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Old 06-02-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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I washed and waxed my car today and it had little black dots all over the sides near the bottom on it. Is this road tar? You can get them off with fingernail and sometimes they will smear and leave a brown smear. I googled and seen someone talking about something in mulch doing it but I have nothing mulched around here. Anyone else have these on there car and how do you get them off. Would a clay bar work? There was too many to get off down low so I gave up after a couple hours.
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Probably just the wax, make sure you buff it really good!
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Yup it's from the road I used to have em on my car, they are a pain in the *** to get off
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Yup it's from the road I used to have em on my car, they are a pain in the *** to get off
Yeah its crazy, they are even on the front bumper!
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I washed and waxed my car today and it had little black dots all over the sides near the bottom on it. Is this road tar? You can get them off with fingernail and sometimes they will smear and leave a brown smear. I googled and seen someone talking about something in mulch doing it but I have nothing mulched around here. Anyone else have these on there car and how do you get them off. Would a clay bar work? There was too many to get off down low so I gave up after a couple hours.

I do see them on my cars here and there. I think I just use Meguiars Detail Spray and a microfiber to get them off.
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Just pulled one of my cars out of the garage from the Winter and had a few here and there, side of car, top of trunk,etc. I think it is spider poop.
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More than likely it's road tar. Clean it up with WD40 or bug/tar remover. When your done, wash the car, clay bar it and apply a good wax. It'll help the tar from sticking again
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It's definitely tar. Hate that stuff.
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More than likely it's road tar. Clean it up with WD40 or bug/tar remover. When your done, wash the car, clay bar it and apply a good wax. It'll help the tar from sticking again
WD40........I like your style. That's old school and exactly what I was going to suggest.
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I have always used WD40, works pretty good, or bug and tar remover.

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