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    Go to bug and tar remover

    What’s everyone’s go to bug and tar remover. A friend of mine who is a mobile detailer says he’s been running into a ton of cars with Tar deposits and heavy bug build up. He is looking for something that can be purchased in bulk because some of his contracts have 20+ cars. Most of these cars are owned by business men/women who don’t clean them often. He is wanting something that is safe on a variety of paints being that he works on all different types of vehicles. Whatever he is using now he said just isn’t economical. I figured I’d ask the experts here to get your thoughts

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    3D has a gallon at very reasonable price, if for a business $$ is always a key.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    ​Mineral spirits, which is basically what you pay for when buying "bug and tar" removers.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Someone else has mentioned mineral spirits to me. I guess I thought that it was to harsh for car paint.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Too harsh?? You have been putting it on auto paint every time you applied a polish or liquid wax, a bug and tar remover, been the go to safe solvent for car are products for decades !!!
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    mineral spirits is the mildest of solvents.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Duragloss bug remover

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    I just use CP Tar-X. Will probably use tarminator in the future or Mineral spirits as Ron suggested


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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Tarminator vote here. Might try mineral spirits if I run out.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Tarminator and Poorboys Bug Squash.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas1 View Post
    Tarminator and Poorboys Bug Squash.
    Exactly what I use too.
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    Tarminator or Mineral Spirits
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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Duragloss, Poorboys bug Squash are both very good as is Griots. One of the best for TAR is plain ole Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover, but to goes on dry and you basically polish it off like a wax. Its too much for a whole panel or a bumper but for a small spot of TAR its my favorite.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Koch Chemie Eulex works wonders on really stubborn tar and adhesive, but it is not safe for plastics. I primarily use CarPro TarX and 3D Bug Remover.

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    Re: Go to bug and tar remover

    Gyeon Tar is a fantastic tar, rubber and adhesive remover. As for bugs they wash right off with a regular car wash because my cars are protected with Polish Angel Cosmic V2 and topped with Cosmic Spritz and on all of the glass I use Gyeon QuickView. Nothing sticks to it.

 

 
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