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    Tree Sap Grrrrr!!!!

    Well I went out of town for Memorial Day weekend and absent mindedly parked my car underneath some trees at my apartment complex. Unfortunately when I returned on Monday my car was covered in tree sap. I was pissed!! Some of the sap had already dried on the paint (white diamond) and there were also some fresh droplets, anyway, I went down to Advanced Auto Parts and picked up some tar and bug remover, I applied it sparingly to each of the droplets. Obviously the ones that were dry took a little more elbow grease to remove but the fresh ones dissolved easily. After cleaning I thoroughly washed and rinsed my car and so far the paint is fine and all evidence of sap is non existent! Here is a link to the product that I used.


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    Re: Tree Sap Grrrrr!!!!

    I've always used warm to hot water and a terrycloth to remove tree sap. The problem I think with hot water is that it probably removes too much wax.

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    Re: Tree Sap Grrrrr!!!!

    As said above warm water if used right away will work on all sap except pine, bug and tar removers work great, there is a product made by Stoner called Tarminator, it's a spray and works great, also clay would be another good choice.

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    Re: Tree Sap Grrrrr!!!!

    i always use clay on almost everything for surface crappys

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    Clay is the way!!!

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