|Ugggh! TAR!...||asphalt assault|
Aug 17, 2003 5:20 PM
|I got tar all over my bike today and am wondering what's good to take it off. I picked up some bug and tar remover made by Turtle Wax from the auto parts store but it's completely useless, I might as well use diswashing liquid!
There used to be some automotive bug and tar remover made by Gunk on the market but I havn't been able to find it anywhere. I remember that it smelled like kerosene or deisel fuel. If I used fuel oil would it damage my tires? I'm not worried about harming paint because it's a brushed Ti frame with no decals.
Is there any other common hardware store item that I can use that won't harm anything?
Ugh...what a mess!
|WD-40 always worked for me...(nm)||The Walrus|
Aug 17, 2003 5:35 PM
|Disk Brake Cleaner||Atombomber|
Aug 17, 2003 6:37 PM
|It evaporates very quickly so it doesn't have time to work at the tire.|
|Goo Gone... nm.||russw19|
Aug 17, 2003 6:41 PM
Aug 18, 2003 2:23 AM
|I have all three of these items sitting on the shelf in my garage, I don't even have to run to the hardware store:)|
|3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner||BNA_roadie|
Aug 18, 2003 2:21 AM
|Won't harm cured paint, great stuff!|
|Baby Oil...proven effective||Parker|
Aug 18, 2003 8:32 AM
|I used to live along the CA's central coast and some of the area's beaches were plagued with tar balls that would wash up on the beach. |
A nice walk along the shore would result in tar feet which we would take care of with a scott towel and some baby oil.
Broke up the tar and took it right of.
I've never tried it on paint, but I bet it'd work.
Works well on pine sap too (from lots of experience)