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JohnL
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May 15, 2013, 6:14 AM

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What is the best way to remove tree sap from a car's white exterior finish without damage? JohnL


HT
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May 15, 2013, 6:29 AM

Post #2 of 9 (1051 views)
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Mineral spirits will work but they sell a lot of bug and tar removers over the counter.


JohnL
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May 15, 2013, 7:12 AM

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Ive tried bug and tar removal in past and it really didn't work that well plus takes ma longggggggggg time. JL


HT
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May 15, 2013, 7:25 AM

Post #4 of 9 (1031 views)
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Nobody said it was easy. There is no magic "as seen on TV" cleaner.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 15, 2013, 9:51 AM

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Yes - stuff less likely to harm paint takes work still. Different products, different bugs and sap too. It's not amusing as some sap will eat paint.

The longer it's been there the worse of course,

T



nickwarner
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May 16, 2013, 5:26 PM

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If it took it off fast, it would be too aggressive and would harm your paint.


Discretesignals
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May 16, 2013, 5:51 PM

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?????







Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 16, 2013, 6:25 PM

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Just get rid of the tree you park under - no problem........



We need the wood anyway,

T



SThompson
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May 18, 2013, 1:26 AM

Post #9 of 9 (944 views)
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Try cleaning it off with denatured alcohol. The alcohol should help break up the sap and remove it.

I would wash the area first though as you don't want to be rubbing grit into your paint and scratching it.






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