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Old 07-29-2006
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i love tar on my paint

so they redid the roof on my house...well they're still in the process....I was at work and the Blue 01 Ranger was sitting outside. I guess they sprayed on a layer of tar with something similar to a paint gun, becuase when i came home i had a nice thin film of tar all over my truck.

Broke out the clay bar and it came right off....it was just a little time consuming. Now she's in the garage (since they're done with the garage) with a cover on her. Paint's nice and smooth again. Just wanted to share, I think the clay bar is a better option then kerosene.
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Don't get mad get ...clay

I'da been quite mad!
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lol ya id ***** out the roofing people if i were you... i still need to clay bar, im just to lazy...
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eh, it wasnt an intentional thing....i probably wont say anything. i knew i could get it off so i wasnt too bent out of shape about it.
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i would use the clay bar on the roofers,lol at least the truck is ok,all that matters
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Can someone explain a lil bit about a claybar? I think I *once* found this product at Napa, and I have no idea how to use it, what it does, when to use it.

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If you run your hand over the hood of your truck....and it feels rough, then its time for the clay bar. It comes with a type of spray wax, or you can use a different kind...i use the quick detailer from Meguiars. The spray wax keeps it from sticking to the paint....sort of like a lubrication between the bar and the paint. they clay will actually pull the dirt and roughness from the paint. seal it with a coat of wax and your paint will feel and shine like glass. That's the jist of it. totally worth the money.
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i see Jeff had a better idea....lol
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good article Jeff. That's a great explination.
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Thanks for the link. I'm gonna try to save a few bucks and use the glacial silt behind my house. It's finer than clay bar :-) And if i scratch my paint i'll sue the forest service.

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lol ya id ***** out the roofing people if i were you... i still need to clay bar, im just to lazy...
I'dve snapped when I saw it, but probally wouldn't say anything if I was able to get it off myself. I bought the stuff to claybar my truck over 2 months ago and haven't done it yet.
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its awesome....gives it that glassy shine.
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I normally use Wd-40 or the generic equiv.. its very good for small tar splats and lines.
and wont eat your paint
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