Removing tree sap from car?

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  1. zyg0te

    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    Its been on my car for probably 4 months :hs:

    Pressure washed the car once, and it didn't get it off. Heard nail polish remover may work... should I try it?
     
  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    50/50 mix of IPA (isopropyl alochol) and H2O.

    If that doesn't work, claybar.
     
  3. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Stoners tar remover. Nothing better or cheaper.
     
  4. dymondboy2f

    dymondboy2f Second place is the first loser.

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    clay bar. I wouldn't put alcohol on my paint.

    edit: wash the car with DAWN soap, it should remove most of the wax from previous waxings THEN claybar the car in the area's with tree sap.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    No, don't wash with Dawn. Claying should be enough. If it is pine sap, you may need to use mineral spirits to remove it. Then polish and rewax.
     
  6. justin30513

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    Stoner's Tarminator..........all day long! I've used this stuff for 3 years now with no harm to any paint. Sorry, but I have Meg's most aggressive clay and it didn't even budge pine sap.

    Spray Tarminator onto a towel and work it in.....just in the area where the sap is.

    Oh yeah.......it destroys gum in carpets.
     
  7. Buck-O

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    Had good luck with this myself.
     

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