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mad4martinis

USA
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Posted - 09/16/2007 :  8:57:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, last week I had my car look like I'd run through a oil ditch. It's all over the bottom sides, & back of my van. Won't come off. Honeybee suggested that I use WD-40, which I'd probably need a gallon of to get it off & I just don't have time in my life to be detailing my car that way.

Talked to Steve Blackwell today and he told me that they were tarring the road on Town Creek School Rd. (my main drag) and before they got done with whatever steps they do, it rained. Some cars went through this process. (hello!!!) So now, I guess the county is paying for the cleaning of cars hit through this mess. Steve said there's a paint & body place out 129 past 325 that is taking the cars & they have 7 backed up right now. Some, even having to have new paint jobs.

Be AWARE, Be very AWARE!! I'm going to get a quote tomorrow & talk to the county just to make sure this is true.

"You are the gatekeeper of your own mind, be receptive to those good thoughts"

spam4einstein


839 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2007 :  9:59:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little gas on a rag would be easier than WD-40 which is partly plant oils. You may still have darker spots, but they should fade over a month or so. Shouldnt be a big deal.

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spam4einstein


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Posted - 09/16/2007 :  10:02:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Re-painting definately dosnt make any sense if all that got on was some tar. Either some mis-information or somebody is getting ripped off. Now if a car got tared and the paint on that car was only a few days old, then un-cured paint could be damaged, but that dosnt make any sense.

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mad4martinis

USA
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Posted - 09/16/2007 :  10:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
spam, thanks for the info. I just hope that I won't have to do this cleaning job. I really don't have the patience or time for it. It's all OVER the van. It's really bad when the girls get in the car & say, "mom, you need to wash your car!"

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topaz

USA
3621 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2007 :  11:41:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

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There is something like tar or oil all over the sides of my car. Like I went through a big puddle of stuff. It wont come off in a spray car wash or me doing it myself.

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Maddy, it's tar from the patching the County is doing on Town Creek. 
I have heard many complaining about it...and from what they've said, I'd say The Commish's office has too.  Too much tar, not enough gravel. 


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life..♫
~ Red Auerbach



 


Maddy, I posted this the other day..but you must have missed it.
Was told yesterday by one of our customers, that his vehicle damage was estimated at over $400.00.. IF it doesn't need to be repainted that is.  He was also told that so far the estimated damages were close to $17, 000..and that the county just can't afford that, so  the detainees would be doing most of the detailing.
This isn't just a few spots here and there on the ones I've seen...(most being trucks and suv's)..... nearly the entire lower half of the vehicles are covered. 

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life..♫
~ Red Auerbach ~

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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  06:49:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Great, I hope the detainee's know how to get this off!


I'll go by the court house today & start finding out my steps I need to take. 

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bryan

USA
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Posted - 09/17/2007 :  12:57:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit bryan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
go to home depot and buy a gallon of mineral spirits...use an old towel...it'll come off but do it soon so's the tar doesnt etch into the clearcoat

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Cherry Blossom

USA
18932 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  1:09:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gosh I hope that works Maddy, try what he said, it's worth a try, don't let it sit on there.

Cherry Blossom

S,,M,,I,,L,,E


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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  2:10:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update!!! I went by the road dept. office today & they put my name down on a list of many, asked if I could hang around for about :20, took pictures of the car & had the detainees clean it off. It's sparkling now! Some detailing places are giving estimates of way too much money, which in turn is making us lose tax dollars because the county is taking resposibility for this & paying. The road dept. is taking people in left & right trying to do it the cheapest way, yet doing it right. They were awesome! While I was there, there were at least 4 phone calls about the tar problems.


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HoneyBee

USA
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Posted - 09/17/2007 :  2:22:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

So maddy what did they use on it?


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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  2:30:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, it smells kind of like mineral spirits. ?? I don't care what they used, it came off!!!! No more sticky, gooey mess!!


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BlueRose


417 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  3:33:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for filling us in.  We have it on our brand new truck...

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bryan

USA
61 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  3:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit bryan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mineral spirits is a great cleaner and lots of mechanics use it in their wash basins....it wont harm the clear but will dissolve the tar...wash your vehicle well after using it to remove all the ugly

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BlueRose


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Posted - 09/17/2007 :  4:09:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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mineral spirits is a great cleaner and lots of mechanics use it in their wash basins....it wont harm the clear but will dissolve the tar...wash your vehicle well after using it to remove all the ugly





This may be a dumb question - straight or diluted?  My husband probably knows but I  like to know some things he doesn't already know about keeping our vehicles purdy.wink

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bryan

USA
61 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2007 :  5:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit bryan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
straight but it'll make your hands tingle after awhile...cleans better tho

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topaz

USA
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Posted - 09/17/2007 :  9:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maddy, glad you got your van cleaned!

I saw one vehicle today that the Detainees cleaned. The owner said the guys worked on it for almost 4 hours..they did a great job too!!

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life..♫
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