Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Tree Sap Grrrrr!!!! in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Well I went out of town for Memorial Day weekend and absent mindedly parked my car underneath some trees at ...
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.
Automobile(s): 2013 CTSV Coupe , 2012 Escalade, 2014 SRX
H.V., Pa/Town of Webb, NY
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.