rinsable Tar Remover

Description and Use

C-Tar Melt is a blend of water soluble, easily rinsable, non hazardous ingredients. C-Tar Melt is safe for wood, metal, and masonry surfaces and will not raise the grain or cause discoloration of the surface. The product will aid in the separation of tar residue from rinse water if runoff is contained and stored for a short period of time.

Power penetration and softening action
Will not harm the skin. (Constant exposure may cause dryness).

Will cause rubber to swell
Some softening of the paint may occur (ceases upon rinsing). Always test before prolonged exposure.

Technical Data
Appearance & Odor: White color, hydrocarbon odor.
Physical State: Liquid
pH: 7.5
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): N/A
Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Boiling Point: N/A
Freezing/Melting Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (water =1): .850
Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Negligible


General Preparation
Protect adjacent and surrounding surfaces from exposure to the cleaning solution when necessary.

Surface and Air Temperatures
Excessively high or low temperatures will produce poor results and possible harm. Best cleaning results are obtained when air and surface temperatures are 40째 F or above. Do not clean when temperatures are below freezing or will be overnight. If freezing conditions exist, allow adequate time for surface to thaw. If air temperatures exceed 90째 F, flash cool the surface with water before applying product. Do not allow product to dry on a hot surface.

Always test prior to beginning full-scale cleaning operations. Testing should confirm cleaning effectiveness on each type of surface and stain designated to be removed. Testing also determines the desired dwell time and any potential for adverse reactions with adjacent materials. Allow test panels to dry thoroughly before evaluating final appearance and results.

Use undiluted (straight)


General Application
C-Tar Melt is used straight; do not dilute this product with water. The best method of tar removal from a painted vehicle is by putting a small amount on a cloth and wiping. Two applications, one following the other after a short soak period will sometimes out perform a single application and mechanical removal. Dwell times will vary with thickness of the coating to be stripped. C-Tar Melt can remove many materials in a fifteen minute time span. Heavy layers may be removed with an overnight soak. For best results, pressure washer rinsing is recommended. Craftsmanship determines the appropriate pressures for rinsing. A thorough rinse job is always recommended, however, our chemistry never requires flooding a wall. Pressures that mark or damage the surface should be avoided. When in doubt, follow the manufacturers recommended P.S.I. for the substrate on which you are working. Proper ventilation should always be a consideration when long term exposure will occur. It is recommended that skin contact be kept to a minimum and at least a water rinse be used after contact.

Coverage Rates
Coverage rates will vary from 100 - 250 sq. ft. per gallon depending on the surface porosity, texture and severity of staining.

Safety Information

Precautionary Measures
Always wear goggles and gloves when handling this product. Keep off of skin and clothing. If material comes in contact with clothing, wash before reuse. The product contains Petroleum Hydrocarbon. Do not get in eyes, on skin or clothing. Avoid breathing fumes. Keep container closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation. Applicators should wear boots, gloves, face shields and/or goggles made of solvent resistant materials to avoid splash to bare skin and eyes. Though the potential for fuming of C-Tar Melt is minimal, take precautions to avoid exposing building occupants to fumes. Dispose of empty containers according to federal, state, and local requirements. Avoid drifting of material or rinse water onto autos and pedestrians by protecting or diverting such traffic. Do not dilute C-Tar Melt. Do not use for any other applications other than specified. Do not remove label. Read Material Safety Data Sheet for additional safety and health hazard information prior to use.

Spill or Leak Procedures
Check with the state, local, or federal regulations for waste disposal methods in the area. Wear proper protective equipment while doing cleanup. For large spills, dike and contain for intended use. For small spills, use a chemical absorbent product and place in approved container for disposal.

Container Handling/Storage
Store the product in a cool dry place. Vent bung cap before opening. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Do not use pressure to empty container. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not use container as dilution or rinsing vessel. Do not cut, grind or weld on or near container. Empty containers retain residue and must be handled as if full.

First Aid +

Instructions in Case of Contact or Exposure
Eyes: Flood with water fifteen minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin: Wash off with soap and water. If irritation persists, call physician.
Inhalation: Drink lots of water. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion: Remove to fresh air. If irritation persists, call physician.


This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CFR.

The information herein is given in good faith, but no warranty, either expressed or implied, is made. Final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot be sure or guarantee these are the only hazards which exist.

Customer Service
Factory personnel are available for assistance at (724) 656-1055 and will send you additional information on products as necessary.