There is a way to remove tar from your car’s paint that is so easy you won’t believe your eyes. It also seemingly melts away bug goo. And you probably have this product in your house already.

Remove Tar from Car Paint

That magical item that will remove the tar from car paint is a fabric softener dryer sheet. Yes, you won’t believe this is going to work, but you wait and see.

Follow these quick steps:

  1. Wet the area where the tar is stuck to the paint.
  2. Rub a dryer sheet on the tar.
  3. Watch it magically dissolve like butter in the hot sun.
  4. Rinse the area.
  5. Wash the area immediately with some car paint safe car detergent.

You can use this method on tree sap, bugs, bird poop and whatever else is stuck to your car. Just remember to give it a good washing immediately. Those chemicals should not be allowed to sit on the car indefinitely.

Safe Car Finish Washing Solution

Using regular home detergents like dish washing soap and laundry soap will slowly remove the wax on your car and oxidize the finish. So, don’t do that unless you need to strip off the old wax and buff the car or something.

Get a good car washing solution that is made just for washing car paint. Your local auto parts dealer can help you decide which is best for your vehicle. Some are just a plain wash, some are waterless wash solutions and others have additives in them.

Car and Driver recommends Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash and Mothers California Gold Wash & Wax. Their Waterless recommendation goes to Aero Cosmetics’ Waterless Car Wash Wax. You can get all of these on, but they are likely sitting on the shelf locally at your nearby auto parts store. Enjoy removing that tar from your car paint.