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Old 07-30-2012   #1
 
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Removal of Tar on Raft

Someone stepped in tar and got it on a buddies raft I was borrowing. There isn't much but I would like to remove it for him if possible. What's the best method to remove it.

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Old 07-30-2012   #2
 
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What is the raft made of ? Lacure thinner will remove it or try some bug & tar remover made for automotive finishes.
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Toluene

Toluene is typically great for this; and if you have excitable teenagers around they can huff it too.
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tar on raft

wd -40 will remove most petroleum based products. it does a particularly good job on tar. won't be as harsh as the other two.
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Old 07-30-2012   #5
 
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It's a NRS raft. I believe its the otter, 16'.

I'll try wd-40 if that won't hurt the raft? I'm afraid to putting something on there that will do more harm than good.
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If its an NRS than it's hypalon and a good wipe of some Toluene will clean it like new and remove most anything.
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Skip the WD40, I recall reading it's not good for raft rubber. Can't remember why.

Use toluene, it's known to not damage rubber. Home Depot usually sells it. It's also a good cleaner for scuff marks. Clean the whole boat for your buddy.
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Toluene it is. I wish Home Depot sold beer as I have to make 2 stops now in order to clean the raft.

Thanks for all your help
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Old 07-31-2012   #9
 
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Toluene must be as dangerous as everclear as I can't find it anywhere. I tried home depot, lowes, Fred Meyer and oreilly auto parts.

Any other cleaner options? I'll call around this time.
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I bought a gallon a couple of years ago at our local version of Home Depot / Lowes. It is in the paint department. Klean-Strip Toluol / Toluene

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