How to remove tar from floors??

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  1. Protour-Camaro

    Protour-Camaro Veteran Member

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    I'm trying to get the risidual tar left over from the factory sound deadener off the floor pans. Any ideas on how to do this without destroying the paint?
     
  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pre-Kleano or Kleen-Flo Tumbler from NAPA. Body shops use it and it's in a 1 gal can. Used to remove wax and silicone off car bodies and also over spray but does not remove paint from the body. I've been using this for about 30 yrs but can no longer get it in Canada.

    Lots of products out there that remove wax/grease/silicone
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  3. Protour-Camaro

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    Thanks! Any suggestions for paint touch for the areas I did scratch? I do have some slight surface rust I will clean up too.
     
  4. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If yours is a Norwood car with the red oxide primer, you could get the formula from this site and see if Napa can make you a rattle can for your touch ups.
     
  5. Protour-Camaro

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    No, its a Van Nuys and is body color. I don't mind painting it black or anything else as it will be covered. Just want something durable that will protect.
     
  6. Mike76Rally

    Mike76Rally Veteran Member

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    On this topic, I got some new sound deadener stuff about to be installed in mine, do you need to remove the residual left over from the factory adhesive or will the new stickiness adhere well enough without removing it?
     
  7. Mike76Rally

    Mike76Rally Veteran Member

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    bump....any answer to the above question?
     
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The sound deadener doesn't slide around once the carpet is down so it really doesn't matter if it sticks. When I removed the factory deadener, none of it was sticking.
     
  9. 7dcamaro

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    Brake cleaner and a rag .......works like a champ.
     
  10. COPO

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    Brake Cleaner is pricy up here.
     

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