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Tom7227

pine tree sap on the truck

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I was up at a friends cabin and got pine tree sap on the truck. Any ideas what will take it off without damaging the finish?

Thanks

Tom

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I have gad great luck with a blended 50/50 water and degreaser mix (Menards 1 gallon purple bottle). I get out of the sun light, use the mix in a spray bottle and treat the areas with the sap. Let sit for a minute or two and wash car with regular car wash soap, bucket of hot water and brush. Then I pressure wash off car.

Good luck!

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Well I subsituted a product called Simple Green and it worked like a charm. Job was done in about an hour, and was much cheaper than one suggestion to use diesel fuel.

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Thank you for the tip.

Tom

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I was thinking about Goo Gone or whatever it is for a spot treatment? I couldn't imagine using diesel fuel!

Once again a memebrship at FishingMinnesota.com proved to be the best deal in the State.

Free is a pretty sweet deal for everyone!!!

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I was thinking about Goo Gone or whatever it is for a spot treatment? I couldn't imagine using diesel fuel!

Go Gone was a no go from the start - wouldn't touch the stuff. Mineral spirits worked but very slowly. The degreaser was the answer.

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Goo gone worked for me with pine sap on my truck, no problems at all. Soaked some on a rag, laid it on the spots, come back in 5 and rub away

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claybar, use windex as lube. Look on youtube for instructions. Not only will it get the sap off, but also all the other contaminants and will make your paint as smooth as silk. I claybar my truck probably once a year.

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Thats one thing I have not tried yet. Might give it a whirl this fall for the final pre-winter waxing!

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Clay bar is where it's at. I used quick detailer last time I did it. About once a year is all you need. I don't think my paint came that smooth from the factory. Works great for taking off road grime around the wheel wells.

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Clay bar for sure. You will think you just got a new paint job. Works great and pretty easy to do.

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Hot water and soap vote for me. Tried GooGone unsuccessfully. It just smeared the sap around. Big towel soaked in hot water, lay it over sappy area for a couple minutes, all the sap wiped away without a trace.

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Hot water and soap vote for me. Tried GooGone unsuccessfully. It just smeared the sap around. Big towel soaked in hot water, lay it over sappy area for a couple minutes, all the sap wiped away without a trace.

That sounds pretty eco-friendly! (sound the fog horn GL'ers)grin

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While the sap is fresh I have had pretty good luck with WD40.

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