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Old 06-18-2018, 03:41 AM   #1
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tree sap

Checking to see if anyone out there knows a quick / efficient way to get tree sap off of a painted surface? It's been on car 4-5 days now

I read some things on google/ questions, but figured I'd check here.
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User your fingers to pick out as much as possible, then use Goo-Gone, then for any tiny remaining bits use an abrasive like Scratch X and put in some force to rub it off.
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Hot water won't melt it?
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I have used rubbing alcohol with good success. Just put some on a rag then hold the rag down on the sap for a bit.
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Hot water won't melt it?
Yep, Bubba says, a steam cleaner and Comet and a brillo pad will take er right off.


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Well from the Canadian perspective just how much sap are we talking aboot here eh?


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I hear the turtle wax bug and tar remover works pretty good too. Just whatever you use, be patient, melt it away slowly.
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Bubba is bad to the bone, hardcore military!!

Thanks for the tips, I'll get at it tomorrow when I rewash the pickup... and get her good!!
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i've come to hate sap, i need to wash my car nearly daily. totally insane.
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let some tar/sap/bug remover sit on there and then go at it. if that doesn't work move up to clay bar.
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Well from the Canadian perspective just how much sap are we talking aboot here eh?


Hey Tcoat you don't happen have any Scottish blood in you by any chance?
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Hey Tcoat you don't happen have any Scottish blood in you by any chance?
Yes. Quite a bit actually. My middle name is Ross (the Scot's surname not the first name).


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