. Also, denatured alcohol takes tar right off though I haven't tried it on carpet. Goo gone as a last resort..
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after we got done redoing the roof my buddy drove his parents car in the same pants he used to do the roof....idiot.....the goo gone took it out nice..and no color bleed
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Old 08-16-2006
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Well I just cleaned my carpet, using the WD method. It just darkend the carpet a little bit, But other than that it's okay.. thanks again fellas

Brandon
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