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Old 03-09-2003, 11:53 PM
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HELP!!! Car covered in tree sap or something!!!

Okay, car spent the weekend at my fiancee's house. Didnt notice anything till I got back home and saw the offensive spots.

It looks like a cross between lacquer and tree sap....It is perfectly clear and glossy. Some of the spots were dry and hard, others (the thicker ones) were still semi pliable, and somewhat raised. you could make a fingerprint impression on them.... They had the consistency and tackyness of about a two part epoxy freshly mixed. Some of them look dry and almost "baked on"

I tried bug and tar remover, just cause it was the first thing I could think of, but to no avail.

I cant do much with the car tonight - its 29 degrees and almost midnight. - Any ideas about how I should approach this problem. I want to get this crap off my paint, but dont want to unecessarily hurt the finish.

All help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

George - e-mail =
George Androulakis

Former Mb's:

1990 500sl R129 - 76k Original Miles - New project - Follow the saga
1990 190E 2.6 148k mi (sold)
1989 420 SEL 246k mi (sold)
1995 C220 175k mi (sold)
1992 190e 2.6 74k original miles (sold)
2000 c230 Kompressor 122k miles (RIP)
1996 C220 149k mi (sold)
2000 C230 Kompressor Sport 127k (sold)

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