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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know a good tree sap remover. My hood is covered in little specks of hardened sap, and no matter how hard i scrub they dont even budge. Is there a really strong sap remover that anyone knows works well?
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ttt same problem... damn evergreens
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try a clay bar. Don't let it dry though, it will mess your paint up. If not they doo have bug and tree sap removers at the store or perhaps a little goo gone would help since it does remove gum too?
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This may sound strange but I found that spit works really well, although I don't know if you want to spit on your car.
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This may sound strange but I found that spit works really well, although I don't know if you want to spit on your car.
may work if your talking about enzymes having a reaction with the sap. Oh and spit works wonders when I go scuba diving. Spit in the mask, rub it in and your fog free for the whole dive.
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i've done some detailing in my time...hold a rag of warm water on it. that will lossen it up to a "honey" like consitency..still not easy to remove but atleast it's no longer hardened sap. Then an adhesive remover will get the goo part. i've then noticed depending how long the sap has been on that a discoloration will remain which can be fixed with a claybar and then a hand or machine polish. Following up with wax will make the next time it happens even easier to remove. good luck
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Turtle wax bug and tar remover.
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Turtle wax bug and tar remover.
x2 and also goo gone.
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Nail polish remover. Acetone. Takes it right off. I always have a few blobs on my car. I remove the sap just before I wash the car.
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Doesnt the acetone take the paint off along with the sap?
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No the acetone does not remove any paint. But to be on the safe side I always wash the areas thoroughly afterwords.
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Strong enough acetone in a concentrated area will take clear off.
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