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    Removing a tar substance from a pickup truck

    I am going to be the first to admit I don't know anything about fleets, nor do I want to, but I have a buddy of mine that owns a honey business with a bunch of beehives. He asked me if I knew anything to get a tar like substance off of his s-10 pickup truck that he uses when he is working with his beehives. It is a tar like substance called Propolis, a product the bees make to make the hives. Its made from enzymes and bee saliva and it is a tar like substance that acts like tar and grease. You can google it to see what it is, but from what I have seen, people have a hard time getting it off their hands and clothes.

    I want something I can either DS or use a pump up sprayer for to help him out and wont hurt the paint job. Any ideas?

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    Delimonene, wd-40 and diesel fuel would be my top three to try and cut it. Guess it depends on how much of an area you need to cover.

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    Re: Removing a tar substance from a pickup truck

    3m makes an adhesive remover you can get at any auto paint store. Works great. We use it all the time at the body shop.

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    [quote author=TimberSeal link=topic=12622.msg166810#msg166810 date=1313974709]

    Delimonene, wd-40 and diesel fuel would be my top three to try and cut it. Guess it depends on how much of an area you need to cover.
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    Its all over the side and bed of the truck....wouldnt any of those 3 hurt the paint/clear coat?

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    Re: Removing a tar substance from a pickup truck

    if its a biological substance try SH

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    Re: Removing a tar substance from a pickup truck

    [quote author=Jeremiah link=topic=12622.msg166812#msg166812 date=1313975463]
    3m makes an adhesive remover you can get at any auto paint store. Works great. We use it all the time at the body shop.
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    If that is the same 3M stuff that I use to take label glue off the hood, make sure there is plenty of ventilation.
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    Re: Removing a tar substance from a pickup truck

    [quote author=Clear Shine Maintenance link=topic=12622.msg166813#msg166813 date=1313975583]
    [quote author=TimberSeal link=topic=12622.msg166810#msg166810 date=1313974709]

    Delimonene, wd-40 and diesel fuel would be my top three to try and cut it. Guess it depends on how much of an area you need to cover.
    [/quote]

    Its all over the side and bed of the truck....wouldnt any of those 3 hurt the paint/clear coat?
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    We wash all of our trucks with Delimonene all the time. Works great for removing road tars and handprints from staining Test a spot but I wouldnt expect any of the three to damage the paint.

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