How to Remove Tar and Asphalt with PavePro Asphalt Solvent

Removing tar and hardened asphalt from your equipment can be a challenging task without the proper tools like an asphalt remover. PavePro, a high-performance asphalt solvent, provides an effective solution designed specifically for the paving industry to remove tar, asphalt-based sealer, and hardened hot mix asphalt from paving equipment. This blog post will guide you through the process of using PavePro Gold for asphalt removal, highlighting its unique benefits and practical applications.

PavePro stands out due to its high solvent power (KB value), long-lasting release capabilities, and safety. Unlike typical solvents such as diesel, kerosene, and citrus, PavePro is non-destructive and highly effective, making it a superior choice for asphalt-related cleaning on various pieces of asphalt equipment.

Step-by-Step Guide to Removing Tar and Asphalt with PavePro

Step 1) Apply – Spray PavePro generously to the affected area. PavePro is effective on all forms of hot mix asphalt, tack, tar, and asphalt-based seal coat. If you are only looking for an asphalt solvent to clean, PavePro Gold will be your best friend.

Step 2) Wait – Let the PavePro penetrate and dissolve the tar/asphalt. The longer it sits, the better it works. It doesn’t evaporate or dry up like our competitors do, so you can let it sit during lunch, overnight, or even over the weekend. One application can penetrate multiple inches of hardened mix.

Step 3) Rinse with Hot Water Pressure Washer – Use a pressure washer to rinse the area thoroughly. Rinsing deactivates the solvency, unlike most other products, and helps to break away the leftover dissolved mix. If you don’t have access to a pressure washer, don’t worry. Our asphalt solvent is powerful enough to melt the asphalt to the point that a paper towel will do the trick.

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PavePro’s Unique Advantages Over Other Solvents

PavePro’s benefits extend beyond just removing tar and asphalt. It is used effectively across all paving operations:

  • Asphalt Plants: Essential for cleaning truck beds and drag slats and preventing buildup throughout the plant ensuring smooth operations.
  • Municipalities: Ideal for maintaining public works vehicles and equipment, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Contractors: A reliable solution for keeping paving machines and hand tools clean and functional, enhancing efficiency on job sites.
  • Tack Trucks and Distributors: Perfect for cleaning and maintaining tack trucks and distributor systems, prolonging equipment lifespan. It can be used to clean overspray and flush lines and nozzles.

Backed By University Studies and 3rd-Party Testing

PavePro was formulated in the lab by our team of chemists to outperform diesel fuel and field tested to confirm its effectiveness. But the testing doesn’t stop there.

Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) collaborated to form a third-party research team. The team aimed to offer valuable insights into the most popular asphalt release agents and cleaners on the market. This would help INDOT in making well-informed decisions about testing and investing in alternative asphalt removers. One product stood out as the best: PavePro. 

They tested every product on three criteria: cost, safety, and environmental impact, as well as a survey across DOTs nationwide to give their feedback on each product.

PavePro outshined the competition at an insane rate. Take a look at the study for yourself.

Tips for Preventing Asphalt Build-Up

The best part about PavePro is that it is a killer asphalt release agent too. You can pre-treat your tools and equipment with PavePro Green, which lasts three times longer than diesel fuel. Regular use of PavePro Green ensures that equipment stays clean and operational for longer periods, reducing the frequency of deep cleaning and helping to lubricate the fragile moving parts throughout.

PavePro is an effective and environmentally friendly solution for removing tar and hardened asphalt. Its high solvent power and long-lasting effects make it a preferred choice for various applications, from asphalt plants to municipal maintenance. Try PavePro today and experience why PavePro is the BEST asphalt solvent on the market.


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