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Old 02-22-2005
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Removing Tar...

I just seen a comercial that said if you got tar on your car/truck... they said the best thing to do is chose a soft cloth and some peanut butter (without nuts) and rub the peanut butter on with the cloth and it takes the tar off

Any comments to how true this is someone test this out I would but I dont have any tar all I have is dirt....
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i dont know but im sure it would taste good!!
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Should be the same basic principle as using Coca-Cola or tomato juice to clean stains with out the damaging effects of cleaning chemicals. The natural acids should be kinder to the paint than other cleaners.
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Wd-40
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yes i have heard of wd40 before and i know that works but peanut butter
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i saw that peanut butter thing too. i always use wd40 myself.
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If its not to thick you an take it off with clay bar. it always takes it off my truck. but if its really thick you'll be rubbing a while
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Well, don't know if this will work, but i Skim board, and whenever i get tar on me, i use baby oil, gets the black crap right off. Maybe that'll work on our trucks, and it's less "damaging" than WD-40 on our paint
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u get tar on u when u skimboard... ive been skim boarding for over 7 yrs and never got tar on me
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haha.. kinda old.. anyways.. umm...

yeah.. the Santa Barbara coast is near the oil refineries.. it's like.. off the coast.. a few miles away, but you can see it.. and every once in a while, esp. after it storms, there's tar everywhere.... except you can't see it..
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WTF is skim boarding...you weird west coast people and your proprietary sports!!!
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peanut butter should work Eric
it goes on the same principles as the WD-40 or baby oil
the oils help to break down the tar and more importantly prevent it from resticking as you rub it
peanut butter has lots of peanut oil in it, but in a paste form so it is easier to use
the ground grains of peanut will also act as a very mild abrasive
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WTF is skim boarding...you weird west coast people and your proprietary sports!!!
This is skim boarding. (click here to view, right-click to save)
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I think imma buy some cheap peanut butter (I'm not gonna waste my JIF) and get some off my step bars and fenders. How can i get sap from trees off?
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DONT BUY PEANUT BETTER!!!!!

I tryed this yesterday and it doesnt work.

I used goo-gone and it worked like a charm. (little elbow grease is needed)
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goo-gone, wd40 on chrome
Meguiars BodyScrub on paint
Always works for me

Remember, paint is porus. It will abosorb the checmicals from WD40 and dry out. You need something that won't hurt the paint.
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I used goo-gone on the paint. didnt seem to hurt it.
Just make sure to wash it after.
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