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Old 07-06-2005, 08:08 PM
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sapped

Does anyone have a favorite way of getting tree sap off? My car is covered in the stuff.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:16 PM
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Warm water & carwash soap, or a good rub with " Quick Detailer : ( Mfg. of your choice ) should do it.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:57 AM
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What manny said, also, ive had luck with using clay this year for sap.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:04 AM
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Ya I found with just a normal car wash of mine it comes all off.

Wax the paint to make things come off easily.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:26 PM
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other remedies

I've used a product that proctor and gamble made called "Jubilee"...it was designed for home use, but essentially it's a petroleum based "dissolver" that has never done the slightest bit of damage to any paint on any car I've ever owned... the problem? Finding the stuff!

Alternatively, for sap and tar, there's a non-car product called "goof off" that does not do any damage to pain surfaces and completely dissolves hardened organic stuff...

best of luck... like the others sad, a good wax every 6 months should really help clean ups!

take care
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:42 PM
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White Kerosene and a rag followed by a good wash.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:07 PM
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It may depend on the species of tree that is causing the problem. I had this problem with Scotch Pine sap, and tried everything. The only thing that worked in my case was alcohol (rubbing or denatured) in a small amount on a rag. No paint damage. It must be noted that this particular car I was working on wasn't mine, and wasn't wax-protected nearly as much as I like to keep my cars. With a more wax-protected car, the other methods recommended by others above probably will work just fine.

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:34 PM
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Try a little turpentine on a soft towel or cloth. Follow with a wash, some polish,and your favorite wax.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:36 PM
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I may be wrong but I think Jubilee was made by SC Johnson! of Racine WI.

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Old 07-20-2005, 06:13 PM
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The best that I have tried so far is the bug and tar remover from NAPA. Found an old can of it in the garage while fighting some spruce sap and it was outstanding.

For me, alcohol worked but was very slow. Citrus cleaner worked well, Turtle wax remover was very slow.

Now, I have a can of turpentine and another of kerosene. Going to try them because they are cheaper than commercial products. Hope they work as well.
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:44 PM
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I may be wrong but I think Jubilee was made by SC Johnson! of Racine WI.

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You are correct!!! Ah, memories... I used the last drop a few years back - it's probably being sold under a "not so 50's" name!
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