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I am looking for a way for removing asphalt from the paint. Any ideas? I have used plain gasoline in the past but not sure if its safe. Any ideas?

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Several manufacturers make "bug and tar remover" that works pretty well. You might also try Goof Off
 

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Bug n Tar or Goo Gone from Walmart. I used Bug N Tar on my TL when drops of paint from the elevated train station in NY fell on the roof of my car.
 

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Not a fan of Bug n Tar remover. The brand I've used (Turtle Wax) has an abrasive in it & can scratch the clear coat. I use straight kerosene, WD 40 also works well. Don't rub too hard, let the solvent do the work.
 

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Anything involving rubbing the shit out of it is gonna scratch the paint to hell. Small amount of lacquer thinner or alcohol on a rag, wipe it off easily, then hit it with soap/water or detailer after. I've always done this with my cars and it takes no time compared to the bug/tar off junk and comes out better.
 

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Anything involving rubbing the shit out of it is gonna scratch the paint to hell. Small amount of lacquer thinner or alcohol on a rag, wipe it off easily, then hit it with soap/water or detailer after. I've always done this with my cars and it takes no time compared to the bug/tar off junk and comes out better.
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I have used Mineral Turpentine in a spray bottle for over 20 years. Discovered how well it works by accident. Method, wash the vehicle first so all dirt and road grim have been removed . With the car still wet, spray the turps on to the asphalt spots one panel at a time. Wait a few minutes and you will see the black spots start to run as the turps dissolved the asphalt. Rub lightly with a damp porous cloth, I use a Chux dish washing super wipe. You may need to spray on a bit more mineral turps at this point. Hose off completely . Work your way around the car. Don't let the turps dry on the paint work . when finished, dry the vehicle as you normally would after a wash. Your car will be spot free with no scratch marks and it doesn't remove the shine if it was there before.
 

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