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Old 08-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Need help removing tar from bricks

First post here so please be gentle.

In the process of buying a house and the chimney has what appears to be tar on it. Is it possible to clean this off without discoloring the brick?

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Kerosene will disolve the tar enough that is can then be removed with a stong detergent and water.
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