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Tar Remover

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by CityGuy, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    Anybody know what will take tar oil off a window? I have tried Simple grren and Bug and Tar Remover. I'm out of ideas.:confused:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How bad is it? Can you use a razor blade to scrape it off?
     
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    Its on the passenger window and you really have to look to see it but it looks like someone sneezed it on the window. I have tried scraining lightly with a razor blade but afraid of scratching the window.
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Try gas?...
     
  5. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    I'll give it a try. I assume just wet a rag with it and put some elbow into it?
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I would go to a tire store to ge the "tars" off.... j/k
    Diesel fuel on a rag will take it right off. No hard rubbing required.
     
  7. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,535

  8. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I've tarred my share of foundation walls. Gas will cut it, but it sucks on the hands. WD-40 is alot easier.
     
  9. james1097

    james1097 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Try goof-off it works awsome
     
  10. nrplowguy

    nrplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    diesel fuel is the best thing for taking tar off
     
  11. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    ok guys I have tried the following:
    bug and tar remover
    diesel
    gas,
    goo gone
    scraper/knife
    WD
    Even tried fluid film

    Nothing will faze it.Yes it's on the outside i can feel the small ridges/bumps with my fingers before I get that one.
    What else ya got for ideas aside from window replacement?
     
  12. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    is this 98 chevy 3500?

    Check junkyard for window they could be cheap.

    Did you try mineral spirits
     
  13. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    Wifes 01 cavalier passenger window
     
  14. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,535

    Just tint the windows!
     
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Schaeffer's Citrol will do the job.I use it all the time for stuff much more stubborn than tar.Just be careful--2 friends of mine are EXTREMELY allergic to it--not sure if it's their aerosol in the can or citrus that's in the product.If you don't have access easily to Schaeffer products,kerosene also will work.
     
  16. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Is the glass etched? Can't believe none of those took it off
     
  17. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    what do you mean by eteched?
     
  18. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 513

    steel wool and mineral spirits
     
  19. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,997

    won't that scratch the window? Or do you "wet" rub the wool like wet sanding.
     
  20. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    You mentioned goo gone that stuff is junk. Did you try the Goof off stuff? Its usually in a can with a plastic lid not a spray bottle like goo gone.

    Used to use goof off to take stickers off metal beams when I worked at Home Depot, it usually took the stickers off and the paint.