How to Remove Tar From PVC
Tar can be very strong and hard when it dries on something, and it will stain the surface it is on. When it gets on PVC, it is really hard to come off, and you might try to wipe it off, but you will just make it even worse if you try to do that. To remove tar from PVC, you will need some strong chemicals that I recommend below.
Tar can be toxic if it gets into your bloodstream, eyes, and other places on your body. So when you are going to clean the tar off the PVC. Make sure to wear a face mask and rubber gloves, not just for handling the tar but for handling the chemicals that you will be using.
A Quick Way:
To quickly remove tar from PVC, you can add heat to the tar and scrape it off or use WD-40 or a tar remover spray that you can buy online and remove it. You can use a paper towel or a microfiber cloth to wipe off the tar with any of the chemicals you choose to use.
The 4 Ways To Remove Tar From PVC
Below are the best methods to use to remove tar off PVC pipes and other materials that are made of PVC. Some of these methods will damage other materials, so use them with caution. Some of the methods below can be done even more effectively if you use a butter knife to help scrape some of the large chunks of tar off or use your clothes brush to brush some of the tar off.
Method 1. Using WD-40 To Remove Tar From PVC
WD-40 is a wonderful product that can be used to do so much different things than what it was made for. It can be used to loosen sticky residue off any surface, and this is why it works great when it comes to removing tar from PVC on some other surfaces that it will not stain or damage.
Use the WD-40 to get the tire off the PVC. You will need to spray the area of the PVC that is covered in tar and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes then, you can either scrape the tar off or wipe it off with a cloth.
Method 2. Tar Remover To Remove PVC
Tar is a very common thing used to build roads and other things. Some companies will make tar remover to clean off tar off different surfaces because they know it can splash or a person may make a mistake and get it done something. You can purchase these on Amazon for a very reasonable price, and they will work similarly to some of the other methods and are even better when it comes to removing tar from PVC.
Method 3. Goo Gone To Remove Tar
Goo gone is well known for removing any sticky residue off surfaces. Goo gone can be used to remove tar from PVC pipes and similar materials with a little scrubbing. When using it to remove the tar you will need to spray the area of the PVC that is covered in tar and let it sit for at least 10 to 20 minutes.
After the 10 to 20 minutes is up, you will need to use a microfiber cloth sprayed with goo gone and wipe the tar off the PVC. If you choose not to wipe it off, you can use the clothes brush and brush in a downward direction or whatever direction you want the tar to splash when you’re scrubbing it off. This will get off large chunks of tar, but you will need to wipe the rest of it off with a cloth.
Method 4. Paint Thinner To Remove Tar
Paint thinner is a very strong chemical that can break down a lot of material that is liquid. It was specially made for breaking down paint, and tar is similar to paint. When using paint thinner, you need to wear a proper face mask and rubber gloves.
To use it to remove tar off of PVC, you will need to use either a paper towel or a microfiber cloth. You need to get either the cloth or the paper towel and wipe the tar off the PVC. It will take a few wipes to get it off, but it will once it gets soft.
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Tar can get on PVC, especially if it is a pipe and near a road. Just using regular soap to try and wash it off will not work. You need to use one of the methods above that has strong chemical compounds in it to break down the tar so that it can be wiped or washed off easily. Never use just regular water to wash off tar on anything because you will just waste your time.