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Old 09-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning off tar

I had lots of tar to clean off my van (thank you Indiana Dept of Roads and Highways).

And I got a $3 off coupon for 'Tarminator' tar removal spray. I tried it and WD40. WD40 wins. They are very similar in removing tar, with WD40 having a slight edge. Both work, are similar in appearance. But, WD40 I have already, and it is cheaper to buy.

I'm not a fan of WD40. I've seen it gum up equipment when the volatiles evaporate and leave a gummy residue. It is not a very good lubricant.

So, why did I have it on the shelf? It works as the best coolant/cutting lube for machining aluminum. And now I have two uses for it.


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Old 09-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Cleaning off tar

I've had good experiences with Simple Green, though it does take a bit of elbow grease.

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