Asphalt/tar haulers, any advice?

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  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Does anyone have an effective technique for removing residual tar from the exterior of a tanker? I'd like to get my trailer looking half decent, there's old coal tar that has ran down the sides over the years, along with inside the crash box. When it gets hot outside it runs down the crash box drain tubes and drips all over the ground (not a good thing to leave at a customer in my opinion). I was thinking about heating it with a torch and making it soft, then using diesel or kerosene to remove it?
     
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    terryt Medium Load Member

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    heat gun no torch kerosene on a hot day and lots of sunshine.
     
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    If you can get your hands on ecozorb (not sure of the spelling). That will take it right off. It’s a additive that cuts down on the smell of asphalt. Most loading racks have some form of it, for pain in the ### plants.......

    Take a putty knife and scrap the crows nest first and then use the ecozorb or kerosene to wipe out the mess.....

    For the drain tubes stuff a rag in the bottom of them until you get to wherever and then take them out and put a bucket under them. Don’t forget to take them out if it’s raining tho.........

    It’s not your trailer so cleaning the skin of the tank isn’t really gonna happen. Most Tank washes won’t take it off. Again kero or eco or there’s some orange peel crap that takes it off...... but it’s a all day affair.

    just run it thru a tank wash a couple of times and forget about the rest of it.......
     
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    It's gonna take quite a bit of work lol it's been neglected over the years. It's my assigned trailer so I'm gonna get it looking as good as I can. I have a lot of work ahead of me!
     
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