How to remove Tar spots from your car

How to remove Tar spots from your car

However hard you try to clean your car, little black spots , mainly tar remains on the side of your car. They may be small spots and may not be clear with a quick view. However on closer inspection, they may be a little sore to the eye. The service guy may clean it up for you, but that is at a cost.

Here is a simple DIY to get rid of those spots.

How to remove Tar spots from your car


All what you need is kerosine or diesel and cotton cloth. You can use also some kerosine-based lubricant like WD-40


Do not do this in bright sunlight, but only in the shade

  1. Apply some kerosene on the tar spots with a piece of cotton and let it absorb for about 5 minutes.
  2. Wipe away the tar spots with a clean cloth dipped in kerosene again, this time a bit more forcefully. Be careful not to leave scratch-marks on the surface with the tar spots stuck in the cloth by dragging the kerosene soaked-cotton along the surface.
  3. Repeat the procedure if needed (for big tar spots)
  4. Clean the surface with you usual car shampoo to remove the diesel stains from the car body.

Note: With the paint brush instead io cloth, the hands remain clean, whereas with the cloth the fingers and/or hands can get messed up.

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