Things You'll Need
Pretreatment stain removal laundry products
Shampoo or dish soap
How to Make Tar Remover. Tar is one of the most difficult things to remove from car surfaces (and twice as bad if it's on your clothing or person). You can make simple tar removers that take care of specific problem areas, though, that take tar off quickly.
Make Tar Remover for Car Bodies
Use diesel fuel. Although it may be a little smelly, diesel fuel removes tar from a car without damaging the surface. Put on protective gloves and dip a rag into the diesel fuel. Wipe it on the spot and let it set for a minute. Wipe the tar and fuel off. If the tar isn't completely removed, apply again. Rinse well when done.
Make a paste of baking soda. Apply the paste with a wet rag and rub. You'll remove the tar with the application of a little elbow grease.
Apply some linseed oil. Tar remover can be made by putting a few drops directly on the tar and allowing it to set until the tar is soft and easy to remove.
Check your laundry supplies. Pretreatment stain removal laundry products can be used to remove the tar from your car. Simply spray, wait and wipe. Of course, rinse thoroughly afterward.
Put a dab of mayonnaise over the tar, or smear it over the area if it's large. Once the tar has been softened, it's easy to whisk away.
Make Tar Remover for Hands and Clothing
Dab the tar on your clothes with kerosene. You need to test the fabric for color fastness first. Once the kerosene has removed the tar, wash immediately.
Smear it with peanut butter. Use the smooth kind and not the crunchy. Smear the peanut butter on and wipe off the tar. Put a little shampoo or dish washing soap on the area, rub it in and wash.
Smell wintry fresh and use a dab or two of eucalyptus oil on the spot. Dab it until the tar is gone. Put a little soap directly on the spot and wash.