Cleaning tar like residue on window edge

The side window next to my front metal door has a black tar like sticky residue. How do I remove this?

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Removing Tar Residue on Window Edge
by: Ray Croskrey

I would start off by trying an automotive bug and tar remover. If this doesn?t work I would then try using paint thinner. Just remember, if the surface is painted the cleaning agent may damage the paint so test in a small area first. If it?s a vinyl window frame again test the cleaner on a small portion of the vinyl to make sure there is no chemical reaction that will discolor or damage the vinyl. After the surface has been cleaned and free of the tar substance, do a final cleaning immediately after with hot soap and water.

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