Getting a tar like substance off of a pickup truck

Clear Shine

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I am going to be the first to admit I don't know anything about fleets, nor do I want to, but I have a buddy of mine that owns a honey business with a bunch of beehives. He asked me if I knew anything to get a tar like substance off of his s-10 pickup truck that he uses when he is working with his beehives. It is a tar like substance called Propolis, a product the bees make to make the hives. Its made from enzymes and bee saliva and it is a tar like substance that acts like tar and grease. You can google it to see what it is, but from what I have seen, people have a hard time getting it off their hands and clothes.

I want something I can either DS or use a pump up sprayer for to help him out and wont hurt the paint job. Any ideas?
 

RGilliam

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I done a job the other day, 25 cars covered in oil. crap like that I usually use panel bright. Put it on, slight aggitation. Rinse. That may work.
 

Kiloman

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I would go with a compound and just try to buff it out sounds pretty intense going by the name.Panel bright would fade the whole truck out if you didnt cut it enough.Panel bright is a harsh chemical.
 

Rick2

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If it's not too much of an area I've had good luck with "Bug and Tar Remover" on my own truck. You know how the tires can fling up nastys from the road and it gets stuck to the paint. "Goo Gone" might work too.
 

AquaMike

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I'd look into a product called SW1000. I believe there are a few other products similar to it but that's the one I've used
. I've used it and it truly is a unique product that is safe around food (I assume b's as well) and virtually odorless.
 

Clear Shine

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What are fleet guys using on big trucks when they get road tar on them? I would like something that I could spray on, dwell, maybe brush, and rinse off. When I looked at it, it came off with a little rubbing, but definitely wont come off just with regular car wash.
 

Scott Stone

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Depending on how environmentally sensitive you need to be, WD-40 would be worth a shot. Spray it on as a pretreat, and rinse it off.
 

Riley Harth

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scratch all that except diesel fuel thats close. get some 3M adhesive remover or something similar from a auto body/paint shop safe on paint. Ive detailed cars for years it works dont rub at the paint in a back n forth motion do it circle style, let product to the work. use a soft cloth microfiber
 

RGilliam

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panel bright is what we use to wash alot of trucks with. we cut it down and washed all those cars with it too
 
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