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sap spots cannot be washed off easily-how to clean

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by simcoetacoma, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    simcoetacoma

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    I have some sap spots where a tree dropped its buds on my new tacoma (not sure what type of tree the spots are from but I think a cotton wood poplar). The sap spots are not washing off easily. Does anyone have experience with this or recommendations of how to remove the sap? Thank-you.
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Give a clay bar a shot
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Brunes

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    X2 Claybar. Might try a Bug and Tar spray to soften it up.
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    What type of car wash are you using? I just had a ton on mine the other day after parking under a Maple tree. It came right off with Meguiars NXT wash. I followed up with a clay bar to remove any it left behind. Good as new. Good luck.
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    MurphMan

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    +1 on the Bug and Tar remover. I think Turtle Wax makes a version.
     
  6. May 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Yeah, bug and tar remover. The sooner the better.

    You know they (used to) make glue out of tree sap, right?
     
  7. May 30, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Warm water and WD-40 will do the trick, I speak from experience:thumbsup:
     
  8. May 30, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Another vote for the clay bar
     
  9. May 30, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Clay bar will make it like glass. I'm waiting till the sap stops dropping and the pollen stops covering the truck. I figure if I do it too soon I'll just have to do it again a week or two later.
     
  10. May 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Piss on them. Works for athletes feet and tree sap.
     
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