Quickly remove stubborn road tar. Excellent at removing road paint when combined with a plastic razor scraper
Save time and energy by eliminating the need to scrub hard to remove the tar or road paint
Slow flashing allows product to have extended working time
Excellent to use on the lower body panels prior to the detailing process
Greenway's Tar B Gone is the easiest, safest and most effective way to remove tar, silicone, polish, sealers and other road grime from the exterior of your vehicle. Tar B Gone has a special blend of solvents that quickly cleans, removes and prepares your vehicle for polishing and waxing.
How To Use
Greenway’s Tar B Gone is an excellent product to use before or after the wash process. While using Tar B Gone before the wash process is sometimes frowned on by the professional detailer, Tar B Gone used before the wash process can eliminate wash mitt and clay bar contamination. Much of the tar and other contamination is most likely located on the lower portions of the vehicle body. By using a high-pressure wash to remove any severe debris off the vehicle surface, you can quickly determine what is tar and what is not. Black in color vehicles makes it harder to see the tar, so we always recommended using Tar B Gone on these lower panels before a clay bar ever makes contact. Once tar is embedded in a clay bar, we suggest to discard the clay bar as the tar will be impossible to remove and can cause cross contamination and paint defects.
Tar B Gone can be sprayed onto a rag and then rubbed onto the surface, but be aware that much of the product will be absorbed into the rag and not allow Tar B Gone to be as effective. We suggest for MOST surfaces that Tar B Gone be applied by misting the product onto the surface and dwell for a few seconds. Most users are too quick to remove the product in fear and impatience. Tar B Gone is perfectly safe on surfaces that have FUCNTIONAL clear coat and are not damaged by improper maintenance.
The type of towel combined with Tar B Gone will also make a difference. Tar B Gone combined with a terry towel will provide exceptional cleaning but will leave micro swirling due the aggressiveness of the fiber. Combining Tar B Gone with a microfiber cleaning cloth, will provide a gentler cleaning effect. We also suggest using one our bug blocks or a plastic razor blade for extreme tar and paint removal situations. A bug block will provide the greatest amount of agitation to the vehicle surface, while the plastic razor blade or decal scraper can knock of top layer of tar or line paint. Many of these options might require light polishing after the removal due to the surface defects now created. Many of times the bigger problem (tar and road paint) will be removed and you are left with slight marring or paint defects from your chosen solution. This is completely normal and that is why we ALWAYS suggest starting from the least aggressive method of cleaning to the most aggressive method of cleaning. Listed below is our opinion of the least aggressive method to the most aggressive method of procedure.
- Using a high-pressure wash can sometimes remove “fresh” line paint and tar
- Tar B Gone combined with a soft wash mitt (note wash mitt will have to be discarded after use)
- Tar B Gone combined with a soft microfiber cloth
- Tar B Gone combined with a terry towel
- Tar B Gone combined with a bug sponge
- Tar B Gone combined with a decal scraper
- Tar B Gone combined with plastic razor blade
We suggest to ALWAYS follow up with a wax or sealant after the use of Tar B Gone. Tar B Gone will strip many sealants and waxes off the surface and leave the surface with no protection left. This can cause issues in the near future with clear coat failure. Depending on the method chosen above, light polishing by machine or hand could be necessary to remove minor defects that are more noticeable in darker color vehicles. Not all SIO2 coatings will be affected by the use of Tar B Gone. Typically, the SI02 coatings that are a spray and wipe application can be removed with Tar B Gone.
Tar B Gone works great before or after the wash process. Using Tar B Gone before the wash process, can help extend the life of your wash mitts and allow for easier removal of excess Tar B Gone before the wash stage
Never use Tar Gone on uncoated or unpainted surfaces. Tar B Gone can easily ruin some plastic surfaces and remove the color coat. If you are unsure always test in an inconspicuous area or contact us for further assistance
Tar B Gone should not be used without the proper eye, body, face and respiratory protection. While the same procedure would apply to most professional chemicals, Tar B Gone is one of our most potent chemicals. Please take the appropriate safety measures
Tar B Gone will quickly destroy the rubber O-rings in standard triggers. If you want to prolong the life of the trigger, simply remove and spray clean water through trigger after use. Put a non-dispensing cap on top of Tar B Gone and leave trigger aside
Tar B Gone can work on carpets and floor mats but ALWAYS TEST an inconspicuous spot before use and allow vehicle to AIR OUT! If tar is located on carpeted floor mats, remove the floor mats from the vehicle to proceed with the use of Tar B Gone
When dealing with line paint it is best to remove the top surface first with a plastic decal scraper or plastic razor blade if possible. Removing the top portion first will allow the product to work into the remaining residue for ease of removal
When tar and paint become caked into wheel wells, trying removing the paint with a high-pressure wash that is close to the surface. You USUALLY do not have to be worried about negative side effects of a high-pressure wash that is close to the wheel well plastics. Many of times the paint will come right off in seconds especially if the paint is fresh. Using a plastic spray paint can help renew the look of the wheel wells if Tar B Gone was used. Remember using Tar B Gone on plastic panels that are uncoated, will remove some color coat and allow surface area to appear dull