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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:09 pm 
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Hey all, Just want to know what would be best to get tree sap off the paint on my car. I have used normal car washing gear with no success.
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:32 pm 
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as a detailer......tree sap is a pain in the a*** to get of...... get some meguiars detailing clay and give that a go! will take awhile but beta than scratching the paint.
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:15 pm 
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^^^ agreed. Meguirs quick clay is the go.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:18 pm 
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I've actually used WD40 to get it off before, but you may not be comfortable with that. Nothing bad happened to the paint that I can notice.
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:32 pm 
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try a product called De-Solv It. its a citrus based oil that dissolves most sticky spots/stains/dirty s**t thats hard to get rid of.

i did it to some packing tape residue on the car, sprayed it on, left it for 5 minutes, and wiped it off, gone.

its safe to use on car paint, just make sure to wash it off with soapy water after you have wiped it clean.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:08 am 
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De-Solv It works great for lots of things stains in carpet all sorts of things it works
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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:19 am 
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had the same problem really hard stuff which wouldn't come off, until had a reasonably heavy rain and it just softened it up that u could wipe it away without any troubles, i'd try almost soaking it somehow with water maybe

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:42 am 
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I found with pine sap let it harden then using a sharp knife push it down on the top of the sap and it crack off no damage. It cracks off before you get to the paint.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:08 pm 
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knife + car paint dont mix!! lol
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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:23 pm 
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put the car in the sun and let it heat up use some wax and grese remover.
then when you get it off use polish to remove it, wet some cheese cloth not too much and use polish this will stop you cutting into the paint to much.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:45 pm 
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i know this is a bit off topic but its all the same crap. i have some double sided tape stuck where the previous owner had a wind shield on the drivers side door and ive tried a lot of things wont come off ... any ideas??
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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:53 pm 
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EA Ghia wrote:
i know this is a bit off topic but its all the same crap. i have some double sided tape stuck where the previous owner had a wind shield on the drivers side door and ive tried a lot of things wont come off ... any ideas??
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try a product called De-Solv It. its a citrus based oil that dissolves most sticky spots/stains/dirty s**t thats hard to get rid of.

i did it to some packing tape residue on the car, sprayed it on, left it for 5 minutes, and wiped it off, gone.

its safe to use on car paint, just make sure to wash it off with soapy water after you have wiped it clean.


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Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:43 pm 
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All great ideas. Another is to use FW1 Waterless cleaning wax. The lubricants and cleaners in it dissolve tar and sap in no time

Just spray it on and work in with your fingers until the sap is removed

A combo of soaking the area with water or quick detailer, the FW1 and a clay bar and perhaps a wet razor blade should get even the worst sap off

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Cheers everyone, will give it a go.
I will let everyone know how i get on
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Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:41 pm 
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schnoods wrote:
^^^ agreed. Meguirs quick clay is the go.


That s**t is the BEST! gave the old girl a clean up today with all my meguirs fear... My bro had the clay, gave it a go....

FAAAAAAAARK, the car's as smooth as the scotch I drink...

recommend 100% mate

 

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