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How to get extreme stuck on road tar off paint?

I got some road tar or something on my car months ago. It is stuck on so hard that I cant even scrape it off with my finger. I just tried some tar and bug remover because it claimed to get deep, dry tar out. And it didnt work. Any suggestions?
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clay bar, it worked for crawly but i dont know if his was hard yet..
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this is road tar that has been on my paint for probably 6 months!
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Try goof off, be real carefull with your paint though...It may take away some clear if you let it heat up or rub too hard
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ok is it on metal? take a heat gun to it and slowly heat it up, then just start picking at it, then try the tar remover...
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I had some tar on mine about a month ago and it was on there for about a week before I took it off.
I used Stoner Bug and Tar Remover, don't know if you tried that stuff, it worked really well for me!

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ok is it on metal? take a heat gun to it and slowly heat it up, then just start picking at it, then try the tar remover...
i like this idea.....kinda like removing a decal or something......tar will heat up and become soft again........
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I've always had good luck with lighter fluid, and it won't harm the paint.
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WD-40 spray it let it soak for 10 min.. spray it again... let it soak for about a min
then spray a washcloth or terry cloth shop towel and it should come right off.
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WD-40 spray it let it soak for 10 min.. spray it again... let it soak for about a min
then spray a washcloth or terry cloth shop towel and it should come right off.

wow, tried it yesterday....and it really worked.
thxx
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If its fresh you can skip the first step.

As in spray it wait a min then spray your cloth and wipe.

If its really old and crusty you need to soften it up.
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wd isnt harmfull to the paint?
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Try a hair dryer....if its on there and its that hard, the clay bar might not work. Hit it with a hair dryer and then try using some kerosene on it. The kerosene wont hurt your paint, just be sure to put some wax over top of the area when you're done. The heat gun idea is a good one....if you dont have a heat gun, a hair dryer will work. Good Luck!
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WD is basically glorified silicone. It shouldn't hurt the paint at all but you might want to try it on a hidden spot of paint first to make sure. You can use WD for just about anything. Spray it under your fenders before you go mudding and it'll help to keep the big chuncks of mud from sticking to the fender wells. Works good on the quad.
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WD is a light oil and wont hurt your paint. Its better than using kero or gas by far.

You may have to WASH after using wd-40 but it wont hurt anything cept your wax
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