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#1 Old 06-09-2009, 10:12 PM
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Yesterday I noticed some vibration while driving (similar to tire imbalance) and a periodic dub-dub-dub noise, although faint. This started all of a sudden and today I noticed a big lump of tar pasted on one of my front tire. Trying to take it off has been very frustrating so far. I tried to pry it off with a screw driver to limited effect. The tar (with some gravel in it) is so well pasted on the tire surface and it is so sticky that screw driver is not doing it. I sprayed form bug and tar remover on the tire, waited for a few minutes, and then tried with my fingers and the screw driver again. Little luck.

WTF????? How do I get this sh*t off my tire? More than the looks, I am worried about the noise & vibration (although not strong but bothersome). It was getting dark, so I parked it for the night and sprayed some WD-40 generously, but since the tar remover did not do much, I am not hopeful. However, I noticed that the bu & tar remover is mostly for removing tar of the clearcoat. So maybe it is not strong enough.

Is there anything out there which will dissolve or liquify the tar without damaging the tire so that I can wipe or brush off the stuff? This thing is driving me insane, so PLEASE PLEASE help!!
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Yesterday I noticed some vibration while driving (similar to tire imbalance) and a periodic dub-dub-dub noise, although faint. This started all of a sudden and today I noticed a big lump of tar pasted on one of my front tire. Trying to take it off has been very frustrating so far. I tried to pry it off with a screw driver to limited effect. The tar (with some gravel in it) is so well pasted on the tire surface and it is so sticky that screw driver is not doing it. I sprayed form bug and tar remover on the tire, waited for a few minutes, and then tried with my fingers and the screw driver again. Little luck.

WTF????? How do I get this sh*t off my tire? More than the looks, I am worried about the noise & vibration (although not strong but bothersome). It was getting dark, so I parked it for the night and sprayed some WD-40 generously, but since the tar remover did not do much, I am not hopeful. However, I noticed that the bu & tar remover is mostly for removing tar of the clearcoat. So maybe it is not strong enough.

Is there anything out there which will dissolve or liquify the tar without damaging the tire so that I can wipe or brush off the stuff? This thing is driving me insane, so PLEASE PLEASE help!!

You might try something you already have in your toolbox.......your fingernail!

Works nice if used properly.
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Yesterday I noticed some vibration while driving (similar to tire imbalance) and a periodic dub-dub-dub noise, although faint. This started all of a sudden and today I noticed a big lump of tar pasted on one of my front tire. Trying to take it off has been very frustrating so far. I tried to pry it off with a screw driver to limited effect. The tar (with some gravel in it) is so well pasted on the tire surface and it is so sticky that screw driver is not doing it. I sprayed form bug and tar remover on the tire, waited for a few minutes, and then tried with my fingers and the screw driver again. Little luck.

WTF????? How do I get this sh*t off my tire? More than the looks, I am worried about the noise & vibration (although not strong but bothersome). It was getting dark, so I parked it for the night and sprayed some WD-40 generously, but since the tar remover did not do much, I am not hopeful. However, I noticed that the bu & tar remover is mostly for removing tar of the clearcoat. So maybe it is not strong enough.

Is there anything out there which will dissolve or liquify the tar without damaging the tire so that I can wipe or brush off the stuff? This thing is driving me insane, so PLEASE PLEASE help!!

What kind of tires do you have? Hankook? I noticed your car is fairly new, if you call up the tire manufacturer explain them the situation and play victim and they might do a goodwill, they'll tell you take it to a discount tire or another authorized warranty dealer and they might just change the tire out for free otherwise give you a discount on a new tire(last resort)-get a good deal on a new tire. Not to sure how to get the tar off though.
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What kind of tires do you have? Hankook? I noticed your car is fairly new, if you call up the tire manufacturer explain them the situation and play victim and they might do a goodwill, they'll tell you take it to a discount tire or another authorized warranty dealer and they might just change the tire out for free otherwise give you a discount on a new tire(last resort)-get a good deal on a new tire. Not to sure how to get the tar off though.
I seriously doubt this would be covered under the tire warranty. However, the manufacturer may have a recommendation for removing the tar.

I don't know what to tell you, dandaroy. Google wasn't much help. The only good candidate I found was linseed oil, but I have my doubts as to how effective it may be.
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What kind of tires do you have? Hankook? I noticed your car is fairly new, if you call up the tire manufacturer explain them the situation and play victim and they might do a goodwill, they'll tell you take it to a discount tire or another authorized warranty dealer and they might just change the tire out for free otherwise give you a discount on a new tire(last resort)-get a good deal on a new tire. Not to sure how to get the tar off though.
Good advice, I couldn't have said it better myself.

With that said, where in this thread is there a mention

of a bad Tire?. The Guy has Tar on his Car
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Good advice, I couldn't have said it better myself.

With that said, where in this thread is there a mention

of a bad Tire?. The Guy has Tar on his Car

I remember on my 07 Sonata, I got a big drill bit in my tire while driving on IH 10 in San Antonio, I called Michelin and explained my situation, the car was new and the warranty didnt cover this fix, but as a good gesture they(Michelin) replaced it at no charge at the Discount Tire, its all part of customer service, ask and you just might receive. It won't hurt to ask, the worst thing they'll say is no. Then on to plan b, I'd much rather be in for a"FREE" new tire than a tire that has been sprayed with WD-40 and pried tar off.

Also if they do replace the tire or you end up getting a new one, ask discount tire if that is something that would be covered by their full replacement warranty they offer. I bought this warranty on my tires after that incident with the 07 Sonata. It's like $100 for lifetime rotation and balance and if anything happens to the tires(road hazard not vandalism), they replace the tire(for free not prorated) if they can't repair it. Really is the best deal around when you buy a new car since new car tire warranties suck in general and cover "Manufacture Defects" only.
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THE GUY DOES NOT HAVE A TIRE PROBLEM
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THE GUY DOES NOT HAVE A TIRE PROBLEM

I must be reading this thread wrong then, the thread says "How to Remove Tar From the TIRE? Heeelllp!"
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Try spraying it with WD40 if you have some it may help.
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