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Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-21-2010, 9:34 AM Reply   
So to add insult to injury (See my thread on the death of my Pro80's), I can't seem to make it out of a weekend on the lake with my parents without incurring significant repair costs :P. Rinsed my flops off at the dock and threw them into the boat, not knowing they had melted tar on the bottoms and decided to transfer a bit of it to my carpet! Anyone know the best method for getting this crap out? Should I just pull the panel and recarpet it? It's limited to a small removable piece of the floor.
Old    Brian Ferrell (0klahoma_Breakdown)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-21-2010, 9:44 AM Reply   
What about that stuff they use in schools for removing gum from carpet? Is it called GooGone?
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-21-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
i think i actually have some of that...i'll give it a try.
Old    Greg S (roomservice)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-21-2010, 10:11 AM Reply   
I would just try to deny that they're even there - Tony Hayward
Old    Adam Fullmer (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-21-2010, 11:01 AM Reply   
What about wd-40 and then some simple green? I know wd will take the tar out.
Old    Tracktor (tracktor)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-21-2010, 11:30 AM Reply   
I second the WD-40 method above. Should work fine..........
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-21-2010, 11:57 AM Reply   
Goof Off works.
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-21-2010, 2:20 PM Reply   
i dont know how harsh this would be but i know that diesel fuel will take off tar real easy. i used to drive a dump truck. and when we hauled asphalt we would spray diesel in the bed of our trucks and it was clean that crap out. just a thought.
Old     (wtrgrl)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-21-2010, 2:27 PM Reply   
Mineral spirits, diesel, wd-40, orange degreaser. All of these should work just make sure to clean up with soap and water. Rodney is correct diesel works wonders on asphalt and shouldn't be to harsh on your carpet.
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       06-21-2010, 2:50 PM Reply   
I had the same thing happen I used auto body prep solvent it took it right out without harm.

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