View Full Version : removing tar

10-07-2010, 05:10 PM
To remove tar from wheels or paintwork, rub some butter or marg into the tar. The butter dissolves the tar then wash off with soapy water.
Works on clothes & hair too!!
I got a load of tar in my hair once and a mate passed on this tip to me, saved a shaved head. Caused some funny looks at the motel reception when I asked for some butter wringing wet and wrapped in a towel after trying to get the tar out with shampoo unsucessfuly:)

10-07-2010, 05:25 PM
Were you tarred and feathered???

11-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Nope no feathers, was working on old cables that had pitch or tar in them. Cracked my head on where the cables had leaked tar and got tar all through my hair.
Didnt believe the old bloke who told me about the butter trick. So tried to shampoo it out, wouldnt touch it so off to the motel reception in my towel......
The look on the old girl at receptions face was 'priceless'