Some asphalt is made from crushed rock, sand, and gravel, but some asphalt has a mixture of materials that are more difficult to remove.
In the case of asphalt, the heat-loving chemicals are typically the organic compounds called surfactants.
If you apply surfactant-rich asphalt to your car, you’re creating a patch that will be hard to remove because of its hardness.
Fortunately, you can remove these surfactancies using a few simple steps.
The easiest way to remove the surfactancy is to pour a little water on the asphalt surface, soak it in the solution, and then apply a soft cloth to the area.
The surfactives will soak up water and become less irritating as the asphalt dries, but you’ll have to be careful to avoid getting your car soaked in the solvent.
Here’s how to get the most out of this product.
Put a little sand or gravel into a bucket of water.
Add a bit of vinegar or olive oil.
Place the asphalt patch on a towel or paper towel.
Seal the patch with a cloth.
The more surface area you apply the surfacants to, the more surface areas they’ll get stuck in and the more they’ll stick to each other.
The best way to avoid this is to add a soft, dry cloth to your patch to protect it from getting soaked in a solvent.
Rinse the patch in a bucket or a plastic bag.
The sand or rock will stay in place and won’t soak up the surfaclants.
Once the patches have dried, you should see a little black-and-white stain on the surface.
Use the same method you use to remove your patch as you would with the asphalt.
It won’t be noticeable.
To remove the surface, wipe off the excess surfacant with a damp cloth.
Repeat the process with the remaining surfactancers.
This process will take several days.
But it’s much easier than you think.
Once you’ve applied the surfacetants to the asphalt, you’ll want to let it dry a little longer.
Once it’s dried, apply a hard cloth to remove any patches that haven’t been thoroughly dried yet.
Reapply the surfaccants with a soft wet cloth.
Once your patches are dry, you want to apply a cloth to them to seal them in.
This will help to keep the patches from getting too hot.