04-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Okay, early in fall, a couple neighbors decided to go in together and get their driveways re-sealed. My Tundra was parked outside and was the lucky collector of what seems to be ashphalt sealer droplets which apparently went airborne. My siding of my house and driver side and tailgate of the Tundra took the hit. I have used bug and tar remover but had no luck. Is there a safe and easy way to remove this without wearing out my shoulder? I'm sure a few hours and elbow grease would do the trick but I don't want to have to deal with swirl marks and the sort. Thanks for the input guys!
04-01-2011, 02:30 PM
The swirl marks will be easier to get rid of than that stuff!:D
I would start with a good wash of the affected areas, clay them, then spray on a little apc, let it sit for a few minutes, then agitate with a mf and wash off.
If that is a no-go, there is some stuff made by Stoners (same guys that make Invisible Glass) called tarminator. Try that on a mf and some rubbing and see if it comes off. If that does not work, spray it on and gently hit the spots with a plastic putty knife, plastic razor blade etc.
If you do get swirls, hit it with some 105 then 205.
Top everything off with a good coat of wax.
I've used WD-40 on stuff like that. Make sure you use a Microfiber cloth and be as gentle as you can. You'll lose any wax and sealant you had, so, as was said by 07bsmcrewmax,RE-WAX afterward!
04-01-2011, 03:24 PM
Have you tried to have your neighbors chip in together to pay to have it taken care of at a detail shop?
04-01-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I will try these out. I haven't spoke to the neighbors about it and feel its to late to bring it up. In hindsight, had I known this was going to be such a pain to remove, I would have spoken with them. Thanks for answers and I will Rep when I get to a computer.
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04-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Also i can say that i did this on my truck when i repainted the trim going across the doors, i took a rag with a light amount of gasoline on it and removed any over spray. It turned out great even though i taped off and put newspaper all along the top and bottom, some over spray went around. Try getting a shop towel and rub the gasoline on a little spot and see how it does with this. It might take more effort than some overspray paint.
04-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Thanks man, I'll try that as well.
08-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Just an update. I have noticed that I have more tar spots on the Tundra again. I'm starting to think that this may be the cause of heavy rain and the asphalt from the shingles of my roof getting on the truck and then melting on to it from the sun. Has anyone heard of this or had this happen? I'm thinking this may be a possibility of why this is happening since no one in my neighborhood is getting their driveway re-sealed. Thanks!