Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by arunk, Jan 12, 2012.
But I have heard that using spirits/petrol/kerosene affects the clear coat of the paint.
Paddle shifter is correct. Do not use them..
You can also use rubbing compound to remove tar.
@nitinkumardba: Great! can you share more details about this degreaser? Price, brand\product name \ avilability etc.
@arunk: diesel, kerosene, rubbing compound etc are shortcuts - to remove tar and to reduce the life of your glossy paint. Do stay away from them. Please do a search before you post the queries which we have discussed many times. I am sure there are older threads discussing the same issue.
I used Petrol
As I remember , its a product from Akzo Nobel. Price should be around Rs 350 per 500 ml. You can find this product from dealers and shops like Car Nation. Or get in touch with Akzo Nobel.
+1. I tried removing tar spots on my BNW Punto by using Diesel. Ended up damaging the clear coat. When I run my hand over places where diesel was applied I can feel some roughness. Eventually, the car was washed at A.S.S as part of 1st service and tar spots were all gone.
Sorry for bumping up a three month old thread but wanted to make this point as I see this tip being given across forum. Use diesel only inside the tank
Tar particles are stuck on my windscreen. As there is no risk of damaging paint, can i use Kerosene or Diesel to remove these spots? Any insights?
Kerosene can remove tar. Could try nail polish remover too, which is easily available.
Thank you Thulasi. Massive relief. Was thinking where and how i would source Kerosene!
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