Got some tree sap on my daily driver. Before I do anything, would like to know your opinions on the best, least damaging way to remove it.
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Ed a true wax won't remove tree sap. Wax's are non abrasive unless it's a type of cleaner wax.
I would just try some bug and tar remover or clay bar. B+T remover being the enexpensive of the two. Once done put a coat of wax over the area you used the remover on to protect the paint.
You could even use laquer thinner if paint is the base coat clear coat. Thinner will not remove the catiliyzed clear coat.
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The only thing that works, and I tried everything is Methyl Hydrate, buy it at the hardware store in with the pain and glue. it won't damage the pain and its dirt cheap. give the car a good wax after and you should be fine, you won't believe how fast and easy it is to clean off sap with this stuff.
Have used the adhesive remover in conjuction with a clay bar to take off small tree sap deposits. As a side note though, I thought that I had tree sap on my daily until I talked to an arborist (tree doc). He said I had an aphid infestation in the trees above our driveway. One quart of juice each year and I don't have the tree "sap problem" anymore. What I though was sap was actually aphid $hit.
methyl hydrate is great for deicing locks. Stick with the rapid remover or wd-40 if you want fast results. We use both these products in our sign business everyday. The WD-40 is a trick truckers showed us for removing decal adhesive when a decal remover product isnt available. It works excellent but rapid remover is king!
Once the sap is off the car, the tree pays with it's life
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surprized no one mentioned this.....but went to my detailer....and had some on my Benz...and really didnt want to experiment........guess what he used? rubbing alcohal!! yep.....came off like using butter......and you most likely have that in the med. cab. seriously..........unreal. fred z
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i tired WD-40 and just about everyother thing possible. i was told laquer thinner would do it but was unsure about how harshe it would be on paint.
i tired GOO GONE. it worked like a charm. dulled small spot here and there but just make sureyou clean and rewax right away. it was cheap about $2.00
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