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Old 04-02-2018, 08:13 PM
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This combo work pretty good removing road tar on paint


I used this combo to remove road tar and tiny sticky stuff on car paint after I clean the car. Not sure if WD40 is safe for car paint.

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a quick detail spray or good car wash soap can do the job just fine.
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Mine was so gummed up and soaps doesnít do it
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:25 AM
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I used this combo to remove road tar and tiny sticky stuff on car paint after I clean the car. Not sure if WD40 is safe for car paint.
How are you not sure if itís safe? I wouldnít use it then. The purpose of WD40 is to act as a lubricant for the clay bar. Well a quick detailer is a lubricant. Now if you can prove WD40 is better and safer then Iíd start using it.
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WD-40 should not be used as a lubricant.

Did you try a quick detailer first?
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Right or wrong...using WD-40 to help remove tar residue from a car is nothing new. I have no idea if it really is safe, good, or bad...I just know people have been doing that for years.
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wd-40 is the opposite of a lubricant
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People cringe when I tell them I've used kerosene or gasoline to in order to get road tar off but when I worked at dealerships this is what we did. One of my boss's even used paint thinner on interiors to remove stains. Soap WILL NOT help you with road tar and a lot of times neither will a clay bar. I always make sure I wax the area after to seal it.
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WD-40 is fine to use on paint. Repainted surfaces Iím not sure but factory paint is fine. I use paint thinner all the time to remove contamination from paint, again, factory paint that is. As long as you wax or polish that area after itís not a big deal at all.
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^Agreed
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Rubbing alcohol works wonders
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