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Paint, Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback, Truck, Sedan, Wagon, SUV, Van
#1 of 150 tree sap removal
Jun 10, 2001 (7:57 am)
I have tried several suggestions for removing tree sap from my truck without any great results. I would be thankful for any advise on how to clean the sap without hurting the finish. I have used: bug & tar remover, Lighter fluid, may,.....
Jun 10, 2001 (12:29 pm)
ice cold water!!
#3 of 150 tree sap removal
Jun 11, 2001 (12:20 pm)
You should go to an auto body supply store and get some Dupont Prep-sol or similar automotive solvent. Detailers and auto body shops use it to remove old waxes, road tar and other contaminants as part of the detailing process. Apply it to a soft terry cloth and rub gently Depending on the how thick or hard the sap is, you may have to go over an area a few times to totally remove the sap. You didn't say what kind of sap it was. Pine tree sap is highly acidic and can etch into the paint finish. Tree sap should be removed as soon as possible to eliminate the problem!
Jun 11, 2001 (12:54 pm)
They make a couple of great products.
One is a general purpose adhesive cleaner. That stuff takes off anything.
Another is a specific product for tree sap and road goo. Comes in a pump spray.
3M stuff is easy to find - try your local NAPA auto parts. Or you can order online from 3M's Online store.
Jun 11, 2001 (6:15 pm)
wouldnt a clay bar product be useful for that? I would think as long as they are small (tiny) spots - it should deal with it.
#6 of 150 tree sap removal
Jun 11, 2001 (6:42 pm)
peanut oil works great on pine sap slop. easy and painless on the paint. butter and peanut butter (more abrasive) are also useful, as is good old mineral spirits.
#7 of 150 Removing stickers, labels, decals...
Feb 14, 2005 (11:25 am)
#8 of 150 I'm starting up this topic,
Sep 15, 1999 (10:25 am)
because I've seen questions posted through out
town hall (in different conferences) on this
Thanks to Guitarzan's (hair dryer) advise, I was
able to easily remove the dealer sticker from the
back my new van. No scratches this time.
-Someone in another conference asked about removal of those garish (black/yellow) air bag warning labels on the visor. Just curious if anyone has been able to successfully remove those...?
Community Leader/Coupes, Convertibles, and Sports
Sep 16, 1999 (8:51 pm)
I guess I over estimated the concern here... Don't worry, I won't feel bad if you have to ice cube this topic.
Community Leader/Coupes, Convertibles, and Sports Cars
Sep 18, 1999 (1:31 am)
Well, we'll wait a month and see what happens!!