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Old 03-26-2008, 10:05 AM   #1
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I was washing the outside of our trailer last week and there was a lot of road tar and other stuff stuck ( some roadkill , but thats another story ) to the shell. The grime came off but it took a little scrubbing with a brush to get the tar off. So what can I use to get the tar off. I don't want to use anything harsh and take a chance on damaging the trailer.

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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I use Meguiars on my tug and tow. About $8 at the autoparts store. Bottle lasts a couple of seasons.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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We had a load of tar in our wheel wells from our 05 journey back from Texas. Last summer a car enthusiast friend stopped by while we were washing our casita and recommended we use wd40 to take the tar off. It worked like a charm and took off all the gunk without much effort and without any abrasive scrubbing.

After we used it (so successfully), I was told it is not a good idea to use a petroleum product on fiberglass.

Anyone out there know if it is a good or bad idea to use WD 40?
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Just a quick note, I'm sure you already know this, but just in case -- Don't eat any roadkill that has road tar on it
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Coke NOT diet but regular unadulterated COKE will remove these issues
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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A good trick to remove bugs (not tar) is a few minutes treatment of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution; I use it for years on my motorcycle windshield which does not like rubbing abuse. Make sure to use rubber gloves.
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