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Old 09-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Parking Lot Sealant

Hi Everyone! This is my first post; but I've been lurking for awhile now. I just bought my blue candy Focus about 3 months ago (and I LOVE it).

It is usually parked in my garage; but my apartment complex is resealing the parking lots and I had to park outside last night. When I went out this morning, the workmen had already been working on a section adjacent to where I was parked and it looks as if there are a few (granted small) splashes of sealant on my driver's side door. I'm rather irritated about this.

Any ideas on how to remove it without the damaging the paint?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Old 09-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Since it's new, it shouldn't be too bad to get the stuff off.

Believe there is a "Motorcraft Bug & Tar Remover". Probably your safest bet.

I've used similar stuff by Turtle Wax or Meguiar's in the past though and usually it all works about the same.

Some patience, a clean rag dampened with a good bit of WD40 or light gun oil (Remoil?) will probably work also.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I've had good luck using isopropyl alcohol (90%). It removes the tar and has not harmed the paint.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Auto Solutions adhesive remover works like gang busters and is paint-safe. Re-wax afterward to ensure the finish is protected... I'm not gonna assume that it won't strip carnauba wax!

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I've had good luck using isopropyl alcohol (90%). It removes the tar and has not harmed the paint.
That's pretty much the same thing!
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I use a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol on small spots that I have things like that happen
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Three for rubbing alcohol!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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I used Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover on our old Cabrio and amazing :)
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A new damp dryer sheet may remove it too.
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I prefer WD-40. In fact, this is about the only thing I've found WD - 40 to be really good at.
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Someone recently parked their used chewing gum on my front bumper.
Maybe because the gum was yellow, they thought it was a good match?
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