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sap removal?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dylandercole, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I park under a big oak tree at my house because my mom and dad take the spots away from the tree for the fallowing reason. I have white sap that drips from the tree on my car. little glops of it here and there. not a huge deal just wondering if anyone had any tricks to get it off of paint/windows. thanks
     
  2. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    I have had to get a lot of sap off my truck over the years and have the following advise:

    1. Do not let it harden, it becomes far more difficult to remove and runs a risk of scratching your paint up in the process.

    2. If it is still soft the use cotton balls to wipe off as much of it as you can.

    3. Mix equal parts mineral spirits and denatured alcohol and with cotton balls dab liberally on the remaining sap (hard or soft). I recommend wearing a rubber glove to avoid getting this stuff on your skin.

    4. After it's soaked in use more cotton balls to wipe away any remaining sap. Repeat above step again and again until it's all gone.

    5. Wash and wax the affected area. Spray wax works great.

    Of course a better idea is to avoid getting wax on the truck in the 1st place. For your situation I guess a car cover would be the best answer - what a pain.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    Palmetto Pete

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    Buy a car cover, that's what I did. You can get them anywhere from $50 - $500.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    dylandercole

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    wow. thanks a lot. you have that down to a science. Id like to say id use the car cover.......but it just wouldnt happen. thanks a bunch though!
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    SURFTACO

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    Yea, Car cover is a bit expensive. I have the same problem with SAP. I park away from those kinds of trees so i dont have to bother with removing that crap. Its annoying.
     
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