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Road Tar

Q: I drove through a construction zone and tar spattered on my fenders. What should be used to get road tar off paint?

A: A product called “Bug and Tar Remover” can be used to remove road tar. Bug and tar remover comes in wipes, aerosol cans, gels, spray bottles, and pour bottles. Often you only have to apply the product and wipe off with a shop towel. Real stubborn spots may require rubbing. Follow instructions on the product. Depending on the brand, tar remover may strip the wax off the paint. Once you have removed the tar, wash the spots with car wash soap, rinse, and then apply a new coat of wax to the area.