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Old 08-12-2005
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Removing sap

I have like sap dried onto the side of my truck and i cant get it off. What do you all think i should use. I heard gasoline works and i tried rubbing compound and it didnt work. What should i try or buy?
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Leave your truck out in the sun on a hot day then put really hot soapy water on it. This should help soften it up and get it off, depending on how much is there.

This works for me when I get a mist of sap on my truck.
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sounds like the clay bar time.

that worked for me.
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Old 08-12-2005
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wd-40 has worked for me a couple times, because i live under some wicked trees (without a garage) it works good as long as it hasn't been sitting for too long. dont let the sap sit too long because it will darken your paint job on that one spot, it happened on a couple occasions on my old car.
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lol then its alright hapenned on mine. its been there for a while, but who knows it might not be that bad. ima go try some of you all's suggestions.
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WD40 did not work haha, its like the thinnest layer of wax and it wont come off.
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try lighter fluid, not the butane lighter fluid though. It works great at removing tar, just needs a little elbw grease.
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Old 08-18-2005
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I got tiny dots of sap ALL OVER my truck. I really need to get that **** off...
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They sell Bug and Tar (and sap) removers for auto detailing. Realize though that sap will completely remove your entire clearcoat if left on. You may just be looking at the spot it removed your clearcoat from...
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i know butter works on your hands not sure about on a car.... or try goo gone
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Goof-Off is a nice product too, I use it for cleaning everything, not sure if the clear coat would like it. I got a spot off my truck, I don't know what the spot was though.
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Stupid *** people are hard to get rid of! Thats Houston for you bunch of stupid pine trees!
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Goo-Gone should work good...

and it smells pretty too... lol
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sad *** sap

I worked on a job this summer and i parked under a pine tree thinking the tree would give my truck some shade, but after a few days i noticed sap all over my truck.This stuff sticks like **** to a blanket but i found one thing that works well and does not damage your paint or strip the wax off your truck its called,bug & tag & tress sap remover, made by turtle wax and its about $4 a tin which lasts forever.
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3M rubbing compound
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All I use is Mist and Shine made by wizards, other quick detailer may work with a muti fiber towel. It comes right off for me with no problems.
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i'll try some of this, but this crap isnt coming off easily, ive tried rubbing compund and all this stuff. its retarded..
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Let us know how you got it off.
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