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How to remove Pine Pitch

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by noocs, May 13, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    noocs

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    Any suggestions on the best way to remove pine pitch without damaging the clear coat / paint?
     
  2. May 13, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    harshest

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    Bug and tar removers or clay bar
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    Would that be tree sap?

    I used mineral oil on a micro fiber towel. Came right off, then I washed the area with soap and water. Mineral Oil shouldn't damage your paint, use sparingly though.
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Yes Pine Sap and thanks much for the fast response this site is great.
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    I use olive oil.
     
  6. May 13, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    creamy peanut butter. my dad told me about it didn't beleive him but it works. after that wipe with some car wash soap to remove the oils from the peanut butter.
     
  7. May 13, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Clay bar it
     
  8. May 14, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Most solvents will do just fine. Just don't use anything acidic...that will eat the paint. Abrasives will also take paint off.

    Solvents will take wax off in addition to the contaminants, but won't hurt the clearcoat. Just rewax the area when you're done.

    Always start with the least aggressive method first and go more aggressive if that doesn't do it.
     
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