How do you get remove dried tree sap off a car

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  1. Doggiedog

    Doggiedog Lifer

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    without ruining it?
     
  2. Vortex22

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    Goo gone?

    Actually I don't know if that's safe to use on a car's finish... But it very well might be.
     
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    Turpentine or Goof Off(it won't harm factory paint, but might harm home paint jobs)
     
  4. MaxDSP

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    wd40 maybe? It helped get tar off my dad's van, but dont know if itll take sap off
     
  5. Doggiedog

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    I tried WD40, soap, pledge, windex but they didn't work.

    Damn trees in my driveway keeps dripping on my cars.

    Is it normal for pine trees to leak that much sap? The branches and trunk are coated with sap all year long it seems.
     
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    happens to me all the time.
    i have used the goo gone. but...i have a 95 taurus...so...i dont really care how it looks, just as long as its off my winshield.
     
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    dmurray14 Golden Member

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    uhm, if I were you, i'd get your car away from those trees as quick as possible...
     
  8. NeoPTLD

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    You can use anything on your windshiled though. Even Chem-dip, carburetor and brake cleaner.
     
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    Use Bug & Tar remover, I think it's made by Turtle Wax. Any auto parts store will have it. If it's dried on, you might have to hold a cloth wet with it on the sap to soften it.


    JC
     
  10. cavemanmoron

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    Chainsaw
    remove tree
    nomore sapo on caro
    :D
     
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    Monel Funkawitz Diamond Member

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    With wet tree sap. :D

    Tar remover works good. That or kerosene.
     
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    LOL. I've got the saw ready. It'll come down in due time.

    Subzeromn. Thanks. I'm going to give that a go but $7.95 for shipping! Whew!
     
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    use clay bar??
     
  16. Howard

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    Nope.
     
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    With a washcloth.
     
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    Lick it off!
     
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    goo gone + razor blade=no tree sap

    BFTruck into tree=no tree sap ever
     
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    :Q
     
  21. Doggiedog

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    I know you love your Maxima but I don't love my car that much. ;)
     
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    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    Yes, it is normal for a pine tree to "leak" like that.
     
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    This has always worked for me, even when we had to park under under some huuuge Maple trees.

     
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    why not? I did this to my bro's car before, it had a LOT of tree sap... we used clay, then waxed then it looked like new again!
     
  25. Ryan

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    I use this stuff by Turtle Was called Bug and Tar remover. It's in this can, and looks a little like spooge, but it get's the job done.