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Tar, underseal and bitumen removal

Tar removal

Tar removal is a tough job that is best done using professional products. Tar is a product that is created when plant material such as wood or coal is heated in the absence of air. You can recognise it by its characteristic smell and dark, sticky, tough substance. This substance is not easily removed. Tar is often found on vehicles such as cars or work vehicles. This means the challenges associated with tar removal, as well as underseal and bitumen removal, are particularly acute in garages, defence, road building and the railways.

Removing tar from a car

Tar is perhaps the most common substance on vehicles. Tar is often used in the construction of new roads. If the tar is not yet fully cured, even though it has been driven on, it sticks to the car paint. This dirt cannot easily be removed with soapy water: powerful, special cleaning agents are required. To remove tar from a car, very harmful solvents such as methylene chloride or NMP and NEP (both reprotoxic) are often used. Rapid evaporation of methylene chloride creates a harmful working environment due to high concentrations in the air and can therefore contribute to P.O.S. (psychoorganic syndrome). This is an irreversible impairment of the brain due to inhalation of harmful solvents. Methylene chloride is also a suspected carcinogen. This means it is not only harmful to the environment, but can also be extremely harmful to people (employees). Eco-Point has succeeded in developing an alternative that is sustainable, environmentally friendly and biodegradable: Multisol 210 Plus. This product is a safe, powerful, thickened cleaner specially developed for removing bitumen paints and other contaminants containing bitumen and tar.

Underseal removal

Although in many cases you cannot do anything about tar on the car, it is different with underseal. Underseal is a substance used to protect a vehicle from corrosion and rust. The rust or corrosion often starts in a small spot and quickly becomes larger if you do not do anything about it. Has the vehicle been treated with underseal? This reduces the chance of rust and corrosion. However, underseal can also get into other places on the vehicle. It is then necessary to remove the underseal. Like tar removal, this is a tricky job that requires good cleaning products. Eco-Point also offers a solution for this, for instance with Multisol 210 Plus.  

Bitumen removal

Bitumen removal: how do you do that in an environmentally friendly way? Bitumen is a viscous liquid based on petroleum and is used as a roofing material. It is also used in tar paper. At a normal ambient temperature in the Netherlands, it becomes a solid substance that provides the bitumen covering. This means that bitumen removal not an easy task. If the bitumen has been on the roof for a long time, the layers will be often very tough and bonded to the roof. Removing the bitumen then requires a special approach with good cleaning agents. As for tar and underseal, Multisol 210 Plus is a suitable product. It is powerful, safe and specially designed to solve these kinds of problems.